Google Maps Tricks: Google Now

New hidden Google Maps feature brings great Google Now functionality to Android

By on May 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

New hidden Google Maps feature brings great Google Now functionality to Android

Google last week rolled out a new Google Maps update for Android devices that includes a bunch of useful features related to photo uploads and bookings showing up in locations screens. As Android Police reports, Google Maps 9.8 for Android also includes a secret new feature that brings Google Now functionality right to the Maps application. More →

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Google Now Tips Tricks

21 things you didn’t know you could ask Google on your phone

By on May 1, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

21 things you didn’t know you could ask Google on your phone

Using voice commands in public with your Apple Watch, or any other smartwatch for that matter, is never, ever OK. But using voice commands with your smartphone in the privacy of your own home, office or car isn’t just OK, it’s encouraged. Voice commands can help save time and even simplify certain things on your phone, and it also makes using your handset far safer while driving.

Now, on a new page on Google’s site, the company has listed 21 different things you probably didn’t know you could ask Google. More →

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Google Now Android App Cards

Google Now just became 70 times more useful – here are the details

By on April 28, 2015 at 4:52 PM.

Google Now just became 70 times more useful – here are the details

Earlier this year, Google revealed plans take its popular Google Now mobile assistant to the next level by letting third-party apps generate Google Now cards. On Tuesday, Google revealed announced that another 70 Android apps can now deliver Google Now cards to your feed, including Zipcar, Spotify, Lyft, Waze and Wunderlist. More →

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Google Now Developer API

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

By on March 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

This could be the best thing that ever happened to Google Now… or the worst

Despite not being as talkative as its competing virtual assistants, Google Now is one of the best tools available for mobile and desktop users. Unfortunately, its functionality is limited a few select apps at the moment, but that might be changing sooner rather than later. More →

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Google Now Gas Station Card

A great Google Now feature I’ve been waiting for was just added by Google

By on February 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

A great Google Now feature I’ve been waiting for was just added by Google

Google Now is easily one of my favorite mobile services. In fact, it’s probably one of the best things to happen to mobile devices in years. The service serves a number of different functions, but the easiest way to describe it is this: Google Now gives you information you need… before you even know you need it. I use Google Now constantly on my Android devices and on my iPhone, where the service lives inside the Google Search app.

Google Now is packed full of fantastic features, but there’s one simple one in particular that I have been waiting for — and now it has just been added. More →

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Google Now Third Party Apps

Google brings Google Now to a whole new level

By on January 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Google brings Google Now to a whole new level

Android fans have long sung the praises of Google Now, which stands as one of the platform’s most useful features. On Friday Google announced that it would take its popular mobile assistant to the next level by letting more than thirty different third-party apps generate Google Now cards. More →

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Google Now Launcher Update

How to give your Android phone a huge visual upgrade without Lollipop

By on January 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

How to give your Android phone a huge visual upgrade without Lollipop

Still waiting patiently for Android 5.0 Lollipop to make its way to your device of choice? Depending on what you own, it could be months before you receive the update, but here’s one easy way to give your phone a makeover while you wait. This week, Google gave the Google Now Launcher a visual overhaul to bring it up to speed with the look of Lollipop. More →

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Google Now Voice Notifications

New details emerge on another killer Google Now feature

By on January 12, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

New details emerge on another killer Google Now feature

Google is preparing several new features for its upcoming Google Search 4.1 for Android update, Android Police has learned, including a handy Google Now addition that will make its virtual assistant even more useful in a variety of instances. More →

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Google Now Nest Thermostat Cards

Google Now is about to receive an awesome new feature, but not everyone can use it

By on December 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Google Now is about to receive an awesome new feature, but not everyone can use it

Google Now will soon receive an awesome new feature, Droid-Life reports, but not all users will be able to take advantage of it without purchasing an additional piece of hardware. According to the publication, Google Now will soon be updated with the ability to interact with Nest thermostats, meaning that Android users who also happen to have a Nest installed in their homes or at the offices will be able to control it via Google’s smart assistant. More →

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Best Google Now Tricks Jeopardy

Every single Android user needs to try this amazing Google Now trick

By on December 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Every single Android user needs to try this amazing Google Now trick

Google Now offers a lot of amazing features and tricks but this might be one of the coolest we’ve ever seen. Reddit user Professa91 recently asked Google Now to tell him about what he was watching on TV while Jeopardy happened to be on. Not only did Google Now correctly identify that he was watching Jeopardy just by listening to audio of the show but it also was able to hear answers for individual questions and show him relevant information about each one. More →

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Best Google Now Tricks Countdown

Use this Google Now trick to add countdown timers to important events

By on November 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Use this Google Now trick to add countdown timers to important events

One of the best things about Google Now is that it literally gives us no excuse to miss or be late for important events. Not only does it give you reminders about when your events are but it also gives you traffic reports that will help you find the fastest route to your event’s destination. Now Android Police has uncovered yet another Google Now trick that will give you yet another way to keep track of some events: Countdown timers. More →

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Google Easter Eggs

Google Now has a hilarious new Easter egg you need to try

By on November 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Google Now has a hilarious new Easter egg you need to try

Thanks to Google Now and Google’s industry-leading search engine, of course, the Google search app is a must-have for every smartphone and tablet owner. On the Google Now side of things, the app does a tremendous job of giving you important information before you can even think to ask. Then Google’s standard search features are ready to help answer all of your remaining questions.

Of course, Google is also known to have a little fun from time to time, and a new Easter egg in the company’s search app will definitely put a smile on your face. More →

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