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Given the spate of closures, abandonments and wound-up projects, we can't help but suspect Google's mantra switching from "don't be evil" to "sic transit gloria mundi." Mountain View's winding up online-image editing site Picnik in preparation for integration with Google+, joining Wave, Knol, Frien...

January 21st 2012 at 12:33pm 0 Comments
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Well, we've known for a while that Google was throwing considerable weight behind HTML 5, and that one of the purposes of the markup language is to do away with plug-ins for Internet apps, so it makes sense that eventually Gears would go the way of the Dodo. But so soon? Linus Upson, the man in c...

December 1st 2009 at 10:57pm 0 Comments
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We've known that Google has designs on the ebook market for quite a while, and now Tom Turvey (the company's director of strategic partnerships) has said that the program will be ready by the end of 2009. Details are still rather sketchy, but according to The New York Times, the plan involves selli...

June 1st 2009 at 7:46pm 0 Comments
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There's no denying it: locally caching messages in Gmail on the iPhone (via the storage capability in HTML 5, similar to Google Gears) is fun and good for you, especially if you don't connect to your Gmail via IMAP in the regular iPhone Mail application. Unfortunately, if the local copy of your mail...

April 28th 2009 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Google Gears has been around for Firefox on the Mac for quite a while. However, Safari users have been left in the cold. Google Gears allows you to access certain Google services, most notably Docs and Reader, offline (as well as other offline-enabled web services like Remember The Milk). This week...

August 28th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Pretty much everyone's saying that location-based services for phones are the Next Big Thing -- thing is, they've been saying that for three or four Things back now. Integrated GPS, AGPS, and comprehensive, highly accurate cell databases are finally making trackdowns a reality these days, but findi...

August 26th 2008 at 7:31pm 0 Comments
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Considering the absolutely lackluster hardware present in the Everex gPC, it's a tad difficult to get psyched up about the next revision of the gOS. Nevertheless, gOS 2.0 (or Rocket, as it were) is all set to launch on Monday at CES, and while there's not much to phone home about, the inclusion of...

January 3rd 2008 at 4:53pm 0 Comments
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If the rental evidence we posted about earlier isn't enough, iPhone hacker extraordinaire Pumpkin has discovered evidence that we may soon see core persistence. TUAW wonders if this is possibly for Safari. Persistence refers to data that gets stored between sessions, similar to the way that Google...

November 21st 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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At ZDNet UK, Andrew Donoghue writes that at a Tuesday event in Paris, Google CEO Eric Schmidt promised further developments of Google and Apple cooperation, particularly regarding the iPhone. Schmidt said to "[E]xpect other announcements from the two companies over time." The iPhone, he said, is a...

June 21st 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments