Google this week debuted a new app called „Cameos,“ which lets celebrities record video answers to „the most asked questions on Google,“ and then post the recordings directly to Google’s search results (via TechCrunch). The company says that this will let users „get answers directly“ from the source when searching for facts and trivia about certain people in the spotlight.
Although anyone can download the app [Direct Link], Cameos requires access to be granted once it’s downloaded. Celebrities who gain access can browse the Internet’s „top questions“ asked about them, choose which ones they want to answer, [...]
The Apple Store app for iOS devices was today updated to version 5.1, introducing improvements for the search feature.
The new version of the app features a redesigned look for the search section, with both search suggestions and support for voice-based searches. You can tap on the microphone icon located in the search bar to conduct a search using speech rather than text.
Old search interface on left, new search interface on right Some of the new search suggestions include options like „Stores near me,“ „Cases compatible with this device,“ „Sessions near me,“ „iPhone upgrade information,“ and more. Aside from the new [...]
Microsoft has announced a new visual search feature for its Bing app that lets users snap a picture with their phone’s camera and use it to search the web.
The new visual search function builds on the AI-powered intelligent search capabilities already used by Bing, and works pretty much like Google Lens: Users take a photo of something or upload one from their camera roll, and then the search engine identifies the object in question and offers additional information by providing links to explore.
The feature appears as an icon in the Bing app’s search bar, and can be used to search for everything from landmarks to breeds of dog, but Microsoft is [...]
Twitter today announced several changes to the desktop and mobile Twitter experience to make relevant breaking news, events, and stories easier to discover.
Going forward, the Explore section of Twitter will be organized using topic tags so users can more quickly see what’s happening in news and entertainment and what’s most relevant to them.
Twitter is also improving search with related news, events, or stories that are listed at the top of search results when you search for something.
Twitter’s „Happening now“ timeline that was introduced last year for sports is being expanded to include breaking and personalized news, with [...]