Sad news today. Andy Rubin, who co founded Android is leaving Google to start an incubator for startups. Rubin was in charge of the Android division until March of last year, when he shifted to the lead of the nascent robotics effort. Google acquired Android back in 2005, and Rubin was instrumental in building it […]
The new Google Camera app update that was released to the Play Store today includes a really neat new feature. You’re now able to remotely trigger the shutter via your Android Wear device to your phone. After you’ve remotely triggered it, you’ll receive a notification that will allow you to review the photo. The feature will […]
It was only a matter of time, but Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have finally instituted a “zero-tolerance” policy to ban all wearables, including Google Glass. Staff at theaters will apparently not call the police unless there is reason to believe the user is attempting to pirate a movie. […]
Runtastic, the extremely popular fitness-tracking app, has today received a rather beefy update via the Play Store. The upgrade brings compatibility for Google’s recently-launched ‘Fit’ application, in addition to a new “advanced statistics” service, which allows users to monitor performance and progress by comparing current and past time periods.
Google has announced an update to the Google Play Books app that may be especially welcomed by users who access non-fiction books. While fiction readers will almost always read a title straight through, unless they are possibly working on a report or something, users of non-fiction books frequently find themselves needing to skip around from […]
Google has started rolling out its latest update for its Google Play Games, and with it comes Game Profile improvements and design changes.
Google has updated its three biggest productivity apps: docs, sheets, and slides. The changes
After undergoing further development since August, Google Stars has launched in the Chrome Web Store. The difference today, though, is its name. Google has renamed the extension Bookmark Manager. The overall design has not changed too much, but Google definitely made alterations to fit its own suggested guidelines. Bookmark Manager saves pages, places them into […]
The web and mobile experiences for Google Drive are being improved constantly. The latest round of adjustments is for the Google Drive for Android app. Google is improving search, share, and view tools. For the search tool, the Google Drive app will have active results suggested. Start typing and the app displays suggestions with the […]
We saw glimpses of this at Google I/O, and developers can now make their apps searchable through Google Voice Search. It only takes a few lines of code. Once added, apps can receive the SEARCH_ACTION intent containing the SearchManager.QUERYextra with the search expression. Examples of such searches might be “Ok Google, search pizza on Eat24” or “Ok Google, search for hotels […]