Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 04:59

YouTube just can't get their ads under control.

I recently noticed that I'm getting dodgy ads on YouTube on a mildly regular basis and the ad in question isn't just dodgy. It's a scam. And obviously so. Usually I just report them. But this one is a little special.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 02:38

Google and its troubles with European privacy laws

European privacy laws require Google to delete links under certain circumstances. Google however only implements it on its European sites arguing that EU law only affects those sites. Google is right and wrong at the same time.
Monday, December 30, 2013 - 23:48

Hangouts. Wasn't it supposed to be spam free?

Last time I checked there was no more federation with Talk to prevent spam. An obvious BS argument in the first place.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 01:45

Galaxy Nexus not getting Android 4.4

While Google anounced the N5 and Android 4.4 it also revealed which devices are getting updates. Those will be the N4, N7 and N10. But not the Galaxy Nexus. Quite to some displease with Galaxy Nexus owners.

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 21:51

Microsoft and Google are filing suits against FISA gag orders.

In a blog article posted by Microsoft's Brad Smith he announced that his employer will file a lawsuit in rare unity with Google against the US government over FISA gag orders.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 00:52

Google Now: The two sides of the 'magic' coin.

I've been using Google Now on a secondary account now for quite some time with settings to flank speed. Meaning Google had access to every option that you could set in Now to obtain more data to be fed into Now.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 20:04

No more federation at Google. It's all a nice gated community now. For our protection of course.

I already suspected the problem when I first had the misfortune to run into Hangouts a couple of days ago. That suspicion is official now. Talks federation with other servers is a matter of the past. Hangouts will not support it and thus all your non talk contacts will no longer be able to contact you. Or you them for that matter. Hangouts for now supports XMPP with Google only. So at least you can use another client for text only.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 23:57

Hangout replaces Talk. EPIC Fail doesn't really cut it.

Google Hangouts is primed to replace Talk. I'm not sure if it just replaces talk if you install it or if it's supposed to replace Talk in general. Either way. The App is a fail of epic proportions.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 01:55

Harry Potter and the Oracle of America

Once upon a time in a country far, far away - where you could copyright shitting checker patterns onto coffee tables - a bunch of pathetic knights of the order of the law decided to take down the Kraken. A giant monster who could suck source code through a garden hose as if it were a golf ball.

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 07:32

Google integrates drive into mail...sort of.

Google's newest update to Mail has some new features. it's centered around a new composer with extended functionality and a new look. To sum up my opinion: It's crap.

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