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Google Search (iOS) Gets iOS 7 Overhaul, Smarter Features

GoogleGoogle updated its Search app on Thursday for Apple hardware with a refined iOS 7 redesign, expanding the overall UI and swipe-up Google Now feed to fill the entirety of the screen. It’s subtle tweak, but given that the Google Search app was always well-designed and not too dissimilar to the look of iOS 7, that’s understandable. When you launch the app, you’ll notice that it now hides the battery iOS status bar at the top of the screen. This is a full-screen experience and it’s consistent when you swipe up from the bottom of your display for Google Now. Although the status bar reappears, the individual cards now take up the width of the screen. Google has also added “smarter integration” with the Google Maps for iOS app. We’re yet to uncover the depth of that particular feature update, but loading up maps within the Google Search app feels faster than ever.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.