Google I/O 2015 app now available in the Play Store


Google I/O is only two weeks away so it’s time to start planning your schedule whether you will be there in person or not. The official mobile app is just the thing you need to get that done and it’s now live on Google Play.

Not only will you be able to see the full schedule, but it also includes a video library from past I/O events. Based on whether you will be attending in-person or not, the app will show you relevant content. For example, if you’re on site, you will be able to view the venue map and your WiFi will already be configured by the time you arrive at Mascone West.

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Google Fit introduces estimates for distance and calories burned


The latest update to Google Fit makes the health and fitness hub much more useful. The app can now estimate distance and calories burned after a user inputs their gender, height, and weight. Google Fit shows what activities and amounts contributed to the two aforementioned categories. When enough data is stored with Google Fit, users can sort everything into a daily, weekly, or monthly view.

For quick viewing of activity, there is also a new Google Fit widget and Android Wear watch face to utilize.

Hit the break for the gallery and download links.

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Tango opens an in-app store powered by Walmart and Alibaba


Two of the world’s largest companies in commerce are assisting Tango with the launch of its in-app store. Walmart and Alibaba have come together to bring their digital stores to Tango users in the United States. Users can browse millions of items offered by Walmart and AliExpress without ever leaving Tango. Purchases are also done within the messaging service’s app. Tango then curates lists of products for users to view based on preferences. This is another step in the direction of ‘social shopping’ and Tango encourages users to share their lists with friends and family.

Tango does plan to include additional retailers and markets over time.

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Google and Lionsgate celebrate Mad Men’s last episode with an interactive web experience and free episode


If you’ve been watching the TV program, Mad Men, then you probably already know that its last episode will air on Sunday, May 17th. To celebrate this, Google has teamed up with the show’s production company, Lionsgate, to showcase ‘The Mad Men Experience‘, an interactive website documenting the program’s characters, themes and storyline. You can relive some of your favourite moments from the program while taking in some of the behind-the-scenes action and interviews with the actors.

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