Google Cloud Print Can Send Docs to Android Phones
Google provided an update to its desktop Cloud Print service recently that adds a few new features for Android devices. It is now possible to send documents from the desktop directly to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones and tablets, rather than to a printer. In order to do this, Android 4.0 owners will have to install the Google Chrome Beta and sign into their account in the browser. Users will then see their Android device as a possible "printing" destination, and can send a copy of the document to their Android device as a PDF. The new version of Google Cloud Print also lets people send documents to the nearest FedEx office, or cloud-aware printers. The service is free to use.
Google Lets Android Owners Send More Instructions from Desktop Browsers
Google has expanded the number of tools Android smartphone owners can access from their desktop web browser. It recently made it possible to find a lost Android phone by asking Google to "find my phone" in Google Search.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.
Gmail for Android Gains Send-Money Feature
Google today made it possible to send or request money within Gmail on Android devices. The sender will need a Google Wallet account, but the recipient does not need Google Wallet, nor even Gmail.