Google Search Updated for Jelly Bean Devices
Google today announced a small update to the Google Search application, available to devices running either Android 4.1 or 4.2 Jelly Bean. The application is now even more proactive about pulling in details related to user travel in Google Now, such as the weather at a traveler's destination or their boarding pass when they arrive at the airport. The app is more location aware, and will display local events when travelers arrive at new destinations. Last, the app has new voice powers, and will respond to voice requests for scanning barcodes, identifying songs, and composing or sharing posts to Google+. Google Search is a free update for devices running Jelly Bean.
'Destinations' Tool Boosts Google Search's Planning Powers
Mar 9, 2016
Google today unveiled a new feature in Google Search called Destinations. The idea is to make it easier for people to discover new places and plan visits.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Dec 13, 2016
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
Searching Google for Events Will Now Generate Personal Recommendations
Jul 26, 2018
Google today updated its main search tool with a new emphasis on helping people locate nearby events. Moving forward, generic searches for things like "events near me" will result in a list of events from a variety of sources, as well as vital details about those events.
Facebook's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Oct 7, 2016
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.
Driving Mode In Google Maps Predicts Your Destination
Jan 13, 2016
Google is adding a feature to Google Maps for Android today that guesses where drivers want to go and then helps them get there. Driving Mode factors in the user's home and work addresses, in addition to other destinations from previous searches.