Apple is still struggling to launch a Google search competitor and is 'years away' from it. Here are all the details on this.
Google Now is still very much a work in progress, and even though it has evolved significantly since its introduction a couple of years ago, it's always going to have its imperfections. One such case is when, rather irritatingly, the voice recognition feature cannot properly comprehend what you're saying, and if you're asking a long question, having to repeat the entire speech becomes cumbersome even at the second time of asking. Now, though, thanks to an update, you can correct just the word that Google Now has failed to latch onto by using a simple command, and although it's rare for the polished service to mishear anything anyway, it's a good little tip to know.
The Google Search app for iOS has just been bumped to v.4.0.0, and even though it's not quite the major update that the version number perhaps implies, the Big G has still packed quite a few significant tweaks into this latest release. Google's Now service operates in a much smarter fashion, offering the ability to link passages of speech without continual prompting through the "OK Google" command, and overall, the Search app is just more enjoyable to use.
Apple’s massive redesign of the look and feel for iOS with the 7th iteration of the operating system inspired a lot of users to adopt Apple’s design schema, akin to what we saw with Android’s Holo user interface. While it makes sense for app developers to do that in order to provide a consistent experience to users, competitors are usually slow on the uptake. Still, Google has finally decided to update its Search app for the iPhone and iPad, giving a synchronous look with iOS 7 design elements and making the experience full-screen natively. Let’s take a look at what the redesigned app has to offer.
Google is constantly updating, improving and expanding upon its range of apps, and today, the official Google Search app for iOS has been given a rather generous update. Naturally, since the Mountain View-based company tends to prioritize its own Android mobile OS, nearly all of the enhancements can already be found on the corresponding version over at the Play Store, but nevertheless, Google Search v. 3.1.0 for iOS is one of the most significant we've seen in quite a long time. We'll run through all of the key improvements, as well as provide the all-important download link, right after the fold.
Google's I/O developer conference last week didn't quite hit the dizzy heights of 2012 when the Mountain View-based company announced Glass, but there remained plenty of food for thought this year after the search giant revealed a string of exciting new products and features. Among them came the introduction of some new Google Now-style Voice Search feature, and today, the improved functionality has been molded into Chrome 27. More details after the leap!
When Siri launched way back when, we all got super excited about the possibilities of talking to our phones and having them go off and find the information we need. Then we got our hands on it and realized that perhaps it wasn't all we had hoped.
Want to use Google Now but don't live in an area that Google deemed worthy of having it enabled? Read on for an easy, non-jailbreak way of forcing Google Now to work in any country.
Keen to show that it is not just all about its Android smartphone platform, Google has issued a much needed update to its iOS search app, taking what was once something of an also-ran app into one that could easily warrant pride of place on the home screens of many.
The Windows 8 apps are coming in thick and fast just now, and although you might not be much of a Skyper or Hulu Plus viewer, the chances are, you do use Google to channel at least some of your search queries. Indeed, "Googling" has become synonymous with the act of searching the web, and if you're running / planning to install Windows 8, you'll be pleased to learn the official Google Search app tailored to Microsoft's new OS has just been launched.