NEW Updates for Google Chrome browser for iOS…

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Google Wallet app for iOS updated…

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The NEW update to 2.0.15007.9964 brings two small features to the app. The Google Wallet app will now automatically track your online orders and notify you when they have shipped. Also, you can now view your order history all in one place providing information on when the order was placed and when the item was delivered.  If you click on one of the transactions you are given even more information.  These are great additions to an already great app.

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Analyst Predicts Apple ‘iAnywhere’ Platform Will Turn Your iPhone Into a Desktop Computer

JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz says Apple may be preparing to release a platform he dubs ‘iAnywhere’ that would let you dock your iOS device into a display turning it into a full blown desktop computer.

“While not a new idea, our global tech research team believes Apple could be on the cusp of introducing a new category with iAnywhere, a converged MacOS-iOS operating system that allows an iPhone or iPad to dock into a specially configured display to run as a computer,” Moskowitz said. “In our view, this category would be a leapfrog event, potentially jumpstarting iPhone and iPad growth as well as peripherals and cloud-based software and services sales.”

It’s said that Apple could introduce ‘iAnywhere’ within 12 to 18 months.

What do you think about this concept? Would you want to be able to connect your iDevice to a new cinema display and have it function similar to a Mac? Let us know in the comments.

[via CNET]

Google is Testing “Chromoting” Remote Desktop Management App for iOS…

Remember Chromoting? I had tried it on my Android phone and shared some screenshots for your viewing pleasure. And today I can report to you that Google is testing the iOS app for Chromoting.

What is Chromoting?

It has been a while since we discussed Chromoting, so let me start with a brief intro for those who are reading about it for the first time:

Chrome Remote Desktop is a Chrome app that lets you remotely access other computers from Chrome. Administrators can control their users’ access to Chrome Remote Desktop in several ways.

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There is a Chrome extension available already and Google is preparing an Android app for this, which I have already tested. Now, to the iOS app.

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Google has pushed out a big update to the Google+ app for iOS. Version 4.6.0

Mood and device statuses for Hangouts now appearing on the desktop.

 

You can now see your friends’ device and mood statuses in Hangouts on the desktop.

The feature, introduced in the latest version of Hangouts for Android and iOS allows you to express your mood in the form of emoji, as well as letting people know what device you’re currently using, such as a laptop, phone or tablet.

The feature remained absent for desktop Hangouts, that is until today. The update should be rolling out to everyone now, but works slightly differently to the mobile apps.

( more on this article from Google Plus Daily here… )

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Google Search for iOS updated. Major improvements to Google Now.

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Google Chrome for all iOS devices has been updated to 29.0.1547.11

Google+ for iOS has been updated to 4.5.1

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Google Search for iOS has been updated to 3.0.2

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Google Announces It Will Update Chrome for iOS With Voice Search

Google has announced that it will update its Chrome browser for iOS with voice search.

Over the coming days, we’re rolling out an update for iPhone and iPad as well. You can now speak your searches into the omnibox. Touch the microphone, say your search query aloud and see your results (in some cases spoken back to you), all without typing a single letter. 

The update will also enable faster reloading of web pages by more efficient use of the cache.

As announced previously, Google notes that iOS apps can now give you the option to open links in Chrome and then return to the app with just one tap.

Earlier today, Google enabled conversational voice search for users on Chrome 27.

We’ll let you know as soon as the update is live in the App Store.

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Gmail for iOS updated, now redirecting you to its apps instead of the browser

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Gmail for iOS has just been updated to version 2.2.7182, which comes with a couple great updates Google fans will definitely appreciate. For starters we are now able to go straight to other Google apps when tapping a link from the Gmail app. This is a very welcomed addition as we have been inconveniently redirected to the browser for years, since the Gmail app’s release.

Now users will be redirected to the Chrome, YouTube and Google Maps apps when accessing a relative link in the iOS Gmail app. This makes the Google experience on iOS at least a bit more integrated. The goal is to make non-Android mobile operating systems as merged with Google Apps as possible, and we seem to be on the right track.

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Google Now for iOS

Google has finally come out with Google Now for the iOS platform.

