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Video: Hound wipes the floor with Google Now, Siri and Cortana in ‘ultimate’ test

By on June 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

Video: Hound wipes the floor with Google Now, Siri and Cortana in ‘ultimate’ test

SoundHound’s Hound voice-enabled assistant has proven to be quite a resourceful tool, managing to beat the significantly more famous Google Now, Siri and Cortana in all sorts of comparisons. A new test recorded on video shows that the beta version of Hound is ready to wipe the floor with Google’s, Apple’s and Microsoft’s voice assistants even though it’s just in beta version. More →

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Siri Vs Google Now

Siri on iOS 9 vs. Google Now: An in-depth comparison

By on June 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Siri on iOS 9 vs. Google Now: An in-depth comparison

The past few weeks have been quite busy for developers and technology fans in general. First, Google’s annual Google I/O conference brought us a look at all the new software we can expect to see from Google in 2015. Then, Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote gave us glimpses at iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, WatchOS 2, Apple Music and more.

Few people would argue that Apple came away the big winner when it comes to generating buzz, as expected. But that doesn’t mean Google’s announcements were duds — far from it. In fact, Google showed off some impressive new stuff at I/O, and now it’s time to see how one of the company’s most impressive new features stands up to iOS 9. More →

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Google Now Location Aware Search

Google Now has just gotten insanely better, and very freaky

By on June 10, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Google Now has just gotten insanely better, and very freaky

For many people, Google Search is the only way to search the web for relevant information about all sorts of topics, and the company has constantly improved it to offer more accurate and better tailored answers. In fact, the company just announced a terrific new feature that makes Google Now even more useful than before. And very freaky. More →

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Hound Vs Google Now

Hound app faces off with Google Now in new video, and the results are unexpected

By on June 8, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Hound app faces off with Google Now in new video, and the results are unexpected

It took nine years for SoundHound to build and launch its new Hound assistant app, and all of that time and effort has resulted in a top-notch rival to more established solutions such as Siri and Google Now. In fact, we’ve seen several videos now that suggest Hound obliterates similar offerings from Google and Apple, thanks to the speed with which it serves up answers and the staggering complexity of the questions it can offer near-instant solutions to.

In a new video showdown with Google Now, however, we’re shown some new tests that definitely have some unexpected results. More →

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Android M Google Now On Tap Video

Video: Check out the incredible new features coming to Google Now in Android M

By on May 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Video: Check out the incredible new features coming to Google Now in Android M

One of the most exciting features that Google announced for Android M on Thursday was something called Google Now on Tap that takes context awareness on your Android phone to the next level. Android Authority got a first-hand demonstration of Google Now on Tap at Google I/O this week and posted a video on it that shows the new software’s amazing new powers. More →

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Google Now is about to get amazing with ‘Now on Tap’

By on May 28, 2015 at 1:34 PM.

Google Now is about to get amazing with ‘Now on Tap’

Google a few moments ago introduced that amazing new changes are coming to Google Now with a new software feature Google is calling ‘Now on Tap’. ‘Now on Tap’ brings Google Now functionality to the next level by leveraging context awareness to bring you even more information super quickly. More →

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Office Now assistant reportedly coming to iOS, Android and Windows

By on May 26, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Office Now assistant reportedly coming to iOS, Android and Windows

Microsoft’s Cortana app for iOS, Android and Windows might not be the only new application the company will offer smartphone users, as a Google Now-like app is apparently in the works. Aptly named Office Now, the app has already been leaked and appears to be different from Cortana. More →

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Google Tips Tricks

5 great Google tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

5 great Google tricks you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

By on May 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

If there is one single app that we would miss most if it ever vanished, there is no question that it would be the Google app on either Android or the iPhone. Beyond being a portal into the amazing world of Google Now on both platforms, it provides fast and easy access to a Google search box, which you can either type in to perform a search or use voice dictation.

But as many people know, Google search is about much more than just hunting down answers to your questions or finding the right webpage to explain how something works. Google can perform all sorts of functions for you — in fact, Google can probably replace more apps and services than you realize.

Here are five great Google tricks you can use on your smartphone, tablet or computer, and you might not know how you ever lived without them. More →

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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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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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