Tag Archive: Google


11 things you need to know about Google Play Family Library

Announced on July 27, Google Play Family Library lets users share content purchased in Google Play with others. Similar to the Family Plan sharing in Google Play Music, it allows for one person to share books, movies, apps, and other stuff with up to five other family members. Before heading out to set up your

Google brings add-ons to Docs and Sheets for Android

Google Docs and Sheets users are getting a little bit of extra help with their workflow in the form of add-ons on Android. Just announced by Google, add-ons bring a bit of extra functionality to Docs and Sheets by way of integrated partner apps.

At launch, Google says it has worked with eight partners to launch an initial set of add-ons for Docs and Slides on Android. Examples include DocuSign, which allows you to set up a  [Read More…]

Where to buy Google Play gift cards

Where can I buy Google Play gift cards?

Looking to buy a Google Play gift card for that special Android user in your life? We at Android Central just want to let you know that you’re a good person.

Google Play gift cards just don’t seem to be as ubiquitous as iTunes gift cards, but they’re actually a lot easier to find than you think.

Here’s where to find Google Play gift cards in your region!

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Google begins rolling out Family Library, a new way to share your Google Play purchases with family

Google has announced that its Family Library feature will now begin its rollout. The feature will allow families to share their apps, media and more between accounts without having to pay multiple times. Up to six family members will be able to share purchases from Google Play, like movies, TV shows, books, apps, games and more, and there is no fee to use the service.

From Google’s announcement:

Share across your family’s devices: Today’s families have a lot  [Read More…]

Sharing purchases on Google Play now available with Family Library

Google on Wednesday announced that it is now letting users share content purchased via the Play Store with other users. Called Google Play Family Library, it allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six others members of a family. According to Google, eligible content includes apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books. Moreover, this

Google is making it easier for emergency services to find you when you need them

Google is using your Android phone to make it easier for emergency services to find you when you need help. With support from mobile networks, the Emergency Location Service sends your location of your phone to emergency services when you call an emergency number.

From Google:

This feature, when supported by your network, sends location from your phone to emergency services when you dial an emergency number. This uses the same location technologies available to apps  [Read More…]

Save on Chromebooks, Chromecast, and more in the Google Store’s back to school sale

The back to school shopping season is here, and the Google Store has now marked the occasion with a number of deals on Chromebooks, Chromecasts and more. Of particular interest are the deals on select Chromebooks, which include $ 30 off on both the Acer Chromebook R11 and the Acer Chromebook 14. For those keeping track, that drops the Chromebook R11 down to just $ 280, while the Chromebook 14 comes in at $ 270.

If an  [Read More…]

Google Maps rolls out a cleaner look and adds areas of interest

Google Maps is getting a makeover in an update that’s currently rolling out to its mobile apps as well as on the desktop. It will offer a cleaner look to the maps themselves while also adding new “areas of interest”.

In a blog post, Google stated:

The world is full of information, which means highlighting necessary info on the map without overcrowding it is a balancing act. So as part of this update,  [Read More…]

Google brings spam call protection to some Nexus and Android One phones

Google is rolling out an update for the Android phone app that will warn you about spam callers. The update, currently for Nexus or Android One phones on Marshmallow, lets you block and report these numbers.

From Nexus on Google+:

Today, we’re beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on #Nexus and #AndroidOne devices to warn you about potential spam callers and give you the ability to block and report these numbers. If  [Read More…]

Beware of fake Prisma Android apps: Here’s the legit Google Play link

Looking for the Android version of Prisma? Make sure you don’t download a fake.

Did you hear? The unique, artistic photo-filtering app Prisma is now available on Android. But in the early days of the app’s availability on the Play Store, you might be having a hard time tracking down a legitimate Prisma download.

That’s because, at the time of writing, the app’s still relatively new on Google Play, and as such Google’s servers are still  [Read More…]