TouchMyApps » google http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Google Search app for iOS gets Google Now feature http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/04/30/google-search-app-for-ios-gets-google-now-feature/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/04/30/google-search-app-for-ios-gets-google-now-feature/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:16:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72401 Google Now has been available to Android phones for several months now, and it has finally arrived for the iPhone and iPad. Described as ”the right information at just the right time”, Google Now is the latest feature found within the Google Search app. Once you sign into your Gmail account, “Cards” will appear at the bottom that provide … Read more]]>

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Google Now has been available to Android phones for several months now, and it has finally arrived for the iPhone and iPad. Described as ”the right information at just the right time”, Google Now is the latest feature found within the Google Search app. Once you sign into your Gmail account, “Cards” will appear at the bottom that provide helpful info like local weather, currency conversion when travel abroad, traffic conditions to your next likely destination, sports scores, flight status and much more.

Simply swipe said cards left or right if you don’t need them. According to Google, the more you use it and over time, prediction will improve and more cards will appear. To help pull in relevant info, Google Now relies on Location Services, but because the app doesn’t use the device’s GPS – rather it receives “passive” updates from nearby cell towers and WIFI hot spots – the feature shouldn’t be a battery hog.

With the implementation of Google Now, the Google Search app has become even more of a single hub for all things Google, be it accessing Google Apps like Calendar, Google+, Drive, or the very impressive Google Voice - a more than capable competitor to Siri.

Google Search is free to download for iPhone and iPad and you can read more about Google Now here. 

What’s New in 3.0

Answers before you ask with Google Now:
• start your day with weather & traffic conditions
• get updates on your favorite teams & news

Learn more about location
To provide up-to-the-minute information, Google Now turns on Location Services. Even though the icon stays on, the app has minimal battery impact:

• The app doesn’t turn on the GPS. Instead, it receives passive updates from nearby cell towers and WIFI hot spots.
• If your battery is running low, the app pauses location updates.
• The app stays asleep unless your device moves a long distance.

If you see an impact on your battery life, please tell us about it by tapping feedback in the app settings. You can also turn this feature on and off as you like in the privacy section of the app settings. Learn more at http://goo.gl/9GKI2

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Google releases Field Trip for the iPhone http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/07/google-releases-field-trip-for-the-iphone/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/07/google-releases-field-trip-for-the-iphone/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:32:55 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72092 Google’s Field Trip app is now available for the iPhone. First released on Android several months ago, this location discovery tool runs in the background of your phone. As soon as you get close to “something interesting”, an iOS notification will let you know of the POI in question. Select from a local feed of things "Field Trip can help guide the way..." - AllThingsD
"The future of Augmented Reality" - The Atlantic
"App of the Day" - Gizmodo

Field Trip, your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you is now on the iPhone! Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected,… Read more]]>

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Google’s Field Trip app is now available for the iPhone. First released on Android several months ago, this location discovery tool runs in the background of your phone. As soon as you get close to “something interesting”, an iOS notification will let you know of the POI in question. Select from a local feed of things you’d like to see, and Field Trip taps into numerous publications (Zagat, Cool Hunting, Atlas Obscura etc) to help you discover places/experiences under categories like Architecture, Food & Drinks, Offers & Deals, Movie locations and more.

Field Trip even knows when you’re driving, so it’ll automatically “talk” to you about the interesting locales around you as you’re behind the wheel. A recent section also keeps track of your recently discovered places and of course, they can be shared via the likes of email, Facebook and Twitter. The app is free to download and currently only optimized for the iPhone, though it’ll still work on 3G/LTE iPads.

App Highlights:

★ Discover thousands of interesting places/experiences that fall under the following categories: Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art and Obscure Places of Interest around you.

★ Choose from three different modes to set frequency of Field Trip notifications. See “Field Trip” worthy places around you on a map, by tapping on cards in map view to pull up enthralling points of interest around you.

★ Go on a Field Trip while you drive. Field Trip can detect when you’re driving and automatically “talk” about interesting places and experience around you.

★ Came across an amazing story or restaurant? Mark it as a favorite to easily come back to it at any point.

★ Capture the memory of a special place, by sharing a wondrous discovery through email and social networks such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

★ Wondering where the gem that you recently discovered is? Find your discovered field trip cards in the “recent’ section.

