Today we’re introducing an easy way to measure your site’s performance across devices—from mobile to desktop—and give you a list of specific fixes that can help your business connect more quickly with people online.
The latest version of Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for Nexus devices. This version has come with some new features which will make your smartphone works better and faster.
In their official blog Google states,
“Android Marshmallow is the sweetest, smartest Android version yet: Now on Tap serves up assistance when you need it, battery-smart features keep your device going longer, and new app permissions give you even more control.”
Google just announced the availability of BigQuery in its Google Analytics service. The Google Analytics Team just sent out an email to its customers announcing the availability. Customers can also bring their other business data in BigQuery and use Analytics to generate reports and charts. The BigQuery is a part of Google’s cloud program, the Google Cloud Platform.
Using Analytics with Google BigQuery—backed by the power of Google Cloud Platform—you can uncover the hidden insights within all your data. And do it fast. Run analyses across multiple datasets like online purchase history, sign-in logs and email performance.
Intuitive SQL-like editing: Web-based UI helps you run queries, and load and export data.
Speed and performance: Stream large-scale databases at millions of rows per second.
Affordable pricing: First terabyte of data processed each month is free.
Security and reliability: All your confidential customer data is encrypted in flight and at rest.
When you open the Google map app on your watch, you will be presented with the option, which allows you to easily navigate to work and home. The direction to your work place and home is already preset, by using your Google account.
Google map also offers some other features, such as; it can estimate time of arrival, made by car, bikes, public transit as well as by walking. You will also be able to make business calls while looking at the direction, and also get direction from a list of places.
You can now download this app from Apple’s App Store.
Nowadays, we use Google Search result for almost everything. Some of us use Voice Search to avoid the tiring task of typing with “Ok Google“. To make things easier for these users, the search engine giant has enhanced the voice search for accuracy and speed.
Google Speech Team stated via a blog post:
“We are happy to announce that our new acoustic models are now used for voice searches and commands in the Google app (on Android and iOS), and for dictation on Android devices. In addition to requiring much lower computational resources, the new models are more accurate, robust to noise, and faster to respond to voice search queries – so give it a try, and happy (voice) searching!”
The team further explained that now they’ve now built better neural network acoustic models using Connectionist Temporal Classification and sequence discriminative training techniques to upgrade its voice search functionality.
These neural network acoustic models are a special extension of recurrent neural networks (RNNs) that are more accurate, especially in noisy environments, and are faster.
Google just announced Chrome 45, the next version of it’s popular web browser. The Browser is launched for all Windows, Android, Linux, and Mac operating systems. Chrome is arguably more than a browser: With over 1 billion users, it’s a major platform that web developers have to consider. In fact, with its regular additions and changes, developers have to keep up to ensure they are taking advantage of everything available. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or Google Chrome 45 is available to download here: https://www.google.com/chrome/
Developer features in this release include :
- Sites can now customize the vibration triggered when showing a notification on Android.
- Chrome’s implementation of the Push API has undergone several minor breaking changes to keep up-to-date with the evolving specification.
- Sites using promoted add to home screen can now programmatically control the timing of the banner.
- The rotationAngle attribute of Touch objects is no longer prefixed, making it easier for sites to understand the geometry of the user’s touch with cross-browser code.
- To improve scroll performance on pages with heavy mouse handlers or hover styles, Chrome no longer sends mouse position updates when the user is scrolling with a trackpad or scroll wheel.
- Chrome now immediately prefetches all HTML imports referenced by a page instead of waiting for scripts included higher in the document to finish executing, thereby improving performance.
- To reduce the risk of certain types of attack, the ‘self’ source defined by Content Security Policy now excludes blob and filesystem URLs.
- The logjam attack is fixed in this release by deprecating the use of keys smaller than 1024 bits in Diffie-Hellman key exchanges, which may require developers to update their server’s TLS configuration.
- To improve cross-browser compatibility and specification compliance, CSSUnknownRule and CSSKeyframesRule.insertRule() are now deprecated, with the latter now replaced by CSSKeyframesRule.appendRule().
- Sites using SMIL will now trigger deprecation warnings in the console, encouraging them to migrate to CSS Animations and Web Animations.
- This release deprecates both multiple shadow roots and shadow-piercing deep selectors following a unanimous decision by browser vendors at the Web Components April 2015 meeting.
- The MediaStream attributes “label” and “ended” are now deprecated in favor of “id” and “active,” while the stop() method is deprecated in favor of MediaStreamTrack.stop().
Google has released Go 1.5 with some new improvements and changes. The improvements include support for internal packages and C is finally not involved in its implementation. Therefore, runtime, compiler and linker are now written in Go itself.
In the release, the garbage collector has been re-designed. The order in which goroutines are scheduled has been changed.
As stated in the Official Release:
- The compiler and runtime are now written entirely in Go (with a little assembler). C is no longer involved in the implementation, and so the C compiler that was once necessary for building the distribution is gone.
- The garbage collector is now concurrent and provides dramatically lower pause times by running, when possible, in parallel with other goroutines.
- By default, Go programs run with GOMAXPROCS set to the number of cores available; in prior releases it defaulted to 1.
- Support for internal packages is now provided for all repositories, not just the Go core.
- The go command now provides experimental support for “vendoring” external dependencies.
- A new go tool trace command supports fine-grained tracing of program execution.
- A new go doc command (distinct from godoc) is customized for command-line use.
Download Go 1.5 from Here. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Apple OS X.