Google Search has begun listing the air times of TV shows in search results. When searching for a show, IMDB info, as well as show air times and a list of past episodes, will show on the right side of the screen.
Themer, the popular new app/launcher, has a waitlist approaching several hundred thousand people. The promise is simple: theme your device easily, making it appear fresh on a whim. Accomplished via a link to their MyColorScreen site, which houses various themes for you to use (as well as a tool to build your own!), Themer wants to make the fussy task of theming a device as simple as looking through a picture gallery. No wonder the wait list is so long.
With all the work done by Google on language translation and recognition, it’s still a bit strange that some of their apps are english-only. Case in point: Google Now. Relegated to the english language, Google Now has a lot to offer those in the non-english speaking world. Over at XDA Developers, user Sletmo has created a Google Now workaround which will display information in just about any language.
Google recently updated Search to allow for a more unified approach to voice activations. When under the auspice of Google Now, users have become accustomed to saying “Google” before executing a voice search. We’ll now be able to add “Ok, Google” to our repertoire, though the traditional “Google” still works fine.
In case you don't follow the official @Google Twitter account, or their comments over on Google+, the company is proud to be celebrating the 15th birthday of Google Search. The company has come a long way from operating in a small room, to being the giant powerhouse it is today. Along with some bragging rights we're also getting some new features which we'll talk about after the break.
Google has just confirmed this afternoon that they'll be issuing an update to Gmail starting today which should seriously improve the user interface. Cards everywhere seems to be their new design direction, as we're getting the same Card-based UI that was first introduced with Google Now, and eventually arrived for other Google apps.
Over here in Android land we have Google voice search and Google Now, which is amazing. Then over on iOS and the iPhone they have that mean lady Siri. Now Microsoft wants to join in on the virtual assistant excitement with a new project codenamed Cortana. Which will likely come with a different name once it arrives on Windows Phone devices.
Oh, it is definitely on! The battle for the top smartphone assistant has been going on for quite some time now but it seems that Apple's voice-controlled helper has now taken her gloves off. Siri has been reported to have some very amusing replies when people, mistakenly or intentionally, address her as "Glass".
Google has just announced an update to Google Now, it's intelligent personal assistant system that offers timely and relevant information and recommendations based on the user's location, schedule and other data. This update brings in new and improved cards that will make Google Now the perfect travel companion and entertainment buddy.
Right on time Google has just issued another update to Google Glass explorer edition users devices, bringing software version XE8 to the masses. As promised we'll receive an update each month with improvements and fixes, and this month it appears they focused heavily in content and voice commands.