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Google Drive for iOS update adds multiple account support, single sign-in

Google Drive for iOS has received a fairly significant update, adding support for single sign-in, multiple accounts and proper iOS 7 support. Single sign-in lets you sign in to a Google app just by selecting your account if you're signed in to another Google app already installed on your device. This has been rolling out slowly across Google's suite of iOS apps, and is particularly convenient for those of us using many different Google services.

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Google Chrome for Mac to add extra authentication to your saved passwords

Remember a few months ago when the Internet went crazy over Google Chrome keeping your saved passwords in plain text? Our advice, like that of many, was to use a third-party app like 1Password instead, but Google now at least is doing something about it.

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Indistinguishable from evil

I like to riff on Arthur C. Clarke by saying any company, sufficiently large, is indistinguishable from evil. I've used it before when Google failed to respect copyrights, trademarks, and, through their Motorola subsidiary engaged in a horrendous violation of the very spirit of standards-essential patents. And I'm using it again now to describe the actions of the Rockstar consortium - the entity that purchased Nortel and Novell patents, bankrolled by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and others. They've now sued Google over search-related patents, which is an attack against the heart of Google's business, and it smacks of patent trolling, which is a fairly revolting practice.

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Pandora for iOS now pumps your radio stations to Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is a ridiculously cheap and easy way of getting content to your TV from your iPhone, but supported content is still extremely limited. One such service that has now been allowed through the gates is Pandora, with the switch flipped and now you're able to launch your Pandora stations on your TV.

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Snapseed for iOS updates with new HDR Scape filter, pre-iOS 7 users beware

Part of today's Google+ event announcements centered on Snapseed, and some new features coming to the Google acquired photo editing software. Of all of them, one much touted new feature was the HDR Scape filter, and the iOS application has just been updated with all the newness. But if you're not on iOS 7 you should tread carefully.

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Google+ for iOS to get background image sync and full resolution uploads

Announced at this mornings Google+ event, Google+ for iOS is in line to get pretty substantial update for those of us who use the service for backing up our photos. Thanks to iOS 7, Google+ will soon be able to auto sync your photos in the background, instead of needing to have the app open as is currently required.

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Motorola announces Ara, another attempt at the modular smartphone

I remember my old Handspring Visor and its expansion slot with incredible fondness, and so the idea of Ara, Motorola's new modular smartphone project hits me square in the nerd spot. Like lego for phone tech, the idea promises a theoretically limitless amount of blocks that you can use to build your own, custom, device. Swap screens. Swap modems. Swap chipsets. Swap espresso makers. Well, no, not that last one. At least not yet... Motorola:

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Google Chromecast app for iOS goes global, hardware yet to follow

Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is still officially U.S. only, but the companion app for iOS – along with its Android cousin – has at least gone global. We're seeing it ourselves in the UK and Canada, but reports suggest that it stretches far and wide beyond.

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Youtube update adds video quality selector on WiFi

After pushing out an update to Maps, Google has also updated the YouTube app for for iOS today with a much requested new feature. When connected to WiFi, you're now able to select the quality of the video you're watching manually as well as setting auto-select.

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Google's Ingress augmented reality game headed to iOS in 2014

Ingress is something of a favorite with a big portion of the Android faithful, and now it seems the developers are set to bring it across to iOS in 2014. Speaking in a recent interview to AllThingsD, Brandon Badger Ingress product manager from Google's Niantic Labs outlines the plans:

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