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"Field Trip can help guide the way..." - AllThingsD
"The future of Augmented Reality" - The Atlantic
"App of the Day" - Gizmodo

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Google’s 10 quick tip for Google Maps on iPhone http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/21/googles-10-quick-tip-for-google-maps-on-iphone/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/21/googles-10-quick-tip-for-google-maps-on-iphone/#comments Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:06:05 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=71508 Google has posted some handy tips on getting the most out of the Google Maps app for the iPhone. For instance, did you know that you could zoom in and out of maps with just one finger? (double-tap an area, hold second tap and move your finger up/down). Or how you can enable compass mode … Read more]]>

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Google has posted some handy tips on getting the most out of the Google Maps app for the iPhone. For instance, did you know that you could zoom in and out of maps with just one finger? (double-tap an area, hold second tap and move your finger up/down). Or how you can enable compass mode (to orient yourself) by tapping on the My Location button (bottom left) twice? If you’re still fairly new to the fantastic Gmaps – you have downloaded it already, right? – check out the list of useful tips below.

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Place Pin on the Map

To drop a pin, simply press and hold any location on the map. Tap the resulting info sheet for additional options such as saving the location or accessing Street View (if available).

Street View

To see panoramic Street View images, press and hold any location on the map, tap the info sheet, and then tap the image. Explore as if you’re there by tapping the look-around icon (on the bottom left) and moving or tilting your phone.

Shake to Send Feedback

Help us improve the map and our application. If you find something that needs to be updated (like a closed road or a business that has moved) or if you have suggestions, just give your iPhone a shake and send us feedback.

Swipe to See More

Whether searching or getting directions, swipe the info sheet to the left or right to browse additional results. Find one you like? Tap it or swipe it up to see more details (e.g. a business’ hours or transit stops).

Access Views

Satellite, traffic and public transit views are easy to access by tapping the three dots at the bottom right or by swiping from right to left with two fingers.

Preview steps in Navigation (Beta)

In Navigation (Beta) mode, preview the upcoming route by swiping the top bar to the left (tap Resume to return to the start). Tap the bottom bar to switch between your estimated travel time and the remaining miles.

1 Finger Zoom

To zoom in and out with one finger, double-tap a location, hold the second tap, and drag your finger up or down.

Work & Home

Get home or get to work quickly by saving these locations. Tap the My profile button (next to the search box) to save them across all your devices.

Compass Mode

Reading the map is easier when it’s facing the same direction you are facing. Use compass mode to orient yourself by tapping on the My location button twice on the bottom left of your screen.

Head over to Google Maps’ tips page for more info and accompanying images.

Related reading: Get Siri to show directions via Google Maps app

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Google Maps has finally landed on the iPhone http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/13/google-maps-has-finally-landed-for-iphone/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/12/13/google-maps-has-finally-landed-for-iphone/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:45:51 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=71334 After months of waiting for the best maps app for iOS 6, Google has finally released their highly anticipated Maps app for the iPhone. With a slick interface and all the features you’ve come to love but found missing on Apple’s own Maps app (i.e. public transit info and Street view), it appears the long wait The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.

• Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
• Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
• Transit directions and maps for over 15,000 cities and towns
• Live traffic conditions, incident… Read more]]>

After months of waiting for the best maps app for iOS 6, Google has finally released their highly anticipated Maps app for the iPhone. With a slick interface and all the features you’ve come to love but found missing on Apple’s own Maps app (i.e. public transit info and Street view), it appears the long wait was well worth it.

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Like Apple’s Maps app, the new Google Maps is vector-based, resulting in quick load times and silky smooth rotations in both 2D and 3D views. Sure it doesn’t have the fancy “Flyover” feature (one I’ve used no more than a handful of times just for the fun of it), but its UI is highly intuitive and easy to use. I love how search results of POIs and businesses (according to Google, there are over 80 million in their database) are displayed at the bottom, which you can slide left/right to reveal more, or simply pull up to reveal the Google Cards interface, where you can Call/Save/Share the location, read reviews, activate Street View and more. Public transit works in a similar fashion in that when you tap on a bus stop icon and “pull up” the info from below, the card view will display all the city buses that stop there and their next (2) arrival times.

I haven’t had a chance to check out how well the turn-by-turn navigation works yet, but judging by how well everything else has been put together by Google so far (and the 7,000+ 5-star ratings on the App Store at time of writing), I don’t anticipate any issues.

