Mother suing over $ 69 of in-app purchases through Marvel game
Google is facing a class-action lawsuit over claims it “unfairly” profited from unauthorized in-app purchases by children. The suit was filed by New York mother Llana Imber-Gluck, who says her child spent $ 68.95 on virtual currency for the Marvel Run Jump Smash! game on Google Play. Law firm Berger & Montague, representing Imber-Gluck, alleges that Google “has unfairly profited by marketing free or low-cost [Read More...]
The Moto X has a great feature which allows Google Now to be triggered with a simple ‘Ok Google’ voice command, which is made possible due the device always listening for that particular phrase to be announced.
Other devices such as the Galaxy S5 can be trigged using the ‘Ok Galaxy’ voice command, but only when S Voice is actually open. It seems, however, that this background listening is not constrained to just the Moto X and is infact embedded [Read More...]
New functionality from third-party organizations
Google has today announced the arrival of add-ons for Google Drive, bringing new capabilities from partner developers to its web-based productivity apps. Activated from the new “Add-ons” menu when editing a document or spreadsheet, add-ons are available from a variety of developers and accessible throughout all your Google Docs or Sheets once you’ve plugged them in. There are already a few dozen add-ons available, including Merge by Mailchimp, Avery Label Merge and EasyBib bibliography [Read More...]
Green Throttle Games, the now-defunct maker of a Bluetooth controller accessory for Android devices, is the latest Google acquisition. Although it had basically stopped supporting its controller hardware and pulled its corresponding Android app, Green Throttle will bring some gaming and accessory knowledge along with former staff and co-founders over to Google.
If you haven’t used a previous trial, Google is giving 60 days of all-you-can-listen to Chromebook users
Google Play Music All Access is pretty sweet. You can add any album to your library, listen to ad-free Internet Radio based on genre or based on a particular song, artist or album, or even try the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature and see what you get. We all use it here around the office, and if it’s available in [Read More...]
Google have just announced a special offer for select Chromebook owners which enables them to try Google’s All Access music streaming service for free for 60 days.
The Google Play All Access provides instant streaming to over 20 million tracks and usually costs £9.99 a month. Google Music recently got updated to provide playlist-based radio stations to aid in music discovery, bringing it in line with offerings from competitors such as Spotify. If you qualify for this offer then it [Read More...]
Program now available to U.S. and Canadian based businesses
Google has started a program that rewards folks spreading the news about Google Apps today. If you’re a business who is successfully using Google Apps and want to spread the good word, you now can get $ 15 per each new user through the Google Apps Referral Program.
Getting started seems simple enough — as long as you’re in the U.S. or Canada. Head to the program’s [Read More...]
Could this mean the Google Watch is finally a reality?
According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, who is on the gorund at the SXSW conference, Google will be releasing their own SDK for wearable devices in two weeks.
At #SXSW @sundarpichai says Google will launch first SDK for developers for Android on wearables in 2 weeks. @CNET
— Daniel Terdiman (@GreeterDan) March 9, 2014
This could mean better support for manufacturers who want to use Android [Read More...]
The HTC M8′s official unveiling may still be a couple of weeks out, but luckily for us there have been a number of leaks to help make the wait easier. Today a few more details on HTC’s upcoming flagship have leaked out, including two new images of the device.
First up, @evleaks has shared an image of the HTC M8 donning a unique flip cover-style case. The front of the case is covered with holes, some of which are lit [Read More...]
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