Many new things look set to be revealed at Google I/O this month, including a new Google Maps for desktop, according to Google Operating System.
After a few rumours and a couple of leaks, Google Now has finally arrived on iPhone and iPad, in the form of an update to the Google Search application. The app does many things in the same way as on Android, including Cards and syncing with your Google account. However, it is far less integrated with iOS than it is with Android, so the experience is slightly less satisfying.
Google haven’t given one of their best features to iOS, they’ve only given a bite of it.
Google Keep launched on Android last month, and despite having available online, there is still no official Google Keep extension for Chrome. However, a third-party developer has answered the calls of people who have already adopted the service into their daily lives, by releasing an extension for Google Chrome which can be downloaded right now.
By now there’s no doubt you’ll have heard of the tragic events going on in Boston at the moment. The good news is, everybody seems to be chipping in to help in whatever way they can, even big tech companies.
Google has released another trailer to advertise their Chromebooks, however this one is a little different to usual. The last few Chromebook ads have been a series of video clips played quickly within a short time period, with a laid over the top describing the different scenarios they can be used in. This advert takes a more serious, although equally heart-warming approach to advertise how the Chromebooks can be used in a teaching environment.
After months of patiently waiting, proud owners of Google’s flagship 10″ tablet are able to order the official smart cover. Available in both Scarlet and Dark Grey, you can score them for a cool $29.99 from direct from the Google Play website
Last week, Google celebrated the ninth birthday of Gmail. The email service launched on 1st April 2004 as an invite-only beta, and didn’t actually become a final version until 2009. Today, Gmail is arguably one of the best email services available, and is by far the best for those who use Google products each day, like Android and Chrome.
Google have just lifted the lid on a new product called ‘Gmail Blue’. It’s the same Gmail you know and love, but blue.
Want a new Google feature to try this morning? Why not give Google Nose a go? The new search engine, which operates using the smells around you, is Google’s latest ground breaking product. At the moment, it’s still in beta, but it functions properly and is even available at the top of the Google results page.
Each year, Google creates a number of April Fools Day pranks which toy with the public. In previous years, the company has tweaked certain services such as Gmail, YouTube and even the Google homepage.
With any luck, this year shouldn’t be any different. So while I will be posting articles about as many 2013 pranks as possible, I will also be linking to them on this post. I will update this as soon as news comes through of a new prank, so it will always be current.
While we wait for more Google goodness, why not enjoy their pranks of 2012?