Posts tagged with: Google Now
  • by | March 21, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Keep and how it enhances your note-taking experience on Android. Then we talk about Pandora's debut on Windows Phone 8. We later talk about the bugs on iOS 6.1.3 and why we don't think you should upgrade. We later move to talk about Google Now and its possibilities on iOS. Later it's iPhone 5S and iPad 5 launch rumors since apparently there's a date already set. We end today's show talking about Android and Google Chrome not merging into one. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Keep Brings Better Notes And Tasks to ...

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  • by | March 21, 2013 1:18 PM

    We just heard what Google's Eric Schmidt had to say about the future of Android and Chrome, but one more interesting Schmidt quote has just crossed our desk, seeming to confirm the leaks we saw last week of Google's efforts developing a port of Google Now for iOS devices. At the Google Big Tent Summit in India, Schmidt was specifically asked about Google Now on the iPhone. Rather than giving any sort of noncommittal response as to Google's involvement, Schmidt instead passed the buck, saying, "you’ll need to discuss that with Apple." He continued, "Apple has a policy of approving or ...

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  • by | March 13, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's current testing of Windows Phone 9. Then we move to the Nokia Lumia 928, and its first leaked camera sample. Then it's all about Google, as we start talking about Project Glass and its integration to Android. Google Now is next, as it made a leaked debut on iOS on a video. We end today's show talking about Andy Rubin's departure from Android, and what this could mean to the operating system. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft Could Already Be Testing Windows Phone 9 - First Nokia Lumia 928 Camera Sample ...

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  • by | March 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    Google Now may be the hot software to check out if you're lucky enough to be running Jelly Bean, but it sounds like Google could be interested in making it accessible to a whole bunch of new users. No, we're not talking about supporting older versions of Android, but other platforms entirely. A recently posted video appears to show Google promoting Google Now for iOS, and some technical evidence suggests Now could be coming to the Chrome browser. Though since pulled from YouTube, the Google Now iOS video was archived and so remains available for us to watch. As part of the Google Search ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent improvements to the Google Now service for current Jelly Bean users. Then we talk Nokia, and the sad news that all the recent tablet rumors were pretty much just a good thing to dream about. Then we move to LG as they've just confirmed that their Optimus G Pro is going to show Samsung just how well the Galaxy Note II can be copied. Wireless charging is next as Michael Fisher walks us through the way to get it on your Galaxy S III today. We end today's show talking about Motorola's X Phone, and how Google in contributing in ...

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  • by | February 13, 2013 4:39 PM

    Yesterday's discovery of support docs for an unreleased Google Now widget may have spoiled the surprise, and Google's abrupt removal of those pages had us thinking that a release still might be a way's off, but today Google has followed-up with an update to its Google Search app, delivering that very same Google Now widget, amongst a number of other improvements. That widget lets you place your most important cards right on your home screen or lock screen, just as we learned yesterday, giving you access to that info at a glance. Google also adds Zillow real estate listings to Google Now's ...

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  • by | February 12, 2013 10:48 AM

    Google sure seems interested in driving users towards Google Now lately. We just saw the company release an advertisement that heavily focuses on the service's capabilities, new features keep arriving, like the recent NCAA team support, and now we learn about a possible Google Now widget, giving users even more exposure to the product. It's not like Google Now isn't already fantastically easy to access, and plenty of you have probably activated it by accident more than a few times by letting your finger linger on the screen a little too long when going to tap the home button. Still, if ...

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  • by | February 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    While BlackBerry and Samsung premiered their latest ad spots one week ago during the Super Bowl, Google decided to wait until last night's airing of the Grammy Awards to break out its latest promotional offering, a Nexus 4 ad where Google Now takes center stage. While this is all shown in the context of the Nexus 4, the bit is really about showing how Google Now can simplify the lives of its users, drawing upon all of Google's scheduling, mapping, translation, and other services and delivering them in a seamless, quickly accessible interface. Considering all the money Apple has spent ...

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  • by | January 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    On the last 2012 episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, recorded immediately  following the Christmas holiday, we spent a little time trading tales of gadgets wished-for and gadgets received from generous gift-givers. More importantly, we also swapped stories of an observational nature. The holidays are more than an opportunity to re-learn how to share a table with distant relatives; if you're lucky, they're also an occasion to observe how normal people interact with technology - often new technology. We talked about that more on today's episode of the Weekly -heavens, we do chat our ...

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  • by | December 12, 2012 10:47 AM

    Updated: Alternate method to flash from a custom Recovery Image, and video showing the final result. Android Jelly Bean brought with it a whole new way to search and get up-to-date and location relevant information: Google Now. Search results are fast, beautiful, and usually pretty accurate. When compared against Apple's Siri, Google Now wins in many regards. The bad news? Officially Google Now is only available on tablets and smartphones running Google's latest operating systems (4.1 and 4.2). Sure, there are ways to hack the feature in, we even reported on one such method back in July. ...

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  • by | December 5, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through Google's pack of software updates that includes major enhancements in both iOS and Android services. Nokia has also introduced the Lumia 620 to the market and we go through all the benefits of the device. Samsung sadly still seems to be delayed with their ATIV S Windows Phone, but the Galaxy S III is receiving a very important software upgrade you should look out for. We later talk about HTC's M7 flagship device rumored for early 2013 and what to expect. We end today's show by talking about the first batch of rumors and imagery that point to ...

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  • by | December 5, 2012 4:18 PM

    Are you one of the growing number of us rocking a Jelly Bean device? If so, Google's got a new version of Google Search all ready for you to check out, introducing a bunch of new cards. Google Search gives you access to Google Now, and with these new features, your voice-commanded phone sounds like it could be quite a bit more useful this holiday season. Google knows that for many of us this time of year means travel, and there a couple new cards to help ease your journey. If you're traveling by plane on United, the app will pull up your electronic boarding pass (additional airline support ...

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  • by | November 6, 2012 2:37 PM

    I'm in a bit of a quandary, readers. AT&T dropped some welcome news on our heads this morning, announcing the forthcoming availability of the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Nokia Lumia 820 ... and the new finnish flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 920. Frequent visitors to Pocketnow, especially listeners of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, will recall well my longstanding affinity for this latter device, Nokia's PureView-packing, pure polycarbonate Windows Phone. I wrote a whole article, in fact, about why I'm buying the Lumia 920 instead of the iPhone 5, which is why it's hilarious ...

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  • by | October 30, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent rumors of a Google Nexus 3 in photography data. Then we go over the current sales status of Apples iPad line-up. Microsoft also made the news as they launched their Windows Phone 8 SDK along with certain conditions that complicates the process a bit. We later talk about the LG Spectrum 2 and why does it matter on the Verizon network. We end today's show by talking about Google's recent upgrade to Google Search on iOS, and why does that disappoint Android customers. All this and more after the break.

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  • by | October 30, 2012 2:37 PM

    This is one of those ironic pieces of news that really frustrates even the most devoted of Android users. Google has just updated their Google Search app for iOS, and aside from bringing iPhone 5 compatibility, it also brings something that current owners of Android devices sporting Ice Cream Sandwich or bellow don't have: Jelly Bean's Voice Search. This service is not only faster than Siri in most cases, but also brings a more humane voice to its responses. It also provides responses in separate cards, which is more or like what Jelly Bean customers receive with Google Now. The app also ...

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