One of the things you have to do today when building a blog is work on a base. While building your blog brand is a great way to build an audience, today you also have to build your social audience. That’s why ADOL is also on FB and Google +. So if you have a […]
Part of the thing to remember anytime you maintain a website, or any type of web medium like this is that you have to be able to change with the time, and keep moving forward. For ADOL, it’s that time for both the back end, as well as the front end. I have been a […]
Google’s music streaming service arrives on iOS looking familiar, but missing a couple of features
Google Play Music finally arrived on the iOS App Store late last week, giving iPhone owners the opportunity to access Google’s library of streaming music on their devices. Over at our sister site iMore they’ve been putting Google Play Music for iPhone through its paces, and they’ve found it closely matches the Android version in terms of playback and basic functionality, as well as looks. From iMore’s Richard Devine:
“If you’re a user of any of Google’s other iOS applications then you’ll feel immediately at home with this. It’s attractive to look at, and very distinctively Google. The white cards on light gray background is clean and crisp with the Google Play Music signature orange highlights adding just the right splash of color. It’s basically a carbon copy of Google’s own Android app, and it’s so incredibly silky smooth to navigate around. The sliding motion of the menu coming out from the side, the player view minimising, general scrolling up-and-down and side-to-side is all without flaw. I actually think it performs slightly better than the Android version. But it isn’t the only Google app that could be said of.”
However it isn’t all smooth sailing — there’s no in-app purchase support, which means you can’t buy content or subscribe to All Access from within the app. That’s likely due to Google not wanting to share a cut of profits with Apple. So listening to your existing stuff is easy to do, but if you want to buy more you’ll need to fire up the web interface.
Check out iMore’s full review for the lowdown on Google Play Music for iPhone.
Image details finally will be available in the app
Be on the lookout, folks, for an update to Google+ in the near future. Google’s Virgil Dobjanschi on G+ (natch) gives word that the updated v4.2.3 brings forth a few new improvements. To wit:
- The Photos section now will work with Android Beam, so you can shoot pics to each other using NFC.
- Also, Photos now works with Daydream (the screen-saver feature you can find in the Display settings), so when you’re docked or charging the app can show off your pretty pictures.
- Photos now shows image details. (Finally! Quit asking what camera we took that picture with!)
- And, non-photo-wise, the Locations section will automatically refresh your friends’ locations when you open it.
Good improvements, all. Look for the staggered rollout to hit you sooner or later.
Source: +Virgil Dobjanschi
My wife and I are firm believers in active parenting, and while some people love it, other may hate it. I know at times my kids don’t appreciate it in the least, but at other times I know that it give them a sense of security. I could, and probably will write a whole post on […]
Remember that tomorrow is Another Day of Life I am just about ready to pull the plug and begin the process of defining the future for this site, and is some ways myself. Defining the future for the site may actually prove easier than defining my own future, but in some ways I am very […]