Google Pushes Cloud Printing to Android and iOS
Google today announced that it has extended its Cloud Print beta program to Android and iOS devices. Users of devices running Android 2.1 Eclair and iOS 3.0 and up will be able to print email, attachments and other documents directly from Gmail and Google Docs from their browser to the networked printer of their choice. In order to use the service, users will need a Windows-based PC to register and configure Cloud Print online. Google said support for Apple and Linux PCs will come soon. Cloud Print beta is free to use.
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.
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.
Google Photos Gains Print-Scanning Tool, New Editing Functions
Google today announced a new way for people to save old photos and improve the ones they already have stored in Google Photos. First, PhotoScan is a brand new app that people can use to take pictures of physical prints for storing digitally in the cloud.
Samsung Makes Its Internet Browser Available to Most Android Phones
Samsung has made a version of its mobile browser available to non-Samsung handsets. The company has been beta testing Samsung Internet Browser on Nexus and Pixel phones since April.
Motorola, Polaroid Partner Up On Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod
Motorola and Polaroid today announced the Insta-Share Printer, a Moto Mod that lets people instantly print and share images captured with their Moto Z handset. The attachment includes its own dedicated camera button for snapping photos and can print directly from the camera roll, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos.