This week John covers the news while Nicholas is away. Google joins in the March Madness, a former employee slams Google, Foursquare and Apple ditch Google Maps, Docs integrations with Hangouts and not even the FBI can hack your Android phone.
1. Google Joins In March Madness
Google has put together a page displaying as much data as possible about March Madness. Picking winners based on search terms, linking to team Google+ pages and easily checking scores during games are a few of the things the page highlights.
2. Former Employee Slams Google
A former Google employee who is currently at Microsoft, says that Google is not the company it used to be. He says the leadership of Larry Page has resulted in the company losing focus.
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3.Foursquare and Apple Ditch GMaps
Apple is switching to OpenStreetMap and Foursquare will now be using MapBox for any in-app mapping needs. Both of those mapping services are open sourced and the two companies say that helped make the decision.
4.Google Docs Integrated Into Hangouts – Photo Organization
Google Docs are now integrated into Google+ Hangouts. Just click the Docs button and you can edit live with other members of the Hangout.
5.FBI Can’t Crack Android Password
Have you ever wondered how secure your phone really is? Turns out it’s better protected than we thought. Not even the FBI can crack in!