Google Offering Better Email Search for BlackBerries
Today Google introduced a new version of its mobile application for the BlackBerry platform. The foremost new feature offered by the Google Mobile App for BlackBerries is the ability to search through the device's email and contacts programs. Users can type (or speak) a contact or email information and Google will search the device and return the appropriate results. It also offers shortcuts for placing calls and/or SMS messages once results are available. Users can also choose to search their network-based email and contacts databases for messages or contact information. Another new feature of the application will allow users to access the Internet via a BlackBerry's Wi-Fi radio. The new app requires BlackBerry OS 4.5 and higher and is a free download.
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.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Jun 14, 2016
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.