Gmail for iOS Now Opens Links in Chrome
Google rolled out a minor update to its Gmail application for Apple iOS devices. The sole new feature is the ability to open web links in Google's Chrome browser rather than the iOS Safari browser. The update is free to download from iTunes.
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Google Uses Machine Learning to Tweak Sheets
Google today rolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets.
Chrome for iOS Earns New Gestures and Other Features
Google today updated its Chrome browser for the iOS platform. Three gestures are the chief new feature.
Google's Chrome Browser for iOS Lets You Save Articles for Later
Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS devices and given it the ability to save online stories for later reading. The share button now includes a "read later" option that will download the article directly to the device so it can be read at a later time, even when the phone is offline.