Google Now rumored to include an ‘Inferred Events’ feature

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According to a new rumor, Google Now will grasp events posted on other Google apps such as Gmail and Hangouts and then ask if you’d like the event to be added to your calendar.

The information will be clearly displayed to the user as to where the event was taken from and if the user would like to edit the event prior to adding it to the calendar such that when a recipient tells you about a time and location, Google will take that information and allow you to edit it beforehand. The image at the top of the article is a dummy interface of this rumored feature.  » Read the rest

Firefox Beta for Android gets updated to support Firefox accounts, data sync

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Mozilla’s “Firefox Accounts,” introduced earlier this year, was created to help sync all data used between the Firefox browsers on your computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. This information includes passwords, browsing history, bookmarks, settings, open tabs, etc.

Now, support for Firefox Accounts has come to its Android beta app. You’ll be able to turn on the feature by tapping on the message that will appear when you open up a new tab while using the updated app for the first time.

Hit the break below for the full changelog as well as a link to the app in the Play Store.

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YouTube for Google TV reappears in Play Store, features improved stability

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The Play Store from Google TV had eliminated the YouTube app from its offerings last month, which seemed like a complete head-scratcher at the time.

As it turns out, Google wanted to spend some time working on fixing bugs in the app— the process was finally completed today.

Along with the return of the YouTube app comes improved stability and customizable closed captions.

Source: Android Police

Layar develops Glassware for added augmented reality experience

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Layar, an augmented reality application, has brought its services to Google Glass, allowing users to simply look at things in the real world and obtain detailed information about it through Google Glass.

A simple “scan this” command will instruct the app to find additional information about whatever the user is looking at.

Not sure what we’re talking about? Check out Layar’s video after the break.

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Latest Motorola Camera update now lets users snap pictures via the volume button

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Whether you will use it or not, options are always good to have, right? In Motorola’s latest Camera update, users are now able to use the hardware volume button to snap a picture. Sure makes selfies a little easier right? This will work on only the Moto X, Moto G, DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra, and DROID Mini with 4.4.2. We have download links after the break.

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Google knows the YouTube app has been crashing, and they’re working on a fix

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Since updating some Google Now features, the YouTube application has been suffering some issues that are causing the app to crash on startup. It’s a weird situation, but Google is aware of it. They’ve worked out a fix that should solve almost all users errors, but if you’re still having problems getting your app to open, they recommend sitting tight and using the mobile version of YouTube in your browser until all of the bugs are completely ironed out, which hopefully shouldn’t be much longer.

Anybody experiencing YouTube glitches lately?

source: Google Product Forums

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Galaxy S 5 Experience app lets you preview the upcoming flagship

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The Galaxy S 5 is coming. And for some people, it cannot come soon enough. To hold over the people eagerly awaiting Samsung’s upcoming flagship handset, the Galaxy S 5 Experience app is now available in the Play Store. What does it do? It is basically just one big preview for the device. Hands on videos (ours can be found here), interactive tours, and a look at some accessories are all included.

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Google Keyboard 3.0 brings personalized word suggestions

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google_keyboard_3Google’s own keyboard has been updated to version 3.0. Despite the change to a full new version number, this isn’t a huge update. The update brings a few minor bug fixes and tweaks, such as a dedicated “ABC” button to switch from emoji. In addition, perhaps the biggest change is a new personalized suggestions feature which uses data from other Google Apps and Services to improve suggestions and corrections.

The personalized suggestions feature is disabled by default, so you’ll need to turn it on through the settings. The update is currently available in the Play Store, and you can download via the link past the break.

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New Google Now voice command will launch your camera

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google_now_cameraGoogle Now constantly has new updates to enhance the service’s functionality, and the latest one will let you open your device’s camera by simply tapping the microphone and saying “Ok Google,” then “take a photo” or “take a video.” It’s a simple addition that probably should have been included a while ago.

The update is launching through one of Google’s infamous staged rollout programs, so if you don’t have the Google Search update now, you will eventually.

Source: +Google shuts down, founder launches ‘Ketchup’ social app

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Last November, made an announcement on its blog that its shutting down to focus more on the ‘Live experience’ and develop its new Turntable Live service. “For over 2 years, we’ve improved and evolved the experience. We made rooms expand to unlimited sizes, made thousands of UI improvements, launched GOLD, built a mini-player, designed tons of avatars and listened to our community, trying to make the experience as wonderful as possible. Over those two years, the community has played over 400 million songs in about a million rooms.”

Now, a few months later, the company is shutting down that service as well. As for the future plans, the company’s CEO, Billy Chasen, is going to start small. A month ago, he released a social app, Ketchup, designed to allow users to keep their friends and families updated on their status without having to spread it on their wider social network. » Read the rest