monthly Stories August 5, 2015

Google announced today that it’s aiming to improve its security efforts for its Nexus line of Android devices by introducing new monthly security updates and offering a 2 to 3 year guarantee for updates to the devices. expand full story

monthly Stories November 10, 2014

Facebook Messenger mobile apps surpass 500 million monthly users

Facebook announced this morning that over 500 million people are now using its Messenger app per month. The impressive milestone comes just days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg explained why Facebook Messenger was turned into a standalone app for Android and iOS, a move it made in July after disabling messaging in the main Facebook app.

monthly Stories November 4, 2014

AT&T introduces longer Next 24 monthly installment program for paying off your Android smartphone

AT&T on Tuesday announced that it will be introducing a longer Next 24 monthly installment program on November 9th alongside its Next 12 and Next 18 plans for financing an Android smartphone. AT&T customers on Next 24 will pay $0 down and make 30 equal monthly payments between $10 – $50 depending on the device purchased.

monthly Stories March 13, 2014

Google announced today on its blog that it’s lowering the monthly pricing plans it offers for users buying extra storage on Google Drive. Google attributes the changes to “recent infrastructure improvements” that is allowing it to offer more affordable storage options. Google reminds us that, as always, Drive storage purchased through the new plans counts towards storage for Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos.

The new plans begin at just $1.99 for 100GB down from the previous $4.99 for the same amount of storage. There is also a new $10 plan for 1TB (down from $50 previously), and a 10TB and up option that starts at $99.99. Google will also continue offering the free 15GB option that comes with your Google account for Drive, Gmail and Google+.

How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years and still have room left over for… shall we say… less important things. Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free.

The new pricing plans for Google Drive are available now through www.google.com/settings/storage. Users that are already signed up for a monthly plan will be automatically switched to the new, better plans.  expand full story

Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

monthly Stories May 22, 2013

Google rolls out monthly ‘Top Charts’ to Google Trends in 40+ categories

On top of the data that it regularly compiles each year and makes available through its Trends website, Google is today rolling out a “Top Charts” section that will allow users to check monthly trends based on Google’s Knowledge Graph. There are top charts in more than 40 categories currently, the charts can be embedded, and the new tool also provides a number of search options. It’s only available for search data from the U.S. right now, but we expect it will roll out to others in the future.

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