Google is throwing out the stops by updating several of its apps, including Google Maps. You probably also saw the updates to Hangouts and Chrome for Android.

  • In Hangouts, you’re now able to make calls from Gmail with a quick click.
  • The Chrome update is a little more subtle, but powerful: adding Google translate and full screen viewing for tablets.
  • Google+ app received a similar update, which now lets you see what stuff your friends are +1ing.
  • I get plenty of questions about practice management software, Lawyerist has this post which answers some questions. I think every law practice needs practice management software.
  • Sadly, Apple colluded to fix pricing on e-books it sold through the iTunes store. Honestly, I’m not sad. This is just another example of where Apple says “people will buy Apple-endorsed products, for as much as we charge.” Okay, well, maybe Apple didn’t say those exact words, but I’m pretty sure the conversation followed that thought path.
  • The Mac Lawyer has this post (and part 2) on how apps can make you a better litigator. Overall, the post has some great suggestions on making use of tablets for trial practice.
  • While Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich still account for a majority of devices, Jelly Bean accounts for 38% of devices.

Dashboards - Android Developers

  • I’m not sure what to think about this Qualcomm video:

Is this funny to anyone?

  • And finally, love Google+. As Google+ celebrated its 2 year anniversary, Vic Gundotra, head of Google+’s development team, participated in a Google+ hangout talking about the service. Here’s the video:

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