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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.

Rumors say HTC Nexus 9 launch probably on October 16

If you remember, the Nexus 10 was not so much of a certified victory for Google. Cooperating with Samsung, Google wanted to put out what was supposed to be an Apple iPad killer. While it opened the eyes of tech consumers to just how great an Android tablet could be, it fell way short of its expectations. Now Google is on course to launch a new effort at a Nexus tablet with HTC – and the most recent rumors say that the new Nexus 9 tablet might drop on October 16.

Chromecast now available in Austria and Hong Kong

While those of us in the US have had access to the Google Chromecast device for a long time, in some countries the device has been unavailable. Google has announced that the Chromecast has now been rolled out to a couple new countries.

Chromecast gets support for Twitch, Disney Channel, and more

Chromecast owners have some new content they can start watching on their TVs. Google has announced that Chromecast has gained some new family friendly and music options for streaming. Kids will be happy to hear that WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, and WATCH Disney XD apps are now available.

Google renames Maps Engine Lite into My Maps

Summer is almost over in most parts of the world so you might be planning your next vacation. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upcoming and we’re sure that you’re already daydreaming where to go next. There’s the Google Maps Gallery to check out and give you ideas of interesting tourist spots in different countries.

Google adds four more countries to paid content on Newsstand

Four countries are now the recipients of an advanced birthday gift from Google. Well, that is, if they actually were hankering to be able to access paid content from the Google Newsstand. India, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain were added to the list of countries that can now buy newspapers and magazines from the Newsstand, joining a very “elite” number of countries that can do so.
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