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Google goes 'Star Wars' for its apps and services

Google goes 'Star Wars' for its apps and services
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If you haven't seen Google's new Star Wars-inspired services - well, may the force be with you.

In anticipation for the upcoming release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Google has reskinned several of its products and services. To get these awesome updated looks, first you have to choose your side.

Are you on the light side of the force, or the dark side?Choose Your Side

Once you've chosen which side of the force you relate to, you'll find a menu of possible apps that you can update.

Dark side

For example, if you click on the Google Chrome icon, you'll be directed to a download menu for a Star Wars themed Chrome extension.

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Apps that can be updated include: the Web Store, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drive, You Tube, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps and more.

Once you've installed the extension, the changes will show up on all of your devices where you use that login. And the extensions are compatible with Apple, Android and Windows products.

Google admits that the inspiration came from the number of Star Wars fans who requested an "Episode VII" app as soon as they learned of the new movie. But, you don't have to be a Star Wars fan to have fun with these apps.

This is the first time Google has introduced a functionality to update all of your apps with the click of your mouse. So, it's definitely worth checking out.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released on December 18th. Which side will you choose? Let us know in the comments below, and watch this video for more information.

If you'd like to brush up on your Star Wars trivia before watching the new film, click here.

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