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Google brings Android Device Manager support for Android Wear

Since the Android Device Manager was introduced more than two years ago, this feature has been very useful in helping millions of Android device owners become more productive than ever. This simple management tool allows the owner to secure and locate Android devices that are missing. The past few years, the Android Device Manager has been updated with improved security and guest mode among others for a better experience.

Tag Heuer to enter smartwatch market with Intel, Google

With so many players entering the smartwatch market, aside from the already established OEMs, do we really need another one to join the fray? If it's a well-known and respected Swiss watchmaker, partnered with two of the leading names in tech, then maybe the answer is a resounding yes. Tag Heuer has confirmed rumors that it will be coming out with a luxury smartwatch and they will be partnering with Intel and Google.

Google Docs app for Android updated for easier viewing, editing

Google Docs on mobile has always been limited. And since the mobile market is demanding for more mobile functions, features, and services these days, Google has decided to update the app by allowing users to easily view and edit a document. Even when you're on the go, you can edit a document you've been working on whether for school or work. The app has been useful for reading and reviewing a document but editing has not always been easy. This time, you can edit the document by tapping twice the blue pencil icon you see on the bottom right of the page.

Get Google Play credit when you buy from Google Store

The Google Store has been open for days and a lot of people have started to check out the online shopping portal for new Google-powered hardware. The latest products have been transferred from the Google Play Store to the Google Store. It was actually more of setting a divide between Google's digital and non-digital products so shopping is more convenient now for potential consumers. If you want apps and updates, go directly to the Google Play Store. But if you want to buy a new Nexus mobile device or a smartwatch to go with it, you can check out the Google Store.

Google Now allows sending Hangouts messages by voice commands

Most of my sci-fi dreams include touchscreens and voice commands. Just by talking to a surface, device, or a hologram, something will happen. Looks like that will become a reality soon as Google finally allowed Google Now to send messages on Hangouts. Yep, this means you can communicate with your family, friends, or colleagues more easily by simply launching Google Now and saying "send a Hangouts message".

Google to have app ratings based on age, region

In an effort to better serve both developers and users, Google announced that they will be implementing a new app rating system that will be based on age and region, and not a universal standard. "Appropriate" content varies from country/region and age group, and so you cannot hold just one standard for everything, is what Google is saying, and in the next few weeks, this will reflect in all the existing apps in the Google Play Store.

Google Maps is part of Become A Kingsman interactive game

If you enjoyed the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service and would like to become a cool super spy like Colin Firth, you better have Google Maps installed in your smartphone to be able to get the chance to go on an interactive adventure. Your smartphone will not just be your constant companion, but it can actually turn into a "multi-purpose superspy gadget" as you try to finish the tasks set for you in order to Become A Kingsman.

Google adds interactive cards to YouTube Creator

Google Now cards are slowly becoming one of the standards in notifications. This special feature is used by several apps and services to bring quick and relevant information to a user at a single glance on his phone. Right on the lockscreen or notifications screen, you can view content and some suggestions to the information you need. For example, while watching a TV show, a Google Now interactive card can provide you information about the show including the cast, director, etc. Interactive cards have become so useful that Google decided to make them available for YouTube creators.

Chromecast, TV remote control can now function together

Getting a Chromecast was perhaps the best geeky decision I made recently. I wasn't an early adopter but I still find it useful especially whenever I need a "babysitter". What I didn't like though was the fact that you couldn't use your TV's remote control with it. Sure, using your smartphone or tablet as control is pretty cool but sometimes you just want your trusty old remote control to function as it should. Good thing Google updated the streaming stick to allow pause and resume playback Chromecast videos with any TV remote control.
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