Weekly News Round-up: What You May Have Missed in the World of Android

Another week falls and we’re moving into Labor Day.

I hope you enjoy this three day weekend.

And in other news…

  • Google Play is giving away Katy Perry’s new album, Prism, to celebrate Labor Day.
  • And 90% of you readers just thought this:
  • But haters are gonna hate.

  • Surprise! Google’s doing drones.

  • Motorola is giving away a few Moto 360 watches. Too bad you’re too late to enter.

  • Chrome for desktops has a new look. You’ll need the bet channel to see the new switcher and other features.

Chrome Switcher

  •  Google’s promoting the security of their cloud services.
  • I know plenty of folks are Microsoft fans. OneDrive for Android allows you to separate business and personal.
  • Here’s a pretty good review on how to sign out of that other Google+ account you never use.
  • You can stream NPR and ABC to your Chromecast.
  • Pandora now streams to Google Glass.
  • I may be a “Google Tool,” but I don’t participate in “Google Dorking.”
  • Googler, Mike Pegg, shared this interesting Google Maps plugin:
  • A new update to Google Hangouts gives you a better look at your friend’s who are online.
  • And once again, this post tries to show that Android users are “poor.”
  • Did you buy a LG G watch? Perhaps you wanted the LG G Watch R. Pretty glad I waited, though I do like a square watch face.

LG G Watch R

  • You don’t think Android’s powerful? Check this out. Controlling the weather, baby.
  • I couldn’t remember if I posted something about these helpful Google Drive tips.
  • And in the same vein, here are 9 things you might not know about Google Now.
  • I know there are some Reddit fans, so here’s a great list of the best Android apps for Reddit.
  • Finally, here are 5 apps you might want to add to your Android device.

Once again, have a great Labor Day weekend if you’re in the United States.

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Jeff Taylor

I’m just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I’m also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.