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Monday, March 11, 2013

Google Search: Fun & Easy

I am very excited to share with you an iPad app that I've been trying out. The app I'm referring to is called "Google Search". It brings the power of Google to your fingertips...literally! 
 
Google Search is a free app that you can find in the iTunes store, yet so powerful. Let me show you briefly how it works.

After you open the app, you will find some options to choose from:
 
What I use the most is "Apps", which looks like this...


I basically use "Calendar", which shows your daily agenda, and "Docs", which gives you the mobile view of your docs. Cool so far! But wait...

The amazing options I'm so excited about that I've been trying out are "Voice" and "Goggles". With Voice you can speak and enter a search query. Here's a video that demonstrates this.

 

Last, but not least, we have "Goggles". Awesome! Just point your camera at anything: an object, a picture, a book, etc. and Google will try to search for it's description. If there is text involved, Google will recognize it and offer to search and translate it. Here's a video that demonstrates what happened when I took a picture of a magazine through Goggles. 


 

Isn't this wonderful? Now you try it out. Tell me how it goes and what new features you find! Have fun!

Cheers!


2 comments:

  1. Diana, it's fun searching with Googles and Voice. Thank you for sharing!

    Marybell

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  2. You're welcome! Marybell, the goggles feature reminds me so much of Sixth Sense, remember?

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