Google Search app for iPhone and iPad New Update.

 

Google Search app for iPhone and iPad New Update

Google Search app for iPhone and iPad New Update

 

Google is constantly updating, improving and expanding upon its range of apps, and today, the official Google Search app for iOS has been given a rather generous update. Naturally, since the Mountain View-based company tends to prioritize its own Android mobile OS, nearly all of the enhancements can already be found on the corresponding version over at the Play Store, but nevertheless, Google Search v. 3.1.0 for iOS is one of the most significant we’ve seen in quite a long time. We’ll run through all of the key improvements, as well as provide the all-important download link, right after the fold.

The marquee feature of the update is in the ability to run a voice search in-app by uttering the phrase “OK Google,” as seen with Google Now over on the Android platform. This implementation makes the whole process just a little smoother, and let’s face it, a touch cooler. The voice feature, as you might imagine, works on devices capable of running Siri, so the iPhone 4s or newer (Redmond Pie).


No wonder Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wishes to partner up with google.

 


 

Soprano Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Known for his outstanding performance in the hit TV series “The Sopranos“, James Gandolfini dies at 51 while vacationing with his family in Italy. The talented actor was expected at the Taormina Film Festival where  he was scheduled to participate in an onstage conversation with Italian director Gabriele Muccina two days later.

The exact cause of death is still unknown, reports say it could have been a stroke or  a heart attack. James Gandolfinin touched a great number of people both on screen and off including members of the Q8Critic team. Chairman and CEO of HBO expressed his surprise and shock towards the death of the actor. ”We’re all in shock and feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member of our family. He was special man, a great talent, but more importantly a gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect. He touched so many of us over the years with his humor, his warmth and his humility. Our hearts go out to his wife and children during this terrible time. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”

Soprano Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

His role in ‘The Sopranos’ was recognized and rewarded. Gandolfini played a crime boss who struggled to balance his career and family. The actor received praise and a series of awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series three times. He was also known for his outstanding performances in movies as well including “The Mexican”, “The Last Castle”, “All the King’s Men” and more recent ones such as “Zero Dark Thirty“, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone“, “Animal Rescue” (still under production) and many more.

Soprano Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dies at 51

“It is with immense sorrow that we report our client, James Gandolfini, passed away today while on holiday in Rome, Italy,” managers Mark Armstrong and Nancy Sanders said in a joint statement. “Our hearts are shattered and we will miss him deeply. He and his family were part of our family for many years and we are all grieving.”

“Jimmy was the spiritual core of our Sopranos family, and I am stunned at this devastating loss,” said Chris Albrecht, the former president of HBO who gave the green light to the show. “He was a great talent, but an even better man. My thoughts are with his family.”

Actor Steve Van Zandt, who played Tony Soprano‘s confidant Silvio Dante, felt equally close to Gandolfini in real life. “I have lost a brother and a best friend,” he posted on Twitter. “The world has lost one of the greatest actors of all time.”

You Don't Want This 16-Foot Yellow Snake In Your Home

You Don’t Want This 16-Foot Yellow Snake In Your Home

Just when you think you’re going to have a normal boring day at work, you stumble upon pictures of one of the scariest animals out there and think “Oh, my day just got a bit more interesting”. Meet Julius. A 16-foot yellow albino snake you seriously don’t want to see in your home. It looks horrifying and I’m sure it could eat a whole family in one bite without lifting its head but is apparently friendly.

It has its way with babies and doors. Confused? Watch this first video and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

Now that you’ve seen it open doors, watch the second video of Julius playing with a baby.

Although Julius seems friendly, you don’t want this 16-foot yellow snake in your home to open or play with anything. I know I would be terrified if I saw the deadliest scariest biggest python on the planet crawling into my bedroom and making its way into my bed. Just looking at its picture with that dotted slimy skin of hers makes me want to run in the opposite direction.

You Don't Want This 16-Foot Yellow Snake In Your Home

You Don’t Want This 16-Foot Yellow Snake In Your Home

I’m sure there are people who would kill to have these kinds of animals as pets but I guaranty you there are a few.

While you think about how to run from your computer, we’ll leave you some interesting tips about Burmese pythons. They are generally considered quite docile especially compared to other large snakes. These snakes are huge and quite aggressive feeders, and they can inflict serious injury to their handlers and have been involved in several fatalities (due to owner complacency, ignorance, or error). A second person should always be present when handling or feeding constrictors over 8 feet long.

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Scared yet? Interested? Excited? Let us know what this 16-foot python does to you! Have your say!

Videos taken from Mashable.com.

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

After tweeting about her experience in the pageant,”Walking the stage of the official  pageant today. This feeling is unbelievable.”, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA 2013. Erin Brady, 25, is a financial accountant who got her degree from Central Connecticut State University where she also minored in criminal justice.

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

According to her biography, ”Erin was raised in a home heavily influenced by alcohol and substance abuse and she sadly remembers the lack of support and places to turn to for the children of addicts…It is her goal to help break the cycle of addiction as she plans to be an advocate for children of alcohol and substance abuse.” Brady announced that she will help and support children who are growing up in families of alcoholics and intends to become an advocate for these children. Brady answered yes to whether criminal suspects should go through a DNA test after their arrest or not.

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord was first runner-up. The latter majored in Public Relations and graduated from the University of Alabama where she also double minored in Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies. She’s also attending graduate school and mastering in Marketing. She also plans on taking a year off from her studies in order to focus on her year as Miss Alabama USA.
Miss Connecticut Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013
The pageant’s celebrity DJ, and co-host Nick Jonas performed with the Jonas Brothers as part of the show, while contestants showed off their bathing suits. His hosting partner was E! personality Giuliana Rancic.
Did you watch the miss USA pageant? Were you rooting for Erin Brady all along or are you surprised of the results? Have your say!
Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

It’s no secret that Apple has been under constant pressure once the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was on the rise. Launching their products with bigger screens has made Apple think of enhancing theirs with the release of iPhones with bigger screens, cheaper prices and a new range of colors. Apple.Inc may step out of its safe zone and may disregard their basic white, black and silver colors in order to spice things up and make a bigger come back with its new products.

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

What we know so far is that Apple is ready to ditch its regular software, one that has been used since the iPhone’s launch in 2007 in order to opt for a greater one: the iOS 7. Apple is redesigning all its applications and icons.

Apple demonstrated the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco early this week. The company announced that the new design will be available on  iPhones, iPad and iPod Touches this year. The good news is you don’t have to buy a new iPhone to benefit from the new software as the new operating system will be available for the iPhone 4 and later models, and on the iPad 2 and later models. The launch of the new software traditionally will become available with the launch of the year’s new iPhone model.

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Among other changes, Apple’s new iOS system will update apps automatically. It will store Web passwords online in Apple’s syncing service, iCloud, making them available across devices.

Consumers expecting a slightly different set-up for the new mini tablet may find themselves disappointed as the new iPad mini will be slightly different than its predecessor.

Additionally, in spite of the new operating system, there will not be a retina display for the tablet, however it is believed that the iPad Mini will boast an even more powerful processor.

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

Apple Launches New iOS 7 Software New iPad Mini

The tablet is also suspected to be smaller and lighter than the previous iPad Mini, and will be encased in brand-new, ultra-thin glass which is a first for the company.

The iPad will also be conveniently cheaper than the first at $150, and the second generation is suspected to be priced at $230.

Are you excited about the release of iOS 7? Do you think apple products will become number 1 again with this move? What about the iPad mini 2? Now that it’s practically the same as the previous one, do you think it’s worth getting one?