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New patent filing shows a slimmed-down Google Glass

Although it's almost 3 years since Google Glass was announced (and then sold to "explorers" a year later), it's still too early to say whether it's already a failure or that it will eventually catch on. But a new patent filing from Google shows that they aim to improve the first version, and maybe, just maybe, this will pave the way for more interest in the wearable tech.

Google releases Device Assist app

Nothing much to say here except we're glad that Google has finally thought of something that would assist us Android users first-hand without having to check the Internet for tips, tricks, and support. This app could be your default guide for easy troubleshooting for some of the most common issues on Android device from connectivity to GPS to battery.

Google replaces Captcha with “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”

There is no more Captcha, it's now just "No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA". Wait, is that as confusing as typing in a captcha garbled letter/number combination? Well, Google simplified it for us, just like they're trying to make protection from bots and scripts simpler but no less secure.

Android 5.0.1 OTA for 2013 Nexus 7 (WiFi), Nexus 10 are here

Google pushed, rather silently if not for a few keen observers, a minor update to Android Lollipop yesterday. While details on the nature of this update is still unknown, factory images for Android 5.0.1 are already available for Nexus tablets and for those who feel a bit more adventurous. But for those who are caught in between waiting for the OTA update, there is an option available to them now that the update files are available to the public.

Google announces Best Android Games of 2014

The year is about to end and Google is busy wrapping up a lot of things. It already released the the Best Apps of 2014 list and now this: the Best Android Games of 2014. We still don’t know what was Google’s criteria in coming up with the ‘Best Games’ but we’re glad a number of our favorites made it to the list.

Pandora app updated with a new user interface

The popular Internet radio app Pandora was recently updated with a redesigned interface. This fresh new mobile UI now comes with new functionalities and new station personalization features. This means avid Pandora users can customize their listening experience and they are allowed to discover more of their favorite music.

Google names Best Android Apps of 2014

We still have a few more weeks before Year 2014 draws to a close but Google has already named the Best Android Apps for the past 12 months. Among the more than one million apps available for download from the Google Play Store, the Internet giant highlighted more than 70 apps from different categories: Productivity, Education, Entertainment, Travel, Social, Personalization, Shopping, Sports & Fitness, Photography, Music & Audio, and News.

Google warns of Nexus update bottlenecks from carriers

Nexus owners used to have reasons to be proud because they are expected to receive Android updates first. The point of getting a Nexus is to be the first in line for such updates from Google— or at least that’s what we counted on. Now, though, Google is warning that although it has its own targets for firmware updates, the carriers may not play ball.
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