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YouTube Red: Should You Pay for It?

YouTube announced that they will be rolling out a paid YouTube service next week on October 28 called YouTube Red. After years of giving it all away for free, they’re finally asking for a little out of their customers’ pockets. The cost At $9.99 per month (or $12.99 if you subscribe from within the iOS […]

A Passionate Plea to Bring Back Google’s Old Logo

Why You Hate Google’s New Logo by Sarah Larson The new logo retains the rainbow of colors but sheds the grownup curlicues: it now evokes children’s refrigerator magnets, McDonald’s French fries, Comic Sans. Google took something we trusted and filed off its dignity. Now, in its place, we have an insipid “G,” an owl-eyed “oo,” […]

Who Do You Trust With Your Data?

For Google, Android—the operating system it built, which now powers a majority of the world’s mobile phones—is a means to an end. It’s a way to push Google’s various services deeper into our lives, collect as much data as possible, and then build intelligent and automatic experiences. – via The New Yorker I was talking […]

Google Photos is (Auto) Awesome

But when presented with a vast volume of photographs, Auto Awesome and Stories really shine. Our 24,000 photos date back over a decade, back to when we got our first digital camera in 2000. Google gradually worked its way through our photo library, creating animations and stories year after year, and in the process bringing […]

Brief Thoughts on Google Fi

I know I’m a couple days late on this story, but I still wanted to comment on this briefly. This is from Google’s announcement: Here’s how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries), and then it’s a flat $10 per GB […]