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Google Buy Button coming soon to your search results

Have you ever wished that when you digitally search for something, for example, a geeky shirt or a hard to find book, that you'd be able to buy it directly from the results page, rather than having to click on so many things before you can actually make a purchase? No? Well, Google is about to make that come true as they will reportedly be introducing the Buy Button to your search result page in the very near future.

Google not doing extensions for mobile Chrome, if you were wondering

Just in case you were thinking it, Google wants to stop you right there. The answer is “no, they will not be enabling Chrome extensions for the browser’s mobile app”. This was the gist of the answer from a veritable Chrome insider as he went on one of reddit’s famous “AMA” (ask me anything) sessions. The mobile browser will remain extension-less for the foreseeable future.

Huawei to unlock maybe a new product during press event on June 2

Huawei will be unveiling, or rather, unlocking something this coming June 2, according to the press invites that they've recently sent out. But as to what this thing will be is still up for speculation, as of course they do not reveal much in the invite. All that they're saying is an invitation to "see what we're unlocking next". Given that the event will be the week after the Google I/O, speculation is rife that it may have something to do with the tech giant.

Google Fit updated with Android Wear, experimental step detection

With the numerous health and fitness related apps, wearables, and health bands, there really is no reason for you and me not to join the bandwagon. Actually, it's more than just following a trend. It's about finally deciding to be fit and healthy for your own good. Honestly, I can't say that I've seriously thought about it but with all these fitness goals being set by other people, I'm feeling guilty that I'm trying to convince myself it's time to get on my feet, work out, and eat right.

Gmail app improved once again, IMAP support now more reliable

There will never be an end to Google updating its native mail app. Gmail has been one of the top favorites of not just Android fans but also those using other mobile platforms because you can easily organize mails, search the inbox, and the tons of space that come with it. Only a couple of months after the last update of viewing all inboxes in one place, the app has just received another set of few improvements which include support for non-Gmail addresses (IMAP) being more reliable than ever.

Google’s first Apple Watch app may not be their best one yet

It looks like Google's first foray into smartwatch apps outside of the Android Wear platform may not be as successful or as well-received as they would hope for. Early reviews for their News & Weather app for the Apple Watch have not been kind, so they might want to get back to the drawing board for this one. Even Yahoo, who has long been a very far bridesmaid to Google, has apparently made a better one than their rival.

General Mobile 4G: First Android One phone in Europe rolls out in Turkey

Android One, Google's special version of the mobile platform for developing countries and for those buying their first smartphone, is finally available in Turkey. This version of Android is closer to stock Android which means there's less vendor-specific features and modifications we usually see on devices brought from different carriers.

Google employee says Hangouts isn’t secure, wiretapping likely to happen

Whether you like it or not, some Google products and services are really prone to hacks and security can be compromised. For one, the Android mobile platform is susceptible to hackers but the tech giant is doing everything to keep the bad geeks away. And for those who use Hangouts, know that the program doesn't use end-to-end encryption. This is according to a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread where a Google employee was challenged to share how secure Hangouts is.