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Top 5 Tech News of Last Week [01/07/2012]

We have made a Top 5 Tech News list for you. Why? Maybe you have been on holiday last week or missed the latest news for another reason. The reason should better be good, because a lot of important stuff happened last week, for example the Google Developers Conference with tons of news! Well don't worry if you have missed the latest happenings, because with this list you will be up to date in just a few minutes.

Top 5 Tech News of Last Week

Google Announces Google Chrome and Google Drive for iOS

Google Chrome on iOS 6

C-Net reports about the annual developer conference last Tuesday, in which Google announced that it will port the Chrome Browser and Google Drive to iOS Devices. Google Drive was launched about 10 weeks ago and since then over 10 million people already subscribed to the service. This service, formerly Google Docs, is obviously Google’s answer to the popular Dropbox and the new iCloud of Apple. During the demonstration, there was one killer-feature that catched everyones eye: All the documents in Google Drive are searchable, even when they are not properly labeled. If you store a familypicture in front of the Great Pyramide in Egypt, and you search for: Photo of us at the pyramid”, Google finds it. Even when it is not labeled, Google recognizes the pyramid. Cool ah?

Chrome browser will have the important feature of sharing browser settings and tabs across multiple devices. Of course, only when you are signed in properly on all your devices. Read more about it here.

Trick to Enjoy Google Maps Experience in iOS 6

iOS 6 Google Maps

Most of you already know that one of the most important upcoming changes in iOS 6: Google Maps will be replaced by Apple’s own Maps App. Some people love it, some people wait and see, and some people want to stick at Google Maps for several reasons. Before you swear of iOS because of this, do read a little trick share by RedmondPie that allows you to still use Google Maps on iOS 6. Maybe not the most ideal way to do this, but it is surely worth a try. Read more about it here.

Google Announces Nexus 7 Tablet, Android 4.1, Nexus Q Media Streamer, and Project Glass in Google I/O 2012 Keynote

Google Android Jelly Bean 4.1

PC World reported this week also about the Google I/O 2012 Keynote. In this keynote, a lot of announcements were made: A new version of Android, a Media Streamer, a new tablet, Google+ updates and last but not least the famous Project Glass.

Especially the Project Glass was very interesting. During a demo of this futuristic head-mounted computer, performed by Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin, the audience was enthusiastic. It is nearly unbelievable that the glasses come with a camera, speaker, microphone and a touchpad on the side. Very promising for the future! Read more about it here.

Facebook Messenger Updated to Version 1.8

Update Facebook Messenger

iSpazio reported (in Italian) about the new update of Facebook Messenger. It is more easy to switch between multiple conversations with in-app notifications. More new or improved features are: include friends of friends in conversations and see who’s available. Get the app, if you haven't downloaded it already! Read more about it here.

Gameloft Releases The Amazing Spider-Man Game for iPhone!

The Amazing Spider-Man

Gameloft did it again: They released The Amazing Spider-Man game last week. Everything in the game is based on the upcoming movie about this famous spider. The real Spider-Man lovers will enjoy the 25 immersive missions which are inspired by the new movie’s storyline. The download is 694 Mb, the app is available in 10 languages, and is selling for $6.99. Read more about it here.

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