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    Fans of Google Now know that Google is always trying to expand just what the service is capable of; back in June, we learned about some new cards adding info on TV shows and integrating deals from Google Offers. Today, Google's got the latest batch of improvements to its search experience to announce, and they're all focused on helping you keep track of info right out of your own life. For instance, you'll be able to ask Google about plans you may have made, and (assuming you've enabled Google to deliver "private results" in your account settings) it will crawl through your email and ...

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    Talking to a phone – or any piece of technology, for that matter – is gauche, awkward, and often alienating. There is very little that feels normal about asking your smartphone a question or telling your car stereo to call someone. However, the last two years have been a sort of resurgence for voice input for mobile platforms. Apple acquired Siri and integrated it into the core iOS experience; Google introduced Google Now and offline dictation software; Samsung introduced S Voice with TouchWiz Nature UX; and LG introduced what was virtually a direct copy of S Voice. It was only a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through how the custom Google Edition ROMs for the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 are already leaked, and we also go through HTC's launch of the Glamour red variant of the One, even though it's not perfect news. Samsung is next as we have more Galaxy S III leaks now expecting a variant with an LCD display for some reason. T-Mobile follows as some press invites hint to something very bold making its way to the company. Skype later makes the news due to their video messaging service, even if we don't think it'll be hot. We end today's show talking about all the ...

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    Google continues to keep pushing the boundaries of what you can accomplish with Google Now, and today releases an update to its Search app that brings Jelly Bean users a few new tricks they can pull off. First up, there's the new TV card, which lets you get info on a show you're currently watching. Unfortunately (at least for many of us), there's the caveat that you need to have a newer HDTV with internet connectivity, and your smartphone must be connected to the same network as the set. That seriously limits the use of this feature, but when it works, you'll be able to get info about ...

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    At Google I/O 2102, Google announced quite a few new and amazing things. Among the best and most notable was Google Now, an automated pocket assistant service. It's a one-stop shop for stocks, weather, sports info, and local events. But since that day in June 2012, Google has been adding all sorts of new features to Google Now with every update – package tracking, boarding passes, flight information, reminders, public transit, research topics, and many more travel tools. For many of us here at Pocketnow, Google Now has become a go-to tool for all sorts of things, an integral part of the ...

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    Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year - but you wouldn't know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other in a strategic attempt to undermine competitors, sometimes hosting major announcements just days -or even hours- apart. Sometimes, it's all a tech podcast team can do to keep up. Such a thing happened this week, with Nokia preempting Google's annual I/O developer conference with an announcement of its own: the Lumia 925, a mid-cycle Windows ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy S 4 carrier availability and the irony that TecTiles no longer work for it. Later we go through some Galaxy Note III rumors and the fact that apparently it'll be a bigger and better phone. Some Sony Xperia phones are next as the company plans to apparently give the phablet category a try. Then we talk about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and yes, that's not Android 5.0, we know. We end today's show talking about Google Now and what it means for it to only launch on iOS and not on legacy Android devices. All this and more after the break. ...

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    I need a beer, and I'm sure many of you need a drink as well. If this was five years ago, I'd be by my second pack of cigarettes, and it has to do with how furious I am right now. Let me explain why: For starters, I wish I could express in words how long it took me to love Android. My first device was a Google Nexus One, and man, even though I started off at the right foot, it rarely ever felt that way. What a gorgeous phone and what a great experience overall, as long as I didn't turn it on. Froyo and Gingerbread were just stale and cartoony no matter how much I tried to love the device. ...

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    Google Now is definitely the crown jewel of Android. If you're rocking an Android device with Jelly Bean, you know how awesome it is to have your phone know what you'll search for before you do. Whether it's about sports, weather, traveling or any basic tasks, Google has really nailed a hit with this feature. A new update that rolled out last night brings new enhancements to the service. Among the changes you'll notice that search results arrive much faster to your device, which is great since they weren't slow before the update anyway. Another handy feature is that you'll now get real ...

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    The Pocketnow Weekly podcast is a labor of love for those of us who routinely grace its silvery sound waves. It takes a lot of effort and time to put the Weekly on the feeds every seven days, and we're pretty proud of the listenership we've accrued since re-launching our podcast presence lo those many months ago. Since that reboot, the podcast has grown in scope and in refinement: we've added such luxuries as topic lists, time codes with jump points, and a rotating cast of co-hosts - but we've never tweaked the YouTube presence of the Weekly. For eight months, listeners taking in our ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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