Here’s to 2013: A Look at Google’s Year in Review Video

The Boston Marathon bombing. Nelson Mandela’s passing. 2013 has been an admittedly tough year. But for every tragedy, there was triumph, too. Remember Batkid? Prince George and his pudgy cheeks? The Harlem Shake? This has also been a year filled with acts of kindness, new beginnings, and, well, some seriously good dancing. And in a short one minute and thirty seconds, Google’s Year in Review video reminds us of all that.

Kind of restores your faith in humanity, right? I don’t know about you, but I think that’s definitely worth celebrating.

Read more about Google’s Year in Review on Google’s Official Blog.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

What was your favorite part of 2013? Tweet us at @ruelala and let us know.

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December 20, 2013

Do It All from Your Living Room: Google Helpouts Is Here

Step-by-step makeup advice. Guitar lessons. Resume tips. Connect with all kinds of experts from home thanks to Google Helpouts, an online source where you chat with real people via live video feeds to learn new tricks. Some of the instructors will teach you for free, while others will charge you a flat fee per session or dollar amount per minute.

Google hopes “that the efficiency, convenience, and global reach of Helpouts will make people’s lives easier in the long term.” Now, if only I could decide on a hobby…

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 7, 2013

Android Devotees, Rejoice – Our App Has Gone Big Time

5 reasons you're going to want it in your shopping arsenal

Rue's Android App

Android users, you’ve spoken. And the powers that be here at Rue heard you. We’ve rolled out our brand new, fully-loaded app – just in time to shop from your beach towel.

Here’s why we think you’ll really like it:

  1. We streamlined navigation, so you can jump between categories easier and faster. Ideal for when you’re grabbing something for yourself, your significant other, and your digs all at once.
  2. We linked up with Google Wallet to make checking out as painless as possible. With all of your credit card info safely stored (where no one will find it), you’re out of there in fewer clicks than ever before.
  3. See items you’re lusting after up close and personal with our beautiful high-res images.
  4. It’s also easier to select your size. (Thanks for letting us know that this one needed a little fixing.)
  5. Overall, the performance just runs smoother. We addressed all the bugs you so graciously called out. Something tells us you won’t miss them one bit.

Our new app is compatible with devices running on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or newer.

Simply stop by Google Play to download or upgrade.

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May 15, 2013