Google+ brings stream controls, notification tweaks and enhanced photos

Pocket-Lint: Google has announced a slew of updates for their social network, Google+, claiming to have addressed some of the most frequently asked for solutions.

One of the major changes, announced via the Google Blog, is the ability to change the "volume" of those in your circles. The idea is to let you cut down on the background noise so you're only seeing the updates you really want. This will let you, for example, cut down on the trash talk from your work colleagues, and give your friends room to be heard.

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Google+ communities will now sort posts algorithmically instead of chronologically

Social networks have started to embrace algorithmic timelines (that is, where posts are sorted based on how the service thinks you will like it), instead of showing each post in chronological order.

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Google+ profiles may not be needed to post Play Store reviews anymore

According to several tips from Android Police readers, the Google Play Store may not require you to have a Google+ account to write reviews anymore.

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