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  • By Aldo Panessidi


    Google’s possible response to Apple’s Open Street Map


    The rumor that Open Street Map will be replacing Google Maps as Apple’s default mapping application looks inevitable.  Given the symbiotic relationship that Google and Apple have enjoyed for so long, you can’t help but speculate about what this means to the future of Google’s spirit of cooperation on the app front.


    Google has always been willing to develop Apple-friendly app versions of their products, but now Apple appears to be invading Google territory with Open Street Map.


    It looks like Google has a couple of ways to respond. They can take their apps and go home, or show Apple they ain’t seen nothing yet for iOS. Of course, as a third option, Google could keep letting Apple decide where their apps are welcome and where they are not. That just doesn’t sound like Google.


    Here is some speculation (with a heavy dose of opinion) about how Google might be able to create a little independence from Apple and give Apple users Google alternatives.


    Google Maps


    Google’s possible response to Apple’s Open Street Map


    Google might want to take this opportunity to develop its own third-party iOS-compatible map application. It would give them complete control over how their product is used and what goes into the iOS version. Google’s balancing act would be to provide a map app that Apple users want to use more than their parent’s version, and be just short of what they’d get with Android so they’d consider making the switch. Of course, Google has to walk the thin line of keeping Android users at home, too.


    The opinion around here is that Google should show up Apple. Google would have more control over their maps app on the iOS platform, and not lose advertising dollars. Google should give its Android users an app that has better navigation than anything Apple’s loyalists can expect.  Android losing users to iOS has been the trend for too long. It’s time to show Apple how good they really are at maps.


    Google Drive


    Google’s possible response to Apple’s Open Street Map


    Google Drive is a strong competitor for Apple’s iCloud and Dropbox combo, but all Google seems to have done is rename Google Docs as Google Drive.  Regardless of its name, if Apple wanted to create some competition for Google Drive, they’d have to at least marry iCloud and iWork.


    Google has an iOS version of Drive in the works. Again, the challenge is how to design the app to entice Apple users to use it, and get some of them to switch to Android because of what they can only get with Android. It would come down to Google being able build a better Drive, something we haven’t heard is on the agenda right now.


    There’s another twist to Google’s dilemma. Unlike Maps, Drive has a lot of competition. Although Drive is a nice all-in-one package, other apps have features that Drive doesn’t.  Google has to give Apple users the full-featured Drive; otherwise they already have other places to go.


    Google Music


    Google’s possible response to Apple’s Open Street Map


    There is nothing else out there like Google Music. Upload your entire music collection right from iTunes, and access it from anywhere you can get on the Web – your phone, your tablet, your computer, or someone else’s computer.  Really it’s more of a question of where you can’t access it.


    Now that we’ve established that Google’s product outshines anything Apple offers, would it be worthwhile to Google to design an iOS version?


    Consider first what being a Google Play user means. When you want to buy new music, you press the Google Play button in Google Music and go right to the Google Play Store.  While you can upload the music you purchase on iTunes to your Google Music account, Apple isn’t going to make it easy to buy anything from the Google Play Store. There’s no referral money in it for them, and they’d lose their own iTunes sales.


    If Google were to release a Google Music app for iOS, instead of buying their music in iTunes and transferring it, Apple users would buy their music from Google via the Web. Besides, while Apple charges a subscription fee for iTunes Match, it’s free to sync your music to you Google Music account.  There’s no reason to make the extra effort to buy music on iTunes, and only to transfer it to Google Music.


    There is the loss of ad money to consider if they create a Google Music client on iOS, but we’re sure Google is taking a hard look at its options on this one. 


    Google Chrome


    Google’s possible response to Apple’s Open Street Map


    There is really no competition out there for Google Chrome. It’s the best browser choice on any platform.  Other competitors have tried to topple Google, but no one has come close. When you want to do a search, you “google it”, you don’t “bing it” or “yahoo it.” Does Apple (or anyone else for that matter) have any hope of competing with Google on the browser front?


    Google has been cranking up their investment in Chrome. What Google created on the Web, they’ve duplicated for mobile with Chrome for Android.  Now, with their minimalist approach to operating system design, Google has got Microsoft looking over its shoulder with Chrome OS for devices like tablets and netbooks.


