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Google Now adds card to track lowest flight fares

You’ve been wanting to go to London for some time now, but just checking plane fares is a daunting and scary task. But you keep googling different airlines just to see if there will be any sudden lowering of fares to the other side of the pond. Google Now is making it easier for you by tracking the lowest rates, and giving you a card alert in the digital assistant when a lower cost flight becomes available.

Google Play Music now available in Brazil, Uruguay

Google Play Music is now accessible in Uruguay and Brazil. The two have been added to the long list of countries getting the service. This means audiophiles who live in the south of Equator can now back up their music album to Google’s servers and access them from any mobile device or web browser.

Chrome Apps for Mobile: Chromium Webview, more Google services

Lately you've heard of Google's, as well as third party developers', efforts to bring Android apps to Chrome, or to Chrome OS to be exact. Now Google is turning the tables around with an update to its Chrome Apps for Mobile tool that adds access to more Google Play services as well as the latest Chromium-based Webview for Chrome web apps that want to have a presence on both Android and iOS as well.

Google working with Airtel as payment gateway for digital purchases

While having a credit card is like having a company ID in the US, not all countries have that kind of relationship with that plastic rectangle that makes you buy stuff. In India, for example, most smartphone owners don't own a credit card, making it a bit difficult to make digital purchases. Google is trying to solve this problem by working with the country's largest mobile operator, Airtel, to enable these users to buy books, movies and music online through the service provider.

Google reportedly looking at HTC to produce new tablet

They may not have had produced a tablet since the failure of the Flyer back in 2011, but if reports are to be believed, HTC is apparently being eyed by Google to produce the next Nexus 9-inch tablet. The Taiwanese OEM has been focusing on creating smartphones and their flagship HTC One devices have been receiving rave reviews, despite sales being less than what is expected.

Google’s App Indexing brings search engine power to locating apps

Remember those heady days of 1998 where a lot of us were so amazed at the way the Google search engine could find virtually anything on the intarwebs? That was a result of ground breaking search indexing algorithms that placed Google on top of the search engine pile. Fast forward to now, and Google is set to apply the same algorithms so that your apps will show up in related searches better. Sounds yummy, right?

Amazon, Apple makes family sharing easy, Google misses out

With almost everyone owning a smartphone or tablet these days, these mobile devices have become more than just individual, private experiences but sometimes even familial ones. Realizing that families would sometimes want to manage their mobile experience as, well, a family, Amazon and Apple have revealed features in their new operating systems that makes all that not only easy but even more engaging as well.
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