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Google pulls support for the old Android browser – could this force people to upgrade?

James O'Malley Android, Apps 1 Comment

Google has announced that is ending official support for WebView, which is perhaps better known as the original Android web browser. You know the one - it was used on Android phones before Chrome came along, and even then co-existed for a while. According to The Register, the announcement will apply to anyone still running…

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Google is donating €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo

James O'Malley Google, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

In a gesture of support following yesterday's attack, Google is said to be donating a hefty amount to the satirical French magazine. According to Business Insider, the company will be donating €250,000 out of its "press innovation fund" to support the magazine - which is still planning publication next week, despite the tragedy. The fund…

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Google working on “Chromecast for Audio”

James O'Malley CES 2015, Gadgets, Google Leave a Comment

Google is working on bringing similar tech to its Chromecast to audio devices - enabling you to send music to speakers, soundbars and other devices for playback. According to Slash Gear, "Google Cast for Audio" will be a completely open system, which manufacturers will be encouraged to bake directly into their wireless speaker systems. There…

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