Google and Globe Teamed Up to Offer Free Zone; Allows You to Access Gmail, Google+, and Search for Free!

Free Zone, that’s the name of the new service which allows prepaid subscribers to access Gmail, Google Search, and Google+ right on their feature phones – for free. Thanks to the world’s search giant Google; this new service paves the way for the next billion users in emerging markets across the globe to access the web. And the Philippines, with more or less 35% of its population use the internet, is the first country in the world to kick-start the service. This is through an exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom, whose prepaid Globe and Touch Mobile (TM) subscribers got the first dibs of the service starting on Thursday until March 31st next year.

 

How to Use Free Zone

1. In your computer, visit libre.ph or g.co/freezone.

2. Click the button that says “Send a link to your phone(more…)

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You Can Now Search on Google by Handwriting

Google introduced today a new way to use its, well… search engine, by searching the web without having to use a keyboard or voice commands. This new feature is called Handwrite, which basically allows users to do a web search in Google by handwriting. Handwrite, however, is only available for touch-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. I’ve personally tested Handwrite a while ago and it works just fine. Google is picking up text inputs into the search box perfectly, even though the search giant said such feature is still experimental.

If you have either a smartphone or tablet, you can give Handwrite a try by visiting Google.com through your mobile browser (works seamlessly on Safari and Chrome browsers). While in Google.com homepage, scroll a bit down and tap on search “Settings” and there you can “Enable” Handwrite, and “Save”. (more…)

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