Google Search App Adds Camera Quick Launch

    Google Search for Android received a minor update, adding a new feature for fast camera access. Users will now be able to open the camera app with a launch phrase, “OK, Google” and “take a photo” or “take a video.” This opens the camera in the desired mode. Prior to this, you could […]

The Day Everyone Lost Their Minds: A Googlerola Tale

Wow. Just wow. It’s insane to think how in just a few short hours, the entire Android community collectively crapped its pants. Over what? No more Nexus devices? Motorola is being sold to Lenovo? A unicorn just stabbed a hole in Eric Schmidt’s tire? Do you guys remember when the first Google Play Edition devices […]


Lenovo Buys Motorola Mobility- Google Keeps Skunkworks Division

So Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility from Google. Why is everyone getting on Google for selling it? Motorola Mobility had been bleeding money since acquired by Google, so it only makes sense to move on and part ways. Lenovo is paying about $2.91 billion for Motorola: $660 million in cash, $750 million worth of Lenovo stock, […]

Google Adds Nest Labs to its Growing Portfolio

I’ve been impressed with my Nest Thermostat since the day I bought it. Apparently, Google felt the same way, as they’ve up and purchased the entire company. Nest Labs, makers of the cool Nest Learning Thermostats and Protect Smoke Detectors, was bought by Google today for $3.2 billion. Google tells us through a press release […]

Gmail Updated to Version 4.7.2

Google has started rolling out an update to Gmail bringing it to version 4.7.2 today. This update brings the auto download image feature to Gmail. It is a small update, but a welcome one as it will help protect you from malicious pictures embedded in emails. You can turn this off in the settings, as […]

Google Updates Keyboard With Blue and White Color Options

Google Updates Keyboard With Blue and White Color Options My personal favorite keyboard for my Android devices is the official Google Keyboard. It has swipe, it’s very simple to use and configure, and it’s the keyboard I’ve been using for years (whether it was available on Google Play or not). My favorite just got a […]