Tuesday sure was a day filled with emotion. For those who weathered Hurricane Sandy the night before, it was a real-life experience; then came the fantasy-based shocker that Disney was buying Lucasfilm and making a new Star Wars film. And if that wasn't enough, we had to endure the news that Apple would be delaying the release of iTunes 11 into next month, which certainly ended the day on a bummer note.
We’ve got three words for you today: Short work week! For our U.S. readers, Thanksgiving is this Thursday and many folks have an extra day off on Friday, which means you’ll have a longer weekend at play than you will working three days this week. (Our apologies to those of you who don’t get to enjoy that scenario. We feel your pain.) But there’s still plenty of news floating around the interwebs, and we’ve collected some of the best stuff for you to read on this fine Monday, November 21, 2011.
Google announced new revamps today to two of its services, including UI changes for Google's ubiquitous search engine and better functionality from the Mountain View-based company's Shopping app for iPhone. This includes making it compatible with its new daily deals service, Google Offers.
After the snoozefest that was the Google I/O event, today's Inside Search event is a party of crammed inside a browser of amazing search features. Google annouced features for both the mobile and desktop space. Get ready to figure where that mystery photo of you was taken.
Although we’re not getting them on our iOS devices here as yet, it appears that Google is rolling out some search page changes for Apple’s mobile devices with a fresh new look and tab-based user interface. Anyone else seeing this?
Perhaps you've already had a taste of this "fast, fun and interactive" search experience that Google's Eric Schmidt mentioned yesterday. Now, the search giant has introduced Google Instant search. The new "search enhancement" shows search results as you type. So, if you're querying for the search term "antelope," Google will start reeling in results for every letter you type, like "an" and "ant," and so on and so forth.