Google Brings Its Cloud Messaging Push Notification Service To Chrome

Google Brings Its Cloud Messaging Push Notification Service To Chrome

At last year’s I/O, Google launched its Cloud Messaging push notification service for Android. This week, it extended this service to Chrome and Chrome OS, which, Google says, allows Chrome apps and extension developers to wake up their apps remotely and/or send alerts to users …

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PHP Master – MongoDB Indexing

PHP Master - MongoDB Indexing

A proper understanding of indexing is important since it can improve the performance and throughput of your application. This series on MongoDB indexing concludes with a look at a few small but important concepts, like indexing on sub-documents and embedded fields, covered queries, and index …

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Internet turns 30, parties like an 18 year old

Internet turns 30, parties like an 18 year old

The Internet, the last bastion of free speech, the ocean of all knowledge and the one-stop shop for all kinds of fun today turns 30 – and it is looking really good for a 30 year old!

The Internet found its beginnings as Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) when it switched over from using Network Control Protocol to TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol)…

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One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew

One In Four Americans Owns A Tablet, Overtaking E-Readers, As Printed Book Consumption Continues To Decline: Pew

We’re still waiting to hear from specific companies like Amazon with their latest (non-)numbers on how well their Kindle line of devices has sold over this holiday period, and from the various analysts that track overall device sales and shipments (but we’ve had a few indications that sales will be strong). But in the meantime, some research out today from the Pew Research Center on e-reading sheds some light on how the key U.S. market appears to be moving: specifically, ownership of tablets like the iPad has overtaken ownership of e-reading devices like the Kindle, with the number of people using both continuing to rise.

According to Pew’s ongoing Internet & American Life survey, 25% of respondents — one in every four — now owns a tablet; while e-reader ownership is now at 19%. Biggest of all is the fact that now one in every three people owns some kind of device — tablet, e-reader or both — for e-reading. That’s more than a twofold rise for tablets over December 2011, when tablets and e-readers were level, with 10% of surveyed respondents said they owned one or the other. This most recent survey dates from November 2012 — meaning that the proportion is likely to rise even further after holiday sales shopping is taken into account…

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Keep Track of Santa Claus With These Google Tools

Keep Track of Santa Claus With These Google Tools

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) may have decided to ditch Google in favor of Microsoft for its official Santa tracker, but the search giant is still keeping tabs on the fat man. On Christmas Eve, kids and anyone else with a vested interest in the whereabouts of the gluttonous gift giver from the North Pole can follow his progress using Google’s Santa Tracker…

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Win an iPad mini This Christmas!

Win an iPad mini This Christmas!

Christmas is coming! 2012 has been a great year for VersionEye. To celebrate this years success, we are giving away an iPad mini (16GB).

All you have to do is Sign Up at http://www.versioneye.com, follow at least 3 libraries and you will automatically participate. Our contest starts on December 14 and ends on December 21, 2012.

Good luck and happy holidays!

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