Google Launches Shopper App for iPhone
Google recently released a native iPhone version of their shopping application, Google Shopper. The application helps users find products via text, voice, or barcode recognition and then compares prices across retailers online. If you’re in store and want to find the product locally, the app can even search local retailers’ inventories to see if they have the item in stock. What’s interesting about the release is that it mimics the way Google Goggles was released; Android was first to receive it, iPhone later. Looks like Google projects are no longer Android exclusive.
Cell Phone Manufacturers Agree to Create Stand ard Charger
Whether you have an Android, iPhone, Blackberry, or a feature phone, cell phone users all over the world have reason to celebrate. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) just approved an international, one-size-fits-all USB charger that will work across all phones. This bodes well for both consumers and manufacturers; manufacturers will be able to pass on savings to consumers, consumers won’t have drawers full of chargers for different devices, and there will be less waste in general. And It goes without saying, but you also won’t have to worry about finding a friend with the same phone/charger as you when your phone dies on the go.