Tag Archives: Google Now

Google is going to integrate a speed-test right into your search

Google used to be just a search-engine, and after it realized that all its eggs were in one basket, it began to diversify, and started delving into various other industries. Of course, even now most of its revenue comes from Search advertising, but Google has its feet into several industries in the hope that one of them might turn out to be its next cash-cow. Continue reading Google is going to integrate a speed-test right into your search

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Googler creates a bathroom mirror powered by Android

Lately, we have been seeing technology being embedded into everything, wrapped under an Internet of Things phenomenon. Even if it doesn’t make sense, manufacturers are just selling old wine in a new bottle. Continue reading Googler creates a bathroom mirror powered by Android

Cortana exits testing and launches on Android and iOS

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Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual Assistant began its journey on Windows Phone, and over the past few months planted its seeds on iOS and Android. It first was available for testing on Android, and then on iOS earlier this year, and after months of user feedback, Microsoft has fixed the bugs and listened to the suggestions. Continue reading Cortana exits testing and launches on Android and iOS

Android Wear’s latest update clears up the clutter

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Android Wear was launched last year, and even after a year we aren’t seeing the massive influx in sales that it was expected to bring. Plus there are very few Android Wear smartwatches on the market, showing that companies are still wary of dipping into the nascent smartwatch market. Continue reading Android Wear’s latest update clears up the clutter

You can now buy Amazon’s always-listening AI box without an Invite

We are making huge strides in the field of Virtual Assistants, with capable ones like Siri and Google Now present right in our Smartphones. We can just ask a query casually, and it will get answered right away. Continue reading You can now buy Amazon’s always-listening AI box without an Invite

Google announces Now on Tap: An amazing feature that inserts Google Now into all your Apps

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It is that time of the year again. Developer Conferences are abound, and both Google and Apple showcase their goods to developers and consumers. Continue reading Google announces Now on Tap: An amazing feature that inserts Google Now into all your Apps

Report: Apple is working on a Google Now competitor

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When it first came out, Siri looked like the future. You could actually talk to your phone, and it would talk back. Apple improved it substantially with subsequent updates, but then soon, it started to feel a little long in the tooth. Continue reading Report: Apple is working on a Google Now competitor

Google Now now integrates with data from over 70 Applications

Google Now is a context-driven Card-based Virtual Assistant that pops up the information you want even before you ask for it. It does this by combing through every bit of data it has connected to you, such as your browsing history, your Mails, your  Calendar, etc and it uses this to form its virtual representation of you.

It knows of your travel schedules, your appointments and basically anything else, and over the past few months, it is becoming more useful with third-party integration, which basically means that data from selected Apps will be shown in Google Now.

Google has announced that Now is now compatible with over 70 new Apps, including News Readers such as Feedly and Circa, Fitness Data from Runkeeper, Jawbone, etc and much, much more, including OpenTable, Spotify,  AllRecipe, etc.

Some will have actionable Cards, such as OpenTable, with which you can pay your bill with some taps.

Google’s Search Application Update should be downloaded, and all other applications must be up to date for this to work.

What do you think? Did Google Now just get a lot more useful?

Google Now is going to become a lot more intelligent: It will show Cards from all Apps with an Open API

Google Now is a great Service in theory, and can offer information before you ask for it. While in some cases it works out great, such as when you want the weather or are boarding a flight, Google Now isn’t embedded as firmly in your life. Continue reading Google Now is going to become a lot more intelligent: It will show Cards from all Apps with an Open API