How to Find Your Parked Car with Google Now

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When it comes to driving and parking your car there is nothing worse than forgetting where you park. We’ve all been there. In a large city or enjoying a sporting event or Football game and you leave to a sea of cars, completely turned around with no clue where you parked. While there are plenty […]

Google Now Launcher Update Makes it Available to All

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The Google Now Launcher first debuted on the Nexus 5 last year, delivering a brand new interface and experience over stock Android specific for Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. Eventually it arrived in the Google Play Store, but wasn’t available to everyone until today. This afternoon Google confirmed an update started rolling out to […]

Fun Google Now Tricks

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Google Now keeps getting better and better with each and every update. It isn’t just an answer to Apple’s Siri, it’s so much more than that. Google Now is a personal assistant that has access to Google Search at the blink of an eye. Part of it is giving you the right information at just […]

How To Find Google Now on Your Desktop with Chrome Browser

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A few weeks ago Google announced that it would be making Google Now available for all  desktop and laptop users running the Chrome browser. As is typical with these roll outs not everyone saw the new feature at once. Today it rolled out in my mobile office. Google Now displays information you need in a […]

Google Update Delivers Voice-Activated Camera to Android

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When it comes to using our smartphones to take pictures, manufacturers are always looking to improve how easy or fast the process is. Today Google’s introduced a new feature that should work with most Android smartphones and tablets, and we’ll explain how to use it below. Motorola has motion controls where the camera opens with […]

Google Smartwatch Revealed as Android Wear Platform Debuts

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As promised a few weeks ago, today Google has officially released and unveiled its new platform for wearable devices, and it starts with the smartwatch. The smartwatch is reportedly only the beginning of this new project, which will be called “Android Wear”, Google’s new wearable platform and SDK. Along with the announcement from Google’s head […]

HTC Google Now Smartwatch Rumored for 2014

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It’s no secret HTC has big plans for wearable smart devices in 2014. Everything from a new smartwatch or two and fitness devices, to tablets and more. Today though, we may have just received the first tip of what’s to come. Earlier this month HTC started initial teasers for its new wearable devices by claiming […]

Google Turns Contacts into Relationships, Lets you “Call Mom”

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Voice controls and search on mobile devices is nothing new, but Google Search has continued to improve with each and every update, that it is now becoming one of the most powerful and useful features of Android. As if Google didn’t automate enough things or know plenty about us already, the newest Google Search update […]

Google Search Update Hints at Upcoming Google Now Launcher

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As many Android users know, Google has been spending a lot of time and effort on Google Now and Search, not to mention made it a key feature on the Nexus 5. Originally called the Google Experience Launcher, Google could be preparing to release a launcher to the Play Store. Launchers take over the look […]

How to Swear on Android (And Disable Blocking Offensive Words)

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Last week we shared some details regarding how to add words to the dictionary on your Android device, which spawned a few questions from readers, one which many of you have dealt with in the past. Swearing and using curse words. If you want to swear, go ahead, but Android has a few settings that […]

Google Now Coming to Chrome with Latest Alpha Build

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Google Now has finally hit the Chrome web browser in the latest alpha build. The new feature works through Chrome’s notification center and provides users Google Now cards with information such as weather, traffic, sports scores and reminders. Since this new feature is available in just an alpha build, you’ll have to enable it by […]

Mobile Apps That Made a Difference in 2013

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Say what you want about this mobile device versus that mobile device. There are always comparisons by the dozens. But when it comes to mobile computing it really is all about Mobile Apps and what they can or can not do for you. Fortunately, many Mobile Apps are now available across the big three platforms […]

Google Easter Egg Brings Christmas Carols to Mobile

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Google is getting into the holiday spirit this year in more ways than one. In fact, they’ve been adding features to many of its services all month long to help users enjoy the holiday and Christmas season even more. Last week they turned our smartphones into a snow globe, letting users shake their smartphones to […]

As Voice Becomes the New Touch, Google Prepares for a Display-Less Phone

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While hardware manufacturers are looking to the future of flexible displays to offer consumers larger screens that fold or roll up to become more compact for travel, Google is saying that we don’t even need the display anymore. The search giant, which has invested a lot of resources into the Google Search and Google Now […]

How to Use and Manage Google Now Reminders

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Back in July of 2012 Android received one of the biggest and best features yet, and that is Google Now. Adding an entire user interface and set of tools, cards, and features to Google Search like never offered before. Now that it’s been available, and improved, it’s as powerful as ever. One of the best […]

Google Voice Search Learns to Speak French, German, And Japanese

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Voice search is an extremely important part of Google Search, and is slowly but surely getting deeply integrated into our mobile devices. Android 4.4 KitKat is a prime example, bringing more and more features to Google Now and Search, not to mention all the “Ok, Google” voice commands. Google’s been busy this week with updates. […]

Google Now Begins to Integrate Data With Third-Party Apps

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Google has updated its Google Search and Google Now application on Android to integrate search results with third-party applications. Now, when results are retrieved and delivered to the user, a button appears next relevant entries with the option that says “open in app” if you have the app installed. For example, if you’re searching for […]

Google Search Update Brings a Smarter Google Now

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Last week reports suggested Google was preparing to update the Search and Google Now app for Android with a serious overhaul and additional features. Today this update arrived right on schedule, rolling out late last night to Android devices, and users can now expect a smarter and more chatty experience. Google Now is already one […]

Google Now Voice Search to Get Smarter and More Chatty Next Week

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A rumored planned upgrade to Google Search, which powers Google Now on Android, will give the digital voice assistant app a more conversationalist approach a la Siri. According to Wired writer Matthew Honan in his review of the Nexus 5, the added voice and speech features of Google Search and Google Now will be arriving on […]