Gmail Android app updated with vacation response, printing, and more

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The official Gmail client picks up new features, however some are specific to Android 4.4 or later The official Gmail app for Android is getting an update today which adds new moderate and handy features. Chief among the details is the ability to set vacation auto-responses, something ...

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Google Play to see new games categories in February 2014

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Google expects to further expand the number of Google Play categories for games in 2014, according to a new post on the Android Developers Blog. Expected to take effect in February, we should be on the lookout for Simulation, Role Playing, Educational, and perhaps others. Developers can now use ...

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Google debuts white Nexus 7, LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, and Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition

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The Nexus 7 gets a color refresh while two new Google Play edition devices debut Google on Tuesday introduced three new devices to its roster of stock Android products. Available immediately are a white version of the Nexus 7 , an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition, and a Sony Z Ultra Google ...

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Field Trip app updated with new layout and content

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Field Trip, a location-based information guide, updated recently with some great new changes. Designed by Google’s Niantic Labs, Field Trip aims to deliver underground information to users based on their location. The app is long due for a UI update, and it’s finally here. The new ...

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LG ‘confirmed’ for Nexus 8 tablet

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Google and LG may further develop their relationship with an 8.3-inch tablet. Rumors hitting the internet over the weekend suggest LG may introduce a Nexus 8 before too long. Specifications are alleged to be identical to the LG G Pad 8.3 and include a 1920×1200 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB ...

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Google News mobile website updated for Android smartphones

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A new version of the Google News mobile website has arrived for Android and iOS devices. Rolling out over the next few days, the mobile experience gets a UI punch-up that falls more closely in line with the desktop browser version. As is often the case, the United States will be the first ...

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Google reportedly gifting employees choice of Nexus 5 or Nexus 7

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Google is gifting its employees a choice of either the Nexus 5 smartphone or the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, according to new reports. Google has historically provided a bit of year-end benevolence to employees and sometimes lets them choose the gift. Whereas last year saw supply constraints keep ...

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Google+ new Autoawesome feature adds twinkles and snow to your winter photos

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Google+ has added a pair of new features to its photo and image sharing features, just in time for the winter. Effective immediately, any pictures you upload to Google+ with snow or lights, you’ll get an Autoawesome version of the photos. They’re fairly simple little tweaks, but ...

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Google gives original Glass Explorers chance to swap hardware

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When Google revealed it had a new version of Glass, refined by months of feedback and use by Explorers, it also announced the first set of Explorers would have the option to swap the original Glass for v2. There was no exact timing announced with the update, only “before the end of the ...

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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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Jelly Bean accounts for 54.5% of Android builds as KitKat makes appearance

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KitKat is already making its presence felt however Jelly Bean rules the roost The Jelly Bean versions of Android (4.1-4.3) account for 54.5 percent of the platform, according to the latest Developer Dashboard figures. Statistics collected in the 7-day period ending on December 2 show Jelly Bean ...

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Google Play Music is officially available for Glass Explorers

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After the surprise of sideloading the Google Play Music APK on Google Glass actually working, Google has finally gotten around to releasing Play Music for Glass users. The announcement came from Stephen Lau, who has mentioned a few different times on Google+ he was involved in bringing music to ...

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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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Google bows trio of Nexus 5 ads

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Google has dropped a threesome of advertisement teasers for the Nexus 5 on the YouTube channel, each touting a different aspect of the phone. Specifically, these short 15-second clips are nothing all that new those who follow the Android space closely. Still, the average user and typical ...

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