Ever been on a long road trip in unfamiliar territory and wondered, “Am I going to make it to the next town before running out of gas?” Google will try to help answer that question in an automated fashion, thanks to a Google Now card that shows you gas stations on your route. (more…)
Using our voice to control a smartphone and tablet is a real treat, especially when considering how fast our mobile devices have evolved over the past few years. More specifically, Google Search and Google’s Voice Commands is evolving, and thanks to Lollipop, users can now toggle system settings (WiFi, Bluetooth, Flashlight) with nothing but their voice. (more…)
If you search for a topic or favorite website in Google Search from your phone, there is a pretty good chance that you will now be greeted by a scrolling list of the latest related stories. As can be seen in the clip below, Google has started offering up the “freshest, most relevant content” within a single website or topic grouped together in “one easy-to-scan place.”
Whether you are searching for Droid Life or want to check-in on the latest NBA trade rumors, the new search results are actually quite good. At the top, you get a specific website listing, but just under that, you can see all sorts of stories related to whatever you just searched for, all of which will have thumbnails and will take you directly to that story when tapped.
Great job on this one, Google. (more…)
Think of the last time you saw a Cialis commercial and wondered, “Am I suffering from erectile dysfunction?” Within the next couple of days, you can save your marriage and find the answer to that question by asking Google! Thanks to the “Google app,” which is really just Google Search, you will be able to ask all sorts of health-related questions and receive beautiful laid out answers through the Knowledge Graph. (more…)
A report from Bloomberg claims Google and Twitter have reached an agreement, and in the first half of 2015, tweets will be searchable through Google Search as soon as they hit timelines. While not yet publicly announced, it is said that Twitter hopes this deal will bring more non-users to the service, ultimately getting more people to sign up. (more…)
Starting today, a new feature has been built right into Search from Google – a complete mortgage calculator. Using this handy dandy calculator, users can estimate how much they can borrow, simply by throwing in a wanted monthly payment and APR.
Not only that, but you can also track monthly payments when you input the loan total and APR, allowing you to quickly make estimates. (more…)
Google Now and its lovely little cards, the part of Google Search and the Google app that make your life automated, is now so much more powerful thanks to an integration with 3rd party apps for the first time. That’s right, Google just announced that 40 different apps can now present you with Now cards to “help you out with your day-today life,” giving you the info you need right when you decide you need it. This is huge news. (more…)
A refresh to Google Search results for movies is apparently rolling out on Android, according to Google’s G+ page. I can’t say that I have searched for “show me Angelina Jolie movies” in a while (read: ever), but the beautiful new UI that shows after searching for that is very nice. You can see it in action below. (more…)