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Google Now Launcher availability expands to Nexus and Google Play edition devices

Google Now Launcher availability expands to Nexus and Google Play edition devices

No longer for just the Nexus 5 Attention Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Google Play edition device owners: You too can now use the Google Play Launcher that was previous reserved for just the Nexus 5. That's right, no longer must you suffer with Google Now being a tap-and-hold or widget away, you...
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Here's another reason you should use Google Now

If your phone doesn't support Wireless Emergency Alerts, Google Now can still warn you We all tend to loathe those emergency alerts that pop up on our phones from time to time — AMBER Alerts, weather alerts ... you know the drill. That is, we loathe them until we miss them. See, not every...
Cortana v Siri

Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The voice assistant showdown!

There's a new voice assistant in town, and it's called Cortana. With the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview today, Cortana is in public hands for the first time. It's new to the Windows Phone kids, but Cortana arrives to competition from not only Siri but also Google Now. So what'...

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Google Now helps out with search results relevant to your hotel stay

Google Now is constantly picking up new features that don't even require an app update, and the latest is localized results based on your upcoming hotel reservations. If you've booked a hotel and have a confirmation email sent to your Gmail account, you can now ask Google Now to show you relevant...
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Google lets you easily create reminders via the search box

Google Now's reminder feature is nifty if you're looking to create quick alerts for events, and with the latest update, Google is making it easier to create new reminders. You can now create reminders directly from Google Search by entering a query along the lines of "remind me to collect contact...
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Google Now Launcher will be the default on future ZTE devices

ZTE will be using the Google Now Launcher on future hardware, it's a huge deal as previously this feature was limited to hardware within Google's own Nexus family of products with other select handsets. You essentially have to sideload to install Google's Now Launcher on most Android handsets...
Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

Google Now's occasional reminders keep you on top of chores

Google had recently added a feature to its back end that allows for the occasional reminder when using Google Now. Now, when you set up a reminder, you can set up recurring alerts, one-time alerts based on time or location, and the occasional reminder that occasionally pops up to nag you about...
Google Now weather card shows the highs and lows of your day

Google Now weather card shows the highs and lows of your day

Google has made a change to its back-end so that the Google Now weather card now displays the temperature for the day as well as the highs and the lows. Google has made some small tweaks to the way the weather card displays information and this latest change should make glancing at weather...
Google Now multi-lingual support pushed back to summer

Multi-language support in Google Now delayed until summer

Google is now delaying support for seamlessly switching between languages on the fly with its Google Now search. Originally planned for a roll-out within the next few days, the feature is now delayed for a launch later this summer due to the discovery of some last minute bugs. "Multi-language...
Google Search update lets you activate Now from any screen

Google Search update lets you activate Now from any screen

Google Search has been updated, adding the ability to activate Google Now from any screen or app on your device. This includes the lockscreen, which will now listen for your "Ok Google" command. Always-on listening has been available to Moto X users because of the phone's always-listening chip...
Google Now can switch languages on the fly

Google Now can switch between languages on the fly

Google Now can now recognize changes in language on the fly, keeping up with you as you transition from one language to another. The intelligent assistant will continue to understand you as you switch from, for instance, English to Spanish, in the span of one sentence. Google Now can actually...
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Google Now gives you one-tap access to music apps after searching for artists

Google has rolled out an update to the Google Now service that lets you launch your currently-installed music apps with just one tap after making a search for a musical artist. Simply make a search through Google Now for an artist of your choice, and underneath information about them you'll see a...
Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can pencil in appointments automatically

Google Now can now infer events that are not yet in your calendar but that you may have been talking about in your Gmail conversation. By scanning your email, Google can now suggest a calendar card in Google Now and ask if you want to add events that it has inferred into your books. This would...

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