by Adrian Diaconescu | October 28, 2016 5:10 AM
Google’s two-way conversational personal assistant is no joking matter. While it still needs to prove its practical worth in a very crowded, very competitive industry segment against beloved veterans like Alexa, Cortana and Siri, early Pixel phone adopters can probably attest to its quick progresses. Just a few short months after initial I/O demos, Google Assistant is gearing up for next week’s launch of the Google Home smart speaker, already gaining IFTTT “recipe” integration before it also exits Allo’s preview mode. With IFTTT, aka “If This Then That”, on Pixel and Google ...
by Jules Wang | May 8, 2016 10:23 PM
You can ask Google Now to play Prince's "Purple Rain" for you on Google Play Music, but why not ask that app itself? Well, you still can't do that just yet, but you may be able to if some XDA hounds have sniffed out the right target. It stems from this errant microphone icon that appears. In some instances, it partially blocks the song info bar on the playback screen. Thing is, Maxr1998 was able to track the button to backend services that haven't opened up yet. Voice functions will be more useful when you're connected to a Google Cast device in terms of basic playback functions. It's ...
by Joe Levi | April 29, 2014 4:35 PM
Most of you already know that I began my digital life as a Newton guy. To this day my MessagePad 2000U could do things that even the latest smartphones running the most customized ROM still can't do. When it was later rolled back into Apple then killed off, I switched to Pocket PC. It was hobbled together and didn't come close to how well integrated Newton was. Not until Voice Command came along. Instead of a feature, MS Voice Command was a purchased app that you could install on your PDA. This had advantages and disadvantages, but brought with it a whole new way of interacting with your ...
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