Posts tagged with: Google Search
  • by | March 19, 2014 7:03 PM

    Voice control for smartphones continues to evolve, and projects like Android Wear help really spell-out just how ubiquitous voice commands are about to get in the years to come. Today we learn about a small, but still pretty neat change coming to Google Search on your smartphone, letting you pull up you phone's camera app with the sound of your voice. All you have to do is tell Google to “take a picture” or “record a video,” and your phone's camera will fire up in the mode you mentioned, all ready for you to start capturing some memories. Sure, it's not as powerful as something ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 5:19 PM

    We can already use Google to find information about just about anything – there's nothing new there. But in recent years, where Google's really been shining is in thinking up new ways to better present that information to us. That's led to things like Google Now and its card view, and today we learn about another improvement that's hitting Google Search, as it learns to display interactive menus. How many times have you been looking for a place to eat and struggled to find a conveniently accessible menu online? Maybe you end up tracking one down, but you're out of luck, as it's only ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 11:19 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent updates to Google Search for Android, which are all quite cool. Samsung follows the news as the company has begun teasing what to expect for its Unpacked event at MWC. Then we talk about HTC and the leaks of the M8 in photos. The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S 5 take the stage next as reports have both devices sporting a bezel-less fingerprint scanning display. We end today's show talking about the SDK leaks of Windows Phone 8.1, and the big list of features to expect. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Windows Phone 8.1 SDK ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 4:11 PM

    Last week, we saw Google deliver an update to Google Search, gaining support for UK English and putting some changes in place that sure seemed to hint at broader availability of the Nexus 5's launcher (picking up the name “Google Now Launcher” in the process). What we didn't get, though, was much in the way of new functionality – even the official release notes only mentioned general bugfixes and tweaks. As it turns out, we didn't have to wait long for Google Search to learn a new trick, and today Google announces that the app's voice recognition is learning to recognize contacts ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 3:41 PM

    Google Search may not be an app a lot of us think about very often, if only because of how baked-in it can be to our phones; saying “OK Google” to begin a voice search is a world removed from an application you need to pick out of your launcher. But despite a tendency to fly under the radar, Search is a key component to Google's Android services, and updates can bring some significant changes. Today one hits Google Play with the only differences described as “bug fixes and performance improvements,” but we're already learning about some more interesting developments. For one, ...

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  • by | December 4, 2013 5:36 PM

    Google Search has really grown from a low-key way to conduct regular web searches through a convenient app interface into a core component of the Android experience, using voice search and Google Now to deliver some really impressive results. Google's always working to add little improvements to the types of listings you'll see, and today we learn of a couple new changes designed to both help with app discovery and let you make better use of the apps you have. For starters, Google Search will now display results including app listings from the Play Store. We're pleased to see this isn't ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new update to the Windows Phone search app that many have waited for the longest time. We later talk about Android, some leaks to its source code, and some possible updates that include RAW photo support, along with a new API. Qualcomm follows the news as the company has just released a smartwatch that's being dubbed the Toq. Apple follows the news as the company has just released iOS 7.1 beta to developers. We end today's show talking about the iPad mini With Retina Display, some complaints about its color reproduction, and what to ...

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