This morning, Google announced that Play Music would be receiving an update (v6.0.1942S) that introduced free, ad-supported radio for those who aren’t paying $10 a month for All Access. That update is rolling out now and we have the .apk should you want to update today. (more…)
Back in May, Google introduced an “undo send” button to Inbox, both on the web and in mobile apps. The feature wasn’t new to many of us, as it had been baked into Gmail for much longer, but only as a “Labs” option for those who knew it existed. Yesterday, that all changed when Google brought “undo send” out of Labs and into general settings on Gmail for the web. Yes, friends, you can now “Whoops!” and un-whoops on Gmail on much more stable terms. Or for some of you, for the first time now that the setting isn’t hidden away. (more…)
Instagram is pushing a major update to version 7.0 today that introduces an all-new Explore page, along with search functionality that is actually useful.
In the new Explore page, users will find “trends as they emerge in real-time,” trending tags and places, and new curated collections of things like extreme athletes or musicians, “glimmering islands,” architecture, etc. Instagram wants you to not only find the hot happenings near you, but also those around the globe as they are happening. So much happening. (more…)
Google just announced that Google Play Music now has free, ad-supported radio streaming in the US. That means anyone can login to Play Music, pick a curated playlist, and enjoy free tunes.
The lists could be workout jams, those made to help you wake up happier, something to boost your energy, or hits that will help you wind down for the night. Google has a “team of music experts” who craft each station song by song, “so you don’t have to.”
The free streaming service is available today on the web at music.google.com and will rollout to Android and iOS later this week. (more…)
Dropbox on Android received a big update today that ushers in a new design for the storage app, along with a handful of new features.
In the redesign, Dropbox is giving you a taste of Material Design, with FAB, new slideout drawer, and cleaner UI. As Dropbox states, the “fresh look” is “right at home on the latest versions of Android.”
As for new features, Dropbox has added in the ability to take a photo from within a folder, should you want to save a photo directly to that folder. This could be really handy for not only snapping photos of events or gatherings, but also for those who snap photos of bills or other documents. They also improved search and made sharing controls more consistent across the app. (more…)
Foursquare used to be this social check-in app that friends and fellow Foursquarians took to to not only share their locations, but also because the whole experience was one big game where the world competed against one another. You wanted badges for checking in at certain types of restaurants and you wanted to be the mayor of your most-visited spots. Then one day, Foursquare punched itself in the face one-too-many times and decided it wanted to be Yelp, so it created this silly companion app called Swarm that was supposed to replace the check-in portion of Foursquare. (more…)