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How to amp up Google Apps with unified communications

Microsoft's Lync product is reasonably well connected ("integratable") with its Office productivity applications. Google Apps? Now that's another story, says Brian Riggs.

Google Play Services update adds location features, social media controls

Google is rolling out version 3.2 of its Google Play Services development platform, highlighted by maps and location-based services enhancements as well as improved Google+ social media sharing controls.

Google Search can hear you (better) now

Google Search got an operational tweak this week to improve the user experience on wireless devices. All the goodness of Google Now has been added directly into Google Search.

Google+ syncs notifications across platforms, updates Android app

Google is updating its Google+ social networking platform to sync notifications across mobile and the desktop.

Google+ for iOS update adds photo editing, enhancement options

Google released an updated version of its Google+ social networking application for Apple's iOS, introducing a series of photo features bringing the app in line with its Android counterpart.

Google allows all Android developers to respond to Play user reviews

Close to one year after introducing a Google Play digital storefront update enabling select Android application developers to respond to both positive and negative consumer reviews of their work, Google is finally expanding the feature to all members of the Android developer ranks.

Google introduces content recommendation engine for mobile sites

Google is rolling out a new content recommendation engine designed to help mobile websites deepen reader engagement and loyalty.

Report: Google Play Games multiplayer platform update coming to Android

Google is expanding its Android gaming efforts, introducing a series of multiplayer and social features to rival Apple's Game Center platform for iOS, Android Police reports.

Google+ for iPhone adds Instagram-like photo filters

Google released an updated version of its Google+ social networking application for Apple's iPhone, adding photo-filtering features to rival Facebook's popular Instagram.

Google Play update brings Google+ sign-in, expanded app install options

Google is rolling out version 3.0 of its Google Play Services platform, highlighted by integration with its new Google+ application sign-in service.