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    Today may be June 18, which means we got Amazon's announcement of its Fire phone a little earlier today, and T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event is coming up a few hours later on, but more than just being the eighteenth, it's also a Wednesday. You smartphone users with blood that runs Android green know what that means, as it's time for Google to make with its latest batch of Android app updates. We haven't spotted a ton of them this week, but at least a few new releases are on their way out to users, with updated versions of Drive and Hangouts arriving, along with some other new editions. ...

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    Last week Google revealed a number of changes coming to Android, with the introduction of Google Play Services 4.1. We told you about some of the cool stuff, like support for turn-based multiplayer in Play Games titles, and touched on a new version of the Google Drive API that was on the way. Well, today Google makes that developer preview of the new Drive API available, while sharing a little about just what it's capable of doing. The idea behind all of this is to encourage to build Drive-based solutions right into their apps by making such implementations as effortless as possible; apps ...

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    Google is on a bit of a tear lately, updating apps and services across the board. We follow up the recent changes to Google+ with an update for the Android Drive app, giving the program a new look. The Now-ification of Google apps continues with Drive's new card-based layout. You can swipe these around to navigate through your shared files, and there's a new quick preview mode. For those of you who like to work with documents on your phone – and not just view them – the new Drive gains some additional editing tools. When working with spreadsheets, you can now adjust cell alignment and ...

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    Cloud storage can be a smart way for an app to manage your data. Maybe it needs to store a lot of info that's not regularly accessed, and it wouldn't make sense to keep it all on your phone. Maybe that data is very important, and it would be smart to have a backup copy residing somewhere. In order to make it easier for developers to provide such services, Google has updated its Google Drive API, giving developers some new tools for using it as app storage. The big change is that apps can now set up special app-specific folders on Drive. Users don't get full access to their contents, and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the Optimus F5 and F7, even if we're most likely going to ask you to look elsewhere when you read the spec sheet. Then we move to Samsung news as they're rumored to showcase a new TV Discovery service with mobile devices at MWC. Then we move to Google Drive and cover all the recent enhancements that Google is offering. Ubuntu is next, there's a lot of great stuff here as it's reached developer preview stage, but not all is fun and games. We end today's show talking about the Petition to force the White House to address ...

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