Android games can play nice with iOS

Google Play Games gets cross-platform multiplayer support, OneNote is free for Mac and Windows, and Starbucks customers can leave a tip with an app.

CNET Update is waiting for Player 2:


In this episode of Update:

- Don't let different operating systems determine who can be your Player 2. Google gave Android game developers the power of cross-platform multiplayer support, along with other perks like Game Gifts.

- Change the Google Play Store password permissions if you worry about kids making purchases on your device.

- Download a free version of Microsoft OneNote for Mac and Windows.

- Have more choice in your Surface shopping, now that the Microsoft is selling an 4G LTE version of the Windows tablet.

- Leave a tip for your barista using the Starbucks iPhone app, beginning March 19. (And it won't be long before you can pre-order from the app, too.

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