Google is looking into browser texting options

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A new APK teardown also reveals features for “smart reply” as well as mobile payments options. Google could soon be adding a new browser texting feature in an upcoming potential overhaul of its Android Messages app. This would be one of several large new possible features when based on an APK teardown done by Android Police as well as XDA Developers. The texting feature would make it possible for a phone and computer to be paired to send texts from either. The browser texting wouldn’t just be possible from a…

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Google’s museum app update lets users find their match in portraits and sculpture

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The new feature went nearly instantly viral as celebrities and everyday users find their fine art twin. Google released a new update for its museum app which took off right away and has social media on fire. The internet has been humming about the way the app lets a user find a match for their face among museum portraits, statues and busts. The application compares a user’s selfie with image recognition that allows them to find themselves in art. The Google Arts & Culture’s museum app update sometimes matches people…

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European refugee crisis mobile app launched by Google

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The application is meant to assist the migrants and refugees leaving war-torn countries. As the refugee crisis continues with migrants making their way into Europe from northern Africa and the Middle East, Google is hoping that a mobile app will help to ease the situation for those refugees. The crisis is greater than it has been in 60 years, as 11 million migrants and refugees try to find safe new lives. The mobile app has been created for migrants, a large majority of whom have smartphones so that they will…

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Upcoming Google mobile marketing trends

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Google has announced three new important upgrades to its mobile marketing offerings, reflecting the direction of current and future mobile trends toward being shopper- and local-friendly. Among these new adjustments is a feature that will help mobile device users to access landing pages for businesses much more quickly. The new mobile app extensions service is currently still in their beta form, but it permits companies to continue to use Google search ads to build their branded app download numbers, or to send a user directly to their company landing page…

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New iPhone and Android app lets you travel back in time

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A new app compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, called Historypin, allows users to view historical images of various locations on Google Maps. With this app, users can view a location they’re seeing in real life, and gain access to a historical image from a few decades ago to almost a full century old, so that users can see how the area has changed using augmented reality technology. Moreover, captions are frequently supplied which explain the changes that the location has undergone between that time and now. The app…

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Radio Shack poised to begin accepting mobile payments through Google Wallet

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Radio Shack has announced that it will be one of the first retailers that will be taking advantage of the latest mobile payment technology being offered through Google Wallet. This announcement follows a press conference made by Google in June, when it divulged its new partnerships with credit card companies and banks that would bring near field communications (NFC) payments to phones running on their Android operating system. The start of the service was through the Nexus S phone, but NFC will be a part of all future Android phones,…

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Will QR codes make it to the next level in mobile marketing?

Despite reports that QR code use has risen some 1,200% in the last year, the codes seem to have a long way to go if they want to be popular with the next generation. According to a recent survey conducted by Dubit, a research firm that has worked with children for more than a decade, QR codes may not be as popular as once believed. The new study was conducted in the UK with more than 1,000 British teenagers. The survey found that 72% of people between the ages of…

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Promotional goods with QR Codes

MagiCubes, a promotional goods manufacture, recently added QR Codes to all their products as a way of attracting more customers, and for the current ones to be more actively involved. Developed by PTI Corporation, MagiCubes are 3D advertisements in the form of puzzles that come in various shapes. These images are in excellent graphics wherein they can be changed into various shapes. Some are in quite simple ones like cubes which can be iconic or 20 sided diamond while others have more creative signs such as beer and soda cans. These…

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New QR Code analytics platform released

Mobile Tag, a leader in both 2d and 1d barcode marketing solutions, have debuted their latest universal platform for NFC TAG management. Having spent two years in development, this platform is being tailored to help businesses manage the tags, such as QR codes, used in their communication campaigns. The platform will let businesses configure the different aspects of QR codes and other barcodes. They will be able to link 1d barcodes (UPC and EAN) to online content and make them function much the same way as QR codes. Businesses will…

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Looking through Goggles at Google!

Google unveiled an updated application for Android and Apple smartphones today. Dubbed “Goggles” the application is a visual scanner and offers faster bar code and QR code scanning. The update comes with enhanced recognition for printed QR codes, with the user simply having to take a picture of the ad. Goggles will also return results on the product as well as information on the brand and company, reviews, and even if there is a better deal to be found. Using Google’s search along with the scan will provide an unending…

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