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A word of caution on using the Google Now Launcher on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Largely all is well, until you enter ultra power saving mode Here's a quick word of caution to anyone sideloading the Google Now Launcher onto their new Samsung Galaxy S5. Largely Google's own KitKat launcher works faultlessly on Samsung's latest Android handset. It's smooth, it's snappy, and it...
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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Google and HP looking to bring Android's Google Now to Enterprise

Google and HP are reportedly looking at bring the power and functionality of Android's Google Now digital assistant to small and medium sized businesses (SMB) and enterprise alike. The talks apparently began a year ago but nothing really came of them. However, with the recently announced Apple +...

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Google Now tracks flight prices so you don't have to

Interested in going on that ultimate getaway, but flight prices a bit too steep? You no longer need to constantly check fares on a daily basis, as Google is now offering a Google Now alert that notifies you of any changes in the flight prices. Flight information is tracked based on your recent...
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The ultimate guide to Google Now cards

Google Now cards can offer a lot of information at a glance. This is how to make them work for you. Google Now is much more than a Siri- or Cortana-like virtual assistant. It has cards that can let you receive a lot of information and process it quickly. They show up when they're needed, and...
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Google and HP looking to bring Android's Google Now to Enterprise

Google and HP are reportedly looking at bring the power and functionality of Android's Google Now digital assistant to small and medium sized businesses (SMB) and enterprise alike. The talks apparently began a year ago but nothing really came of them. However, with the recently announced Apple +...
Field Trip makes travel information conveniently available in Google Now

Field Trip makes travel information conveniently available in Google Now

Field Trip, the location-based information app by Google's Niantic Labs, has been updated with support for Google Now on Android phones and tablets. This means that when you show up at a new place all the interesting details about that place are ready and waiting for you to access, right in that...
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Google Search update brings train and bus reminders and new flight card updates to Google Now

A small update has been pushed out for Google Search today. Besides the obligatory bug fixes (fix all the bugs!) we should expect to see two new features — train and bus reminders from your Gmail reservations, and changes to flight cards that bring information about alternatives when there is a...
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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...

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