Google Reader App for Android Updated
Google has provided an update to its RSS Reader application for its Android platform. The revised version introduces a handful of new features, including the ability to check the total number of unread items in any given feed or stream; the ability to increase the size of the news widgets so they can display more information; and the ability to "mark all previous items" as read in a stream. Google says these features were requested by end users of the software. The update for the application is free from the Android Market.
OneDrive for Android Now Supports Video Streaming
Microsoft recently updated its OneDrive application for the Android platform with improved support for video content. OneDrive users can now stream videos stored online without leaving the OneDrive app.
Airplay Support Comes to Google Play Movies for iOS
Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app for iOS devices and added direct Airplay support for streaming to the Apple TV. Play Movies users have been able to push content to the Apple TV for a while, but it involved a workaround.
Google News to More Clearly Mark 'Fact-Check' Articles
Google says it will work harder to call attention to fact-check articles within Google News. Google believes fact-check style articles have become an important type of journalism, especially in the context of the presidential election.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.