Google+ Updated for Both Android and iOS Platforms
Google pushed out a new version of Google+ recently to its own Android devices as well as Apple's iOS devices. The updated Android app now allows Google+ page owners to view, post, and comment from their smartphones/tablets; makes it easier to find new people/feeds with a Find People tool; and adds a redesigned home screen widget. The updated iOS version adds the same Google+ page owner viewing, posting, and commenting features, as well as support for the iPhone 5 and the ability to edit posts. Google+ for Android and iOS are free downloads from the Google Play Store and iPhone App Store, respectively.
Google Testing 3rd-Party Email Access in iOS Gmail App
Google is allowing people to use their non-Gmail email service within the Gmail app for iOS. Apple's own iOS email app and Microsoft's Outlook email app both already support multiple email services, as does Gmail on Android handsets.
Apple Music for Android Updated to Match iOS 11
Apple today updated its Apple Music application for the Android platform in order to ensure the experience is similar to that of the revised iOS version. Android device owners have access to the same iOS 11 Apple Music discovery feature that allows people to create public profiles and share playlists.
Google Refreshes Youtube for iOS
Google has pushed out an update to the iOS version of its YouTube application. The app now uses more elements from Google's Material Design, which Google says makes certain features easier to find and use.
Comments and Smart Suggestions Come to Google Photos
Google today said it is making Google Photos more social for both Android and iOS devices. The latest version of the app adds commenting and smart suggestions to shared albums.