Google Duo

Google Duo

Web site: duo.google.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Web
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 2016
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Google Duo – a high quality video calling application. It’s simple, reliable, and works across Android and iOS phones and tablets, smart devices, and on the web. Google Duo replaced Google Hangouts applications.

Features:
– Make calls between Android and iOS – Whether you’re on your phone, tablet, or on the web, you can stay in touch with Duo.
– Group call with up to 12 people – Bring together all the people who matter most, even when you’re apart, with group calling. Duo now supports 12 people in group video calls.
– Send video and voice messages, photos, and more – Short on time or your friends can’t pick up? Leave a personalized video message with fun effects, or share voice messages, photos, notes, and emojis.
– Low Light Mode – Duo lets you make video calls even in poor lighting conditions.
– Voice calling -Make voice-only calls to your friends when you can’t chat over video.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

Web site: hangouts.google.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, VoIP clients
Platform: Android, iOS
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 2013
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Google Hangouts (formerly known as Google Talk) – a free messenger for traditional text and video chat using a microphone and a webcam.

Google Hangouts takes users to a whole new dimension, enabling photo and emoticon support as well as video calls. The program allows you to send photos and emoticons, and also allows you to send messages to people who are not available at the moment.

Google Hangouts Messenger automatically recognizes and imports contacts from your Google Account.

Features:
• Include all your contacts with group chats for up to 150 people.
• Say more with status messages, photos, videos, maps, emoji, stickers, and animated GIFs.
• Turn any conversation into a free group video call with up to 10 contacts.
• Call any phone number in the world (and all calls to other Hangouts users are free).
• Connect your Google Voice account for phone calling, SMS texting, and voicemail integration.
• Keep in touch with contacts across Android, iOS, and the web, and sync chats across all your devices.
• Message contacts anytime, even if they’re offline.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Web site: www.google.com/chrome/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: EULA, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Asembler, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
First release: September 2, 2008

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Google Chrome – a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast. Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more. Chrome puts you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you’re online. By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen.

Google releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as the Chromium open-source project; however, Chrome itself is a proprietary software.

It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS operating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing-based approach to Web security. Each open website runs as its own process, which helps prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer operating system at large). The browser also supports Web standards such as HTML5 and cascading style sheets (CSS).

Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

Google Earth

Google Earth

Web site: www.google.com/intl/pl/earth/desktop/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android, Google Chrome, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Freeware, Proprietary
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: June 11, 2001

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Google Earth – a freeware application which displays a digital globe, and lets you see the planet’s surface using a single composited image from a far distance. It lets you view Earth with a combination of satellite photos, aerial images and Street View. Its powerful search engine, a large amount of information and images available, and its intuitive use make it the best way to discover the planet we live on, but also the sky, the Moon and even Mars.

The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard, and sometimes recognize your car parked along the street. A digital elevation model within Google Earth allows you to view the landscape of many geographic areas in 3D.

Features:
– shows 3D building models in some cities, including photorealistic 3D imagery
– fully integrated Street View into Google Earth which displays 360° panoramic street-level photos of select cities and their surroundings
– allows users to zoom below the surface of the ocean and view the 3D bathymetry
– allows users to view stars and other celestial bodies
– Google Mars – a browser application of Google Earth that is a version of the program for imagery of the planet Mars
– Google Moon – a browser application that allows exploration of the moon
– a flight simulator feature was introduced in 2007, but starting with version 4.3, it was given a labeled option in the menu
– Liquid Galaxy – a cluster of computers running Google Earth creating an immersive experience.

The application is available to download and install on Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, can be run inside the Google Chrome web browser and is available as a plug in to a few other web browsers.