On Wednesday, Internet search giant Google showed off an enhanced version of its voice-enabled search program as an app for the Apple iPhone and iPad; and also announced that tests were currently underway of a new service which will combine the company's Web-based email with its search engine.
Google's unveiling of the enhancements to its voice-based search technology for the Apple devices chiefly underscores the fact that the search giant's offering will directly compete with Apple's voice-enabled Siri personal assistant.
According to the security firm Sophos, popular microblogging site Twitter has been hit with a malware spam outbreak; with users of the site being targeted by a malware campaign by way of links which claim the inclusion of the users’ pictures.
The security researchers at Sophos have found that the majority of the links have a .RU domain name, and the malicious tweets ands URLs generally include the Twitter handle of a user. Most of the malicious tweets either read “It's you on photo?" or they simply say "It's about you?"
In a move which underscores YouTube's bid to clean up its `Comments' section, the Google-owned video sharing site is urging its users to drop their `anonymous' usernames, and post their real names.
The new move by YouTube marks the online video service's push away from anonymity, as having the users use their real names will help the service ensure a greater uniformity with the other services being offered by Google, especially the Google+ social networking service.
With Google's popular video-sharing platform YouTube being infamous for having anonymous commenters leave a series of disagreeable remarks, a Wired report has recently revealed that the site is attempting to clean up its image by gently prodding users to use their real names.
With YouTube users using anonymous identities like cutepuppies99, joeysam87, origamiboys1981, and hordes of other similar names, the Wired report said that the site's move to urge the users to use their real names is essentially aimed at cleaning up the cesspool in its `comments' section.
In a move which underscores PayPal's intentions of bolstering its position against the fast-growing mobile-payments startup Square, the online financial transactions giant revealed in a Tuesday announcement that it is acquiring Card. io, the company behind the technology which makes use of the cameras of mobile handsets for scanning credit cards and capturing relevant details.
On Thursday, Internet search giant Google launched a new tool - the "Google+ circles transfer tool" - which will help Google+ users to merge their accounts, so as to bring together all circles and circle information in one account.
The new tool - which is part of Google data portability initiative called Google Takeout - facilitates the Google+ users with profiles attached respectively to their regular Gmail account to merge them with the profiles attached to their Google apps account.
In the wake of a recent revelation by security firm Deteque that nearly about 245,000 computers across the globe - around 45,355 in the US alone - are still infected by last-year-detected Alureon malware, there are apprehensions galore that the users of the affected systems could be at risk of losing Internet access on Monday.
After having earlier hinted at Vice President Joe Biden's involvement in the Megaupload case via one of his tweets, the shuttered site's founder Kim Dotcom recently informed TorrentFreak that he has insider information which reveals that Biden had ordered the Megaupload shutdown.
Despite the fact that Dotcom - who is currently facing charges of US of copyright infringement and racketeering - refrained from disclosing the identity of his unnamed source of his information, he said that it was Joe Biden who instructed US State attorney Neil MacBride to target the Megaupload. com site.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)'s addition of an extra second to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), at the midnight hour of June 30-July 1 Greenwich Mean Time, led to the crash of a number of popular Internet services worldwide, over the weekend.
The services which witnessed glitches due to the Saturday addition of the extra second to the official timekeeping record - the adjustment marking the 25th such addition of a leap second to UTC since early 1970s - included Reddit, LinkedIn, and Quantas airline's reservation system.
On Thursday, the second day of its annual I/O Conference in San Francisco, Internet search giant Google made a somewhat unexpected announcement about the release of Chrome for iOS, while announcing the stable version of Chrome for Android.
Google's release of Chrome software for Apple's iPhone and iPad, which have Safari online surfing programs at their core, underscores that the Internet search company's strategic move to take the web browser battle to the popular Apple devices.
According to a New York Times report, citing two unidentified Facebook engineers, the popular social network is completely revamping its iPhone app to give it a notable speed boost.
As per the information shared by the two sources, the overhauled Facebook iPhone app - which will boast optimized speed for iPhone users accessing the social networking site on the their handsets - is currently being tested by the social network's developers.
In what has been described as `a major breakthrough' by computer scientists at Google's mysterious X lab, the company's artificial brain - comprising a neural network of 16,000 computer processors - has learnt to find cat videos!
According to the details shared by the scientists, after exposing the "brain" simulation to 10 million randomly selected YouTube video thumbnails for three days, and later presenting it with a list of 20,000 different items, it was found that the "brain" used a "deep learning" algorithm to identify pictures of cats.
In a development which was first pointed out by Inside Facebook, popular gaming platform Zynga has started to display Facebook ads on its Zynga. com website, which allows gamers to play its online games away from the social network.
The Facebook ads which have made their way to Zynga. com essentially fill the space which earlier showed ads from Google. Since gamers make use of their Facebook accounts for Zynga. com log in, the ads will be targeted to them on the basis of the details which are already shared by them on the social network.
According to a new TorrentFreak report, an earlier-this-month letter by YouTube's Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen has revealed that Google intends taking the legal route against one of the bigwig YouTube conversions sites.
Making Google's position clear in letter dated June 8, Cohen has reportedly written to the YouTube-MP3. org conversion site owner, `Philip,' the Internet search giant intends filing a lawsuit against the site.
With the third Sunday in June celebrated as the Father's Day around the world every year, Internet search giant Google commemorated the occasion with a special animated Google Doodle.
A little different from the Mother's Day doodle in May, the Father's Day doodle involved robots, coffee, a hug, and high-fives. The animated Daddy Google scene has the "L" of the Google logo shown as a bespectacled green figure sitting on a chair, holding a newspaper.