YouTube is rolling out its new commenting platform this week. Previously announced in September and limited to channel pages, the new feature integrates features from Google+ while also sorting comments based on relevancy rather than date order. As a refresher, the new system enables anyone to comment, but utilizes Google+ as its identity database. If Continue Reading →
Google Hangouts
As expected, Google on Thursday released its much-anticipated Hangouts 2.0 update for Android. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. The new version includes SMS support (as well as MMS support on Android 4.0 and up), animated GIFs, and one-tap location sharing. The last option is as simple as tapping the Continue Reading →
Google+ Helpouts
Is this the end for Hints From Heloise? No, the nationally syndicated household-hints column is still up and running. But I imagine that after Tuesday, it’ll have a bit more competition. That’s because Google launched its Helpouts service this week: The initiative aims to bring live video tutorials, instructions and services to users via the Continue Reading →
Google Hangouts
Google announced a slew of updates for its Hangouts cross-platform messaging service on Tuesday, including SMS support, animated GIFs and one-tap location sharing for its Android app. The update, which will be available in the Google Play store “over the next few days”, will give you the ability to instantly share your location with fellow Continue Reading →
Google Plus Hangout
Hangouts, which has so far only successfully unified Google+ Messenger and Google Talk, leaving Messaging and Voice to co-exist, is finally getting SMS and MMS integration. According to sources familiar with the matter, the upcoming Hangouts version 1.3 has these features enabled and, furthermore, also allows sharing of videos via the Hangouts protocol. Messages sent Continue Reading →
YouTube is refreshing the way that it’s handling comments on the video social network. Starting this week, it is implementing a modified version of the Google+ Comment platform to help make user feedback more meaningful and personalized to each individual. In its current form, YouTube comments are organized in chronological order with the most recent Continue Reading →
Google Plus
Google has unveiled some new programs to help users and creators better interact with the content found on its property. Starting Monday, it is leveraging its Google+ Sign-In technology to bolster its Authorship program. Additionally, the company is making it easier for people to share content from its social network to other sites with embeddable Continue Reading →
Do you have a special skill set and want to make a little extra cash? Google Plus may be the perfect place for you. Google recently launched a site for “Google Helpouts,” a new video chat helpline service. You can sign up to receive help, or earn money by helping someone else. After entering your Continue Reading →
Google’s home-entertainment experiments extend beyond the gadget the company announced Wednesday, which turns TV sets into an extra screen for watching Web videos and other content. The Internet giant in January used the Consumer Electronics Show to privately show off a prototype of a previously unreported set-top box device, similar to existing digital-media hubs sold Continue Reading →