There’s no denying the existence of a market in which people simply don’t care about what kind of custom software features their phone has. All they care about is the fact that it’s cheap and can run apps. A company making phones for that market would be truly smart if they focused solely on hardware and ... Read More »
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I’ve been a happy Pebble user for over a year. I wore it everywhere. If by some crazy mistake I forgot to bring it with me on an outing, I felt naked. I’m quick to admit that I’m a huge nerd, but I really enjoyed the functionality that the Pebble gave me to always be ... Read More »
The Google Search app, better known as Google Now on devices with Jelly Bean and up, is getting a huge update. After the update, the Google Search app will be able to listen for the “OK Google” hotword throughout the entire phone instead of just in the app, the Google Now Launcher or the few ... Read More »
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Nest is Google’s step into the world of smart homes. That goal is about to be furthered through the new Nest developer program, which allows developers and companies to create products that work with Nest. The APIs will allow for integration of Nest smart functions into other products.
A few companies are already on-board and developing, including ... Read More »
Google Now has a new trick up its sleeve. When you perform a music search with Google Now, it brings up quick links to listen instantly via your favorite music apps. Of course, the usual search results also pop up, but it knocks out the hassle of having to close Google Now, open your music ... Read More »
Google Now offers great features for anyone getting around, serving up flight info, navigation details and public transit data. Google recently beefed up Google Now’s public transportation abilities with a feature that I’m sure riders of busses and trains will love.
Google Now has changed right under our noses, and most of us didn’t even notice. If you regularly have more than one weather card shown in Google Now (if you commute to a different city for work, for example), you may notice that the card looks a bit different now. Instead of showing multiple cards ... Read More »
Google Now has a ton of functionality built in, allowing you to control many functions of your Android device with just your voice. And on devices that have Google Now voice activation on the home screen, or even better everywhere, it becomes a very useful way of using your phone on a daily basis. However, ... Read More »
We’ve heard that the next version of Android will have some major changes to the user interface. In fact, many of the rumored changes I don’t even like! But one of the rumors was that Google will be replacing the home button ... Read More »
Google Now has learned quite a few new tricks in recent weeks, including the ability to cache cards for offline reading and support for alerting you when products that you’ve searched for online are available in a store nearby. Now Google has taught ... Read More »