Google IO 2012

YouTube Android Player API finally bringing proper YouTube content to Android apps

YouTube Android Player API finally bringing proper YouTube content to Android apps

Richard Devine 9

Quick question -- how many of you used the I/O 12 Android application to stream the live developer sessions from Google I/O? If you did, as it turns out, you were taking advantage of a brand new, as yet un-released YouTube Android Player API. The API was 'pre-announced' during one of the YouTube developer sessions, with a full announcement and release in the coming months. At present,...

Android developers demystify application security (the sky is not falling!)

Android developers demystify application security (the sky is not falling!)

Jerry Hildenbrand 7

As soon as the schedule for Google I/O 2012's developer sessions was announced, I knew the Security and Privacy in Android Apps session was going to be a must-attend session. The Internet and its FUD machine gives Android security a lot of bad press, and while some of it is warranted, some of it is just sensationalism. Android is a big name and big names in big headlines sell papers.  I...

How Google pulled off that awesome Project Glass skydive/bike/rappelling stunt [video]

How Google pulled off that awesome Project Glass skydive/bike/rappelling stunt [video]

Phil Nickinson 3

Ever wonder how you get Wifi at 10,000 feet, have it work while falling to earth, then landing under the safety of a parachute? Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed us this morning during the Day 2 keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. It was a redux of Wednesday's stunt, in which Brin decided he needed a loaner pair of Project Glass glasses back from a friend...

Google announces Google Compute Engine - virtual Linux servers in the Google cloud

Google announces Google Compute Engine - virtual Linux servers in the Google cloud

Jerry Hildenbrand 7

Ever need more processing power than you currently have? Google has announced a solution for that problem with Google Compute Engine. The service was rumored to arrive this week at Google I/O, and we're glad to see it. Granted, you probably won't need something of this scale for your personal needs, but if you need "big iron" to run your apps (the demo was mapping the human genome with...

Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad, while most Android users can't even install it

Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad, while most Android users can't even install it

Bla1ze 59

Day two at Google I/O has brought forth a lot of Chrome and Google Drive news. One highlight being that Chrome and Google Drive will be coming to iOS later today. Of course, this is a great thing to have happen but we can't gloss over the fact that most Android devices can't even access Chrome yet, now every iOS device 4.3 and up will be able to run it. Irony, this announcement was full...