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Google Now voice search edges out Siri and Cortana in comparison

Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge...
Google Now reminds you to register to vote and when to vote

Google Now voter registration reminder makes performing your civic duty easier to remember

It looks like Google has updated Google Now on its end so that the digital assistant will now remind users to perform their civic duties and register to vote. With Google's server-side change, users should automatically begin seeing a new card when Google Now is activated to remind them to...
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Nest Thermostats get even smarter with Google Now integration

What you need to know about the new integration with Google and the high-tech thermostat Google and Nest today quietly rolled out integration for the smart thermostat with the Google Now service. That means a couple things. First is that you'll know be able to use your voice to raise and lower...

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How to get weather information without downloading an app

'OK Google, what's the weather like?' Weather is important, but sometimes you don't need a full two week forecast with barometric pressure and the exact phase of the lunar cycle. Sometimes, you just need to know if it's warm or chilly outside. Sometimes, you want to know the weather, but you...
Android finally has a universal native flashlight function

Android finally has a universal native flashlight function

Using the flash on your phone as a light source is something people have been doing for years, but the method used to activate your camera LED as a flashlight varies wildly depending on what phone you are using. As manufacturers start to release their own versions of Android 5.0, it has become...
Google Now gets integration with third-party apps

Google Now gets integration with 40 third-party apps

If you were looking to pick a little more information in your Google Now cards, there's some good news today: Google has rolled out integration with third-party apps, enabling them to surface information within their own Now cards. Google says it worked with a wide variety of developers to...
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How to: Forward email to your main Gmail account so Google Now sees it

Take time to set up a few filters, and you'll enable a much better Google Now experience As much as we'd love to condense all of our digital lives into just one email address, it just isn't feasible. And now with services like Google Now scanning our email inbox to surface relevant information...
Nest and Google Now

Nest Thermostats get even smarter with Google Now integration

What you need to know about the new integration with Google and the high-tech thermostat Google and Nest today quietly rolled out integration for the smart thermostat with the Google Now service. That means a couple things. First is that you'll know be able to use your voice to raise and lower...
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Google Now alarms and timers lose hands-free ability for some in latest update

"Ok Google... why didn't my alarm go off this morning?" The latest Google Search update seems to have brought a new bug along with all the bug fixes and police cards, causing what once were hands-free commands for timers and alarms to now need an extra button press to set. Some users can still...
Google Now rolls out Police Alert cards

Google Now rolls out Police Alert cards

Google Now is getting more and more useful by the day. The latest addition to the assistant in your pocket is the inclusion of police alerts. Thanks to a tipster, we've gotten a look at an example of these new cards which allow users to track criminal activity in their area. Pictured above, the...
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Google Now voice search edges out Siri and Cortana in comparison

Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge...
Google Now reminds you to register to vote and when to vote

Google Now voter registration reminder makes performing your civic duty easier to remember

It looks like Google has updated Google Now on its end so that the digital assistant will now remind users to perform their civic duties and register to vote. With Google's server-side change, users should automatically begin seeing a new card when Google Now is activated to remind them to...
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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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