Google has been busy making some improvements and adding new features to Google Maps recently, like the ability to check out special store hours during the holiday season or find cheap gas or a detour. Combining Google Maps with data mined by the search giant’s computers from the last three years, Google is offering up some tips and insights for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Read more
Many of you already use Google Photos for all your photo backup needs. However, sometimes you may backup your photos and need to free up some space on your device.
Nearly two hundred countries have access to Google Play, but no two countries are the same. Consumers and businesses differ from market-to-market. The Play Store, according to Google, is faced with “unique challenges and opportunities” in every market. Pricing is an area that is especially sensitive to change.
Google has decided that now is the time to reduce the minimum purchase price for apps and in-app purchases in seventeen countries.
Own a smart television manufactured by LG? Now you can access a service that has thousands of movies and television shows in its catalog. LG announced today that Google Play Movies & TV is coming to LG Smart TVs in more than one hundred countries. Later this month, the company will allow owners of select LG Smart TVs in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to access Google’s video streaming service.
Being that Play Movies & TV can be found across multiple platforms, you’ll be able to start watching something on your television and continue doing so on your phone, tablet, or computer.
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Back in September LEGO announced they were preparing an app that consumers who bought a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics construction set could use to build and program their creations. That app, LEGO MINDSTORMS Programmer, is now available for Android in the Google Play Store. Read more
Google may be known as the ultimate search engine, but it’s possible that all could change in the future. The rise of mobile apps has made it very difficult for Google to index content within apps. The only way to search inside an app is to get permission from the developer.
If your partial to leaving a venue review, or two, on Google Maps, you’ll be glad to hear that the search engine giant will be rewarding you for your efforts. As part of its new Local Guides program, members can earn points whenever they write reviews, upload photos of locations, add any new places to visit and correct outdated content.
Update: Tasker is back in the Play Store! Google gave Android Police a statement saying:
“We can confirm that Tasker is available again on Google Play. We worked very closely with the developer to resolve the situation and ensure that the app was in compliance with our policies.”
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Tasker has vanished into a puff of smoke, as it’s no longer available from the Play Store. In other words, those that don’t have the task management app installed or are trying to reinstall it are fresh out of luck.
Pushbullet has come a long way since its initial launch. Today, the company announced Pushbullet Pro, a new optional premium account with bonus features.
With the UK heading firmly into winter, it’s fair to say that people will be cranking up the central heating in trying to stay warm over the next couple of months. Keeping on top of energy usage can be irksome at the best of times, which is where something like Alphabet‘s Nest Thermostat can soon prove its value, the third generation of which is now available in the UK for £199. Read more