The geeks at Google have been very busy of late. The company has publicly rolled out Helpouts and Ingress, and given vanity URLs for Google+ users. But there’s no rest for the engineers, it seems, as there have been a bunch of new updates all around.
KitKat Keyboard 2.0 & Text-To-Speech Come To Play Store
If your Android device hasn’t yet been upgraded to the new v4.4 KitKat, there are still a few ways to get some of its cool features. Keyboard 2.0 has hit the Play Store, bringing some significant new features, including the ability to trace letters like in some of the best Android apps, Swype and SwiftKey Flow. Google has also introduced its Text-To-Speech app as a free download on the Play Store, which can read aloud books and speak translations, among other things. This app could be particularly useful on devices that come with a bad text-to-speech utility built in, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, according to Android Police. Head to the Play Store for free downloads of Keyboard 2.0 and Text-To-Speech.
Chrome Blocks Manual Extension Installs On Windows
Google is taking malware seriously. It will be introducing smart malware blocking in upcoming versions of Chrome, and now the company has said that it will not allow users to manually install third-party extensions in the browser. Come January, on the Windows stable and beta channels, all extensions will need to be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.
Multiple Sign-In For Google Drive On iOS
Finally, the Google Drive app for iOS has been updated with a few new features. The biggest change is that you can now use multiple accounts on Google Drive, switching between them seamlessly without signing out. Additionally, Google Drive now has new options to print any file with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint. You can grab the new Google Drive from the App Store.