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Google search can send directions to your Android phone

Sending directions from a Google desktop search to an Android phone is now made easier. Before digital maps and traffic apps, I would just rely on my email for reading the directions I listed down or simply look on a screenshot of a Google Maps page. That seems so last decade ago but apps make life more convenient. But then you don't always have the time to save or check your maps. Other maps require Internet access or GPS. What if you can't find a decent connection and you really need to be some place? Google has finally allowed Android phones to receive directions from a computer.

New Google algorithm will favor mobile-friendly websites

So it's true. Websites that work well on mobile devices are highly favored. Not yet but with Google's latest update on search algorithms, those sites that show nicely on phones and tablets will rank better. This means responsive websites will be given favor compared to other websites with older designs. This also means that many will fail the Mobile Friendly Test developer tool by Google.

Your Google Search History is now ready for download (No thanks!)

I don't know about you but the fact that one can now download Google search history is not something I'm excited about. I don't want to remember all the crazy search queries I've done years ago especially when I first gained access to the Internet. Do I really want to know that I searched about so and so on Google? Honestly, I don't want anyone looking up my recent search history either on my computer so I always make sure I clear browsing data so why would I ask for a copy of it?

App Indexing shows apps not yet installed on search results, more installs for devs

Don't you find it annoying that searching for apps on the Play Store can be sometimes frustrating? The app you're looking for won't always come up on top of search results, you'd think Google should have known better. And if you're a developer, it can also be frustrating because you know your app is great but people can't find it. App Indexing is trying to change all that by improving on app indexing so more people can find and discover how cool your app is.

Google App update adds Nicknames, Thrusted Voice

You may not usually notice your main Google App because there are too many other things you can do on your Android phone but the app has just received a fresh new update. This isn't a major update but you can now add Nicknames. This feature was made available to some users but it's only now that Google is rolling out the version for everyone. If you think it's too minor that you can ignore this particular update, maybe the Trusted Voice feature coming to the app might attract you.

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.
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