A small update was pushed today for Google+ on Android and other platforms that adds a bit more fun to using Google's social networking service. Users will now be notified whenever Google+ creates a picture through its Auto Awesome feature.
Ever watched instructional videos online and wished you could ask questions? That might soon be possible with Google's new social networking endeavor. Google Helpouts, whose landing page just went live today, is seeking out experts who will be sharing their time and expertise to other people via live video calls. And maybe even make some money on the side.
Google is getting ready to bring language translations to Google+. This will initially be available on the desktop, however in time it will also arrive for those using Google+ on a mobile device. Simply put, once this rolls-out to your Google+ account you will be able to translate a post with just one click.
The latest Google+ Android app update has been detailed and it looks like quite a few changes can be expected. This update will bring the app to version 4.1 and is said to include a handful of "highly-requested improvements." That being said, those improvements touch on account and page switching, Google Apps for Business, Google Drive photos and videos, location sharing and Messenger.
Even though it feels like just last month that Google+ launched, today it turned two years old. It's hard to believe, we know, but the social network is starting to look all grown up. Two years ago we met Google's second attempt at a social network, and it has continued to increase in popularity, features, and additions to what we see and enjoy today.
It is looking like Google has begun testing a new service called Mine. The details are just starting to come available and for now what we have seen has the service listed as being "internal only." That of course brings the warning that Google always has plenty of items in such a state and not all will see a public release. That said, Google Mine looks to be a place where you can collect and catalog things.
Google has announced the latest changes for Google+. The update deals with notifications, however there are also a few other goodies included for those using Google+ on Android. That said, this update should arrive as good news for those who regularly use more than one device.
Google confirmed 41 new features for Google+ last week during I/O. As of today however, it looks like they have detailed 42. This latest update is for the Android Google+ app and touches on three items -- images, location and the overall stream. Additionally, there was also talk of notifications, profile editing and quicker access to the recently released Hangouts app.
Google I/O began yesterday and kicking the event off was the over-sized keynote. This years keynote seems to have been a bit different as compared to previous years. We had heard rumblings about that before I/O began, however it seems most were in denial and still hoping to see lots of hardware announcements.
Google announced the Hangouts app yesterday during the I/O keynote and while the app appears to be feature rich, one particular feature did seem to have been left out. That feature is SMS integration, which while not supported at the moment -- was one of the permissions.