If you’ve ever searched for music using Google’s Sound Search widget then you know just how easy it is to find out what song is playing on the radio or in the store. Google has made it extremely easy for its customers to discover new music on the go. All you do is download the widget and then place it on one of your device’s screens. Once you hear a song that you would like Google to identify you simply touch the widget and it’ll start searching for the song. You can also use the Google Now search box to search for a song, as well. Once Google notices that there is music playing in the background a little music sign will show up. When you tap that icon Google will get to work on finding out what song you’re listening to.
In March of 2015, Periscope was acquired by Twitter. Periscope is an application dedicated to live feeds. Users can watch live feeds and also host them. Viewers can comment during the live stream and like the broadcast with a simple tap of the screen. Tapping the screen gives the broadcaster more hearts which pushes them up in popularity. In the few months since Periscope has been relaunched for iOS, people have live streamed all kinds of things from concerts to weather reports and even training exercises.
Shazam is one of the leading services for finding out what that song is that’s playing on the radio that you didn’t hear the title to, as well as getting lyrics to songs as well. They’ve pretty much gotten so big that TV shows have Shazam spots in shows so that you can get access to featured content. Now with a new update, you’ll be able to find everything faster.
Chromecast has been a great tool for those looking to cut the cord and binge watch on the big screen. Chromecast lets consumers view media on their TV without needing to physically connect their device. Announced in 2013, the $35 dongle has allowed for tons of fun in the living room by constantly adding new partners and support. Now that Google’s Chromecast has been around for a while we’ve started seeing tons of companies update their apps to allow for casting from a mobile device to the TV.
Deal: Amazon Hosting Another Huge app Giveaway, Includes: Angry Birds Seasons, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and Game of ThronesMay 14, 2015 | Keyan X
Days and deals like this seem to happen far more often than I would have thought thanks to Amazon’s amazing generosity. A catalog of apps which would normally tally over $110 if purchased individually, are now available through Amazon’s app store for absolutely free! If you have a rather empty phone and also a rather empty wallet, I’d suggest going to check out this daunting deal.
Every year at about a month before one of Google’s biggest events, I/O, happens we see a update and redesign of the app used to follow all the news. Last year we were treated to the (yet-to-be-named) half-material app, and this year the app has finally been fully updated to embrace material to the fullest. What other changes await us inside?
If you’ve ever struggled with trying to find a good deal on nearby restaurants but haven’t had any luck, then we have an app for you. Feed Me is an application by Jack Underwood (of Underwood Apps LTD) that is dedicated to helping people find coupons at restaurants near them. It’s community driven and made for your area.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about new and improved Google Now features. Not to say there haven’t been any (see: Shopping), I’ve just been too busy worrying about important stuff like, well, you know… food!