Google Gives Windows Phone Syncing Another 6 Months
Google has once again decided to delay its plans to cease supporting Google Sync for Windows Phone. The new cut-off date is now December 31, extended five months from July 31. Windows Phone users rely on Google's Sync support to get their calendar and contact data pushed to their Windows Phones. Google said that new and existing Windows Phone devices can continue to set up their accounts using Google Sync. Microsoft is working to add CalDAV and CardDAV support, Google's preferred method for syncing, to Windows Phone 8. The support for these protocols is already being pushed out in the form of a minor system update, known as GDR2, though it has not yet reached most WP8 devices.
Microsoft Adds PayPal 'Send Money' Tool to Skype
Microsoft today said the latest version of Skype for Android and iOS devices makes it possible to send funds to other Skype users via PayPal. Users will be able to send money through PayPal without leaving the Skype app.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Google's Calendar App Enjoys a Useful Update
Google pushed out an update to its calendar app for Android devices today and added several features requested by users. For example, the calendar now offers a seven-day view and pinch-to-zoom.
Microsoft Lets Android Owners Compare Apps
Microsoft has released a new tool aimed at helping people switch from an Android smartphone to a Windows smartphone. AppComparison, an app for Android handsets, scans the device for apps and then finds the corresponding Windows apps.