Google +1 Is All About Sharing, And Then Some

Google’s social app button, +1, is rolling out slowly throughout Google searches and Google users. Its main goal is to share among your circle of friends sites and links you find interesting. Soon enough, Google will design a button that is to be used on sites, but for the meantime, it’s search-only in English. When you hit the +1 button (an action which Google dubs, “getting +1’d”) your friends will see it when they see the same search result, knowing that it is something of awesomeness. Google also plans to make +1 an addition to the algorithm of ranking search results in the social section, a smart and pretty obvious move that further refines Google’s Social Search.

This will be something interesting to use. And its possibility of success? Better than average, at the very least. Oh, and an introductory video of Google +1 is after the jump. Via: Google Social Web Blog

In-App Purchasing Is Ready To Go For Android Users

This is it. In-app purchases are available to apps and developers that activate them. Several apps will start off with this functionality, including Tap Tap Revenge 4, which launches for the first time on the Android Market, along with more games with lesser-known statuses. What does this mean, and how does it apply to you? Well, if you wanted to beat a certain level in a game, or acquire something of a nature which isn’t actually available to you, an in-app purchase can change that by charging your credit card (for the amount seen, in-app), and you get the show on the road, immediately. Check out the official Android Developers post for a full list of games using the new feature.

Via: Android Devs, Tap Tap Revenge 4 for Android

HTC HD7 Owners Will Begin Seeing NoDo On Their Devices

Well, it turns out that certain Windows Phone 7 devices in the U.S. (read: all of them, unfortunately) have their updates controlled by their respective carriers, instead of Microsoft directly, much like a Windows computer (a practice which Microsoft stated would continue with WP7).

Anyways, cutting to the chase, HTC HD7 owners should begin seeing pop-ups on their devices over the next coming days (starting today) for an update. Connect to Zune for Windows or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac and install, then you’ll have copy-and-paste in its full glory.

Via: T-Mobile

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4 For Android

For the past few months Mozilla has been preparing their barrage of the browser-wars. First off was Firefox 4, second is Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo (what’s Maemo anyway?). It’s an almost perfect port of the desktop app, and shares most if not all of the desktop features, including syncing pages and bookmarks while viewing them on the fly, in a smaller, smartphone-friendly UI, with an intense liking of HTML5 instead of Flash. It requires Android 2.0 and up, is free, and if ready and waiting to be downloaded.

Via: Mozilla, Android Market

Amazon Cloud Player: Stream Your Music From The Big Cloud

Whoa! Guess who ate everyone’s breakfast this morning? Amazon! The new Amazon Cloud Player has graced the geeks of the world (actually, the United States, for now) with its presence. Its main goal: to give you 5GB of free storage to upload your music to, so it can be streamed anywhere, including Android (no iOS support yet). Some iTunes purchases also work with the service. Additional storage plans start at $20 per year, while 20GB of storage is offered free if you buy an entire MP3 album. Sounds good to us. Presser after cut. Via: Amazon