Google Maps is now available for the iPhone and iPouch Touch (not support for the iPad yet) and iOS 5.1 and higher is required. If you’ve got an iDevice and use it to navigate/look up POIs, there’s no reason not to download the new Google Maps app. Google’s 30 sec. intro trailer and The Verge’s First Look video below.

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Google Maps Features

Search
* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

Directions
* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.

• Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
• Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
• Transit directions and maps for over 15,000 cities and towns
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Google putting finishing touches on iOS Maps app with turn-by-turn navigation http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/17/google-said-to-be-testing-ios-maps-app-with-turn-by-turn-navigation/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/11/17/google-said-to-be-testing-ios-maps-app-with-turn-by-turn-navigation/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:33:16 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70885 Good news for Google Maps advocates using iOS 6. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been field testing their long rumoured iOS Maps app and putting on the “finishing touches” prior to submitting it to Apple’s stringent approval process. Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work … Read more]]>

Good news for Google Maps advocates using iOS 6. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been field testing their long rumoured iOS Maps app and putting on the “finishing touches” prior to submitting it to Apple’s stringent approval process.

Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple’s iPhones and iPads to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it is unclear exactly when that will happen.

Perhaps even more exciting is that the forthcoming iOS Google Maps app will feature turn-by-turn navigation (a feature that is already on their Android Maps app), which if true, could turn the majority of users away from Apple’s own mapping solution.

The forthcoming Google Maps app for the iPhone is expected to contain turn-by-turn navigation that would allow people to use it like a GPS device while driving, said the person familiar with the matter. The turn-by-turn navigation feature didn’t exist in the previous Apple-device version, partly because of various disagreements between the companies over other aspects of the Apple-controlled app.

Back in late September, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that no dedicated Google Maps app for iOS was in the works, though it’s more than likely that this has been in the making since Apple decided to implement their own maps app in iOS 6 earlier this year.

It is not known when the Google Maps app will be submitted, or more importantly, whether Apple will actually approve it. I don’t see why Apple wouldn’t, but it’d be a real shame if they don’t, seeing how there are plenty of third party Maps and Navigation apps on the App Store – like Waze,TelenavTomTomNAVIGON and more. In the meantime though, you always just use the Google (web) Maps app by going to maps.google.com on your mobile browser, where Street View was implemented in early October.

Speaking of maps, if you haven’t already, be sure to download City Maps 2Go, a great offline maps app that’s still currently free on the App Store.

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Google Search app updated with improved voice search functionality http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/31/google-search-app-updated-with-improved-voice-search-functionality/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/10/31/google-search-app-updated-with-improved-voice-search-functionality/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:21:54 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=70575 After nearly three months when it was first announced by Google, the Google Search app for iOS has been updated with significantly improved voice search functionality. Like Apple’s Siri, users will now get answers spoken back, along with a page of web results – just as if you had typed the query out yourself. Upon tapping the microphone button … Read more]]>

After nearly three months when it was first announced by Google, the Google Search app for iOS has been updated with significantly improved voice search functionality. Like Apple’s Siri, users will now get answers spoken back, along with a page of web results – just as if you had typed the query out yourself. Upon tapping the microphone button at the bottom of the screen and making your voice search, the app quickly displays the query text and results are returned almost instantly. In many cases, I’ve found it faster than Siri. As per Google blog, here are some questions you can ask:

  • “What does Yankee Stadium look like?” Google will show you hundreds of pictures instantly.
  • “Play me a trailer of the upcoming James Bond movie.” The trailer starts playing immediately right within Google Search.
  • “When does daylight savings time end?” The answer will appear above the search results, so you can set your clock without having to click on a link.
  •  “Who’s in the cast of The Office?” See a complete cast list and find out who made you crack up last night.

Of course, Google Search won’t be able to set your alarm or make that reminder in your calendar (among other integrated iOS actions), but it’s impressive nonetheless. If you don’t have an iDevice that supports Siri (i.e iPad 3/4/mini and iPhone 4S/5), Google Search is arguably the best app to rely on for when searching the web with simply your voice.

The Google Search update also brings iPhone 5 support and requires a minimum requirement of an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or higher. For more examples of what you can ask, head over to the Google Search by voice overview page.

