Google Apps

Google gives Gmail for Android a makeover, adds support for any email account

The as-yet unreleased Gmail 5.0 introduces material design and support for third-party email accounts like Outlook and Yahoo.

App Review: Google Keep gets cozy with Google Now

Google's note taking service Keep just got an updated app for Android. New features like location and time-based reminders through Google Now, a new navigation drawer, multiple account support mean Google is hoping to give Evernote a run…

HP thumbs its nose at Microsoft by bringing Google Apps to its small business PCs

HP will bundle and optimize Google Apps cloud-based office productivity tools on its small business computers and office gear for users looking for a Microsoft Office 365 alternative.

Rumor: Google is turning Quickoffice into a cloud-based Microsoft Office competitor

Google is reportedly making Quickoffice the .DOCX-compatible app the "foundation of Google Apps," which could pose a serious threat to Microsoft's rival cloud-based Office Web Apps.

Weekly mobile news recap: Now is the winter of Microsoft’s discontent

It doesn't feel like winter yet, does it? We don't think so, but some mobile companies are trying to get into the spirit of the season. Google is doing so by giving updates to all its apps, while Microsoft's Windows 8 OS has going the…

Google to start charging new users for its Apps for Business service

Google has announced that its Apps for Business suite is not longer free for new subscribers.

Google talks social enterprise focus for 2012

Google's ready to kick off 2012 with a renewed interest in the social enterprise market, which means the Google+ upgrades will be fast and furious.
Social Media

Google plans to combine Gmail with Google+ Circles

While Google+ features continue to slowly seep into other Google-owned products, Gmail is getting some social love with a direct tie into the Google+ Circles system.

Google+ iPhone app hits number one in iTunes

It was a quick rise to the top of the iTunes charts for the Google+ iPhone app.

Logitech’s Microsoft Lync-powered hardware points to the potential of Office 365

Logitech has released a new spread of webcams and headsets optimized for Microsoft Office 365. Will this kind of hardware support propel Microsoft to the top of cloud-based productivity?

Change sucks: Why Google+ will flounder while Office 365 flourishes

Consumers don’t always want change, leaving Google an uphill battle to topple Facebook while Microsoft coasts by Google Apps with Office 365.
Android Army

Wyoming state government goes with Google’s cloud

Google gets its foot firmly in the government software door by landing Wyoming, which will now use Google Apps for Government.