Google Street view recently became very popular as you can virtually roam across major cities of the word . It really gives you the feeling of existence without actually being there. But one thing we do not realize is that the process is pain staking and Google had been updating their Street View for over 4 years now. They use a special camera that can capture multiple images of several angels at the same time. And the camera is either mounted to a car or bus and then Google fixes what routes to cover which day. Finally Google announced in their Blog Post that they are taking the greatest challenge so far by trying to capture the famous Amazon Forest in Google Street View.
In ancient times, whenever we were lost we either followed the sun or the pole star as a reference. However in the 21st century almost all of us rely on Google Maps, the most widely used map and direction service provider in the world. Today Google announced via their blog that they are adding weather view to their Google Maps. In order to active the weather view simply click on the widget area in the upper right area and select weather. We all know that weather is an important part of our life and looks like Google played around a lot to finally deliver something that looks great and helps people a lot.
Skype launched an App exclusively for iOS users called Skype Wi-Fi Finer with which any user can access Wi- Fi Hotspots all across the globe that are supported. These hotspots can be used by Skype users by spending Skype credits. According to the PR manager in Skype this procedure was already available to all Laptop users and now the company is bringing the service to all iOS platforms. Paying on the go will save users a lot of time and money as they can only spend a small chunk if they want to access for a limited time rather than paying a whole day's fee.
It is evident from Adobe's latest efforts that the company is planning hard to integrate HTML5 with their web based applications. A few days ago I talked about Adobe Edge, a no code Application that can be used to insert CSS 3 HTML 5 Elements in your website. Today, Adobe announced another program called the Adobe Muse which will make web designing easy for designers. Finally, there comes a software that actually lets you make some great looking website just by using your graphic designing skills. The biggest Highlight of Muse is that it is completely code free, letting you concentrate on the designing part.
Google announced today that they are all set to buy the mobile Company Motorola for a staggering 12.5 billion dollar at the rate of 40 dollar per share. Google will now hold 68 percent of the company and they decided to make the transaction in cash. This is a breaking news at it will change the mobile market forever. Motorola is known for making phones since the older days and recently they decided to go all Android with the Droid and Droid 2. The acquisition was quite profitable for Google as they will get hold of 14600 granted patents and 6000 normal patents worldwide. Surely the patent problem was getting on Google's Nerve with rival companies Apple and Microsoft hitting them hard recently.
There were rumors around a year ago that Apple was growing massively and it was getting difficult in functioning everything from their Infinite Loop Headquarters in California. Now we finally have confirmed news about a brand new Apple Office in Cupertino. Some call it the flying Saucer while its officially known as "Apple Campus 2" The new campus has a circular ring design with a hollow in the middle. A group of 3D workers rendered the Model Today and showed us how it would look once the work is complete and I must say, from the images it looks mind blowing.
This Week Google+ Introduced the most awaited feature of this brand new social networking site and it is none other than the Google+ Games. The feature started rolling out in segments and not as one go to all their 30 million+ users. As a result of this many people were getting anxious but I think that by Saturday night all members can access these Games from their Account. Most of the popular games are already out there like Angry Birds, Crime City etc.
We all know what Wordpress is right? It's the most popular blogging platform that powers a lot of renowned blogs all across the web. recently the makers of Wordpress created their very own social networking CMS management system called BuddyPress with which you can create a fully functional Community. Buddy Press is growing pretty fast and the best part about this platform is that you get to blog like you do in Normal Wordpress as well as add a lot of interactivity to your site. There is a dedicated Stream like the Facebook Wall and also features like Groups, Forums etc.
Facebook launched yet another blow to the tech world proving again that they are here to dominate. Recently we saw how Facebook suddenly updated their Message Interface inside facebook.com . While most of us were not clear of its true intensions and though that this was just another CSS upgrade to meet the new trend, Facebook launched their Messenger App to make things clear for everyone. Facebook Messenger soon became the number one free App in the Apple App Store. Messenger uses the cumulative technology of Facebook and Beluga (a company which Facebook bought few months ago) to create a seamless Messenger Experience and easily tempt you to say it quits to the old SMS and the iPhone's iMessage.
Ever since the release of Google+ people are constantly comparing it to the social giant Facebook. You can find tons and tons of comparison all over the internet. However, I thought that i should compare two specific features that run through both the social networks. They are your Facebook Wall and Google+ Stream. It is evident that the wall and the stream are the nerve centers of your social network. It is the first thing that you see when you open your account. It is the most active area of anyone's profile. While the Facebook Stream is mostly known to all but there are certain features with Google+ that might prove to be new and exciting.