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Have a cocktail party right on Google Search

It's Friday night and you decided to have an impromptu end-of-the-week-let's-get-drunk-as-heck party at your crib. You sent out the e-vites (yeah, we know, so year 2000). You've bought the snacks. You made an emergency clean-up at your place. You've gathered all the alcohol and ingredients you can afford. Suddenly, you realized, none of you know how to "bartend" and you're not in the mood to just drink beer. Panic no more as it's now as simple as doing a quick Google search.

Google mobile search groups content into carousels

It used to be that when you search for anything on Google, whether you're on the desktop or the mobile app, it will just give you a straightforward listing of relevant websites for what you're looking for. But as the search giant began to understand what we actually wanted from the results (or what they think we want), they've begun to tweak the search features, update after update.

Google adds health information to Knowledge Graph

The Internet giant will only continue to make things better for us. We don't need to list down the numerous products and services Google has offered the past decade because there are a lot. Even the name Google has become a verb which means to "search for information on the Internet". Need this or that? Google it. Whenever you need information on a certain illness, disease, or symptoms, do you call a doctor immediately? No, you Google it. That's how Google has changed the horizon of health information.

Google Search mortgage calculator to help potential homeowners

If you're in the early stages of planning to actually buy a house, chances are, you would be scared to think of how much the mortgage would be. And if you don't know anyone who knows a lot about real estate and things like that, you would be asking one of your digital best friends: Google Search. The search engine giant has announced that they are now adding a mortgage calculator to help potential homeowners see how much they might have to spend.

More Now cards on Google app coming your way

The Google app for Android has been receiving regular updates lately. That's not surprising because Google is really serious with mobile users getting the most out of search and their devices. The app's Now cards are just a few of the features that provide relevant information to people even without searching or asking for it. Google automatically shows Now cards what it thinks would benefit the user.

Google Search movie results updated, now shows Material Design elements

Most people don't care much about how search results look on their  mobile devices. What matters most is that results shown are relevant and helpful. But it would be nice if all results are displayed nicely like the refreshed Google Search results for movies. An update was recently released for the Android app as announced on Google's official G+ page. Actually, not much information have been posted but the GIF image below showcases the nice user interface of the updated Android app.

“Ok Google” on Chromebooks now an experimental feature

Your Chromebook will soon get a new feature although Google has not formally made an announcement about the latest "Ok Google" support. Yup, your notebook is getting the voice command as soon as it's out of beta. Right now, the Internet giant is testing the feature and is slowly rolling it out on Chromebooks as part of the latest developer build. This one needs to be enabled and device must be trained first before a new search opens automatically when you say "Ok Google".

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android updated

The Android version of the Google Drive app recently received an important update. A lot of Android users have been giving feedback to Google and the Internet giant listened to demands. New features include support for important three major Open file formats like .odt (documents), .ods (spreadsheets), and .odp (presentations), search for files right from the app, and access and sharing of custom maps. These enhancements make the recent Google Drive app version a better and more efficient tool for work and productivity.

Google search app for Android TV arrives at Play Store

Because Google would really like you to use their search app – or maybe because of a totally unrelated and unspecified reason which we will probably never know – the mothership has chosen not to bundle a search function with Android TV’s interface. That function belongs to a separate Google app that is now up for downloading via the Google Play Store – even if most of us don’t have an Android TV device yet.

Google Search app just got smarter

The Google app has just received a special update in time for the arrival of the Android Lollipop. One of the most notable changes in design is the search results page. It’s more Material Design-ish now with a simpler layout, fluid animations, and bolder colors. This will be more obvious on Android Lollipop-powered smartphones and tablets.
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