Search Engine Land: Google Lens an impressive start for ‘visual search’. “Google Lens has gone live or is about to on Pixel phones in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore (in English). Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using it extensively and have had mostly positive results — though not always.”
CNET: Google’s newest app aims to free up space on your Android phone. “Google has released an app called Files Go that wants to help you free up space on your Android phone, the company announced today on its blog. Some of the features of Files Go include personalized suggestions about which files to delete to make more space available and smart filters that automatically organize the files on your phone.”
The Next Web: Turn your phone into a Google Slides remote control with this Chrome extension. “Google Slides already lets you beam your presentation deck to a Chromecast-equipped screen from your iOS or Android device. Now, there’s another way to use your phone as a presentation remote, thanks to this handy browser extension created by Malaysia-based developer Henry Lim.”
PRNewswire: NSF-Funded Digital Library for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Now Available on App Stores (PRESS RELEASE). “ReadAskChat™, a National Science Foundation funded early-learning system, launched its digital library for children 0-4 that embeds on-demand guidance for parents and caregivers in a method of interactive (or ‘dialogic’) reading—an activity the American Academy of Pediatrics says is vital for children’s development.” It looks like the initial app is free but you can subscribe for more content.
MacWorld: If your iPhone started crashing at midnight on Dec. 2, iOS 11.2 will fix it. “It’s like Y2K all over again for iPhone users. When the clock struck midnight on December 2, 2017, many iPhones that were running iOS 11.1.2 began inexplicably rebooting and crashing. But if you’re one of the affected users, there’s already a fix.”
PC World: Google’s new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill. “Google’s newest Android app might be its most useful of all. It’s called Datally, and it has one function: to stop apps from gobbling up your precious gigabytes of data.”
Digital Trends: This app boosts event hashtags by collecting all snapshots in one place. “Custom hashtags for weddings and other events simplify the task of finding photos, but those shots are still often scattered across multiple networks. Share Your Photos, by developer Picture Keepers, is an app that does just what the name suggests. With Share Your Photos, however, photos are gathered all into one place for sharing, downloading, and making prints.”