Google Search Google, Inc., Google Search - Free

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Google Search for iPhone and iPad to receive Siri-like functionality in upcoming update http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/08/08/google-search-for-iphone-and-ipad-to-receive-siri-like-functionality-in-upcoming-update/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/08/08/google-search-for-iphone-and-ipad-to-receive-siri-like-functionality-in-upcoming-update/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:48:07 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=69295 For those who you who don’t have an iPhone 4S (or the new iPad with iOS 6) and feel left out with not being able to converse with Siri, you’ll soon be able to do many of the same things that Apple’s digital assistant is able to. Along with Google’s announcement today that Knowledge Graph will … Read more]]>

For those who you who don’t have an iPhone 4S (or the new iPad with iOS 6) and feel left out with not being able to converse with Siri, you’ll soon be able to do many of the same things that Apple’s digital assistant is able to. Along with Google’s announcement today that Knowledge Graph will be making its way outside the US, and the introduction of the Gmail in personal search results feature, the Big G has made it known that the Google Search app for iOS will be updated soon and it’ll include voice-based questions and answers.

From the Google Blog:

Often the most natural way to ask a question is by asking aloud. So we’ve combined our speech recognition expertise, understanding of language and the Knowledge Graph so that Voice Search can better interpret your questions and sometimes speak the answers back as full sentences. This has been available on Android for a few weeks and people love it. It’ll soon be available on your iPhone or iPad (iOS version 4.2+).

You just need to tap the microphone icon and ask your question, the same way you’d ask a friend. For example, ask “What movies are playing this weekend?” and you’ll see your words streamed back to you quickly as you speak. Then Google will show you a list of the latest movies in theaters near you, with schedules and even trailers. It works for everything from celebrity factoids to the height of Kilamanjaro and more. When Google can supply a direct answer to your question, you’ll get a spoken response too.

Here’s Google’s demo showing what enhanced voice search on the Google Search app will be capable of.

And here is a video comparing Siri with Google Search running on a Google Nexus (with Jelly Bean)

According to The Verge, the updated Google Search app (iOS 4.2+ required) for the iPhone and iPad will be available in the “next couple of days”. It’s definitely exciting to see some real competition for Siri, not to mention that all iDevice users – especially those without the iPhone 4S – will be able to enjoy in the coming days a much improved voice-based Q&A experience.

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Google Drive has finally landed http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/google-drive-has-finally-landed/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2012/04/24/google-drive-has-finally-landed/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:22:12 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=67855 Google has finally launched their highly anticipated Google Drive today, a cloud storage service that will finally give Dropbox some serious competition. Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your … Read more]]>

Google has finally launched their highly anticipated Google Drive today, a cloud storage service that will finally give Dropbox some serious competition.

Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

A brief glimpse of Drive’s features include the ability to open over 30 different types of files from a browser (you don’t need to have the program installed on your computer to open the file), share files/folders with anyone and choose if they can view/edit/comment them and revert back to an older saved version of any file (up to 30 days).

From the Google Blog:

With Google Drive, you can:

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.

As for pricing, you get 5GB of storage for free. Paid plans include 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or 1TB for $49.99/month. If you require even more space, multiple TB tiers are available, up to 16TB for $799 per month. Any upgraded plans will mean that your Gmail will also get a nice bump up in storage to 25GB.

Another interest thing about Drive is that it is an open platform, meaning that through 3rd party apps, you can “send faxesedit videos and create website mockups” right from within Drive. You’ll have to install these apps from the Chrome Web Store, and expect more useful ones to show up in the future.

You can get started with Google Drive here, and download the PC and Mac apps as well. It does appear that the service is still being rolled out, so you may not be able to sign up at the moment. As for the iPhone/iPad Google Drive app, it hasn’t been released yet, though Google has said that it’s coming soon.

 

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Gmail app update adds Mobile Signature, Vacation Responder and Scribbles feature http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/14/gmail-app-update-adds-mobile-signature-vacation-responder-and-scribbles-feature/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/14/gmail-app-update-adds-mobile-signature-vacation-responder-and-scribbles-feature/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:13:20 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=62512 Google has updated the Gmail app for iOS and added several new features. Nested Label Improvements (iOS 5 only) A new custom sound for sound notifications Mobile Signature and Vacation Responder, accessible via the gear settings icon at the top of the menu view Numerous bug fixes and UI improvements Aside from the mobile signature, vacation responder … Read more]]>

Send scribbles with your Gmail app

Google has updated the Gmail app for iOS and added several new features.

