Google App Update Wednesday: Maps, Camera, Calendar, Sheets, Slides, and So Damn Many More

You probably already realized this, since we wrote up three Google apps with updates before noon, but yes, today is Wednesday and that means Google is unleashing new goodies upon us. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the updates that have already rolled out today (some yesterday too), along with download links and details to their changes (if they have any). A bunch of these updates are minor bug fixes, but a few do have substantial changes.

Should other apps receive updates, we will try our best to update the list.

Go get ‘em!  (more…)

Zagat Updated With Material Design, Sorting, and Search Improvements

There are a few Google apps you never expect to see updated again, such as Chrome to Phone, simply because there seems to be little reason for Google to spend resources on them. We even thought the same for Zagat, too, ever since Google re-released the app for free following the service’s acquisition. Since then, it has simply sat around… until now. Today, Google quite unexpectedly touched up Zagat with a fresh coat of Material Design, tweaks to search, and filtering options.  (more…)

Thanks to Update, Hangouts Dialer Now Knows It’s a Dialer App

An update hit the Hangouts Dialer app this morning, bringing a much-needed and highly requested feature for the application – the ability to recognize itself as a standalone dialer app.

Previously, when you would hit a phone number link on your phone with the Hangouts Dialer app installed, you would be directed to your stock dialer application. Now, with the update, you are given a choice to use either the Hangouts Dialer or stock dialer.  (more…)

Buy a Chromecast, Get Free Trial of EPIX Movie Streaming Service

An update to Google’s support page for the Chromecast has outed a new offer for buyers, in the form of a free trial for EPIX, the commercial-free HD movie streaming service. This offer goes on top of many other offers that are included with the Chromecast, such as a free two month subscription to Hulu and free $20 gift card to Google Play for movies and TV shows.  (more…)

Gamer Publisher BulkyPix Celebrates 6th Anniversary, Offers a Few Titles for Free

To celebrate its sixth anniversary of publishing games, BulkyPix, the makers of many hit titles, are giving away seven games on the Android platform. As a note, the company is giving away 16 titles on iOS, so if you have an iPhone or iPad, you are in for even more of a treat.

As for us on Android, we have been gifted the games Hyper Trip, 4444, Nimble Squiggle, I Am a Brave Knight, Pigs Can’t Fly, Luminux, and Fallin Love. Most of these titles are puzzle titles, but having played 4444 and Nimble Squiggle myself, I can vouch for their entertaining qualities. Especially when they are free.

Below, the seven games are listed with links to Google Play.  (more…)