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Google announces Chromecast promo offers

Chromecast isn't going anywhere. The mini digital media player dongle is less than two-years old but it has proven itself successful in the industry getting so many copycats and followers. The HDMI dongle remains supreme especially in the United States where Google is always announcing great deals and promos. In fact, there are new available promotional offers recently announced by the company for Chromecast. If you've been planing to get one for some time, now is the best time to shop because of the additional offers for the device.

Quickoffice updated but only to move you to Docs, Sheets, Slides

It's been 9 months since it has been updated and not it looks like QuickOffice is finally being truly pushed out of the picture by Google. A new "update" to the app has not really changed things, but instead informs users that this app isn't being supported anymore and instead they should move on to Docs, Sheets, and Slides. We don't get why they don't just disable the app, but okay, a handful of people still use it, so there.

Apps to connect with Android Auto using Lollipop devices

Android Auto is still a relatively new platform but smart cars have certainly a big potential. The platform now runs in some vehicles but with limited functions and features only. Not anyone can use their apps with Android Auto but Google has just announced some new developments. The Internet giant has recently allowed apps to run on Android Auto using their Android 5.0+ devices. This means you can take your apps for a drive on several aftermarket units and compatabible cars (but please, don't play games while driving).

Google brings Android Device Manager support for Android Wear

Since the Android Device Manager was introduced more than two years ago, this feature has been very useful in helping millions of Android device owners become more productive than ever. This simple management tool allows the owner to secure and locate Android devices that are missing. The past few years, the Android Device Manager has been updated with improved security and guest mode among others for a better experience.

Tag Heuer to enter smartwatch market with Intel, Google

With so many players entering the smartwatch market, aside from the already established OEMs, do we really need another one to join the fray? If it's a well-known and respected Swiss watchmaker, partnered with two of the leading names in tech, then maybe the answer is a resounding yes. Tag Heuer has confirmed rumors that it will be coming out with a luxury smartwatch and they will be partnering with Intel and Google.

Google Docs app for Android updated for easier viewing, editing

Google Docs on mobile has always been limited. And since the mobile market is demanding for more mobile functions, features, and services these days, Google has decided to update the app by allowing users to easily view and edit a document. Even when you're on the go, you can edit a document you've been working on whether for school or work. The app has been useful for reading and reviewing a document but editing has not always been easy. This time, you can edit the document by tapping twice the blue pencil icon you see on the bottom right of the page.

Get Google Play credit when you buy from Google Store

The Google Store has been open for days and a lot of people have started to check out the online shopping portal for new Google-powered hardware. The latest products have been transferred from the Google Play Store to the Google Store. It was actually more of setting a divide between Google's digital and non-digital products so shopping is more convenient now for potential consumers. If you want apps and updates, go directly to the Google Play Store. But if you want to buy a new Nexus mobile device or a smartwatch to go with it, you can check out the Google Store.

Google Now allows sending Hangouts messages by voice commands

Most of my sci-fi dreams include touchscreens and voice commands. Just by talking to a surface, device, or a hologram, something will happen. Looks like that will become a reality soon as Google finally allowed Google Now to send messages on Hangouts. Yep, this means you can communicate with your family, friends, or colleagues more easily by simply launching Google Now and saying "send a Hangouts message".