Google Shopper helps you find information on millions of products. Google Shopper recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to help you make the best purchasing decision. With one click you can save items to your shopping list and share with your friends.
Google Shopper has just gotten the bump to version 3.0 with an update that brings a roster of fresh features, including a new UI with speedier navigation and larger images.
What's in this version:
3.0.1: Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash at startup for some users.
* New UI with faster navigation and bigger images.
* Discover sales and special offers in your area from the new sales screen.
* Search for apparel and accessories more effectively with image-centric search results.
* Make more informed buying decisions with GoodGuide product ratings.
* Get great deals online with retail promotions.
* Find out about new features and content with push notifications.
Samsung has confirmed that they will be releasing a new Smart TV SDK at the CES 2013 next week, that will add support for Mac and Linux operating systems.In addition to Windows, version 4.0 of the Smart TV SDK will allow Smart TV app development on both Linux and Mac OS.
The new platform supports USB controllers, keyboards and joysticks, and allow developers to display ads in their TV apps. Samsung has also implemented a payment module, which allows developers to create premium apps.
Samsung's developer community has 25,000 registered users from 140 countries, but taken the number of TV apps into consideration most of them are probably inactive.
We are not sure what this means Samsung's Google TV plans but Samsung might choose to run the two platforms side-by-side - like Sony is doing today.
Google Now Launcher (GNL) presents the new Xposed GEL Settings, which as you can tell from the name, requires the Xposed Framework.
Xposed GEL Settings adds a number of useful features to GNL (remember it used to be known as the Google Experience Launcher). This is still an early release, but here's what it can already do.
- hide Google search bar / automatically show search bar on Google Now
- hide apps from the app drawer
- resize the home screen grid
- resize the all apps grid
- change icon size
- change the size of the icon labels
- hide icon labels on home screen and/or on app drawer
- change the size of hotseat icons
- change the number of hotseat apps (icons above the navigation bar)
- apply settings without rebooting your device
- more to come
Check it out at XDA
100,000 new tours to the virtual globe-trotting practice have been added to Google Earth. You can experience. You can experience places that you might not ever get a chance to visit all across the world via 3D flyovers, Wikipedia extracts and pictures.
Google applies various thumbnails from the photos which specifically correspond to that particular location. Most people should not have any challenges experiencing any virtual tour they want because sites and cities from over 200 different countries are now shown. The approach remains the same and no additional effort is required. As long as Google Earth is installed on your Android device or desktop, then you have access to this additional information and you can download it for free.
Source: Google Earth
Cut the Rope: Experiments has just been updated by ZeptoLabs. The game that has 175 fun and exciting levels is now updated to include 25 more levels. The new levels are available to users who have already downloaded the game.
The update is free for those who have already bought the game; for those, who haven't tried this game out, we suggest you to downloading this amazingly fun game from the Play Store. It's for $0.99 but believe me, you won't regret buying this game. You can also try out the Free version that's available on the Play Store, if you wish to get the feel of the game before buying it.
What's in this version:
The ants go marching one by one in Ant Hill, the latest level pack for Cut the Rope: Experiments. Drop the candy onto the stream of scurrying ants - they'll pick up any candy that crosses their path and carry it along! Tap the candy to release it from the ant's grip, and into Om Nom's mouth!
There were some rumors regarding to the upcoming HTC Sense and Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One and HTC Butterfly. All were expecting HTC Sense 5.1 to show up, but instead, the version of HTC UI in latest Android 4.2.2 update is still 5.0. However, it does have a lot of important changes. See below for a list.
List of improvements:
- 1. % battery icon
- 2. Android EQS
- 3. Android Daydream
- 4. Long press home button works as menu button.
- 5. Minor changes in the app drawer and dock
We all know Facebook-owned Instagram announced that they were introducing videos, major competitor Android app Vine feeling the heat from Instagram, has finally updated their Android application to version 1.1.0 bringing much needed improvements to the buggy app.
Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
What's new in this version:
• Search for users and hashtags
• Share to Facebook
• Improvements to capture speed, quality, and audio/video synchronization
• Clear cache option available in Settings
• Other bug fixes and UI improvements
Click here for Google Play Store Link
Today Google is rolling out a new update towards the stable build of Chrome for Android, which brings with it several new gestures along with a new image search function. If these functions sound familiar, that's because they've been available via the Chrome Beta browser since August.
If you use Chrome, you might notice we're always making small adjustments to simplify and streamline your browsing experience. Starting this week, all Chrome users will be able to search by image and Chrome for Android users get some new gestures to quickly navigate open tabs and access the menu.
In Chrome for Android, you'll be able to:
- Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs.
- Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab switcher view.
- Drag down from the menu to open the menu and select the item you want without having to lift your finger.
Google pushed an update to Gmail for Android which brought several welcome new features to the table. They include vacation auto responders, enhanced attachment functionality, as well as the ability to print straight from your device's email client.
In addition to photos and videos, you can send attachments-documents, PDFs, zip files-of any type. You can also print hard copies of your emails if you're using Android 4.4 KitKat. And finally, you'll notice enhanced performance of the app on low memory devices as part of Project Svelte.
Check it out and let me know what you think about these new features.