Google Hangouts 7.0 Snags Notification Replies
Google has updated Hangouts for Android devices and added the ability to send responses to incoming notifications. The new function makes it quicker to fire off replies, as it doesn't require users to fully open the Hangouts app. Hangouts 7.0 also now lets users pin conversation shortcuts to the home screen for quick access to specific threads. Hangouts 7.0 requires Android 4.1 and up and is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Search App Gains Tappable Shortcuts
Mar 21, 2017
Google today said an update to its mobile search app should make it quicker and easier to find basic information via tappable shortcuts that are positioned underneath the search box. The shortcuts let people perform instant searches for a variety of items, including entertainment, sports, weather, food, news, and more.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Google Adds a Dash of AI to Gmail with High-Priority Notifications On Mobile and Smart Replies on the Web
Apr 25, 2018
Google today introduced new features to Gmail both on the web and on mobile devices. The web version of Gmail sees the largest number of changes and adds smart features meant to help people move through their email more efficiently.
Google Releases Allo Messaging App for Android and iOS
Sep 21, 2016
Google today made Allo, the messaging app it first revealed back in May, available to Android and iOS devices. Allo expands the ability for expression by tapping into the new Google Assistant, all while keeping conversations secure.