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Google Talk is set to be discontinued in favour of Hangouts and the desktop application will stop working on February 16, after which users will need to use the Hangouts app for Chrome
Embarrassing, unacceptable and horrible are just a few words to describe a glitch that resembles a game of Chinese Whispers. This has many users concerned about their online privacy.
During a Q&A session as part of the Google I/O keynote, its CEO Larry Page said that he was "sad" that Microsoft offered Google Talk support for Outlook.com users but did not do the reverse.
Are you stuck on an old device with no means of getting Ice-cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, but want to see what Google Now offers? Well, now you can via Google Talk on any Android device.
The government of Ethiopia has banned the use of Skype and other similar VOIP services in that country. People who are found to be using VOIP services could get up to 15 years in jail.
Google has announced it will be shutting down some more of its projects and software, including support for the Google Sync app for BlackBerry, One Pass and more.
Google announced today that Video Chat is heading to their Nexus S handset. The option for Video Chat will land over the next few weeks as part of an Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and is...