Google Zeitgeist 2013 offers a look back at the year in search

Similar to what we saw from Google last year, and in years prior, the 2013 Google Zeitgeist has been released. For those not familiar with the Zeitgeist, this is essentially a look back at the year in search. Google notes how this is a chance for them to "reflect on people, places, and moments that captured the world's attention throughout the year." And as it takes a look back at everything, this is a mix of the good and bad that happened throughout the year.

Google voice search gets an updated demo video

Google voice search is not a new feature, however it is a feature that seems to be constantly evolving. As such, it is one that should be revisited from time to time. To that point, a new video has recently appeared on YouTube offering a look at what can be done using voice search at this time. The video measures in at slightly longer than 10 minutes in length, but does manage to demo 35 available voice search options.

Google Search “My Answers” update brings flights, reservations and more

Google has detailed the latest search related update. This one deals with the "My Answers" portion of search and basically means you will be able to ask questions about additional topics. Some of these will likely be familiar to Google Now users, but with that in mind, moving forward My Answers will be able to support flight, reservation, purchase, plan and image related questions.

Google Shopper app closing on August 30

The Google Shopper app for Android hasn't received much attention lately. According to the Play Store listing the last update was back in May. And even with that, the update only consisted of some unspecified UI enhancements and performance improvements. That being said, it looks like that may end up being the last update.

DuckDuckGo private search engine app sneaks into the Play Store

If you're looking to stay anonymous and out of sight from prying eyes, the popular site DuckDuckGo might be worth checking out. Growing rapidly in popularity as of late, with the recent NSA and PRISM privacy scandals, DDG is an internet search engine that won't track you. And now they've launched an app for Android that will help you regain that privacy while on the go.

Google Search update touches on music and television

The latest Google Search app update has arrived in the Play Store and this is one that will benefit those running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later. The update brings some new features and functionality, one of which involves television and will be limited to those living in the US. Moving forward Google Search will be able to provide information about shows you are currently watching.

Google mobile search made faster with “Quick View”

Google has recently added a few tweaks for mobile web searches. These tweaks deal with speed and include an option for "In Theaters" and also for "Quick View." Both of these items should help to cut down on the time you spend searching for select items, however the Quick View option is only available on a limited basis at the moment.
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