At the end of January, Google announced that we would all soon start seeing 3rd party app cards appear in Google Now, a move that has the potential to make the service exponentially more useful, assuming you aren’t spammed to death and have enough control over each’s arrival. While I personally have not see any new 3rd party app cards, at least one of our readers started seeing them today. (more…)
Google took to its YouTube blog to announce today that NCAA March Madness is now on Google Search and YouTube.
Starting with this year’s tournament, you will be able to watch game highlights, pre and postgame shows, and more through the new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will be populated with the latest news surrounding the tournament, including clips from shows on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV. (more…)
Google has confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is currently testing a new chat service for business listings right inside of Google Search results. As an example, if you were to search for a restaurant, you could ask an employee at the restaurant if they were busy or featured a vegan menu, then receive an answer in real time. (more…)
Earlier this month, Google announced that it was adding pretty new health-related cards to the Knowledge Graph to give you quick answers to common questions about the flu, measles, chicken pox, erectile dysfunction, etc. We just wanted to point out that those cards and that info are now live. If you do a quick search for common illnesses on your mobile device, you will find all sorts of useful information, some of which includes detailed pictures of snarky or sad children in the bathtub with red spots all over their bodies. (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…)