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Chrome Autofill Coming to iOS

Google announced today that it will begin rolling out Autofill for its Chrome iOS app in the near future, and that it is testing some improvements to Autofill on Android devices. The new feature will allow iOS users to quickly complete online forms when using the synced Autofill info on their iPhone or iPad.

Chrome for iOS

The Android improvements aim to "further streamline online forms," and allow Android users a better and quicker experience when making online purchases. Merchants interested in adopting Google's "faster checkout flow" can learn more here.

How to sync Google contacts to iOS?

Google contacts can by synced to iOS using CardDAV. Once complete, you can access Google contact information directly in the Contacts app. To sync Google contacts follow these steps:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account -> Other
2. Select Add CardDAV Account
3. Enter "google.com" in the Server field (without the quotes)
4. Enter your Google User Name and Password
5. Enter a Description to name the account, such as "Google Contact List"
6. Tap Next to verify account information

Google Wallet Now Available for iOS Devices

Google Wallet landed in the App Store this morning sans NFC, since iOS devices do not support it. Besides the missing "tap-to-pay" option, the iOS version does include all the features found on the Android version.

Google Wallet iOS

Google Wallet users can send money to any friend in the US via email, and store credit / debit cards and loyalty programs on the app. Users can also keep their app locked with a PIN and disable the app through Google's site if their device becomes lost or stolen.

Google+ Now Supports Google Drive and Hangouts

Google has rolled out the same new features to the iOS version of its Google+ app that Android users have been enjoying for a few days now. Google+ version 4.5 now allows users to access their photos and videos stored on Google Drive, and Messenger has been replaced with Hangouts. Google Apps for Business features are now supported, and the ability to start a Hangout with someone directly from that person's profile has also been added to the app.

Google+

Google+ is Google's Facebook-like service which allows people to connect and share with other Google+ users. Google Drive is Google's cloud-based storage service where users can store documents, photos and images. Both are available as free iOS apps in the Apple App Store.

Google Puts 4 iOS Apps on the Chopping Block

Google has been prolific with its apps, cranking out mobile tools for a variety of its services. Now the company has announced it will retire four of its iOS apps in the coming month. Fans of Google+ Local (formerly Google Places) will be the first to lose a standalone app. Many Google+ Local features are now available in Google Maps instead.

Google shopper local catalog apps

Ratings and reviews created by users will continue to be available via the Google Maps app and on Google+ profiles. Even though Google announced plans to remove Google+ Local from the App Store on August 7 it appears as though the app is already unavailable. So what other iOS apps is Google pulling from the App Store forever?

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