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Apple to Add Baidu as iOS Search Engine Option in China

Apple to Add Baidu as iOS Search Engine Option in China

Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to offer Baidu – China’s leading search engine as one of the search engine options to iPhone users in China, as a part of its greater strategy to increase its presence in the country. We had heard about this a few months ago.

The announcement could be made as early as next week, at Apple’s WWDC keynote.

Google 3D Maps Coming Soon to iPhone And iPad [Video]

Google 3D Maps Coming Soon to iPhone And iPad [Video]

Google has announced at the “The Next Dimension of Google Maps” event that Google Maps will be finally coming to iOS, just as we had predicted.

At the event, Google announced three major features for Google Maps: Full 3D Maps, Offline mode and a new backpack Street View.

Apple to Step Up Rivalry With Google With Its Own Maps App

Apple to Step Up Rivalry With Google With Its Own Maps App

It has been widely speculated that Apple will launch an all-new Maps app in iOS 6 at WWDC next week.

Wall Street Journal has also confirmed that Apple is indeed planning to replace the Maps app that currently uses Google’s mapping data with its own solution later this year. WSJ has a good track record when it comes to Apple related rumors

Google to Hold 3D Maps Event Ahead Of WWDC

Google to Hold 3D Maps Event Ahead Of WWDC

Apple is widely speculated to unveil an all-new Maps app with an incredible 3D-mode at the WWDC 2012 Keynote on June 11th, which will replace the current Maps app that makes use of mapping data from Google.

So it was interesting to find out that Google has sent out invitations for a 3D Maps event on June 6th to give a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming features in Google Maps. 

Google Releases Redesigned Search App For iPhone

Google Releases Redesigned Search App For iPhone

Google has just released a completely revamped version of their Google Search app for the iPhone, bringing it in line with the iPad app.

The new version (2.0.0) comes with an all-new interface, full-screen image search and more importantly gives faster results.

Will Google Release Chrome Browser For iPhone And iPad?

Will Google Release Chrome Browser For iPhone And iPad?

Back when Google finally released Chrome browser for Android, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Chrome, didn’t flat out deny the possibility of Chrome coming to iOS.

Macquarie analyst Ben Schacte claims that Google’s Chrome team is indeed working to port Chrome to iOS.

Google+ Gets Updated to 2.0; Brings New Stream And Navigation Experience

Google+ Gets Updated to 2.0; Brings New Stream And Navigation Experience

Google released a major update for Google+ for iPhone last night, with the aim to transform Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive with a new stream and navigation experience.

Apple Pulls Chomp’s Android App From Google Play

Apple Pulls Chomp’s Android App From Google Play

Back in February, Apple acquired Chomp –  a startup that offers app search and discovery platform, which offered an iPhone app in the App Store and also an Android App in Google Play.

Google Drive Goes Live; But iOS App Not Available at Launch

Google Drive Goes Live; But iOS App Not Available at Launch

As expected, Google has just launched Google Drive – its long rumored cloud-based storage service to compete with products such as Dropbox, SugarSync etc.

Google Drive will allow users to upload and access all their files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs etc.

Google to Launch iOS And Mac-Compatible Google Drive Next Week With 5GB of Free Storage

Google to Launch iOS And Mac-Compatible Google Drive Next Week With 5GB of Free Storage

Google plans to launch its long rumored Google Drive service next week, according to the draft release The Next Web has received from one of Google’s partner.