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Founded in California in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google is a hugely successful American Multinational Corporation employing over 30,000 people worldwide. Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University and they founded the company in a local garage.
Google literally has the power to make a company a lot of money by their ranking algorithm. A high ranking on Google can mean the difference between success and failure for an online company. The algorithm is said to be made up of over 200 ranking factors and SEO companies worldwide are daily trying to understand this.
Google is certainly a major part of our daily lives; it is even recognised as a verb in all the major
dictionaries. While it does have rivals, none will have the influence or market share that it has. For a company formed in 1998, they have a chequered history already with an abundance of acquisitions throughout the period. With a share price of $85 from their IPO in August 2004, the share price is now an astounding $1158.72 (as at March 26th 2014).
This infographic explores the history of Google which is marked with an abundance of innovations and acquisitions. It charts other aspects of the company such as the name, the people behind the corporation and some interesting facts and possible prospects for the future.
Keeping track of a user’s location is set on a per-device basis. This enables specific apps to offer more accurate information if location access is switched on. The same principle applies to Google apps, but Google has its own set of location settings. These refer specifically to any installed Google apps, e.g. Google Maps, and will only be associated with the Google account that the device is logged in to.
The Google settings effectively offer two options that work together: Location Reporting and Location History. The first option ensures that your location is reported, while History lets you view location data by day, week or month.
1. Locations Settings
To manage the location settings on an Android device, the first thing you need to do is to make sure they are switched on. Head to your Settings app and select Location access and switch on the Access to my location option. This will activate the Location sources.
2. Location Sources
By default, switching on location access will turn on both the GPS Satellites and Wi-Fi & mobile network location options. Either of the options can be switched off if you don’t want location data sent to Google. However, both cannot be turned off at the same time.
3. Google Settings
To take care of location settings for Google apps, head to the Apps screen and locate Google Settings. This will include the Location option. Tap it to open. By default, the Access location option is switched on. Deactivating the Access location option will in turn deactivate the associated options. Note these settings are related to the account that the device is signed in to.
4. Location Reporting
Google’s location settings has two options associated with it: Location Reporting and Location History. Both of these options are only related to Google apps and can be switched off if desired. Switching off the options will not affect a device’s general location settings. Location Reporting lets Google store and use a device’s recent location data. This includes activities such as walking and cycling.
5. Location History
Location History works in conjunction with Location Reporting and lets Google store location data from any device logged in to a specific Google account. Keeping the Location History on means that certain Google services can often provide more accurate results. Users can view the Location History of a Google account by visiting maps.google.com/locationhistory.
This offers two display options: Map and Dashboard. Map provides a visual display of routes on a specific day. The Dashboard, currently in beta, provides a selection of graphs for you.
I Cannot Find The Location Settings On My Device. Where Are They?
Google’s location settings can differ depending on device and version. On devices running 4.3 or lower the location settings can be found under Location. On a Nexus running Android 4.4 there are additional sub-menus.
Author Bio:This article is written by prateek who is a avid technology blogger. Read More on Android Apps at TheAndroidTips.com and connect with prateek on Google Plus Here
After Google Glasses were revealed there was a lot of speculation as to just what the technology giant was going to do next. The answer, many were shocked to find, is that the Internet and technology giant is creating contact lenses. They won't be used to browse the Internet though; the lenses, if all goes according to plan, will be used to revolutionize the way diabetics live their lives.
Sugar-Sensing Contact Lenses
People who live with diabetes have difficulty maintaining a healthy blood sugar level. This leads to all kinds of medications, lifestyle changes, and other preventative measures being taken to help control the condition. One of the most common sights though is a diabetic person jabbing his or her fingertips, swabbing a bit of blood onto a test strip, and then inserting the strip into an electronic reader to check the glucose levels in the blood.
Google might be eliminating the need for that kind of testing
The contact lenses currently being tested have tiny, miniature LED lights that look like specks of glitter when worn. Sandwiched between layers of the lens, the technology measures glucose levels in the wearer's tears. When the levels get too high, or too low, the LED lights flash to warn the wearer of the condition. There's no pricking necessary, no need to carry test strips, and less of a package to carry around when leaving the house.
The question people might ask, and legitimately so, is at this point is what's next? If contact lenses can be fitted with circuitry and worn with little to no effort, then what else is possible? Will futuristic technology be installed directly into affected tissue to cure diseases from the common cold to cancer? Will the cell phones and iPods of the future be able to catch ambient brain waves to charge themselves? Or, for that matter, will people be able to download information straight into their brains?
We're not there yet, but the keyword in that sentence is yet. Things once thought completely impossible, such as cybernetic prosthetics capable of delivering sensation to the brain, have become common. Still cutting edge, but fairly common all the same. When it comes to Google's revolutionary contact lenses, the question is really what other conditions can be monitored and treated using this tiny technology? The miniaturization of medical monitors might result in a complete change in how conditions are diagnosed and treated. They could also lead to test results being completed in minutes, rather than in hours or days as has been the case previously. Only time will tell for certain.
This article was provided by Jesse L. from the FindAFax.com blog team. Jesse earned a perfect 800 on the Math S.A.T. and is currently studying Computer Science at Stanford University.