WIth the latest release of Google Search, version 3.0, Google was able to ‘push’ this great feature, that has been available for Android users for awhile, to iOS users allowing them access to this Siri rivial.

Google Now provides updates to the information that is important to you. You can turn ‘cards’ or categories ON or OFF at your pleasure. The Google Now cards available are:

Weather
Traffic
Next Appointment
Flights
Gmail
Travel
Public Transit
Places
Sports
Public Alerts
Movies
Stocks
News Updates
Photo Spots
Birthdays

Don’t have the app yet? iOS users visit the App Store on your device or click here http://goo.gl/vXVzF

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‘Google Places For Business’ Released for iOS Devices

Google has a new app in the iTunes app store for verifying and updating your Places/Google+ Local listing on the go.

Google Places For Business does what it says on the tin: “Google Places for Business is the best way to get your business on Google and be found across Google Search, Maps, Mobile, and Google+”.

The app, first reported on by iClarified can be used on your iPhone or iPod Touch with the following features as listed by Google:

  • Verify your business listing directly from your phone
  • Update your business information: hours, address, contact information, and description
  • Post beautiful pictures of your business on your local Google+ page
  • Track web traffic going to your listing
  • Manage multiple business locations from one app

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Google+ for iOS Gets a Minor Bugfix Update

Android isn’t the only platform getting some bug fixing loving for the Google+ app, Apple has just approved a minor bugfix update for the iOS app.

This update brings the version up to 4.3.1, with only bugfix and performance improvements. A minor update is better than no update though, so make sure to grab it while it’s hot, and let us know if you’ve spotted any notable changes or performance boosts.

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Don’t have Google+ for iOS? Click the green download button below to be taken to the iTunes page to download straight to your iOS device.

Chrome Omnibox Replaces the Google Search Box in iOS

A few weeks ago, a post from the Chrome blog mentioned that Chrome for iOS will integrate the omnibox with Google Search. “Now you can see your search term in the omnibox, instead of the long search URL. This will help you refine search queries and view more content on the results page. This feature will roll out in the coming weeks, so you may not see it right away after upgrading.”

I’ve noticed this feature when using the incognito mode. It’s almost like the experimental feature from Chrome OS: Google’s mobile interface no longer includes a search box and the query is displayed in the omnibox, where you can change it. If you go to google.com, you’ll still see the regular Google search box and the query won’t be displayed in the omnibox.

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The Race to a Billion: Android Predicted to Reach 1 Billion Users well Before iOS

The Race to a Billion: Android Predicted to Reach 1 Billion Users well Before iOS

With 2013 in full swing, Horace Dediu of Aysmco takes another look at which platforms are leading the pack in the race to a billion. While Horace includes a plethora of platforms, we’ll take a close look at the two we’re most concerned about: Android and iOS.

A quick glance at the Platform Adoption Ramps and you’ll notice Android has managed to surpass iOS in total user base and is on the path to reach 1 billion users well before iOS. These are compelling numbers when compared to the multitude of other platforms that have not only been around longer than Android, but have failed to even come close to the billion mark.

Facebook has already managed to cross the finish line, however, Horace points out that the slopes of both Android and iOS point towards an eventual overtake in overall ecosystem size.

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Getting Started With Android: Choose Your Google Account Wisely

Getting Started With Android: Choose Your Google Account Wisely

I’d like to take this time to give new Android users some very sage advice: “choose your Google account wisely!” Creating a Google account is one of the very first steps you’ll take as a new Android user, and believe it or not, it’s the most important. Most of us are so excited when we get our first Android device that we don’t give much thought to our Google account username, but I’m going to tell you why you should think long and hard before typing inawesomesauce2012@gmail.com.

I’m betting there are hundreds of thousands of Android users out there (myself included) that wish they could go back in time and create a general account to use with their Android device. This is important for many reasons, but most of all for the content you will be purchasing from Google Play.

You see, while you can always change things like phone numbers, email addresses, etc., the one thing you can’t change, is the account your paid content is linked to. This is why I strongly recommend all new users create a general account to use for Google Play purchases and nothing else.

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Google Voice is Updated With iPhone 5 and iOS 6 Support

Google has finally updated its Google Voice app with support for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

You can download Google Voice from the App Store for free.

