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Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape Cookie Monster Uses Google Play To Get In Shape
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Google, per its mission statement, wants to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. The company also would like you to reinvent yourself by using its numerous products. For New Year’s, Google posted to its official blog, a …

Google Play Music Gets Music Matching In U.S. Google Play Music Gets Music Matching In U.S.

Google announced via a Google+ post today that Google Play Music now has music matching in the U.S. The feature was launched in Europe last month, but now the iTunes Match-like feature, which scans your music collection and “rebuilds” it …

Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK

One of the more prominent selling points of Google Play is its large magazine library. Google even includes free issues of popular magazines on new Nexus devices. Unfortunately, our friends in the UK weren’t graced with magazines or music at …

Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android Google Announces In-App Billing Version 3 For Android

In-app billing is a big money maker for the top apps on Google Play. According to Google’s stats, the “vast majority of top-grossing apps” use in-app billing in a variety of ways including try-and-buy, virtual goods, and subscriptions. Now Google …

Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android
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Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has …

Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers Google Play Private Channels Now Available To Google Apps Customers
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Google Apps for Business was one of the first serious contenders to Microsoft’s reign over the Enterprise market. It has reportedly been pretty successful thus far with Google announcing that 5 million businesses, 45 states and 66 of the top …

Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API Google Launches Update For Google Maps Android API
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Google announced that it is launching an update to the Google Maps Android API to include some highly requested features. For one, there are “more dynamic and flexible” user interface designs for large Android devices, using Android Fragments, and adding …

Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers
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If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now …

Google Play Music Is About To Get Much Bigger In Europe Google Play Music Is About To Get Much Bigger In Europe
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Google has been slowly improving its music app since the move to Google Play earlier this year. Just last week, the search giant updated the app with gapless playback (for Jelly Bean) and other features that bring it up to …

Google+ Now Lets You Download Android Apps From The Stream Google+ Now Lets You Download Android Apps From The Stream
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As Google continues to unify its various products into a larger Google experience, yet another small, but notable feature has been spotted. You can now share apps from Google Play on Google+, and Google will automatically add an install button, …

Google Play Music Finally Gets Gapless Playback, Exclusive To Jelly Bean Google Play Music Finally Gets Gapless Playback, Exclusive To Jelly Bean

My Android device has become my music player of choice. It’s been great, but there’s one little problem – no gapless playback. It’s especially annoying after living five years with an iPod Nano that could handle gapless playback with no …

Google Developers Talk All About Google Play Developer Console Google Developers Talk All About Google Play Developer Console

Last week, Google announced that a big update to the Google Play Developer Console (demoed at Google I/O earlier this year) is now available to everyone. This makes it easier for developers to track the success of their apps by …

Google Play Developer Console Now Available To Everyone Google Play Developer Console Now Available To Everyone
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Google Play is slowly, but surely, growing into a powerhouse distribution platform for Android apps. By that, I mean more and more developers are bringing their previously iOS-exclusive content to the platform. Some of that success can be attributed to …

Android Developers Can Now Offer Free Trials For Subscriptions On Google Play Android Developers Can Now Offer Free Trials For Subscriptions On Google Play

Android developers are presented with a number of ways to monetize their content on the Google Play store. One of the more prominent methods is through the use of subscriptions. In essence, a player pays a monthly fee for a …

Google Play Movies & TV Coming to Google TV Google Play Movies & TV Coming to Google TV
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This week Google announced that some essential features of Google Play will be rolling out to Google TV. Though they have been conspicuously absent from Google TV until now, the Google Play app will be getting movies, TV shows, and …

Google TV Is Finally Getting Google Play Movies, TV Shows And Music Google TV Is Finally Getting Google Play Movies, TV Shows And Music
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Google announced today that Google Play Movies, TV shows, and Music are rolling out to Google TV over the course of the coming weeks. Users will be able to buy or rent content directly through the Google Play Store on …

Google Details Easy OAuth 2.0 Implementation In Google Play Google Details Easy OAuth 2.0 Implementation In Google Play

Did you see that Google Play has reached 25 billion downloads? Google attributes this to Google Play now rolling out to the majority of Android 2.2 and above enabled devices. For those developers taking advantage of Google Play’s continued momentum, …

Google Play Celebrates 25 Billion Downloads with Five-Day Sale Google Play Celebrates 25 Billion Downloads with Five-Day Sale
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Today is a milestone day for Google Play. According to the Android blog, Google’s app store has surpassed the 25 billion downloads mark. As of now, Google Play houses 675,000 apps and games. Google Play is a little behind Apple’s …

Google Play And YouTube Get Over 600 20th Century Fox Titles Google Play And YouTube Get Over 600 20th Century Fox Titles

Google announced today that Google Play and YouTube are getting over 600 titles from Twentieth Century Fox, for users to rent and/or purchase. “Today you can buy Fox’s new release Prometheus in HD, available three weeks ahead of the Blu-ray, …

Google Play Sponsors Free Wi-Fi Across the U.S. Google Play Sponsors Free Wi-Fi Across the U.S.

It’s not unheard-of for Google to give away free Wi-Fi access. For the past few years the company has offered complimentary Wi-Fi to travelers at airports during the holiday season. This week, Boingo Wireless announced that it will be enabling …

Grooveshark is Back For Android Devices Grooveshark is Back For Android Devices

Grooveshark, the streaming music platform, has finally had its app reinstated for Android platforms. The app, which is now available in the Google Play store, allows users to stream genre radio stations, make custom radio stations similar to Pandora, and …