Google has expanded its Gmail Search Field Trial and has added Calendar results to Gmail and Drive results. Currently, the feature has been rolled out to only a few people, but it is certainly worth keeping an eye out for. Users can look up their Calendar entries by typing in a bunch of keywords on Google search.
All you have to do is type in your query on Search. If a user wants to know their appointments for the day, all they have to do is type [what is on my calendar today], or something specific, like [when am i meeting neha], and see their schedule show up as a search result.
Google brings ability to view Calendar results in search
Google is known for continually rolling out updates and new features to its products. The search giant recently gave the spell check function in the newest Chrome Beta release a makeover. Chrome beta now lets you sync your custom dictionary across devices. You will have to sync your settings in Chrome to access your custom dictionary on any device. Google has also refreshed the dictionaries for Chrome's default spell checker, and has added support for Korean, Tamil and Albanian. The new spell-checking engine is also available for Google Docs, and will even be able to recognise proper nouns.
Google is also going to roll out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English. You'll be able to use these new functions by enabling the "Ask Google for suggestions" spell check feature.
Google Play Books is also finally available in India. If you head over to Google Play, you'll see that the interface has been re-arranged to include a new section—Books. The Play Store now has two sections: Apps and Books. Selecting Apps will take you to the old app store, where you can download apps and games, while selecting Books will take you to Google Play Books, where you can browse through and download books.
The Play Books app is also available for download on the Google Play store. The app itself is free to download, but you need to download or add books to read them.
Google Play Books has a wide variety of books you can buy or download for free. Like the rest of Google Play, Books too has been arranged in various sections, including Top Selling, Top Free, New Arrivals in Fiction and New Arrivals in Non-Fiction. You can also browse through categories such as Biographies, Children's Books, Cooking, Fiction & Literature, History and Romance.
The Play Books app was also updated today for performance and UI improvements. There is a drop-down menu in the library that allows you to filter books by type.
Published Date: Feb 28, 2013 07:31 pm | Updated Date: Feb 28, 2013 07:31 pm