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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Google Music Launches And Brings With It An Updated Music App

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 06:00 PM

http://androinica.com/2011/05/googl...ic-for-android/

"Google Music lives. After keeping android phone owners on the edge of their keyboards for nearly a year, Google has finally confirmed that its cloud-based music streaming service will launch soon in the United States."

It's here!! It's here!! Google has officially launched its online music service... sort of. First of all you need to head over to music.google.com to signup and await your letter of acceptance. At the moment you can't buy music or anything but you can upload up to 20,000 of your favorite tracks and stream/sync them to all of your Android devices. Once the big G finalizes their deals with record labels we should be able to purchase our tunes and store them in the same place. If the prices compare favorably to the Amazon mp3 store I'll for sure be switching. Any one got their invite yet? I'm still waiting.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Android Music App Leaked: More Evidence Of Google Music In The Cloud

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.businessinsider.com/andr...d-player-2011-4

"The upcoming version of Android's Music app has been accidentally leaked to the blog Tech From 10 and they have the app available for download on their site."

Well, looky what we have here. It's the latest (unreleased) version of the stock Android music player. The player itself looks pretty much like the stock player you get with Honeycomb. Same album views and now playing screen. The coolest part? After a bit of digging in the setting you will find quite a few setting obviously related to some how syncing and streaming music from the internets. :) It doesn't appear to work for anyone who has installed the leaked version of the player yet but the options are there. Maybe the service will the here shortly so I can decide if I am going to continue to use Amazon's MP3 store or not. Any day now Google...


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Print Almost Anything with the Cloud Print Beta App

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Software" @ 06:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/#!5775462/clo...chrome--dropbox

"Android/Chrome (Windows): Google's Cloud Print setup is a little rough around the edges right now, but the possibilities are looking nice. An Android app, for example, uses Dropbox and Cloud Print to fling almost anything you see or open on your Android over to your (Windows-connected) printer."

I already had Google Cloud Print setup with my home PC, Chrome, and a HP Photosmart 6100C. I installed this "Cloud Print Beta" app and, after approving the Cloud Print permission and refreshing the list, it came up with my printer. It no longer requires that you use Dropbox, as my source mentions, but that's still an option. It looks like they've also increased what you can print and there is a list of things that are apparently coming soon including Mail, Facebook, and Picasa. You can use "sharing" from any app that supports that to try printing but your results may vary. If you have any need to print from Android you should definitely check this out! Let us know what you try printing and what the results are.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Google Takes Printing to the Cloud

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 09:00 AM

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/...og+(Gmail+Blog)

"Let’s say you need to print an important email attachment on your way to work so that it’s waiting for you when you walk in the door. With Gmail for mobile and Google Cloud Print — a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install drivers — you can."

Google Cloud Print lets you print from Gmail in any current web browser, desktop or mobile. You need a Windows PC connected to the printer your want to print to right now but they're going to add support for Mac and Linux machines as well. Just go into Gmail from a browser and you will see a "Print" option in it's drop down menu near the top right. Besides just printing your messages it supports the printing of some attachments like .doc and .pdf files. Give it a try! Does this solve a specific printing need for you?


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Google Cloud Print Enters Beta: Chance Of Rain Up 30%

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 08:00 PM

http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/07/go...oud-print-beta/

"Back in April, we wrote about a very cool new feature that Google was working on alongside Chrome OS: Cloud Print. Essentially, it's a service that takes all of the printer drivers you normally need on a computer and puts them in the cloud (on Google's servers). This way, you can easily print from a machine regardless of the OS. This means you can print from Chrome OS or from any mobile device."

Printing from my phone was something I did quite a bit back in my Windows Mobile days, at work anyway. I don't actually own an printer myself. Back then printing was accomplished over IR or Bluetooth. Now thanks to Google we will soon be able to print over the interwebs from anywhere. I really only see this being useful if someone were to share their printer with you. If I am in a position to pick up a print job from my own printer I might as well just print from the computer it is attached to. If you want to try it out you'll have to download the latest dev build of Google Chrome. Anyone played with this yet?


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