Ten apps add Chromecast support including some with locally stored content

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If you’re a Chromecast owner, then you just got a little present from some hardworking Android developers. Make that, a big present since 10 new apps have been added to the “Chromecast family.” According to Google, starting today you can enjoy more photos, videos and music on ...

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Google Play Books spreads wings, expands to new markets

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Google Play Books is soaring out to a few new countries this week, and now finds itself available in 44 countries worldwide. New countries to get Google Play Book support include the following: Argentina Chile Columbia Peru Venezuela If you’re among those in the nearly four dozen markets ...

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Google Play Music update includes SD support

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Google Play Music allows you to play any music file on your Android device without having to look around in your Android directories for it. Unfortunately, the Play Music app did not have the ability to Play Music on a Micro-SD Card, and for people with little internal storage on their device, ...

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Google’s Santa Tracker returns with Chromecast-ready app

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After spending the last 11+ months maxin’ and relaxin’, Santa and his elves are back in full swing. Just like last year, you can head to the Christmas Village website to keep an eye on how things are going up north. Unlike last year, however, you can see how things a progressing ...

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Google dishes deals on apps, magazines, movies and more with Cyber Weekend sales

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You didn’t think Google was gonna sit on the sidelines and not offer a promotion or discount for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, did you? Heck no, the Big G has a “Cyber Weekend” full of goodies at lower-than-normal prices. Take advantage of our limited-time deals ...

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Google tossing in $25 Play credits with purchase of Nexus 7

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For a limited time, Google is throwing in $25 Google Play credits with the purchase of a Nexus 7 tablet Google, for a limited time, is tossing in $25 credits to anyone who purchases the Nexus 7 tablet through the Google Play Store. What’s more, the benevolent Google is also eating the ...

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Get This Look: Google Now Inspired Homescreen v2

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you ...

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Android tablets now get an optimized Google Play experience

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Android tablet owners logging into the Google Play Store will start to see a new, tablet-optimized configuration. As we’ve been expecting, the new look is designed to highlight apps and games made with tablets in mind. This, of course, does not get rid of everything else, but only pushes ...

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Google introduces physical Wallet cards; shipping in 10-12 days

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Google on Wednesday announced that a physical Google Wallet Card is now available to order. Offered free to residents of the United States, the card takes about 10-12 days to arrive. The Google Wallet card can be used as a debit card wherever you might use a standard MasterCard. In addition to ...

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Google Maps adds Waze incidents in 46 new countries & territories

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Google and Waze today announced that incident reporting has come to the Google Maps app for 46 new countries and territories. Now you’ll have a clearer idea as to where accidents, road hazards, police, and other incidents are along your route. It’s unclear which areas are seeing the ...

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Google debuts standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android

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Google has released a standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android in the Google Play Store. This app will read aloud your books, speak translations, and other things – but in the more natural sounding voice that comes in the other Google experiences. Get rid of that lifeless, robotic voice ...

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T-Mobile to offer Nexus 5 in retail stores on November 20, leak suggests

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T-Mobile will offer the new LG Nexus 5 smartphone in retail stores starting from November 20. According to leaked details obtained by TmoNews, the brand new device hits all channels effective two weeks from today. It’s unclear what pricing T-Mobile has in mind for the Nexus 5 but ...

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Google goof suggests 16GB Nexus 5 to retail at $349

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The Nexus 5 may sell for $349 whenever it eventually goes on sale, according to a Google slip-up. The unannounced flagship smartphone experience quietly slipped onto the Google Play Store last night before slinking off into the dark. This was, of course, before fast-fingered readers snapped the ...

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‘Google Now’ watch due sooner, not later

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New chatter hitting the internet these past days suggest that Google is indeed readying a smartwatch with Google Now functionality at its core. The word comes directly on the heels of a Google+ report from Android Police lead Artem Russakovskii  which indicates the project could be known as ...

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YouTube ‘Add to Device’ to allow offline playback up to 48 hours later

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An upcoming update to the YouTube experience will soon allow for offline playback of videos on your smartphone. Slated to arrive in November, the “Add to Device” feature will let users watch videos in cases where a data connection is not present. You’ll be able to view clips ...

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