CNNMoney: 5 things we want to see from the new Android A single messaging platform for all of Google's various services has been rumored for quite some time. Whatever it's going to be called -- Babel, Hangouts, whatever -- Google needs to round up all the different ways users can message one another and place them under one roof. And that service needs to be baked into the next major Android update.
Mashable: iPhone growth lowest since 2007 launch According to new data from Canalys, Android continues to dominate the mobile market, making up nearly 60 percent of those shipments. Apple accounted for about 19 percent of the share and Microsoft brought in 18 percent.
Mashable: iOS 7 concept video shows off completely new look There have been rumors in recent weeks that Apple is planning a complete redesign for iOS 7 that moves away from the "skeuomorphic" look it has relied on to date, which designs digital objects like real-world objects. Now, one digital agency has come out with a video imagining what this kind of redesign might actually look like.
Inman: Will the new Twitter features affect real estate? Twitter announced several updates to their "Cards" feature. Judging at the surface of where this appears to be heading, there may be an interesting offering for folks interesting in sharing and consuming real estate content
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Circa has reinvented how, and where, you view the latest news. If you don’t have time for all the “extras” that come with news, Circa’s got a team of editors and writers to give you the most important pieces of information in a story. It’s all beautifully set up for your phone too.
All Things D: As Google+ Pushes Hard Into Photos, the Race Is On to Own Your Memories While everyone may offer free online photo storage in some capacity, Google is the one with the consumer editing suite. But you don't have to be an expert-level Photoshop user to work with Google's new tools. Auto-enhance, auto-highlight and even "auto-awesome" leverage the power of Google's algorithms to choose the best pictures out of the many you've uploaded, and automatically make them look better than they did before.
Inman: Google Think insights - the real estate digital marketing cheat sheet Did you ever wish you could have a digital marketing cheat-sheet? Well, you may be in luck, Google Think has arrived! Google Think has become a treasure trove of insightful information, playbooks, presentations, case studies, and research, brilliantly organized with an architecture and design quality that's perfect for afternoons of curious thinking and strategy.
CNN: Google Maps to get big, personal redesign Google Maps are getting personal. The next version of the widely used maps tool will soon have a different look and some splashy new features including displays of real-time accidents and personalized recommendations… It will no longer be necessary to do a search for a start or end address -- you can click on the map and instantly see the driving routes.
CNN: Google knows which of your photos are best Google+ has added automated photo-editing features that, depending on how well they work, could save amateur photographers huge amounts of time. The process begins with elimination, culling images that are blurry, duplicates or poorly exposed. It recognizes and includes landmarks and people in its final selections. Google's algorithms have been learning what people find beautiful in a photograph and uses that information to identify shots that are aesthetically pleasing.