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‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps

‘Ok Google’ Coming To More Android Apps

By Chris Crum May 1, 2015

Google is giving developers a new way to let Android users interact with their apps with voice commands. The company announced the launch of its first set of partners for custom voice actions, as well as plans to expand it …

Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail) Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app. Google explains, “For example, you could say ‘OK, Google — search for holiday letter …

Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App

Yelp’s reputation among businesses is…let’s just say a mixed bag. By now, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of horror stories, regardless of whether or not they’re true (they’re often unproven), but the fact is that Yelp needs businesses to exist, …

Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App

Back in September, Netflix launched a social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it asks if you know anyone else who’d like the title, and prompts you to find your …

New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They …

Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists

Earlier this week, we got a look at the top apps, movies, games, songs, etc. on iTunes. Today, its rival Google Play revealed its lists. These are packaged in a nice infographic: “It was a big year for entertainment, from …

Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features

Google launched an update for its Hangouts app for Android that includes a bunch of new features. For one, there are new “smart suggestions” in conversations. “When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, …

Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile) Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile)

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the …

Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android

In what might be considered another anti-Instagram move from Twitter, the company is rolling out new photo filter options on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company didn’t make a huge announcement about it, but mentioned it in …

Pinterest Android App Gets An Update Pinterest Android App Gets An Update

Pinterest recently gave its iOS app a significant overhaul. Now, the company announced its Android counterpart’s update. Android users will find simplified navigation, some visual tweaks, and a quicker start-up time. Here’s a quick look at the before and after: …

Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App

Continuing its strategy of launching standalone apps for various functions, Facebook announced a new Facebook Groups app, which comes from its Creative Labs division. This one is immediately available for both Android and iOS (some of the other apps have …

Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps …

Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest …

Google Announces The New Gmail App Google Announces The New Gmail App

A couple weeks ago, we learned that Google would be releasing a new Gmail app for Android taking advantage of the material design concept the company has been touting with Lollipop. More interestingly, it was to support email accounts from …

Google Calendar Gets A Big Refresh On Mobile Google Calendar Gets A Big Refresh On Mobile

Google introduced a new version of the Google Calendar mobile app. It’s available for Android now, and will hit iOS soon. Have a look. “It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, …

Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility …

Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a …