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Google Analytics Comes to Mobile Apps

Google is bringing its Analytics to mobile apps -- both Android and iOS-based -- to help give developers greater visibility into their apps' performance.The free tool, called Mobile App Analytics, is being released in beta on Friday. The reports are designed to give developers (and the brands they work for) data about who is using the apps, how they're using it and if that use is leading to purchases. JiaJing Wang, product manager for the Google Analytics Team, says that such data is already out there, but not all in one place. "You can get information in different places," he says, "but you can't engage from it and make a determination from it." The slides below illustrate the t…
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Google Analytics Comes to Mobile Apps
Todd Wasserman
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:00:13 GMT

Adobe ditches Flash Player for Android (sort of)

Adobe up until now has made available a version of Flash Player for the Android mobile operating system. Back in February, Adobe pushed out a notification that it stopped developing Flash for Android devices, and that Chrome for Android Beta would not support Flash contents because of this while the default Android browser would for some time to come. Yesterday Adobe posted an update on Flash Player and Android, effectively announcing the end of Flash on the platform. According to the post, there are two types of Android devices running Flash currently. First certified devices which usually include a pre-loaded version of Flash Player or have integrated the technology as part of a system update, and uncertified devices where users actively downloaded Flash Player from Google Store to install it on their Android devices. Starting with Android 4.1, there won’t be any certified implementations of Flash Player on Android anymore, which basically means that Adobe won’t cooperate with manuf…

Google Chrome coming to iPhone, iPad

Just one day after releasing the final version of Google Chrome for Android, Google announced that it is releasing Google Chrome for iOS on Thursday during the second day of Google I/O. The new version of Chrome will work on both the iPhone and the iPad and will be able to sync bookmarks, open pages and passwords across all iOS devices that have Chrome installed. The browser is designed to work on versions of iOS 4.3 and higher. Google says that the iOS version of Chrome will be rolling out sometime on Thursday on the App Store. To make things even more interesting, Google is also releasing an iOS version of Google Drive, the cloud storage service that is in direct competition with Apple’s iCloud. Released this past April, Drive gives users 5GB of free storage space and allows them to add more storage space with expansion packages starting at at 25GB for $2.49 per month. Google Chrome coming to iPhone, iPad
Brad Reed
Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:25:20 GMT

Download Google Drive for iPad and iPhone

Google has announced the availability of Google Drive for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O. Google Drive lets you create, share, collaborate and keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer or from your Android phone and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. One of the main features of this app is the availability of offline access to files, you can simply enable offline access for each files and these will be accessible without an internet connection. Features: Quickly and easily access and view your documents, photos and videos anywhere Make files available offline so you can view them even when you don’t have Internet connection Easily share files with collaborators on the go Sync files across your desktop and all your devices Open files from Drive with other apps installed on your device Star your most important files to easily find them later Download Google DriveNo related posts. The post Download Google Drive for iPad and i…

BlackBerry Bridge now available

A small update to BlackBerry Bridge is now available. The new version sits at and really only looks to fix one issue some users were having (although there may be other tweaks behind the scenes as well). Ths fix is for users who were experiencing a BlackBerry Browser error when using Bridge. The update is showing as available in App World however some users are reporting it doesn't look like it can be installed just yet. If you do get it up and running be sure to drop a comment letting us know. More information/Download BlackBerry Bridge's feed sponsored by BlackBerry Bridge now available
BlackBerry Bridge now available
Adam Zeis
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:13:37 GMT

Google announces tablet version of Google+

Google today announced a tablet-specific version of its Google+ social network. Among other things the new tablet applications will feature Hangouts that automatically switch cameras based on which person in the Hangout is talking. The new app will be available on both the Apple iPad and Android-based tablets. Google+ also now features an Events feature that integrates with Google Calendar and acts as the social networking site’s version of Evite that lets users set up and invite people to parties and other events. Google+ Events also features a “party mode” that automatically adds all photos taken to the party by any Google+ users who have “party mode” flipped on. “Party mode” also makes a live photo slideshow of pictures taken at the party as they’re taken. Developing…Google announces tablet version of Google+
Brad Reed
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:54:35 GMT

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google showed off some killer new features for its Android operating system at Google I/O on Wednesday with its rollout of Android 4.1 (“Jellybean”). The first feature was Project Butter, a project aimed at improving Android’s overal performance. Among other things, the project improves the system frame rate to make it consistent at 60 frames per second and a power-saving measure that dials back a device’s CPU to a lower frequency and then ramps up when a user touches the screen. Android 4.1 also integrates Google’s Speech Recognizer onto Android devices to deliver voice-based typing regardless of whether a user has a data connection or not. A new update to the Android camera app lets users more quickly swipe through pictures they’ve taken and delete them more easily by simply making a swipe gesture upward. Developing…Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Brad Reed
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:45:08 GMT

Mozilla takes the covers off a faster, more powerful Firefox for Android

Just last week Mozilla took to Twitter to announce something big for Android was coming our way. Of course, the Firefox logo being used in the promotional material was a dead give way but that didn't stop the speculation from happening. With it now being "next week", Mozilla has taken the covers off what they had to announce and sure enough (as some guessed and was earlier confirmed) it's a revamping of Firefox for Android. Moving out of beta status, the latest Firefox for Android boasts plenty of improvements over previously available versions. In fact, the Firefox development team has gone ahead and redesigned the whole thing. Faster browsing, better security, better memory management plus, much more. To put it simply -- a completely re-engineered Firefox for Android. Having put previous versions to the test and living the re-engineered version for the past few days, it's easy for me to say this latest release is more in line with what one would have expected f…

Facebook scraps Find Friends Nearby app after one day

Facebook has pulled a new application designed to help users make friends in their areas. The new Find Friends Nearby application that uses a device’s GPS capabilities to find others who are logged into Facebook and are living or working nearby. The company hasn’t yet given any reason that it took the app down. Before it was removed, users could go to the URL to see a list of people nearby who currently had the page open. As TechCrunch noted in its story on the new app, “the service comes a little under two months after Facebook announced the acquisition of Glancee, a mobile app that helps users discover people near them with similar interests, whose three founders have now joined Facebook and closed down their app.” ReadFacebook scraps Find Friends Nearby app after one day
Brad Reed
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:30:40 GMT

Facebook changes users’ email addresses to their own

How many people out there use Facebook as their primary email service? Although the answer is “not many,” Facebook is trying to change that by making its users’ Facebook email addresses the primary ones displayed on their profile pages. Yes, that means people looking at users’ accounts won’t see their Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts anymore and will only see the seldom-used Facebook account. Thankfully, as LifeHacker demonstrates, there is a way to change this: First, go to the “Update Info” button on you profile. From there, scroll down to contact information and click “edit.” All you have to do at this point is change the Facebook email address to “Hidden from Timeline” and then change the primary email address to “Show on Timeline” and voila! The regular email is displayed on your profile again. ReadFacebook changes users’ email addresses to their own
Brad Reed
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 03:50:15 GMT