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