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Apple’s iMessage causes decline in U.S. text messaging, report says

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Apple’s iMessage, as well as other data-based messaging apps, reportedly caused the first drop in U.S. text messaging in years, and the downward trend may continue as more wireless subscribers switch to smartphones.

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Passbook app usability enhanced for first-time users in iOS 6.1 beta

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With Apple’s release of the second iOS 6.1 beta, the company added an explanatory note in the Passbook app for first-time users, a change from the current setup that directs users to Passbook-ready apps on the App Store.

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Microsoft Office for Android and iOS shows its face, release in early 2013

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The Verge has what it says are previews of Microsoft Office for the two platforms that own 90 percent of the smartphone and tablet markets.

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Evernote Announces Major Redesign Of iOS App

Following last week’s announcement of a redesigned Mac client (more details here), which was released yesterday as public beta, Evernote has today announced a major update “coming very soon” for the iOS version of the app.

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Google confirms ‘next version’ of Google Wallet coming soon

BusinessInsider pointed us to an interesting update to the Google Wallet website today: Google is now advertising “the next version” of its mobile wallet app and providing a link a to request an invite. The website has a link to “Request an invite” for when the new version is ready, but even more interesting is what happens after users do so. After clicking the link, Google asks users to select the type of mobile device they use. The three options include: Android, iOS, and Other.

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Klout Updates iPhone App With Passbook Integration, Wants You To “Show Off” With Klout Card

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Online social influence is something that can really rub people the wrong way. Klout obviously believes in it wholeheartedly;others, not so much. Now, in a move that’s sure to generate its fair share of criticism, Klout has updated its iPhone app with Passbook support, allowing users to create their own “Klout Card,” which lives in Passbook and can help users “show off [their] influence to get special service and experiences” from businesses.

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Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

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Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit cards. Additionally, the company keeps track of purchases for its rewards program.

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Notification in iOS 6 beta hints at iBooks for Apple TV

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An error message displayed in the latest beta of iOS 6 for Apple TV suggests that support for iBooks may be coming to Apple’s set-top box.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps cuts Google’s exclusive lock on directions, opens door to third party apps

The new Maps in iOS 6 introduces new turn by turn navigation for drivers and walkers, but opens up transit and other specialized directions to third parties, cutting Apple’s exclusive partnership with Google for all other types of directions for the first time.

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First Update to Chrome for iPhone and iPad Brings G+, FB and Twitter Sharing Support

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Google Chrome team has started pushing updates to Chrome for iOS. The first update for Chrome for iPhone and iPad has the following changes.

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Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated homes

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A new, extensive patent application details how a new iPhone model with a near-field communications chip could serve as the connected centerpiece of an automated digitally connected home.

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Google Earth 7 for iOS Brings 3D Imagery to iPhone 4S, 2nd and 3rd Generation iPads

Ahead of iOS 6′s release and Apple’s new Maps application, which includes photo-realistic interactive 3D views with Flyover, Google has updated their Google Earth application for iOS, bringing 3D views to Apple’s most recent iPhones and iPads.

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Yelp 6.0 Update ‘Literally Filled To The Brim With Awesomeness’

Yelp 6.0 Update ‘Literally Filled To The Brim With Awesomeness’

Yelp just delivered the latest version of its iOS app to the App Store, and the company promises it’s “literally filled to the brim with awesomeness.”

“We’re not joking — we had to get an intern to stand on the top of it just to get it zipped up and shipped to the App Store.”

In addition to brand new business pages, Yelp 6.0 delivers support for Yelpy Insights, the ability to like and compliment tips, and lots more.

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Google beats Apple to the 3D punch with update to iOS Google Earth app today

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Twitter’s new client for iOS, Android: Users aren’t the only content partners

Pandora iOS App Gets UI Refresh in New Update, Reduced Battery Usage

iOS 6 Code Hints That Apple Maps Are Headed to OS X?

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New iPhone to debut with Dual-Band 40nm BCM4334 Broadcom Wi-Fi, significant power savings and Wi-Fi Direct/iOS AirDrop

iOS 6 to Bring Systemwide Facebook Integration

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iOS 6 to Bring Redesign to iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore?

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