Last year in March, Google introduced Maps Engine Lite, a free and publicly available version of the search giant’s custom map creation tools for enterprise. It stood alone from Google’s My Maps, a simpler service, but the company promised the two services would eventually merge. A few months more than a year to the day, Google has finally delivered on that pledge. (more…)
Upset that Shazam only interfaced with Rdio, Beats, and Spotify for the longest time? Being an Android fan, you are probably an avid fan of Google Play, and rest assured you weren’t the only one peeved. But rant and rave no longer, fellow users, because Shazam has finally integrated Google Play. (more…)
The shooter, described by someone familiar with the device as “tube-shaped,” will reportedly be waterproof and feature a 16-megapixel sensor and ultra-wide lens. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios will facilitate connectivity between the camera, with both iOS and Android devices supported, plus a dedicated app may be available at launch. (more…)
In yet another sign that Google is drawing back the reach of its social network Google+, the company delivered on a promised update that drops the profile requirement for Hangouts. On desktop and mobile, Google Apps account users and those without a Google+ account can now start and join Hangouts calls of up to 15 people. (more…)
HTC began separating apps from its firmware a bit ago, but it’s been a few months since we have seen any continuation of that trend. Today, the company gave the Sense 6 lock screen the decoupling treatment, adding an entry for it into Google Play.
It predictably isn’t compatible for any device that isn’t running Sense 6. For those who are, note that it requires a reboot after install. (more…)