Google Updates Android Media Apps
Google recently published updates to several of its media-related Android applications. First, Google Play Music has been updated to version 4.3.609 and includes bug fixes, support for Google TV devices, and expandable notifications in Jelly Bean. Second, Google Play Magazines has been updated to version 1.0.1. The new app includes home screen and library performance improvements, better recognition of available space, bug fixes for the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean users, and app crash fixes. Both app updates can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free.
Google Search App Can Be Used to Open, Interact with Other Apps
Google has updated the main search application for Android devices and expanded its ability to use voice commands with other installed applications. For example, users can say things like, "Ok Google, Shazam this song," or "Ok Google, listen to NPR" and it will do exactly that.
Google Maps and Google Home Updated for iPhone X
Google today delivered updates to its Google Maps and Google Home applications for the iPhone X. Both apps have been adjusted to account for the iPhone X's taller screen aspect ratio.
Skype for Android Adds Media Bar
Skype today pushed out a small update to its Android app that puts a media bar in the message composition tool. This way, explains Skype, users can more easily insert media such as photos or video into their conversations.
Google Improves Playlist Discoverability in Google Home App
Google has made it simpler to find music when casting or streaming thanks to a small update to the Google Home app. The latest version of Google Home now includes a Listen tab that's dedicated to music.
Google Updates a Slew of Android and iOS Apps
Google has recently delivered updates to a handful of its Android and iOS mobile apps. For example, Google Search and Google Drive for Android gained bug fixes and performance improvements; Gmail earned better support for Yahoo and Microsoft email services, including two-step authentication; Sheets and Slides garnered new ways to change layouts; and Maps now lets people send places they search for on Google Maps desktop to their mobile phone.