Google has been hard at work getting their daily deal service, Google Offers, up and running over the previous couple months. For those of you who haven’t heard of daily deals sites (seriously, who hasn’t by now?), these sites offer local goods and services at a steep discount, usually at least 50% off. ... Read More »
Google Goggles, the application that uses pictures to search the web, has received an update to version 1.6 today. The 1.6 update promises to make your smartphone’s camera “smarter,” and can now be set to automatically scan all pictures taken from the camera application on your Android phone.
You read that right; any pictures you ... Read More »
Users of Google’s new social network Google+ are waking up today to an update to Google’s Android application. Version 1.0.5 of Google+ was released last night, and brings a host of bugfixes and much needed improvements to the notification system.
Today, Gowalla announced that they have released a “rethought and reworked” version of their check-in application onto the Android market. With Gowalla 3, the Gowalla team hoped to bring an application that was uniquely Gowalla and uniquely Android, a feat they’ve largely accomplished with the new release, though you’ll still notice some overlap with its ... Read More »
Just days after the leaked Google Voice application from Tmobile’s upcoming G2 phone, Google Voice received an official update in the Android Market. The updated application brings two new homescreen widgets.
The Google Voice Inbox Widget allows you to view your Google Voice voicemail and text messages right from your homescreen without needing to launch ... Read More »
About a week ago, the folks over at G4 announced the release of an Android application that is sure to please all of us gamers out there. The G4 app brings “up-to-the-second” gaming news, including reviews, previews, game trailers, videos, and interviews. Not enough to pique your interest? How about TV schedules, exclusive clips from ... Read More »
GEICO announced today the release of their Insurance Glovebox application for the Android Platform. The Insurance Glovebox application provides users the ability to get an instant insurance quote, pay your GEICO bill, and view your insurance cards.
Once you find yourself in an accident (hopefully never), you can use your phone’s camera to take pictures and submit ... Read More »
Back in late 2009, Google announced Place Pages for Google Maps, a service that allows maps users to gather details such as pictures, videos, menus, prices, parking info reviews of local businesses and points of interest and the ability to reserve tables at local restaurants that use the OpenTable service. Today, Google announced ... Read More »
Groupon is one of many services that are popping up lately that offer big daily discounts on goods and services from local businesses. As an example of what these deals contain, my wife and I have about 3 coupons sitting on our table for $40 worth of food and drink at local Minneapolis restaurants that ... Read More »
Google Goggles is a visual search app that Google released in December which allows you to take a picture of an object with your camera and it will attempt to recognize it.
It was a cool app to show people, but its real world utility was at least somewhat questionable. That changed at ... Read More »