Ever wanted to watch The Droid Life Show live on your big screen? Even after the release of Chromecast, it’s been fairly tedious due to the limitation on live video streaming from YouTube. We now know that that’s about to change, as desktop streaming of live events looks to be working. (more…)
Google is still going strong with their trademark “Update Wednesdays,” and this week is absolutely no exception. We already saw the Wallet update and the possibly erroneous YouTube update, but now have a plethora of other fresh meat, most being relatively minor. Regardless, it’s definitely a good thing to see Google paying attention and squashing those bugs, adding nifty new features along the way.
All the updated apps are listed down below. We’ll be updating this post as we learn more. (more…)
Sooooo, YouTube just updated on all sorts of devices, which often times prompts us to write it up. Thing is, today’s update is different than most as it appears to have been an update targeted to employees of Google. Once updated, you’ll see that the YouTube icon has changed to an icon with a bone inside, which means it is part of their “dogfooding” program. Dogfooding, meaning internal testing. (more…)
It’s not you, it’s Google.
The dashboard is showing all things “green,” though. That is clearly wrong.
Update 11:19AM: We have orange for Gmail!
Update 11:22AM: Gmail is now sort of back. Can login to accounts, struggling with multiples, though. Contacts hating life. Hangouts won’t sign-in at all.
Update 1:00PM: Gmail seems to mostly be up now after an hour or so of frustration. Everyone good?
We are seeing issues with Gmail, Google Apps, Hangouts, Google+, and more. Will update this post as things come back online.
We are suckers for a well designed Android app, so from time to time we watch the Android team’s “Android Design in Action” show to see what kinds of tips they can offer to developers, to stay up-to-date on new design guidelines, and also to see what apps they find to be well-designed. In the latest episode that aired yesterday, a number of members from the design team took a turn at walking through some of their favorite apps. You’ll see one of our favorites, Timely (16:15), along with the new Play Newstand (6:15) app, Foursquare, Etsy (20:20) and others. (more…)
According to multiple sources, YouTube is looking to announce a fancy new subscription service, allowing users to check out on-demand music videos on both desktop and mobile platforms. As you should already know, Google recently launched a music subscription service earlier this year at Google I/O, named All Access. YouTube stated earlier this year that they did have a product to unveil later this year, so it is starting to look like a subscription service could be it. (more…)
The wave of Google app updates continues to roll in today, with YouTube now joining the party. The Play store listing has yet to update and tell us what is new, but after opening the app, we noticed a couple of things almost immediately. The first, was a listing at the top our timeline which showed as an advertisement from Google for Drive. We aren’t sure if we are only going to see Google ads like this after the update or if this is the beginning of a new advertising machine for any company. (more…)