Linux Speech Recognition Using Google Speech API: Google2Ubuntu

Google2Ubuntu is a tool that lets you control your computer using voice commands via the Google speech recognition API.The project is not new but it wasn’t updated for about two years, until recently, when its developer added new some new features along with English support (French was already supported).Currently, Google2Ubuntu comes with the following features:available […]

Latest Google Earth for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint

Install Latest Google Earth in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 14/13/12/11/10/9/Any Ubuntu based distribution Google Earth is a free application that allows users to fly from space to your neighborhood, search for schools, restaurants, parks and hotels, get driving directions, and much more. Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and [...]

Latest Google Chrome for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10/Linux Mint Google Chrome browser that combines a minimal design with new technology designed to improve the user experience. Includes download and documentation. Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. I love this browser [...]

Picasa for Linux is no Longer Supported by Google

Picasa for Linux is no Longer Supported by Google. Picasa for Linux is not a native Linux application anymore. But, for now Picasa will uses WINE which comes bundled with it (so the user doesn’t have to install WINE), though it does have some tweaks to make it integrate better with Linux. Well, even this […]

Google Releases Chrome 17 Stable for Linux

The Chrome team is excited to announce the release of Chrome 17 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  17.0.963.46 contains a number of new features including: New Extensions APIs Updated Omnibox Prerendering Download Scanning Protection Many other small changes Security fixes and rewards: Please see the Chromium security page for […]

Google Earth 6.2 Released With A New Way Of Rendering Imagery, More

Google Earth is an application that provides a virtual globe, map and geographical information which you can use to travel the wold virtually, see images, 3D buildings, maps and more. Google Earth 6.2 was released a few days ago and the most important change is a new way of rendering imagery which fixes an old […]

Google releases Android 4.0 source — and Honeycomb too

Google released Android 4.0.1 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) code to open source, along with the Android 3.x (“Honeycomb”) code that it has kept under wraps since it arrived on Android tablets earlier this year. The release follows the Nov. 11 introduction of Android native development kit (NDK) v7, which has been upgraded for Android 4.0 with […]

Version 15 of Chrome Browser Arrives With Overhauled Web Store

Google has released version 15 of the Chrome browser, and it arrives in conjunction with a revamped Chrome Web Store. According to a Google blog post: “From sharing photos, to collaborating on documents, to enjoying online games, web apps make the web fun, useful and entertaining. Since the beginning, Chrome has been designed to allow […]

Will Google Continue Subsidizing Mozilla?

For several months now, Google’s Chrome browser has been posting larger market share gains, by percentage growth, than open source rivals. In fact, many analysts predict that its market share will overtake Mozilla Firefox’s next year. The successful rise of Mozilla’s Firefox browser is a legendary story in the open source community, but many people […]

Google Promises One Android for All Screen Sizes–As it Should Be

There have been many reports that Google wants to “supercharge” its Android efforts through its purchase of Motorola Mobility, which puts Google squarely in the handset and hardware mobile business. That has caused some concern among some of the hardware manufacturers who rely on getting the latest and greatest version of Android to deliver on […]

Google and Moto: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

Google’s recent plan to buy Motorola Mobility has the potential for reshaping the entire Android landscape. If it wins regulatory approval for the purchase, Google may only have a short time span to connect its marketing strategy. When and if this happens, it could further fracture the open source Android operating system. Depending on how […]

Google Releases Chrome 14 Stable for Linux

The Google Chrome developers at Google proudly announced a few minutes ago, September 16th, the stable release and immediate availability for download of the Google Chrome 14 web browser for Linux, Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms. The new Google Chrome 14 web browser comes with two new exciting features, such as the Web Audio […]

Will Google Build an Uber Android?

The initial response to Google’s surprise announcement on Monday that it had inked a deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for US$12.5 billion was that it was a move largely to protect itself from the increasing patent attacks against Android. That could be why all five major manufacturers of Android devices appear to be thrilled with […]

Google buys Motorola for $12.5 billion

Google has announced it is acquiring Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone company and “dedicated Android partner”, for $12.5 billion. Google CEO Larry Page says the acquisition will allow it to “create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem.” As well as the mobile phone design and manufacturing capability, Google will also be acquiring […]

Google accuses Apple, Oracle and Microsoft of an Android patent war

Google’s Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President, David Drummond, took to the company’s official blog yesterday to accuse Microsoft, Apple and Oracle of “a hostile, organized campaign against Android” which was being “waged through bogus patents”. Although there are numerous patent cases surrounding Google’s mostly open source mobile operating system Android, only one of […]

Google Releases Chrome 13 Stable for Linux

The Google Chrome developers at Google proudly announced last evening, August 2nd, the stable release and immediate availability for download of the Google Chrome 13 web browser for Linux, Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms. The new Google Chrome 13 web browser includes various exciting new features, such as the highly anticipated Instant Pages prerendering […]

The Future of Android, Part 1: The Legal Squeeze

To say Android’s popular among consumers is like saying Godzilla’s a lizard. It’s a question of degree. More than 500,000 new Android devices were being activated daily, and the number was growing at 4.4 percent week over week, Google’s Andy Rubin tweeted in late June. comScore’s figures show that for the three-month period ending in […]

Android Magazine launches today!

Linux User & Developer is proud to announce the birth of a new sister publication that’s 100% dedicated to Android! Android Magazine is the world’s first monthly Android magazine and includes masses of Phone, Tablet and app reviews as well as essential tutorials for everyone from humble beginner to advanced hacker… Every issue readers can […]

Google+: A Social Network Even Geeks Can Love?

Google+ may still be in its invitation-only early days, but with all the wild excitement and skyrocketing numbers of users, it’s awfully hard to tell. Quibbles about real-name policies notwithstanding, eager users from virtually every walk of life seem to be flocking to the new social network — even those of us who are perhaps […]

Are Google Android SmartPhones and Tablets Too Disposable?

No one likes the idea that $500 tablet or smartphone they just purchased will be obsolete in just under a year’s time. Still, I’m starting to detect a trend in the Google Android device world. Unlike their Apple counterparts, it looks like Android devices are seemingly disposable and become outdated pretty darn quickly. Does that […]