Google now using Google+ names and photos for Play store user reviews

Google is getting rid of anonymous reviews in its Google Play store and informing users that from now on store reviews “will be posted publicly using your Google+ name and picture.”   @tquintana


Gmail integrates with Drive for sharing of files up to 10 GB large

Google just announced that Gmail users could now insert Google Drive files up to 10GB large directly into an email without exiting Gmail.   @tquintana

Google Voice is Updated With iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Support

Google has finally updated its Google Voice app with support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

You can download Google Voice from the App Store for free.   @tquintana

Google Launching Touchscreen Chromebook ‘By End of Year’

A touchscreen Chromebook is due for release before the end of the year according to reports from a Chinese industry publication.   @tquintana

Chromebook Bluetooth – How To Add A New Device

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Chrome OS now supports Bluetooth, and just like any operating system, you can add new devices and set them up. This will be handy for those who want to set up their wireless headset or mouse. I am sure lots of new Samsung Chromebook owners will be doing this. So, here is how you can set this up.   @tquintana

Create your own ‘Chrome For Everyone’ ad…

For computer lovers, for computer haters, for parents, for kids, for workers, for players, Chromebooks are for everyone.

This tool was built to collect what people think Chromebooks are for.

All it takes is a picture and a couple of words. The best ones might end up in interesting places…

How to submit.   @tquintana

Google +1 Button Official Chrome Extension

Google +1 Button Chrome Extension

Today’s featured browser extension is Google +1 Button, an official extension (finally) by Google.   @tquintana

Google Rolls Out Authorship Analytics to Google+ Users

Here’s something new. I just logged into Google+ and over at the bottom of the right sidebar was a new feature.

Google Authorship Analytics   @tquintana

Apple’s iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says


Apple’s iMessage, as well as other data-based messaging apps, reportedly caused the first drop in U.S. text messaging in years, and the downward trend may continue as more wireless subscribers switch to smartphones.   @tquintana

Passbook app usability enhanced for first-time users in iOS 6.1 beta

Passbook iOS 6.1

With Apple’s release of the second iOS 6.1 beta, the company added an explanatory note in the Passbook app for first-time users, a change from the current setup that directs users to Passbook-ready apps on the App Store.   @tquintana

Google Shopper 3.0 – New features to help with your holiday shopping


As you hit the mall this holiday season, chances are you’ll be accompanied by a reliable personal shopping companion: your mobile phone. Four out of five mobile phone and tablet owners plan to use their device for holiday shopping – for comparing prices, locating nearby stores, and searching for coupons. Today, with the launch of Google Shopper 3.0 for Android, you can easily browse for gift ideas, research products, and locate great deals on the go.   @tquintana

The new Acer Chromebook

Creating a better, simpler computer and making it available for everyone is at the core of the Chromebook vision. It’s exciting to see people using Chromebooks as the perfect additional computer in the home, and we continue to work with our partners to make them easy-to-use and more affordable. Today, we’re delighted that our partner Acer is introducing a new addition to the Chromebook family: the new Acer C7 Chromebook.   @tquintana

Microsoft Office for Android and iOS shows its face, release in early 2013



The Verge has what it says are previews of Microsoft Office for the two platforms that own 90 percent of the smartphone and tablet markets.   @tquintana

Yes! Chrome OS App Menu is Coming to Chrome On Your PC

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The app menu from Chrome OS, is coming to Chrome; your PC.

This is totally cool. I was not a big fan of those glorified bookmarks, but when I saw the Chrome OS app launcher menu, well, I liked it! I recently published an article with a workaround to get Chrome OS apps menu on Chrome. The Chrome OS like app menu is going to be a built-in feature of Chrome very soon.   @tquintana

New Chrome Stable release improves battery life and website permission control


Googler Ami Fischman, a self-dubbed “Watt Wrangler”, just announced a new battery-saving Chrome Stable release.   @tquintana

Google leaks ‘Google Wallet card’ on Eligible Devices page


9to5Google previously detailed a leaked version of Google Wallet that plans to soon introduce a physical Google Wallet card, but a new leak today adds another layer of credibility to the piling speculation.   @tquintana

Google Search Gets a Design Refresh

Today Google is rolling out a small design refresh for its Search product, making the user interface consistent with Search on mobile and tablet devices.   @tquintana

Google’s Improved Word Translator

Google Translate is great for translating long texts, but it’s also useful for translating words and expressions. The main difference is that words can have multiple meanings and Google Translate will usually show more than one translation.   @tquintana

Evernote Announces Major Redesign Of iOS App

Following last week’s announcement of a redesigned Mac client (more details here), which was released yesterday as public beta, Evernote has today announced a major update “coming very soon” for the iOS version of the app.   @tquintana

YouTube improves upload process with optional notifications and new tags editor

Google on Thursday announced three new features for YouTube publishers: the ability to upload public videos that won’t set off subscriber notifications, custom thumbnails that can be set while a video is uploading, and a revamped tags editor.   @tquintana

Google Drive to Google+

Google  has announced a new Google+ feature that enables you to share your Google Drive content into Google+.   @tquintana

Introducing the new compose in Gmail

We’re always trying to make Gmail faster and easier to use, so today we’re introducing a completely redesigned compose and reply experience that does just that.   @tquintana