Google Now Updated With Passbook-Style Boarding Passes, Improved Local Discovery And Song Identification

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http://techcrunch.com – Google today pushed an update for its Google Search app for Android that packs a powerful new punch for Google Now. The digital assistant baked into Android 4.1 or higher now watches your inbox for boarding passes, and can delivery them to your phone as QR codes for digital check-in when it detects your proximity to an airport. That’s taking a page out of Apple’s Passbook, but with an additional step removed for an even more seamless experience, should it work as advertised. The new version of Google Search also brings more varied local discovery options to Google Now, including (IT news)