Have a Chromecast? You Could Get Three Free Months of Unlimited Music

Chromecast, Google's $35 3-inch streaming dongle, turns one-year-old today and the company is cutting users in on the celebration. For three months, anyone with a Chromecast can jam out with a free 90-day subscription to All Access Music, a usually $10 monthly service through Google Play. There's only one major catch:… » 7/24/14 11:14am 7/24/14 11:14am

How to Buy Ebooks From Anywhere and Still Read Them All in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem. » 3/28/14 10:20am 3/28/14 10:20am

TV Streaming Head-to-Head: Netflix vs Hulu vs Amazon Prime

One of the more annoying things about Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon's television streaming libraries is the vast difference between the selection available. It would be almost impossible to get a thorough idea of who has the better library without searching for hundreds of TV shows on each service and comparing them… » 3/04/14 4:43pm 3/04/14 4:43pm

If You've Got Google Music All Access, You Can Get Glass Now

Google Music All Access users are reporting that they've received an email inviting them to join the ranks of Glass Explorers. (Here's the sign up page you can try if you didn't get the email.) As far we can tell it's the first time Google has opened up the program to a subset of its users without demanding that they… » 12/31/13 9:15am 12/31/13 9:15am

Google Play Newsstand Is Your Personalized Feed of Stuff to Read

Google is overhauling its approach to serving you articles and news. With "Newsstand" Google's taking another shot at building a one-stop app for all the different stuff you might want to read online. It's a bit like Flipboard meets your magazine subscriptions in a single application for your phone. » 11/20/13 12:18pm 11/20/13 12:18pm

Travelers Beware: Google Play Might Delete All Your Books (Updated)

It's easy to forget that owning something digitally is way different from owning it for real. And if you do forget, it can bite you in the ass. That's what happened to Jim O'Donnell when he traveled into Singapore and found that Google Play Books app on his iPad had up and deleted all his ebooks. » 8/17/13 3:00pm 8/17/13 3:00pm