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Google Play Music now available in Argentina, Serbia

As the shadow of another Apple digital service looms over the industry, Google needs to up its game in the global markets, not just with its product offerings, but even more so with becoming available in as many markets as possible. This week, they have added Argentina and Serbia to its roster of countries that will be able to use the Google Play Music service not just as an app, but as a streaming music service as well.

Google launches Voyager feature to celebrate Google Earth’s 10th year

It's been 10 years since we first started seeing the rest of the world from the comfort of our desks through Google Earth. We've been able to digitally visit those places that we plan to be in someday. They've also added a lot of great new features, including Street View cars (which people have had a lot of fun with) and even treks. But since the earth is indeed vast and worth exploring further, Google has now added the Voyager feature so you can see new places better.

US railroad crossings to be included in Google Maps soon

You would think that Google Maps already has it all, in terms of helping both drivers and commuters to navigate the ins and outs of but apparently, there's still one missing component and including it might just save some lives. The Federal Railway Administration (FRA) has officially requested Google Maps to include the various railway crossings across the US onto their navigation systems, providing guidance for drivers who are either visitors to a specific area or those driving during nighttime when light is scarce in the area.

Yahoo’s redesigned mobile search now looks like Google (of course)

It was an eccentric English writer named Charles Colton who coined the now famous quote, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Google must now really be flattered as erstwhile rival Yahoo has overhauled its mobile search site, now bringing the most relevant results (apparently, previously, they've been giving us irrelevant ones?) and actionable results, just like what Google has been doing for the past years. This search overhaul is currently for mobile devices and for US users only.

Google app update adds more voice commands, ‘Ok, Google’ Offline

Google has not officially released the Google App v4.8 but a new APK was sighted. The app was updated last Friday but it seems the official version has not yet been posted on Google Play. A recent APK Teardown gives us an idea of the new features and and some updates including new icons, reminders shortcut, local maps, Google Cast, voice commands for brightness and volume, insecure network warning, and “OK, Google” offline.

Google ending support for Android Developer Tools in Eclipse

It does look like Google is moving ever forward with Android, this time pointing app developers to its new Android Studio – released last year and has garnered the praise of a lot of developers who got on board. It was only a matter of time before older app development tools would have to be killed off, and that’s what’s happening to Android Developer Tools in Eclipse.

Google Drive update: multiple files interaction, new sharing interface

As businesses and individuals start adapting to the "cloud digital culture", cloud services like Dropbox and OneDrive need to up their game since competition will grow fiercer in the next few months. Google Drive is not one to be left behind of course and the newest update to their Android app brings you several features, including making it easier to send and receive multiple files, as bringing you a brand new and more convenient way of sharing files, both single and multiple ones.

Four more countries can now sell apps on Google Play Store

As Google Play Store continues to expand its territory and compete with its rivals specifically Amazon App Store, expect them to add even more countries to their list of those that can sell paid apps on their store. Today, developers from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Peru, and Yemen can now earn money by selling their apps and adding in-app purchases on the Google Play Store.

Google launches first ever street view of Yosemite’s El Capitan

One of the nerdiest things I do when I’m bored is to “travel” through Google Earth and Street View. It can be fun to go to view places I haven’t been or want to visit. For now, I’m content with Google bringing me to new places but someday, I will. Looks like I’ll be visiting more tourist spots as the search giant has recently launched Vertical Street View. It’s a new collection that features a vertical view of a mountain.
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