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Weekly Tech News: Audiobooks now available on Google Play

by on ‎25-01-2018 02:02 PM (713 Views)

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In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we look at the Google Play Store’s new feature, Three’s latest mobile broadband offer, and news from Instagram.



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If you have an Android device, you can now get your audiobooks from the Google Play Store. This is not a surprising addition, considering the store also features movies, TV shows and eBooks. Explaining the decision, the head of Product Management has stated “We know people want to read more and audiobooks are becoming an increasingly popular way to incorporate books into our busy lives”.

This new feature will be available in 45 countries (Ireland included) and 9 languages, and users will be able to listen to a preview of the audiobook on the Play Store before purchasing. Any downloaded audiobooks will become part of your family library, and they can be integrated with Google Assistant and Google Home. To get started, visit the Google Play Store on your device.




Say goodbye to landlines, wires and connection fees and stream all your favourite movies with a massive 750GB of 4G mobile broadband, exclusively with Three. That’s more than enough broadband for all the family and all their devices. 

Three’s new offer is for serious data fans, including those who love streaming movies and music and playing games. This offer is only €29.99 a month and is available on an 18 month contract. For more info and to sign up now, check out



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We all know GIFs are a fun and light-hearted way to convey feelings and emotions, and now you can send them via Instagram. The popular photo-sharing app added support this week for their Stories feature, Mashable reports. Users will be able to search for a GIF when using Instagram Stories, with the GIFs coming from This is very similar to Twitter and WhatsApp’s support for sending GIFs.

You can also send GIFs via WhatsApp message – check out our Tip of the Week for more info.




Ashling is the 3Community's resident wordsmith. With a passion for social media, innovative technology and all things mobile, she fills the 3Community with articles about tech news, app reviews and tips and tricks to make your life a little easier.

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