Google Currents app updated !

US people have been able to use the Google Currents app to read various websites with magazine-style layout.

Now other countries can finally get in on the act as well. Google has release version 1.1 of the app for Android and iOS.

New version makes the service available worldwide with support for 44 languages, adds a number of other improvements:

  • the ability to select which editions have images for offline reading
  • instant online sync
  • translation for 38 languages
  • promised 7X performance boost

And the best – app is completely free, and adapts the layout to suit both phones and tablets.

Scan QR code below to download it for the platform of your choice.

MIT launchesApp Inventor public Beta

the Android apps creation tool is no longer being managed by Google. MIT worked up its own version.

Now you can go and log into the MIT App Inventor with valid Google ID.

App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.

You build apps by working with:

  • The App Inventor Designer, where you select the components for your app.
  • The App Inventor Blocks Editor, where you assemble program blocks that specify how the components should behave. You assemble programs visually, fitting pieces together like pieces of a puzzle.
  • Your app appears on the phone step-by-step as you add pieces to it, so you can test your work as you build. When you’re done, you can package your app and produce a stand-alone application to install.

Google+ launches Pages for businesses

Google opened up Google+ to business.

It’s calling Google+ Pages. Google+ Pages appears to be little difference between a Page and an individual account.
You’re able to add Pages to any of your regular Circles. Page owners are able to post and take part in Hangouts.
Pages turn up in Google search results. Company’s introduced a new Direct Connect and lets you search specifically for Google+ Pages.
Both features are rolling out starting today.

P.S. my first google+ page MediaArt