    Google defined “search engine”, and it’s doing that very successfully for other platforms.  There just doesn’t seem to be any reason for Google to share it with Apple and iOS.


    Google could consider going after Safari Mobile with a Chrome iOS that is as full-featured as the Android version. There’s an inherent problem with making this effort though. With Android you can set Chrome OS as the default browser. Everything you do with the web will be done through Chrome if you want it that way. With iOS, Safari would be the default and the user would have to make the manual switch to Chrome with each search.


    Again, Google knows its stuff when it comes to this product. Google is probably already in the game on this one.


    Final words


    We’re probably not telling Google anything they don’t already know. They have had a good thing going with Apple for awhile now, but the app game is changing very quickly. Hardware and software keep out-doing one another, so there is plenty of room for new directions. One of those might be making a bigger effort at crossing platforms with some of Google’s mainstays like Maps, Music, Drive and Chrome. They are all well-designed products, and a couple of them have no serious competition.


    Go for it Google. We like choices!




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  • By Aldo Panessidi


    LG Media Box - LG Cloud


    LG the manufacturer the LG Optimus 7 smartphones of is giving consumers another reason to reach out to the cloud with the beta release of the ”LG Cloud”. With the LG Cloud users can manage and use content for devices such as Android smartphones, smart TVs and PCs (LG calls this “three screens”).


    LG’s Cloud service automatically synchronizes smartphone content with the cloud server and the user’s PC and TV. As an example of the usefulness of the service, photos and videos taken with the smartphone can be viewed and streamed to the PC or TV almost instantaneously. Unlike other cloud services, there’s very little waiting or lag time since the content is streamed directly to the device, not downloaded first. The service also works with 3D content.


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    Most consumers think of the cloud as a storage device or a service to access one type of content (like YouTube or Flickr). The LG cloud provides seamless connectivity and streaming access to all digital content across electronic platforms.


    As LG’s Home Entertainment President and CEO Havis Kwon put it, “Tomorrow’s consumers don’t want to go to one cloud for music, another cloud for video, another location for photos and yet another cloud for their office files.”


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    To use the service, users need to download the LG Cloud app from Google Play or LG SmartWorld app store from their Android smartphones, LG SmartWorld store from their LG Smart TVs or the LG Cloud website (www.lgecloud.com) from their PCs or laptops.


    LG Smart TV or smartphone owners may be eligible to receive 50GB of free LG Cloud storage for six months. The company’s cloud service will be offered in both free and paid versions, with each member allotted 5GB of free storage.



    This post was posted in General, Google, LG and was tagged with google play, google cloud, lg optimus l7, lg media box, lg cloud, google drive

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  • Google Drive Joins the Cloud Crowd
    Posted on April 25, 2012 by Pure Mobile

    By: Aldo Panessidi


    Google Drive


    Google Drive is now live! Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service reported to be compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, and PC platforms. This kind of scope will take Google Drive beyond the capabilities of its main competition –Dropbox.com and Box.com- for everything but PC.


    Many consumers will now have the ability to connect with Google Drive with through their smartphones and tablets. Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky! Discover the latest innovative protection solutions... stylish top brand bags, sleeves and cases specifically designed to protect your devices from scratches and blemishes. Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside these brand name protection accessories combine complete device coverage with sleek artistic expression.


    View this informative video on Google Drive



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    What can you do with Google Drive... only amazing stuff like:


    • Create and Collaborate:
      It allows you to work in tandem with colleagues and other third parties to create new documents, spreadsheets and presentation and see the changes 'in real time'
    • Enhance Gmail and Google+ Applications
      Send a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version – automatically. In addition, your videos and pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.
    • More Powerful Search:
      Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more.
    • View Anything at Anytime
      Open over 30 file types in your browser—including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop—even if you don’t have the program installed on your computer.
    • Google Drive Your Apps
      Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive.
    • Enhanced Sharing Capability
      Share files or folders with anyone, and choose whether they can view, edit or comment on your stuff.
    • Start a Conversation and Collaborate more Effectively
      Create and reply to comments to get feedback and make files more collaborative.

    This post was posted in Apple, General, Google and was tagged with Google+, cloud storage, google drive, iOS, DropBox, Android

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