  • Nested Label Improvements
  • (iOS 5 only) A new custom sound for sound notifications
  • Mobile Signature and Vacation Responder, accessible via the gear settings icon at the top of the menu view
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI improvements

Aside from the mobile signature, vacation responder and new custom sound for iOS 5 users, a notable new addition is the ability to create quick doodles to attach to your email. Using the Gmail app or Gmail for mobile, you can now open up a canvas and scribble whatever your heart desires. This basic drawing tool supports different colors, brush sizes, lines, erasers and spray paint. As for future updates, Google has stated that they’re working on banner notifications, multiple login support, and a “send-as” feature for users with multiple gmail accounts.

Gmail Google, Gmail, – Free

 

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Google Currents now available for iPhone and iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/08/google-currents-now-available-for-iphone-and-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/08/google-currents-now-available-for-iphone-and-ipad/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 21:25:30 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=62070 Google has just released Google Currents for the iPhone and iPad, an app that delivers magazine like content right on your iDevice (can you say Flipboard?). Partnering with over 150 publishers, including CNET, Forbes, PBS, Huffington Post and more, users will have access to full-length articles that have especially been optimized for mobile (and even offline) viewing. Users … Read more]]>

Google has just released Google Currents for the iPhone and iPad, an app that delivers magazine like content right on your iDevice (can you say Flipboard?). Partnering with over 150 publishers, including CNET, Forbes, PBS, Huffington Post and more, users will have access to full-length articles that have especially been optimized for mobile (and even offline) viewing. Users will also be able to subscribe to specific publications of their liking, along with RSS, video/photo feeds and even Google Reader subscriptions they’re already following. By the sounds of it, Google Currents is quite promising, especially the fact that it supports Google Reader. The app is free to download and it’s available now on the App Store. Check out the demo video after the break.

Google Currents Google, Google Currents, – Free

App Description

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed offline reading. Editions are all free and include:

* Publisher editions – Publishers such as Forbes, TechCrunch, Saveur, Popular Science, Good, 500px, Fast Company and more have produced hundreds of editions including in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams.

* Google trending editions – Google Currents uses Google search technology to hourly build a set of editions tracking the five most recent trending stories in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. Each story is presented through a fresh edition of articles, videos, and pictures,

* Your favorite blogs and feeds – Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel.

Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Propeller self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with your subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents – a reading experience not to be missed.

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Google Introduces new carousel view for image search results on the iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/08/google-introduces-new-carousel-view-for-image-search-results-on-the-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/12/08/google-introduces-new-carousel-view-for-image-search-results-on-the-ipad/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:59:40 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=62058 Searching for images on Google via your iPad (and other tablets) is now easier and faster thanks to the newly implemented image carousel feature. Now when you Google search images, you can tap on any thumbnail to reveal the carousel view, where you can swipe left/right to browse between images. Tap on the url beneath … Read more]]>

Searching for images on Google via your iPad (and other tablets) is now easier and faster thanks to the newly implemented image carousel feature. Now when you Google search images, you can tap on any thumbnail to reveal the carousel view, where you can swipe left/right to browse between images. Tap on the url beneath the the image and it’ll take you directly to corresponding website. This feature for the iPad was first seen in the recently updated Google Search app, and it’s certainly a welcome addition to Google’s mobile site for tablets.

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Official Gmail app now available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/02/official-gmail-app-now-available-for-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/02/official-gmail-app-now-available-for-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad/#comments Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:50:01 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=60161 Google has finally released the native Gmail app for iOS. No longer will you have to rely on Apple’s own (limited) Mail app or Gmail on mobile Safari. Optimized for the iPhone and iPad, Gmail lets you do many things you’re already accustomed to on the desktop version of the email client. Here’s a partial list … Read more]]>

Google has finally released the native Gmail app for iOS. No longer will you have to rely on Apple’s own (limited) Mail app or Gmail on mobile Safari. Optimized for the iPhone and iPad, Gmail lets you do many things you’re already accustomed to on the desktop version of the email client. Here’s a partial list of features you can expect:

● Receive notification badges for new messages
● Read your mail with threaded conversations
● Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
● Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
● Auto-complete contact names as you type
● Send and receive attachments
● Search through all your mail

As I rely heavily on the Priority Inbox feature on my iMac browser, having it on a native app while on-the-go is fantastic. And the swipe right to view labels functionality ain’t too shabby either. Needless to say, this is a must-download for Gmail users.

Gmail Google, Gmail, – Free

Update: Shortly after the Gmail app went live, Google had pulled it from the App Store after discovering a notification breaking bug:

Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.

[Google Blog]

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