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  • Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks
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    Google+ Hangouts with integrated SMS will ship with Nexus 5, come to Google Play in weeks

    By 31 October 2013

    The second version of Google+ Hangouts for Android will land on the Nexus 5 initially, and will follow on Google Play in the coming weeks, Google announced on Thursday. The changes to Hangouts, the biggest yet in less than a year of availability, were...

  • Google confirms SMS integration coming to Hangouts, no word on when
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    Google confirms SMS integration coming to Hangouts, no word on when

    By 16 May 2013

    Many were shocked when Google introduced its unified messaging platform Hangouts, with no SMS integration to be found. Luckily, Google won't leave users high and dry. Dori Storbeck, Google+ community manager of Hangouts and Chat, confirmed in a thread...

  • Google+ Hangouts now available, unified messaging and video calling across Android, iOS and web
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    Google+ Hangouts now available, unified messaging and video calling across Android, iOS and web

    By 15 May 2013

    Google has lifted the lid on its Google+ Hangouts applications for Android, iOS and the web. It is basically the company's answer to Skype and other live video-calling and messaging services and is launching today. The apps have been designed by Google...

  • Google+ Photos app for Chrome previewed, brings auto-uploading, best shot selection
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    Google+ Photos app for Chrome previewed, brings auto-uploading, best shot selection

    By 27 February 2013

    When the Chromebook Pixel was announced last week, Sundar Pichai, VP of Chrome at Google, also quickly mentioned that a new Google+ Photos app was in the works. At the time it was very briefly covered, overshadowed but the announcement of the premium...

  • Google Settings app appears in Android, lets you control Google+ sign-in, search, location, maps
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    Google Settings app appears in Android, lets you control Google+ sign-in, search, location, maps

    By 27 February 2013

    A new app has added itself to Android called Google Settings, which pulls together a selection of settings, including the new Google+ Sign-in feature announced on Tuesday. Google+ Sign-in allows you to use your Google ID as a universal sign-in for online...

  • Google working on a unified messaging platform?
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    Google working on a unified messaging platform?

    By 5 February 2013

    Google may be working to create a unified messaging client and a brand-spankin'-new notification system within its Chrome OS. Developer Francois Beaufort posted a screenshot to his Google+ showing off the notification tray. It looks to combine all of...

  • Google Plus and Music Android apps updated with new features
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    Google Plus and Music Android apps updated with new features

    By 30 January 2013

    Google has provided new updates for both its Google Plus and Google Play Music apps, adding several new features and bug fixes. Google Play Music has received the better updates of the two, adding the ability for instant mixes to continue playing past...

  • Google starts roll-out of thousands of personalised Google+ URLs
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    Google starts roll-out of thousands of personalised Google+ URLs

    By 23 August 2012

    Prominent Google+ users will have the option of personalising their page with custom URLs. Thousands of “verified [and well-known] brands and individuals” will be notified that they are part of the lucky “few” via email or when they visit their...

  • Google+ gets new look, new features
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    Google+ gets new look, new features

    By 11 April 2012

    Google has announced that Google+, its social network, is getting a major design overhaul with a new user interface to make things easier to share.  The new features and new look is still to be rolled out to the 170m Google+ users, however that hasn’t...

  • Google Search no longer just for searching, now for sharing too
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    Google Search no longer just for searching, now for sharing too

    By 20 February 2012

    Google has added a Google+ share button and notification box that allows you to share your thoughts on the company's social networking site Google+ directly from the homepage or any search result. The new addition, which appeared on Monday on the .com...

  • Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles
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    Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

    By 23 January 2012

    Ever wanted to hangout with President Obama? It's not likely to happen given his busy schedule and the fact that he's always surrounded by a team of trained assassins. Not a hangout with a lower case h at least, but a Hangout is on the cards. That's right,...

  • Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor
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    Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor

    By 17 January 2012

    Google has launched a new feature for its social network, Google+, that it hopes will result in epic lols, rofls, lmaos and pmsls. That's right web-meme seekers, you can now turn your own photos into the sorts of images made famous by sites like failblog...

