Google Debuts Places for iPhone with Hotpot Support
Google today announced a version of its Places application for Apple's iOS devices, including the iPhone. Places allows users to search for nearby locations with simple category tools. The application also supports Hotpot, which lets users tailor search results based on their own ratings, as well as the ratings of their friends. The application is free to download and use in the U.S. Google already offers Places within Google Maps for the Android platform.
Google Search for iPhone Hits Version 5.0, Adds Material Design
Google today updated Google Search for iOS devices. Google refreshed the application with its Material Design language, which has been optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with bigger photos.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.
Microsoft Rebuilds Bing for iOS
Microsoft today released a wholly new version of its Bing Search application for the iPhone. The app takes advantage of new features in iOS, such as app linking, to improve search suggestions and results.