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Web giant's virtual assistant now helps users find cheaper air fares. Google Now adds flight price monitor card Report adds credence to rumours that HTC is manufacturing the tablet for Google. HTC 'finalising Google Nexus 9 tablet' Twitter and the BBC iPlayer fall out of favour, while Netflix and Instagram move on up. Which brands made Britain's cool list? We round up the very best Android tablet and smartphone apps of the year so far. Ultimate Android apps guide for 2014 Users can now select 'No thanks' to a Google+ account with other services. Google+ optional for new Gmail sign-ups Google says its next operating system will encrypt the user's data as default. Android L to 'encrypt data automatically' Tim Cook sets Apple's business aside from its rivals in an open letter. Apple boss reaffirms privacy commitment A report says the internet giant has put the project on indefinite hold. Google 'places Android Silver on hold' Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter are the first third-party retailers to sell the device. Google Glass now on sale at Net-a-Porter Microsoft is also delivering an update to its iOS 8 version of the app, adding more functionality. Microsoft brings OneNote app to Android Wear A product dubbed the Asus Nexus Player appears on a benchmarking website. Is Asus making a new Android set-top box? Low-cost devices ship with a near-stock version of the Android OS on board. Android One budget phones lands in India The iPhone 6, Apple Watch and Gmail feature in this week's biggest tech stories. The week's biggest tech news in pictures New tablet expected to feature a Tegra K1 processor and the Android L OS. Has HTC been confirmed as Nexus 9 maker? Only 60% of passwords are said to be valid, while most are thought to be dated. 5 million Gmail passwords leaked Wearables operating system gains offline music playback and GPS support. Google delivers Android Wear update Web giant to pay at least $19 million to settle apps lawsuit in the US. Google to refund unauthorised app purchases Search engine firm's open-source operating system receives a major update. Chrome OS adds multi sign-in support Digital Spy rounds up this week's biggest new mobile apps for iOS and Android. Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android Sony may have adopted Android Wear for its new watch, but it still stands out from the crowd. Hands on with Sony's SmartWatch 3 Destiny Planet View marks the first time a game world has been mapped using the tech. Explore Destiny using Google 'Planet View' NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass customers also gain access to an ITV Encore live stream. NOW TV added to Chromecast Firm begins showing old version of its search page to users with outdated browsers. Google discouraging outdated browsers The system is a scaled-back version of Android aimed at developing countries. Google to launch Android One in 2 weeks? Internet giant demonstrates its drone-based delivery system Project Wing. See Google's Project Wing drones in action Digital Spy rounds up this week's biggest apps for iOS and Android devices. Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android So-called Nexus X tablet could be the ultimate Android gaming device. HTC's mystery Nexus tablet leaked again Users can now see who is online more easily and pin their favourite contacts. Gmail improves Hangouts integration Presentations software will complement Google Docs and Google Sheets on iOS. Google launches Slides app for iOS devices Hearing aid company adds stereophonic sounds to the online mapping service. Amplifon brings audio to Google Maps Gecko Design team will reportedly work with the division behind Google Glass. Google to acquire startup Gecko Design The internet giant purges dozens of copycat titles from the Android storefront. Google Play removes Swing Copters clones US researchers claim that they were able to hack Gmail with a 92% success rate. Gmail security flaw exposed by researchers Test vehicles to be fitted with steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator pedals. Google driverless cars to get manual controls Digital Spy rounds up this week's biggest mobile apps for iOS and Android. Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android Web giant's autonomous vehicles can apparently break the speed limit by 10mph. Google driverless cars 'allowed to speed' Software lets users capture panoramic-like images with their iPhone's camera. Photo Sphere Camera app comes to iPhone Parents could have access to a dashboard to monitor their children's viewing habits. YouTube to launch kid-optimised version? Google Play All Access may be renamed Google Play Music Key as part of the launch. YouTube Music subscription service leaked Digital Spy rounds up this week's biggest mobile apps for iOS and Android. Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android