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    Google Chrome's new beta: A hands-on tour

    Posted February 20, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    The latest beta for the Google Chrome browser is mostly about speed, thanks to a new JavaScript engine and an early taste of GPU-accelerated video.
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    Google Chromebook: The good, the bad, and the beta

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 10:14 am

    When Google first started giving away the Cr-48 in early December, lots of reviewers posted their first impressions after driving the Chromebook around the block a couple of times. We’ve taken the Chromebook out on a two-month test drive to see how it performs in real-world conditions.
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    Google Cloud Print: A hands-on tour

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    Cloud Print, Google's long-anticipated online printing solution, recently launched as a public beta for Windows users, and the feature, which is supposed to allow you to print remotely to a networked printer, is extremely easy to use.
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    Chrome OS beta's Achilles' heel: Its reliance on the Web

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 10:01 am

    In its first public version, the forthcoming cloud-based alternative to Windows and Mac OS X is too limited by -- ironically -- the cloud
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    Nexus S: Excellent, but misses potential

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 9:57 am

    The first phone to ship with Android 2.3 (also known as "Gingerbread") as the well as the follow-up to last January's Nexus One, the Nexus S (available unlocked for $530 or for $200 with a two-year plan from T-Mobile) is a joint effort between Samsung and Google with some impressive features. The hardware is gorgeous, and Android 2.3 delivers some useful enhancements; but with no support for HSPA+ or expandable memory, the Nexus S falls short of its potential.
  • Review

    Where Android beats the iPhone

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Android's openness, flexibility, and Java foundation make it the best choice for many developers and the businesses that depend on them
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    Nexus One's Screen is Gorgeous, But With Issues

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    While Google's Nexus One may have its issues (its many, many issues), one thing that nobody is complaining about is its gorgeous, 800-by-480 pixel AMOLED screen. When compared to the iPhone 3GS's paltry 480-by-320 pixel LCD screen, well, it hardly seems a contest.
  • Review

    The full buzz on Google Buzz

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    This week Google whisked back the curtain on Buzz, its dive into the world of social-networking technology.
  • Review

    Android apps for business users

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 9:19 am

    These 10 handy apps for Google Android phones take the sting out of business travel and keep you productive on the road.
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    First Look: Google Social Search

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Google is pouring personalized social data into search results with its new Google Social Search, launching in experimental mode today. Google Social Search, announced at last week's Web 2.0 Summit, adds content from your friends right into your Google searches.
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    Google's Chrome 2.0 Is Underwhelming

    Posted May 25, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    Google's upgrade of Chrome to 2.0 is exceedingly underwhelming --- there's so little new that if you blinked you'd miss the changes. It's baffling that a company that keeps fully featured software like Gmail in beta for years has jumped to 2.0 for a browser with so little to offer.
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    Android apps: Free downloads for the people

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 10:07 am

    There are many free Android applications out there already, like Gmote. Gmote is a cool app that turns your phone into a remote control for your computer. Is this useful? You tell me. But it sure is nifty.

  • Review

    LinkedIn's New Free Apps, Part One

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 12:51 pm

    Google Presentation, Company Buzz,, and My Travel (by Tripit) are four free applications from LinkedIn aimed at boosting your productivity and sharing Web content. They have their proverbial pros and cons, but overall, they're a good start in bringing more interactive content to the world's largest business social network.
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    The G1 is no iPhone, but Android has promise

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 9:47 am

    Most G1 reviewers will probably agree that, in a nutshell, the software is nice but the hardware underwhelms.
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    Hands on with HTC's Google phone

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 9:24 am

    T-Mobile, Google and HTC unveiled the highly anticipated Android phone in New York on Tuesday, and I got a chance to try out the new handset at HTC's office in Taipei.
  • Review

    My New Web Browser...Thank You, Google!

    Posted September 5, 2008 - 12:26 pm

    One tiny but important aspect of my day job is to review new and/or popular versions of web browsers to make sure my company's web-based applications function properly. So I downloaded the beta of Chrome today. After approximately 15 minutes of use, I made Chrome my default browser. It really is that good.

  • Review

    Google Chrome Web browser

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    Google takes aim squarely at Microsoft with the release of its new Web browser, Chrome. And Microsoft should be very afraid: Chrome lives up to its hype by rethinking the Web browser in clever and convenient ways that make using the Web a more organic experience than you'd get with either Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 or Mozilla's Firefox 3.
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    Google Chrome vs. Internet Explorer 8

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    They're back! Just when you thought the "browser wars" were over, with the two camps -- Microsoft and -- settling in for a kind of intransigent détente, along comes Google to stir things up all over again. Clearly Google is unhappy with the current state of browser geopolitics and feels it needs to roll its own in order to ensure a robust base for its myriad hosted applications (e.g. Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)
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    Google Mobile App for iPhone

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    Searching is Google's bread-and-butter, and the Google Mobile App for the iPhone (and the iPod touch) searches the Web and your mobile device with ease. If only Google's other web applications worked as transparently, or as well.
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