Google Domains: Search giant takes on GoDaddy

June 24th, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Google is inviting everyone who wants to have their own Internet address to try out its newly-launched domain name registration service. Google Domains was launched on Monday without much fanfare. The service is currently on invite-only beta mode and is being praised for its easy procedures to set up an address on the Web using simple management tools. Before offering this serviice, Google has redirected those i

Spell Up with Google makes spelling fun

May 28th, 2014 at 1:41 am
As someone who grew up overseas, spelling bees are done in written form. You are not made to stand behind the microphone and ask for the word’s definition and language of origin, which I think would have made our local spelling bee exciting and fun to watch. While I am too old to join the national spelling bee, I finally gotten to experience how it feels to utter letters as I spell “verdure” wit

Apple hack in Australia demands ransom

May 28th, 2014 at 12:32 am
Users of Apple devices in Australia reported that they received messages claiming their gadgets were locked and needed a ransom to reverse the process. The Apple hack occured among iPhone, Mac, and iPad users in the island-continent, and would only be unlocked if affected users send money to a PayPal account. The messages appeared through Apple’s Find My Phone app, which is used to locate the mobile device

Facebook Ask button for relationship statuses unveiled

May 19th, 2014 at 9:38 pm
Just when you know asking for someone’s relationship status couldn’t be more awkward, Facebook introduces a button that allows you to do so. The Facebook Ask button lets users inquire about another member’s relationship status, even if they deliberately leave that part of their profile blank. In a normal situation, one member could have just left a message to another user. But with the Facebook

Vic Gundotra, founder of Google+, resigns

April 24th, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior vice president who also happens to be the man behind Google+, has tendered his resignation after almost eight years working for the tech giant. Gundotra announced his departure from Google in a post on his personal Google+ page, thanking the people who helped build the “other” social network. “This is a group of people who built social at Google against the ske

Bing kid-friendly search now available in US grade schools

April 24th, 2014 at 2:49 am
Microsoft has announced that its Bing school program, named Bing in the Classroom, has expanded its available to all grade schoools in the United States. The program ensures that elementary and middle school students would be able search the Internet safely and smartly. The move would also allow any school to fill out a form to remove online advertisements, receive daily lesson plans, and keep adult content filte

Facebook friend tracker feature unveiled

April 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 am
Ever wonder where your Facebook friends are? The social media service will tell you with its latest friend tracker. Facebook rolls out a new feature on its mobile app that displays locations of “Nearby Friends” in real time. The intention is noble, enabling users to meet their Facebook friends easily in real life. The friend tracker feature is turned off by default, so users who do not want Facebook

Dutch student sells personal data for 350 euros

April 22nd, 2014 at 1:50 am
A Dutch student has decided to put his whole personal data, or what he calls “data soul,” in an auction. The decision has raised questions on the future of personal information, especially our own. Last April 12, Shawn Buckles sold is “data soul,” which includes is location records, medical records, personal calendar, all his emails, and every data from his social media communications. He

Twitter redesign looks like Facebook

April 15th, 2014 at 11:29 pm
Twitter has recently unveiled its latest redesign of user profiles, which the social media service has been testing since February. On the surface, the first thing you would notice on the latest Twitter redesign is that the profiles look like those on Facebook. The now-larger user photo is placed on the left-hand side, while the header image is laid out like FB’s cover photo. You can even pin one of your