Tag Archive: Google


Google Play Newsstand updated with new navigation tabs, combined ‘My Library’ section

Content sections now separated into individual tabs for easier reading

Our third Google app update of the day is Google Play Newsstand, and again we’re looking at light changes with a few new features that’ll grab the interest of those who regularly use the app. Content discovery is a big deal for an app like this, and the most notable interface change is a new set of tabs in the “Read now” section with quick access  [Read More…]

Google Keep receiving major update today

Google Keep

Sometimes Google creates a great application, puts it in the Play Store, and forgets about it. Unfortunately, Google Keep has been the victim of that for quite a long time. Well, good news! Keep is receiving a pretty big update beginning today.

The update for Keep will be to version 2.2, and will bring a bunch of new features. The most noticeable change is  [Read More…]

This is an image of David Hasselhoff and Sergey Brin is a mosaic of tiny Google Glass wearers

It’s The Hoff and The Brin. Glasselhoff and the Brinmeister. Explorer Hasselhoff and Master Brin.

Kris Kitchen, himself a Google Glass Explorer, took the next logical step from the April Fools’ Day jocularity of yesterday — Google+ David Hasselhoff Auto Awesome Photobombs — and took a massive collection of portraits of Google Glass users and assembled them into a masssive mosaic image of David Hasselhoff and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Challenge: Find the Phil.

Source: +KrisKitchen

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Google asking Supreme Court to put an end to Street View class action lawsuit

Google is petitioning the Supreme Court to dismiss one of the Google Street View lawsuits.

Google Street View vehicles would scan unencrypted and open Wifi networks to help find the Street View cars location, which led to cries of privacy violations, and ultimately lawsuits.

    

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Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app available in Google Play

Keep up on the latest developments in this Xbox second-screen app

If you want that second-screen experience between your Xbox One and your Android phone, but also want to ride that bleeding edge known as beta, Microsoft has you covered.

They’s released a beta version of their Xbox One SmartGlass app into Google Play, allowing users a way to preview new features and provide feedback to the folks writing the code. We do have to wonder  [Read More…]

See all of your ratings and +1s in Google Play on the web

A new menu item is showing up for some users in the Play Store on the web, giving you a look at all of your +1 and comment activity in the store. This reflects a change that was added to the Play Store on Android back in December, letting you have a broad look at all of your Play Store engagement in one place.

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Select Nexus 7, Nexus 5 and Chromebook 11 cases are on sale in Google Play

Google has a slick 25-percent off sale on some Nexus (and a Chromebook) cases going on right now at Google Play.

We saw these go on sale back in January, but if you missed your chance to pick one up you have a second chance.

    

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Google Chromecast sold every 4.5 seconds at UK retailer on launch day

Google’s Chromecast finally made it to European shores in recent weeks and it looks as if the £30 HDMI dongle has seen a pretty strong start. According to Giga OM, the Dixons group – owners of Currys PCWorld – in the UK saw a sale every 4.5 seconds on launch day resulting in a temporary sell out on available stock. Giga OM

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Google+ now shows the total number of views you’ve received

Good news, folks! If you like to use the Internet as some sort of popularity contest, Google+ has you covered, as it now shows the total number of views your profile, posts and pictures have received. If you’ve got it but don’t want to flaunt it, you can hide the number in your settings. (Same as you can the number of circles you’re in.) Try not to let this go to your head, m’kay? [+Eddie Kessler]

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Google+ Photos introduces Auto Awesome Photobombs, with David Hasselhoff!

Not to be left out of the April fool’s fun, the Google+ team has conjured up an April fool’s joke of their own involving the auto awesome feature on Google+ and none other than David Hasselhoff.