LG G Watch and G Watch R now receiving updates to Android Wear 5.1.1

Earlier today, Google revealed that Android Wear 5.1.1 would begin rolling out to more devices starting soon and now it looks like the process has begun. Users of the LG G G Watch and G Watch R are reporting that their respective wearables have started receiving over-the-air-updates to Android Wear 5.1.1. The update was originally announced back in April, but until today had only made its way to the Watch Urbane and ASUS ZenWatch.

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Google brings six new Android apps to Chrome OS, including Yo and SlideShare

Google has announced that six new Android apps are available for computers running Chrome OS. The new apps include the Yo messaging service, the SlideShare presentation sharing software, and Tapatalk forum client.

Other new additions include the Dormi baby monitor software, chromatic tuner app Waves, and a shopping app called Slice.

All of the new apps run within the Android Runtime plugin for Chrome OS that was debuted last year. The company solicits suggestions from the public to determine which apps it should bring to the platform next. You can find the complete collection of Chrome-compatible Android apps on the Google Chrome Web Store.

 

Dropbox app gets doc scanning & more, but now requires desktop app for free auto camera uploads

Dropbox is getting some notable updates today for both the mobile apps and desktop that bring a number of new productivity tools and features to the service. It’s also changing its mobile camera uploads feature for basic users to require they have the desktop app installed or a paid Pro account.

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Nougat arriving on Shield Tablets in coming weeks, new Shield TV picks up minor update

It has been months since we have heard anything official from Nvidia when it comes to their two gaming tablets. Now, Nvidia has confirmed on Google+ that Nougat should be arriving for the Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 in the coming weeks…

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Samsung 50″ 4K UHDTV $639, Anker 18W USB Wall Charger $17, more

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Google+ rolling out better community moderation, improved notifications, photo comments, and more

Google+ is the odd one out in the social space. Despite millions of users who love the service, it always seems to be the forgotten platform. For those who are using Google+, today Google has announced several major updates coming to the platform just ahead of a switch to the new UI which was announced last year.

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Google Play ‘Free App of the Week’ showing up in Family section

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Google’s policies around pricing in the Google Play store make it impossible to offer an app for free for a limited time and then change it back to a paid app later. Once the developer makes an app free, their only option to make it paid again is to pull the app and re-publish to the store. Thanks to the keen eye of one Redditor, though, it seems that Google may now be offering a promotion similar to that from Apple’s App Store in which one paid app each week is made available for free.

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Google updates the Santa Tracker app with new Pokemon Go-like AR game

It’s that time of the year again, and with Christmas approaching, people are starting to freak out over what presents to buy to friends and family. So of course Google is looking to joining the ritual, and to do so it updated its Santa Tracker app with a couple of nice additions…

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You can now use Yelp to find nearby PokeStops at restaurants and businesses

At this point it’s safe to say that Pokemon Go has pretty much everyone’s attention. Even though it hasn’t launched worldwide just yet, no one’s going to stop talking about it anytime soon. To benefit from the game’s popularity many businesses are using PokeStops to draw in customers, but even with signs outside and advertising on social media, many players don’t know exactly where to go to find them. Until now…

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