Alan Buckingham, Author at gHacks Technology News
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Spotify tries to clarify its new terms without scaring away customers

Music streaming service Spotify recently announced it would be changing its terms of service and stressed it would be better. However, what followed apparently scared users and now the company is trying to […]

Evernote for the web gets an update with new Beta design

While there are alternatives, most people fall into one of two categories when it comes to technology-based note taking. It's generally either Evernote, or Microsoft's OneNote. Both work on multiple platforms, both computer […]

Chrome OS adds automatic photo backup

Chrome OS had a a bit of a rough start on the scene, with the first Chromebooks getting little real attention. But Google has beefed up its offering and Chromebooks now find […]

The tech I use daily as a freelance writer

The other day my colleague Martin Brinkman wrote a bit about what he uses every day. Surprisingly, given we both do essentially the same job, we are somewhat separated in what we […]

Chromebook update will bring camera improvements

Those with a Chromebook know that updates are fairly regular, and spotting the improvement can sometimes be tricky. Unless it's a major change to the web browser, chances are you're going to […]

Get Canary on your Chromebook in a few simple steps

Google's operating system has been on the rise recently, with new hardware debuting on a regular basis, and seemingly endless updates to the platform. Despite a few speed bumps, such as the […]

Mozilla backpedals on Firefox release schedule, in favor of a holiday break

We've mostly grown accustomed to the rather quick update cycles that web browsers utilize these days. Software updates may still be doled out sparingly when it comes to operating systems and office […]

Don't forget the holiday games and browser themes

The other day my colleague Martin Brinkman did a very nice roundup of holiday goodies for your computer. While he covered almost all of what I would tell you as well, there were […]

Could Chrome OS go password-free by February 2014?

Passwords have become both necessary and evil on the internet. We need them to protect our accounts, but many users pay less attention to them than they should -- witness the recent Adobe […]

Google updates the AdSense homepage

For many large web  sites, advertising comes from deals with individual companies, as well as from major agencies. But, most sites fall into the low-end of the market, and rely on services […]

Chrome beta adds support for finding noisy tabs

Google continues to innovate its Chrome web browser, and the latest beta to roll out from the Mountain View-based company is no exception. This time around the search giant attempts to solve […]

Powerbot for Gmail and Dropbox gets a boost

Back in June, when the weather was still warm around these parts, we talked about the integration of Gmail with Evernote -- combining what could be considered the best of web-based email […]

Mozilla announces Firefox OS 1.1, adds new features

Slowly but surely, browser maker Mozilla is rolling out its own mobile operating system, and prospective buyers can already grab a handset -- the ZTE Open and Alcatel One are available through […]

Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome gets a major update

When it comes to Evernote I can't pretend to be completely unbiased -- I am a long-time user of the service and I  love it. But don't get me wrong, if the […]

AVG aims at Facebook privacy with CrowdControl

The popular anti-virus company AVG today announced it is moving into the social networking era with a new service called CrowdSource, which is geared towards protecting your privacy on Facebook. The app […]

Google Play Services completes 3.2 rollout

Google has slowly been rolling out Play Services version 3.2 to Android devices, but the company now announces that the task is complete for phones and tablets all around the world. So […]

Get the lowdown on your Android with Geekbench 3

Android devices are released on an increasingly fast and furious basis -- it seems as if there is a new one every week, be it a phone or tablet. If you are […]

Google rolling out new features for New Tab page

Google popularized the "New Tab page" with its Chrome web browser, a feature that Firefox has also adopted. The Chrome version has many cool features, such as your most viewed web pages, […]