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Google has just updated the News & Weather app on Android to version 2.3 as part of its Update Wednesday tradition. The updated app brings some key changes to the functionality and notifications. First and foremost, the app will now give you Important News Notifications on news which is a feature that has to be enabled by the users. When accessing the updated app for the first time, users will see a card on top of the app which will serve as a reminder to turn it on. This will give you system level notifications for any major news...

April Fools Day isn’t until April 1st, but Google has started their jokes early. Starting now, you can turn most streets in a real-life version of the popular video game Pac-Man. When you browse Google Maps on the desktop, or in the most recent version of the app for iOS and Android, there will be an icon in the shape of Pac-Man. Once you click it, if that area has enough space, you will be able to play the game. When Google changed their homepage in 2010, it caused over $120 million in lost worker productivity the day it was...

The Gmail for Android app has received a new update. Usually it wouldn’t be that big of a deal when an email client gets an update, but this is perhaps the biggest overhaul it has seen since the Material Design UI update late last year. Google has finally decided to add a unified mailbox feature to the app, which lets you have a peek of mail from all your accounts in one place, rather than looking for them individually through accounts. Apart from this crucial addition, Google is also bringing a more streamlined conversations view...

After Google’s failed attempts to acquire the Twitch game streaming service, new reports suggest that the company could be looking to take them head on by incorporating such a feature on YouTube. The complete details of this new service are not known yet, but it does make sense given that YouTube perhaps is the only video site out there with a real shot to take on Twitch. YouTube’s live streaming capabilities will reportedly get a major boost with Google believed to have deployed 50 engineers for the purpose. It is further...

The Google Sheets, Docs and Slides applications on Android have just been updated with some minor tweaks on board. The update makes the ‘Keep on Device’ option more visible to the users, so you won’t have to search for it from the menu separately. The create new document button on Docs now asks you to either create a Microsoft Word document or a standard Google Document, which is a very neat touch. There aren’t any other major changes here apart from what we’ve mentioned above. But these are enough to get...

Nexus 6 handsets with T-Mobile SIM cards recently started receiving the Android 5.1 update. But if you’re one of the few unlucky users who haven’t seen the update yet, you can now manually download them from the link provided here. All you have to do to do is download the file listed below and sideload it onto your smartphone and flash it using a custom recovery. This is not a factory image, so it’s much easier for newbies to download and install the ROM. Android 5.1 OTA for the T-Mobile Nexus 6 has been rolling out...

Interested in snatching up one of the best Android tablets in the market today? Well, it seems to be your lucky day as you can have the Google Nexus 9 for a mere $299.99. There is a catch though. This pricing is only valid until 4PM EDT or 1PM PDT, so you will have to hurry with only under two hours left in the deal at the time of this writing. The 32GB Nexus 9 can be yours for $379.99, which is again a $100 discount on the asking price. Best Buy also has the Keyboard Folio case for the Nexus 9 for $97.49 (down from $129.99) while the...

Google has partnered with multiple manufacturers to bring Android Auto hardware to vehicles, with Pioneer being the only manufacturer with dedicated hardware in the market. And to better operate these vehicles with Android Auto compatible hardware, Google has now launched a dedicated Android Auto application on the Play Store, which should let users operate key elements of their car using the application (assuming they have the necessary hardware). Google mentions that Android Auto hardware will be officially available from Pioneer starting...