Google is proceeding their push right into the real-time streaming market, today announcing that YouTube now supports live-streaming 720p and also 1080p content at the game-friendly structure rate of 60 fps.
While 60 fps live streaming is also supported by the internet’s largest streaming site, Twitch, Google surpasses their offering by supporting HTML5 playback. Compared to Flash, which Twitch uses for their streams, HTML5 playback is much more effective and also supports changeable speed playback, allowing users to rewind while watching a real-time stream and then catch up at 1.5 x or 2x regular speed. Continue reading
If you search for something on Google Search, does that mean you wish to Purchase it? Possibly. At least that appears to be the concept behind buy buttons, a new feature the Wall Street Journal says will certainly start presenting in the next few weeks. With a one-click way to buy exactly what you hunt for, Google plants its foot directly right into Amazon and also eBay region.
Baseding on the report, Google will display buy buttons only on cell phones and also when users search for products. They will certainly belong to sponsored (paid) search engine result within a ‘Shop on Google’ page. Buttons will not appear on non-sponsored results produced from Google’s basic search formula. Continue reading
Google on Wednesday pushed out a minor update for its Gmail application for Android, which brings many small but beneficial features for customers, and also bumps the version number up to v5.2.
Users after the update will certainly be able to touch on various other user’s avatars to view their recent conversations with them in addition to the user’s contact details. The upgrade also makes it less complicated to open up several Gmail accounts & brings improved support for non-Gmail IMAP addresses. Also new in the Gmail application for Android is that when users bring in a new email account, it takes over the full screen rather than a discussion box hovering over the navigation drawer as seen just before.
Google Play has now introduced a new and interesting feature which lets users ‘Pre-Register’ for apps in Google Play Store. The Pre-Register button allows interested Android customers to get notifications when the application or game is ultimately provided for download or to purchase .
The initial application to go deal with the Pre-Register feature is Terminator Genisys: Revolution, by Glu Mobile. The application is the official game of the Terminator Genisys: Revolution Movie, which is set to release in theaters starting July. The application is most likely to be available for download or to buy throughout that duration as well. Continue reading
Google Maps play listing doesn’t quite elaborate on what’s new with the most up to date version, but the update’s certainly greater than just a bunch of bug fixes. Android Police has discovered that the app could now extract your Gmail account for info whenever you search for these specific key phrases: my events, my trips, my bookings and also my resorts. ‘My events’ will certainly list your Calendar entrances, while the others are rather self-explanatory. However, these key phrases only work for the Android version of Maps currently– the good news is that they’re not special to Mountain View’s navigation service. You can really type those key phrases or use them as voice commands on Google search or on Google Now. As long as you’re logged right into your account on an internet browser or an appropriate app, they’ll work completely whatever your device or system is.
The new Collections tab on Google+ provides a way to share and organize your feeling with other people on the network, It’s like Pinterest. You’re able to create a customized Collection regarding anything that you like (recommendations: Technology, tech., Google Doodles, Video Games, Social Media), complete with pictures, video clips, links and also commentary. Other Google+ users have the ability to follow any kind of Collection set to ‘Public,’ or you can start a personal Collection and also maintain every one of those cute Hello Kitty backpacks & phone cases to on your own. The Collections feature is real-time for many users now, and you should have the ability to discover it in the drop-down tab on the left side of your own Google+ page.
Google Now started pulling info from 3rd-party Android applications back in January, however today the people in Mountain View added support for a truckload a lot more. As expected, along with the collection of almost 40 integration’s announced a few months back, Google displays information from 70 even more inside the card-based database. This means that you’ll manage to conveniently take note of items like your Zipcar reservation return time and also rapidly snag directions back to the drop-off spot. We won’t run down the complete list of new additions, yet you can peruse the currently supported schedule here – just know that Spotify, ABC News, RunKeeper, Jawbone and OpenTable all made the cut. To take advantage of the new functionality, make certain you’re device is properly equipped up with the most recent version of the Google app.
Sending out Google Maps directions to an Android Smartphone hasn’t already been that difficult for a while, however it’s now downright easy. Google has actually introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is effectively linked to your Google account, you only need to look for ‘Send Directions‘ to obtain the sphere rolling – choose the route, hit send and also your device will certainly be ready to navigate. Just some people show up to have accessibility to this option since this writing, but there’s a good chance that you’ll get to check it out before as well long.
Chrome 42 has finished to a secure release and also is now available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Along with the common list of safety fixes (45 in total) and under-the-hood changes for security and also performance, Google’s newest release includes its new Push API and also Notifications API.
Together, these 2 new APIs allow web sites to send notifications to web surfers even after they’ve closed or navigated away from said site. Certainly, there’s a great line in between being useful & obtrusive when dealing with notifications. Fortunately, Google mandates that developers need to obtain consent for permission to make use of the Push API. Continue reading
If you were got a person in your contacts list that’s an actual mom, Google now allows you call them by saying just that. Many thanks to an upgrade to the Google application on Android, you could give those people nicknames. The feature was currently live for some, yet it appears to be available for everyone now (simply appeared for me). This means when you say ‘Call mom,’ or use something various other term to endearment, your phone will certainly call them automatically. After further examination of the APK, the people at Android Police discovered Mountain View is advancing towards the Trusted Voice feature that emerged a few versions back. Continue reading