Google Calls It A Day on Picasa

By | February 12, 2016

While the news is not a real surprise, Google has announced that the support of Picasa is going away in favor of Google Photos. Since the launch of Google Photos, we’ve had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought and consideration, we’ve decided to retire Picasa over the coming… Read More »

The Week In Review – February 12 2016

By | February 12, 2016

The week in review for this week has a lot of Android and some minor Chrome OS news.  The rumor mill continues to churn on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 series while Update Wednesday this week did’t disappoint.  There was also some new releases of Android Marshmallow to some devices and a few price drops on devices.  All-in-all,… Read More »

Google Clock Update Brings Improved Widgets

By | February 11, 2016

Google has released an update to their utility app Google Clock.  As the name suggest, it allows you to have a clock and date on any of your home screens on your Android phone or tablet via a Widget.  These very widgets are the main focus of this update to the app which is now up to version… Read More »

American Airlines Partners With Uber In Latest App Update

By | February 11, 2016

American Airlines has released an update to their Android app that now allows you to seamlessly pinpoint your pick up point for Uber right from within the app.  The partnership between the two companies is new and while the Uber pick up isn’t in every location American flies, it will save you from having to fumble around through… Read More »

Google+ For Android Sees Performance Improvements

By | February 11, 2016

The social and community site Google+ continues its resurgence and today another update to the Android app for the site has been released.  Like many of the releases for the app over these past few months, this one is chock full of changes which most users will appreciate almost immediately.  The news originally came from Google’s Luke Wroblewski… Read More »

Angry Birds 2 Update Brings Water Levels To Play

By | February 11, 2016

Angry Birds 2, the sequel to the hugely popular original Angry Birds, has received another update today, bringing with it all new levels and… water?  That’s right, for the first time in the game you now have under water levels to contend with as you continue your pig popping efforts in the game.  As the story line goes, Oh… Read More »

1st Generation Moto 360 Seeing Marshmallow Today

By | February 11, 2016

Multiple owners of the 1st generation of the Moto 360 are starting to see Android Marshmallow show up on their smartwatches today and I am one of them.  The update, which has been rolling out to other smartwatches recently, seems to have had the trigger pulled for one of the first and popular Android Wear devices with users… Read More »

Chrome OS Sees A Minor Update Released

By | February 11, 2016

For all of you who are running Chrome OS, there is a minor (emphasis on minor) update available for you today.  The update was released late yesterday and takes the build version up to 48.0.2564.109 (Platform version: 7647.78.0).  If you remember a couple of weeks ago, the 48-train was released so no, this is note the Material Design-looking 49-train… Read More »

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Now Have Push Notifications

By | February 11, 2016

Following up on notifications coming to Google Drive, Google has announced that their productivity apps, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, all have the ability to send you and you can control push notifications from the apps.  The update to the three Android apps will be rolling out to the Google Play Store and should come to your devices… Read More »

AT&T Offering Buy One-Get Another Free on Galaxy S6

By | February 11, 2016

In an offer that is very similar to that of T-Mobile a few weeks ago, AT&T is now offering a buy one – get a 2nd for free on the Samsung Galaxy S6.  The promotion is going on now through the end of March and when you sign up for service with the carrier or upgrade your device,… Read More »

Microsoft Announces Acer To Pre-Install Apps on Select Devices

By | February 10, 2016

In an announcement made today, Microsoft and Acer have come to an agreement whereby a suite of the Redmond, Washington company’s apps will be pre-installed on selected Acer Android phones and tablets later this year.  While it is not clear which devices will see these apps installed, it was clear in the announcement which apps are involved.  Microsoft… Read More »

Google Forms Updated With More Granular Details

By | February 10, 2016

The Google Forms team announced today several enhancements to the online service.  If you aren’t familiar with Forms, it is a great free tool that allows you to create anything from a formal survey, a party invite RSVP list or even a feedback form.  It is a great tool that has a huge number of templates already pre-built… Read More »