Templates head to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps


Google brought templates to the web versions of Docs, Sheets, and Slides a few months ago. Now the company is ready to bring them to the mobile apps of each. Business letters, proposals, and meeting notes are among the templates in Docs. To-do lists, calendars, invoices, and expense reports are available from Google in Sheets. And you can use Slides to make pitches, reports, and studies. These templates and more are heading to each of their respective apps for Android.

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Google launches Lightsaber Escape, an browser game that turns your phone into a lightsaber

lightsaber escapeGoogle’s latest Chrome experiment involves your computer, your smartphone, and a lightsaber, and it’s as cool as it sounds.

The browser-based game links your desktop (or laptop) with your smartphone, and allows you to play the game by using your phone as the hilt of a lightsaber. It’s an extremely unique way to play a game, especially one that’s based in a web browser. Read more

Google adds data-only support to Project Fi, Apple tablets included


When Google launched the service, Project Fi supported just one phone. Project Fi started with the Nexus 6 alone before replacing that support with the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. A whopping two devices, no matter how current they are, isn’t exactly a winning strategy. Google needs to allow more devices to join its service that is backed by T-Mobile and Sprint networks. Today, the company announced that data-only devices will be admitted to the service without any monthly device fee.

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Google to scrap YouTube’s webcam upload feature on January 16


Earlier today, Google announced it will be axing YouTube’s integrated webcam upload feature on Saturday, January 16, 2016. According to the search engine giant, the service, which enables users to capture video from their computer’s camera and upload it to the video-sharing platform, is “rarely used” and operates using technology that’s no longer supported — so there’s no real reason for it to be present.

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