Gmail: Meet Google Now
That radical redesign of email that Google introduced in October can now be used in more places. You’ll still need an invite to…
Right app at the right time
In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface…
Meet Google Inbox, a new way to manage email, reminders and things you have to do. There’s a bit of Google Now smarts within Inbox, helping to highlight information you need when you need it.
Although Google Now is closely associated with Android, it’s actually great on iOS as well, if you know where to find it:…
Many media outlets have figured out that they need to focus on mobile, but for the most part their apps fail to take advantage of the smartphone’s potential, and if they aren’t careful Google will get there before they do
Google has bought Jetpac, a startup that analyzes Instagram photos to help travelers find the best places to check out while they’re in town. It’s a handy app and technology, and the company has some technical chops, as well.
A cool new feature for Google Now will suggest nearby landmarks and restaurants.
Google and HP have been discussing an enterprise partnership for the past year with little progress made, according to a new report. Topics have included a “Nexus tablet” with hardware encryption, as well as a version of Google Now for business data.
Microsoft’s smartwatch, which reportedly has 11 built-in biometric sensors, is expected to come out this October.
As part of its mission to organize the world’s information and make it useful, Google accesses Gmail content to deliver timely updates…
“Wake-up sleepyhead! It’s time to get off the subway!” That’s what Google Now can do for you thanks to an optional alarm setting in the public transit cards already honed in on your travel plans.
More people might start speaking to their computers now that Google has enabled hands-free voice search for all Chrome users. Just say “OK Google” on a blank tab in Chrome and you can search the web, set reminders or even timers.
Google Now’s new cards, which remind you when bills are due, are a great idea.
Google(s goog) pushed out an update to its iOS(s appl) Google Search app on Tuesday, bringing the version number up to 4.0. The…
Google Now is supposed to anticipate our needs before we search for them, but one of its core features is terribly broken.
According to reports, LG is working on a smartwatch for Google that could be ready in time for an introduction at the I/O conference in June.
Mobile World Congress starts soon so this week, the Android leaks were flowing faster than the St. Lawrence Seaway: the HTC Desire 8 mid-range phablet, details of a Google Now watch and more. Google also introduced Project Tango this week. What will devs do with it?
HTC has a trio of wearables in the works: a possible rebadge of the Toq, a music-playing bracelet and perhaps most intriguing, a watch built around Google Now.
The latest wearables are smart in that they have more capabilities and sensors. That’s not enough for this market to explode beyond predictions though. We need a killer app to separate signal from noise in personal, meaningful ways.
Google Now is finally working on Chrome for the desktop, showing notifications based on location, time and other variables, just like on mobiles. It even works when Chrome isn’t running, but you’ll need the experimental Canary channel to use it.
If you had doubts that you’ll be able to speak to a computer and have Google Now bring up personalized information, Google’s newest Chrome extension should dispel them.
Got a Pebble smartwatch? I don’t but now I’m considering one thanks to several new features and functions made available by a new SDK and firmware. Full iOS 7 notifications are now supported and developers have better tools to make Pebble apps.
Google Now gets a nice boost of features and functions on iOS. The latest update includes support for notifications, reminders, and an “OK Google” voice function for handsfree usage. Best of all: It’s super quick on Apple’s latest iPhone.
When Google execs can’t sleep, presumably because of excitement, and then share that info, it’s a good sign that news is imminent. It looks like Android 4.4, the Nexus 5 phone, Nexus 10 tablet and maybe one other timely device are near.
Google Glass only got a few features in the latest software update, but there’s plenty of additional functions in the code. For now, they appear to be placeholders. Still, many of these commands could find their way to Glass; or a smartwatch, for that matter.
In August, I explained why I wanted Google Now on my wrist. Now a report says the Google is nearly done with a smartwatch built around Google Now. This is the type of innovation needed to reinvent the smartwatch market.
Siri, or perhaps another personal assistant entirely, could make iOS even smarter than it is today thanks to Cue. Apple reportedly bought the personal assistant software for north of $35 million.
There’s a number of smartwatch choices now available, but they all seem to be missing the mark. Instead of being an extension to our smartphones, a truly compelling smartwatch will provide contextual information just when you need it. Can you say Google Now?
Google Now, the contextual software that surfaces useful information where and when you need it, gains seven new or improved functions ranging from concert tickets and car reservations to letting your family know when you’ve left work.
Local weather, your commute … and the apps running on your TV? Google Now just gained the ability to control Google TVs, thanks to a clever hack.
Microsoft’s new Xbox One is listening to every word uttered in your living room. But it’s only interested in very few of them .
Leap2 has a new mobile search app that’s pretty useful as well as a $1.6 million first round of funding. The Kansas City, Mo. startup combines web searching and social in a compelling package.
The feature is available as an update to the iOS Google Search app. It leverages user information in Google mobile apps and desktop services and its knowledge graph, aims to give users relevant answers to questions before they’ve even asked them.
Most of what we’ve seen from Google’s Project Glass is after fact, not while the connected glasses are actually in use. This demonstration offers a glimpse of the Glass user experience and how developers should design for it.
Grokr, a new startup from former McAfee CEO and founder Srivats Sampath is looking to be the Google Now for iOS. The app learns a lot about a user and then tries to push information when it think it’s relevant.
Apps like Google Now, Bounce and Twist are helping people get to where they’re going on time. The apps use GPS, calendar, traffic and other data to help determine when the best time to leave is.