Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review in Public Services Quarterly

"The book contains screen shots on almost every page to help you along your Google way and ends the book with an index. This is an extremely useful book for both patrons and library staff to help them acquire a better understanding of all that is Google. It is highly recommended for public, university, and special libraries."
—Public Services Quarterly, Melissa Aho, University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library

Saturday, May 24, 2014

"OK Google" now available to all

Well, by "all" they mean Chrome users in the US who have the default language set to English. You'll need to enable it by clicking on the microphone in the search box but once you do, as someone who's been using voice commands on my phone for a while now, it's a very handy feature.

Friday, May 16, 2014

What's the climb on your bike route?

Today we got another new feature to Google Maps: Elevation information regarding your bike route.

Knowledge Graph starting to appear in Maps

If you search maps for "famous" locations, look for the new "Quick facts" link over on the left beneath the location name and address. Clicking on that will bring up knowledge graph information about the site in question.