Google Play update showcases big-screen optimized apps on tablets

As promised a month or so ago, Google Play is implementing a few changes today that'll push tablet-optimized apps to the forefront. That is, if you're using a device not quite small enough to be considered a phone (though we admit there are certain handhelds that bridge the gap). Indeed, tablet users will now see a "Designed for tablets" section prominently placed as the default view in top lists. Similarly, apps that don't meet the tablet criteria will get shelved as "Designed for phones." It's a relatively simple switch, but hopefully this will help owners of new Android tablets get started on their app libraries right along with their magazine, movie and book ones. Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Software, Mobile, Google Comments Android Developers (Google+) Continue reading at 'Engadget'

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Google Play Books comes to India with an updated Android app in tow

Google Play Books has been on a slow world tour that hasn't given Asia much love. Google is addressing that regional deficit in grand fashion today by launching its digital bookshop in India. The collection includes the expected blend of local and international titles, although the Books... Continue reading at Engadget

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Google Play Books App Adds Discover Feature

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Google Play Store cyber sale offers discounted apps, movies, music, and books

The Google Play Store is joining in on the cyber week sale madness, offering some tempting deals on a variety of digital content.Click over to the Play Store to scroll through everything that is up for grabs. Some of the best deals are on entertainment, with Academy Award winner Her available... Continue reading at PC World

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Google Play Books app arrives in Japan, adds translation, place info, highlighting and more

Not content at stopping with its recent European tour, Google Play Books has made the trip to Japan and brought back a handful of new features. In addition to support for reading Japanese books in a vertical, right-to left layout, Mountain view now lets users tap on names of geographical spots... Continue reading at Engadget

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Google's Chromebook App Hub for students and teachers is live

We can argue about the merits and flaws of Chromebooks all day long, but one thing is clear: They've found a strong foothold in the education market. Indeed, today Google is announcing that more than 30 million Chromebooks are in use by students arou... Continue reading at Engadget

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Google could be targeted in the first antitrust probe of Big Tech under Trump

The investigation into the company’s search and “other businesses” may signal the end of Washington’s recent hands-off approach to regulating tech giants. The Justice Department’s antitrust division is laying the groundwork for an investigation of Google, according to reports in The Wall Street... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Issa Rae adapting Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ for the big screen

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Europe backs new laws that clamp down on Facebook, Google, Big Tech: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

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Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

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Daring approach pays for Maverick as title moves to the big screen

Roger Tagholm talks to the founder of Dublin's Maverick House, which has built a reputation for hard-hitting non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins Children's launches app for Google Assistant

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Google Play launches audiobook store

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Google Play Store Now Selling Audiobooks and Boosting Content on Voice-Activated Devices

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Google Play banner hints at dedicated audiobook section

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Google Play sale serves up 99 cent movie and TV show rentals

If you've been putting off renting a film, buying an app, or downloading an ebook, you'll be glad to hear that it's sale time on the Google Play Store (again). That means all movie rentals now cost a buck, and the same goes for three episodes from TV... Continue reading at Engadget

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Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable "best of" lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a few obvious names taking the top spots -- Super Mario Run is unsurprisingly... Continue reading at Betanews

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Amazon's new Kindle app makes it easier to turn your phone or tablet into a book

I’m a big fan of e-ink Kindles -- preferring them over real books. If you do a lot of reading, they’re great. However, some people prefer the versatility of an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, and there's a clear benefit to those. You only need to carry around the one device. Today, Amazon... Continue reading at Betanews

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D&D Reader app brings paper reference books to your tablet

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Facebook hasn't lost the war against Google for publishers' content, but it looks like it's losing one fight.The company said Thursday that it's created a software extension that lets publishers easily transfer content formatted for its Instant Articles to the No. 1 competition for mobile... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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