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Nexus 9 rumors: HTC working closely with Google ahead of official launch (Updated)

HTC could be ready to make a return to the world of tablets, as rumors gather of a device known as the HTC Volantis, which may end up being the Nexus 9. Here's everything we think we know about it.

Mobile

Is Google+ being slowly sunsetted? Mandatory Gmail integration gets removed

Definitely a shift away from promoting Google+ usage, the search company has removed the mandatory requirement of setting up a new Google+ account when signing up for a Gmail account.

Social Media

Google Docs guide, tips, and tricks

This guide will give you a brief walk-through on how to use Google Docs. Maybe you'll be able to ditch Office once and for all.

Computing

Android L will have built-in encryption, just like iOS

At the moment we still don't know what Android L will be called or when it's going to appear, but we do know it will feature always-on encryption, putting it on a par with Apple's iOS 8.

Mobile

A bunch of Epson printers are now better suited for mobile printing

Epson just announced that a bunch of its printers are better suited for printing stuff from mobile devices. Learn more here.

Computing

Create custom, shareable Google Maps with new My Maps tool

Did you plan the most awesome vacation ever with Google Maps? Share it to the Google Maps Gallery with a newly enhanced feature, My Maps. The service also lets you explore other custom maps created by others.

Photography

Students! Google wants to lend you a Chromebook this term

Google is putting a pop-up lending kiosk at a dozen universities across the United States this month, enabling students to borrow a Chromebook free of charge. Find out how the scheme will work.

Computing

Android apps like Vine, Evernote, others arrive on Chromebooks, Google says

Google just announced that it is bringing over popular Android apps, including Vine and Evernote, over to Chrome OS. Learn more here.

Computing

Google recruits users to photograph what Street View cannot by expanding Views

No time to shoot panoramas? No problem. Google wants you to dig out those dusty digital snaps and pin them to a map for the world to discover with a new function for Views.

Mobile

How to block pop up ads with a Google Chrome add on

Pop up ads and other forms of advertisements can be annoying. No one would disagree. Well, if you use Google Chrome, here's how to put the clamps on the amount of ads you have to deal with.

Computing

Google to hold public debates about ‘right to be forgotten’ throughout Europe

Google will hold public debates about the "right to be forgotten" ruling throughout Europe this fall. Learn more here.

Computing

Survey says 5 percent of Android users will switch to the iPhone 6

How much of an impact is the iPhone 6 going to have on the market? Find out how likely Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone users are to make the switch, according to the latest research.

Mobile

Android Wear update will bring GPS, watch faces and offline music

Google is promising quick updates for its smartwatch software — a better interface for changing watch faces, support for integrated GPS sensors and offline music playback are all on the way.

Mobile

Google agrees to refund $19 million for kids’ in-app purchases

Google has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission to refund parents to the tune of $19 million for unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children. The settlement follows a similar one made by Apple in January.

Android Army

Best Google Chrome Extensions

Beef up your browser with the best Google Chrome extensions.

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