  • Twitter says Google+ search integration is unfair
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    Twitter says Google+ search integration is unfair

    By 11 January 2012

    Twitter has officially spoken against Google's move to integrate Google+ personalised search results into its search engine. The launch of 'search plus your world' gives prominent placement to Google's social network over others, something which Twitter...

  • Google+ Your World search integration goes live
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    Google+ Your World search integration goes live

    By 11 January 2012

    Google has gone and done the obvious and created personal searches using its Google+ social network. A new personal search icon will incorporate profile pages, posts and people into your results.  In what Google is calling "search plus your world", users...

  • Best iPhone social apps
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    Best iPhone social apps

    By 31 December 2011

    Social networking has benefited hugely from the smartphone and its 3G goodness. Now you can post photos, send messages, communicate and tweet with friends all while on the go. The portability of social networks has also made them a lot more alive and...

  • Year in review 2011: October
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    Year in review 2011: October

    By 30 December 2011

    As the Winter begins we retreat once again to our tech filled dens. Luckily October had them filled with all sorts of nice tech treats. Everything from the Nokia Lumia 800 going on pre order, to games like Battlefield 3 and Arkham City hitting our consoles,...

  • Best Android social apps
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    Best Android social apps

    By 30 December 2011

    The best apps on any mobile phones are most usually the social apps. While gaming is fun, it's on smartphones that the social networks can really come alive. Freed from the desktop, you can add photos, videos, locations and begin to share your live experience...

  • Year in review 2011: September
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    Year in review 2011: September

    By 30 December 2011

    Cameras and tablets filled the tech landscape in September. We however were far too distracted by the fact that Star Wars had arrived on Blu-ray. In what has to be our launch stunt of the year, London had its BT tower transformed into a giant lightsaber...

  • Top features of 2011
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    Top features of 2011

    By 29 December 2011

    Keeping the features writers busy in 2011 was a near constant flow of tablets and smartphones. On top of this we had the likes of new software such as Ice Cream Sandwich and iOS 5 keeping our handsets fresh. It is safe to say that phones and tablets had...

  • Google+ passes 62 million users, 400 million predicted for 2012
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    Google+ passes 62 million users, 400 million predicted for 2012

    By 28 December 2011

    I may have had a slow start, but Google+ is now adding new users at a fair lick. The growth of the social networking arm of Google is accelerating, and it now claims to have over 62 million users, with approximately 12 million of those coming in December...

  • Google+ brings stream controls, notification tweaks and enhanced photos
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    Google+ brings stream controls, notification tweaks and enhanced photos

    By 19 December 2011

    Google has announced a slew of updates for their social network, Google+, claiming to have addressed some of the most frequently asked for solutions. One of the major changes, announced via the Google Blog, is the ability to change the "volume" of those...

  • Best innovation 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards
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    Best innovation 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards

    By 26 November 2011

    Identifying the best innovations of 2011 is no easy task but trying to compare one to another is even harder. Innovative, ground-breaking ideas come from all sorts of fields within consumer technology and just because something hasn’t sold as many units...

  • Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders
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    Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 11 November 2011

    Innovation is key to keeping technology interesting. It is a risky business coming up with something that goes against the grain or changes the way the average consumer views electronics but getting it right can result in serious big bucks as we saw with...

  • Google+ Pages launch: Social networking for businesses
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    Google+ Pages launch: Social networking for businesses

    By 8 November 2011

    Google has launched Google+ Pages on its social networking site that allows users to interact with businesses and organisations from around the world. Previously Google hadn't allowed businesses to actively connect with individual users but now Google+ ...

  • Gmail app for iPhone launching soon
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    Gmail app for iPhone launching soon

    By 1 November 2011

    According to reports from MG Seigler, on his blog parislemon, Google is about to launch a native iOS Gmail app, which should bring some nice, new functionality over third-party offerings or navigating through Safari. It is thought that the app has been...