Google IO 2015 Coverage

Chrome for Android version 43 brings Touch to Search and quicker checkout [APK Download]

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If you’ve been using the beta version of Chrome for Android, then like me, you’re used to seeing the ‘touch to search’ option appear whenever you highlight some text to copy & paste. If you’ve been content using the stable channel of the Chrome for Android browser however, you’ll be happy to find out that this ‘Touch to Search’ feature is present in the latest version that is rolling out, Chrome 43.

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Google adds app deep linking to goo.gl short links

goo gl short link app deep linkGoogle has added a useful new trick to their goo.gl short link service; app deep linking.

Deep linking allows a URL to open up a specific page within a designated app instead of just pulling open a new browser window on your phone. Clicking a Twitter link on a website opens up that tweet in your Twitter app, and so on. Google makes indexing apps for this kind of deep linking very easy, and in a world driven by mobile applications and smartphones, it makes sense. Up until now, though, it hasn’t worked with Google’s own goo.gl URL shortening service. Read more

Any.do, Ginger Keyboard team up for app integration

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Everyone’s favorite note-taking app, Any.do, has paired up with Ginger Keyboard to offer Ginger users added capabilities in the form of easy list-making.

When in Ginger Keyboard’s Smart Bar, you can quickly tap on the Any.do logo and make lists without closing the keyboard. Users can also access their Any.do schedules from the Smart Bar.

The added features will surely make both apps more attractive to all users, especially ones who use one of the two, and not both.

Source: Ginger Software

Facebook to begin showing critics’ reviews on restaurant pages

facebook logoFacebook is testing out a new program that will add critic reviews to restaurant pages that appear while users search for somewhere to eat, putting the reviews next to comments left by friends on the social media site. It’s a small change, but it might help Facebook stay competitive in the local search market, especially against the likes of Google and Yelp. Read more