Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 22 Jul 2014 8:51 pm
As shown off at Google I/O 2014, the new version of Google Play is beautiful, heavy on the Material Design, and starting to push out now to regular folk like you and me.
While much of the interface is unchanged, when you dive into an application's page (or a book, or movie, or music) you'll see the big changes. New animations, new badges, an awesome header of the associated video (...
View multiplayer invites, see who is playing what, and discover fun new games
Google has pushed out a sizable update for Google Play Games today (yay, Wednesday!) and the changes finally make the app worth using. There are three major changes, and they are ones that I think everyone is going to like.
See invitations for multiplayer games
See who's playing a game
Search for something fun to...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 26 Feb 2014 3:42 pm
New version will roll out to users over the next few days
Google has updated the Chrome browser for Android today, bringing the version number up to 33.0.1750.132. Along with the usual performance and stability tweaks, there are several changes highlighted by the Chrome team.
Download progress notification for file downloads using the Chrome network stack
Updated help and feedback UI
Also a slick new video tutorial the first time you run the app
Rounding out today's Googlicious updates is another small one, this time for Google Drive. The current version — which varies by device — includes just two changes over the ubiquitous bug fixes. namely animated GIF support and a new 1x1 shortcut to the document scanner.
The former you'll find in any document you've embedded an...
Users experiencing messaging bugs hopefully get their fix
Big G has pushed out a small update for the Hangouts app today, and while the change log is short, it looks to be exactly what more than a few have been waiting for.
What's New (2.0.3)
More fixes for sending/receiving MMS
Fixed a bug that prevented some from sending SMS longer than 160 characters
Behind the scenes fixes may not...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 10 Dec 2013 9:06 pm
PDF and ePub files can be shared to Google Play Books using the Android intents system
Google Play Books is getting a nifty little update. The app has the same look and feel, but performance tweaks and new sharing features make for a worthwhile upgrade.
For starters, things have been tweaked to make your books — both your own uploads and Google Play purchases — open faster. If you've ever had...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 13 Nov 2013 7:44 pm
OK Google — show me the Google Search update
Make no mistake, Google Now is the future of Android. What we see in the Nexus 5 and Google Glass updates tells us as much, and what we're hearing around the rumor mill fits right in. Google is going all-in with Google Now and their slightly creepy but informative and useful contextual style of pre-search, or whatever you want to call it.
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