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Play Store app update rolling out with activity page, more social recommendations

Play Store app update rolling out with activity page, more social recommendations

The world is a social place, and the digital variety is no exception. Keeping pace with this, Google has announced a new update to the Play Store app that brings with it a couple different social elements achieved with Google Plus integration. The update is rolling out now, but will continue to do so for the next couple days, so those who aren't seeing it yet might have to wait a bit longer.

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Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Glass quietly adds personalized photo search

Google's XE11 update for Glass may have added calendar and custom location support, but that's not the only personalized search that the wearable now offers. Glass can now search through Google photos with a custom speech search command, so for instance it's now possible to ask "OK Glass, Google my pictures for cats" and see all of the shots you've uploaded that have felines in them. The system also supports tagged people.

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YouTube makes Google+ commenting system live

YouTube makes Google+ commenting system live

Back in September, YouTube revealed that Google+ commenting would be integrated into the video service, something that would revamp the system to provide better conversations and incentive to converse. It has been a bit over a month, and the change has finally gone live, bringing with it not only more relevant comments, but the ability to better moderate conversations that take place on your own videos.

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Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

If you've not tried to search through your images on Google+ with what Google calls Computer Vision, you really should take a peek. What Google had done today is to add a new wave of terms to what you've already been able to do since earlier this year: search through your photos with search terms (words), even if you've not tagged your photos previously. Search for the color red in your photos and you'll find a collection of red photos - search for the word Vespa, and you'll find all the photos you've taken of a Vespa.

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Google+ event taking place online tomorrow morning

Google+ event taking place online tomorrow morning

This week the folks at Google responsible for hyping up announcements have done a fine job of it - not least of all because they've got a few devices waiting in the wings. Here this afternoon we've seen Vic Gundotra also announce the appearance of a new set of Google+ social networking features to be formally revealed at a morning event held online. This broadcast will be done through Google+ itself

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Buffer spam-and-hack attack resolved, new security layers instituted

Buffer spam-and-hack attack resolved, new security layers instituted

Buffer, an app that lets users schedule and post Facebook, Twitter and Google+ updates, is now back up and running after a two-day hack-and-spam ordeal. Buffer was hacked yesterday, sending out third-party spam to thousands of Buffer users' Facebook pages. The company has cleaned up the mess for the most part and instituted new security measures to prevent future blowouts.

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