Google Now can be a fantastic productivity tool for mobile users. But just as a human assistant will do a better job once he or she becomes familiar with your wants, needs and expectations, so too will Google Now. That takes time, but you can get Google Now off on the right foot by beginning its education.
Google's third-quarter earnings call was light on details, with one eye-catching exception: 40% of YouTube's traffic now comes from mobile devices, up from 6% just two years ago, according to CEO Larry Page.
In another move to steal away Microsoft Office users, Google on Thursday announced that Quickoffice apps -- which allow users to access Microsoft Office documents -- will now be available for free.
HootSuite is one of the most popular Twitter management consoles. Thanks to 65 apps (and counting), users can do far more with HootSuite than manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts.
If you're an enterprise employee who's frequently out on the road and rely heavily on Google Maps for Mobile, the search giant has just added a feature to its popular app that will help you avoid major travel hassles.
Future Cab -- a grassroots, six-year-old Brooklyn-based venture -- is taking advantage of cloud tools, mobility, and BYOD to help cab drivers in New York City and across the country get out from under restrictive oversight, make a little more money, and help people get where they're going.
Security must be baked in and transparent, but simplicity is almost just as important.
Mobile Internet traffic is growing rapidly and inevitably will surpass Internet traffic coming from desktops. Yet too many enterprises aren't creating web experiences that satisfy visiting mobile users. Following a few fundamental principles can help an enterprise whip its mobile presence into shape.
Google has penetrated our everyday existence in ways that few companies ever have. Yet it remains a decided underdog in the enterprise against two well-entrenched competitors -- Apple and Microsoft.
For those of you who are TweetDeck dead-enders, the end finally has arrived. For real. It's time to move on to another Twitter platform.