Ability to download individual Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for offline editing now rolling out

In 2013, Google Drive addressed one of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office: offline access and editing. With this feature enabled, Docs, Slides, and Sheets effectively becomes a native application. An update starting today will allow users to select specific files to store and edit without an internet connection.

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Google app officially rolling out new ‘Upcoming’ tab for personalized cards

In light of Google Assistant, Google Now has undergone several changes in the past few months. The latest has been in testing since October, but is now officially rolling out. A new ‘Upcoming’ tab shows more personalized cards, while more general items will remain under ‘Feed.’

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Instagram’s long overdue photo zoom feature is already rolling out to some Android users

Instagram is a great platform, but sometimes it’s the little things that really take away from the experience. With a photo-centric service, you’d think Instagram would cover all of the basics, but the app, regardless of platform, has never supported zooming in on photos. Just a couple days ago Instagram announced that zoom functionality was finally available for iOS users, but it seems that it’s already showing up for some Android users.

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Android Marshmallow update for BlackBerry PRIV rolling out in late April/early May

During its fourth quarter earnings call this morning, John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, confirmed when we can expect Android Marshmallow to land on its first Google-powered smartphone. While many other manufacturers have already rolled out Android 6.0 to their customers, it seems BlackBerry PRIV owners will need to wait at least another month.

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November security patch rolling out to Pixel/Nexus devices, factory images and OTAs live

Despite their October release, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched with the September security patch. Thankfully, Google’s latest devices are now finally up-to-date thanks to the November patch that is also rolling out to the original Pixel devices and older Nexus ones.

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