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Send yourself notes from desktop to smartphone through Google

You're busy doing something on your desktop when you suddenly realize that you've run out of milk at home and you need to pass by a convenience store before going home. But your phone is in the next room and you don't want to break your stride. Yeah, you can use a to-do list app that will sync from your desktop to smartphone, but what if there was an easier way? Google is trying to make life more convenient by giving you that capability.

Nexus 7 no longer available on Google Store

It looks like the reports are true regarding the fate of Google's Nexus 7. You won't be able to find the tablet anymore in the Google Store as it has officially been discontinued since last Friday. This has been coming about since last fall, after the release of the Nexus 9, so it's not really a surprise. While you can probably still find one if you look really hard, removing it from the Google Store lessens its availability.

Google search can send directions to your Android phone

Sending directions from a Google desktop search to an Android phone is now made easier. Before digital maps and traffic apps, I would just rely on my email for reading the directions I listed down or simply look on a screenshot of a Google Maps page. That seems so last decade ago but apps make life more convenient. But then you don't always have the time to save or check your maps. Other maps require Internet access or GPS. What if you can't find a decent connection and you really need to be some place? Google has finally allowed Android phones to receive directions from a computer.

No WiFi support for some smartwatches from LG, Asus

Apparently, not all Android Wear smartwatches are created equal. While those who own the Moto 360 and the Sony Smartwatch 3 are rejoicing that they will have WiFi support from the latest update from the wearable platform, some smartwatches like the LG G Watch, G Watch R, and the Asus Zenwatch will not be getting this additional connectivity from Android. There is still no word from Samsung on whether their devices have WiFi antennas.

Project Fi is FInally here and is everything we expected

Google has finally pulled away the veil from what is really called Project Fi and it seems that the information that was gleaned from an earlier leak was quite spot on. Google's experimental wireless service is bound to make both consumers and carriers rethink how they're doing business, though it might not have ramifications in the industry immediately. While we do know most of the basics of Project Fi, they say that the devil is in the details, so let's take a peek at the three core features of the program.

Google intros haptic feedback-friendly ‘Games You Can Feel’

A responsive touchscreen display isn't just enough for a more enjoyable and uninterrupted mobile gaming. Soon, geeks and gamers will demand for haptic feedback technology to arrive on their games and gadgets. Going ahead of other names in the industry, Google has just introduced a new category on Google Play for special haptic feedback-friendly games. Once inside the Google Play Store, you'll see a small collection of games of this sort.

Google expected to launch new wireless service tomorrow

As early as 2012, we learned that Google could be working on a wireless service and was rumored to be in partnership with Dish Network. However, the idea was soon debunked or was discontinued early on because according to a Google executive, regulations blocked the company from entering the phone service market. Google Fiber was launched the same year and still no sign of a wireless service until a year later when a similar rumor surfaced. And now, Google's wireless service is finally expected to launch tomorrow, April 23, Thursday.

Nexus Player first to get Android 5.1.1 factory image

Our week started with us sighting an Android Audio Latency info page with some reference to what could possibly be Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the Nexus 9 and WiFi Nexus 7. These are the first two devices being prepped by Google for the latest software update. Of course, it's expected that a Nexus device will get it first and looks like the version is ready to roll out with the Nexus Player getting it ahead of other Android phones and tablets.

Say bye to old YouTube apps, Data API v2 will no longer be supported

Google is currently updating YouTube and this includes the Data API v3 getting more additions like RSS push notifications, captions, and comments. This new YouTube API supports most features from the Data API v2. Video flagging will be added in the next few days so don't worry if you don't see this feature right now, it will come very soon. Just in case you forget, Google's YouTube team announced that they would be retiring the Data API v2 on April 20, 2015. That day has passed which means some apps will no longer be supported.