Tag Archive: Google


Google searches on mobile can now link directly to apps worldwide, supports 24 new apps

Creating a seamless experience for moving between search results and your own apps

Google has been experimenting with new ties between keyword searches on mobile and Android apps, and now that functionality is being expanded pretty dramatically. Back in 2013 Google started partnering with a selective few big names like IMDb, Wikipedia and Open Table to have an “Open in app” button placed in Google search results when performed on your Android phone. This means you  [Read More…]

QuizUp puts your geography skills to the test with Google Maps ‘Earth from Above’ topic

So let’s say you love geography, and you also love trivia. Well Google has just made your day by introducing Google Maps-powered “Earth From Above” challenge category to the game QuizUp. The topic is pretty self-explanatory — each round is a satellite image of some place on earth, and you’ll be given options to choose from of where you think the location is.

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HTC One M8 Google Play edition unboxing and hands-on

Some of HTC’s custom software survives in the latest member of the GPe ranks

Behold, the HTC One M8 Google Play edition. Same M8, less HTC. Look, there’s not a lot here you haven’t already read in our comprehensive HTC One review. Same 5-inch display. Same loud speakers. Same tall but sleek form factor. The difference here is software.

And as has been the case with other GPe devices, things get a little interesting here. While  [Read More…]

Google to launch wireless network with help of Verizon, report claims

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Google has reached out to Verizon in an effort to help create a wireless network on the back of Google Fiber, says The Information. After also discussing the plans with Sprint, Google is said to have backed away from the carrier once SoftBank acquisitions took place. As it appears, Google could become a mobile virtual network operation (MVNO) .

From the sounds of it, Google  [Read More…]

Google reportedly considering adding cellular service to Google Fiber cities

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Google Fiber is in the process of turning the cable internet service on its head with low-cost, high speed service, and according to a report from The Information (subscription required) Google is considering doing the same for mobile phone service. The report cites a range of options for Google, but the central premise revolves around a combination of a city-wide Wi-Fi network coupled with an MVNO agreement with a national carrier.

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Google Keep update brings refreshed UI, OCR scanning

A fresh design brings color, identity to an otherwise bland Keep

Google’s endeavor into note taking, Keep, is receiving an update today that changes the interface and adds a few new features. The most notable change after updating will be a blindingly-bright yellow bar across the top of the interface, bringing Keep a bit more identity so it no longer looks like such a generic Google app. The redesign also brings a full-featured slide-in bar, adding  [Read More…]

Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples are now Trekk-able on Google Street View

Google is expanding its Street View data again, this time adding more in-depth Trekker data (those are the sweet imaging backpacks) for Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples in Cambodia. Clearly a very historic place that couldn’t be mapped by traditional Street View equipment or even high-resolution satellites, this type of imagery really shows off the power of the Trekker program.

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Google Play Newsstand updated with new navigation tabs, combined ‘My Library’ section

Content sections now separated into individual tabs for easier reading

Our third Google app update of the day is Google Play Newsstand, and again we’re looking at light changes with a few new features that’ll grab the interest of those who regularly use the app. Content discovery is a big deal for an app like this, and the most notable interface change is a new set of tabs in the “Read now” section with quick access  [Read More…]

Google Keep receiving major update today

Google Keep

Sometimes Google creates a great application, puts it in the Play Store, and forgets about it. Unfortunately, Google Keep has been the victim of that for quite a long time. Well, good news! Keep is receiving a pretty big update beginning today.

The update for Keep will be to version 2.2, and will bring a bunch of new features. The most noticeable change is  [Read More…]