Google Maps has long had a microphone button so you could give voice commands, but the “OK Google” hotword would trigger the standard Google overlay. Now Google has announced that the “OK Google” hotword triggers hands-free voice commands in Maps itself.
If you want to give it a shot, make sure you’re on the latest ... Read More »
An oft-requested feature is finally making its way into Google Now, at least for Android 5.0 Lollipop users. Lollipop users can now use Google Now voice commands to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluteooth and the flashlight on or off. The feature first made an appearance last year, but saved zero time, as instead ... Read More »
Apparently Google is all about the voice commands now. The company recently added support for “Take a photo” and “Take a video” commands to the Google Search app for Android, and now there’s a command for music fans as well.
Google Search has been incredibly useful ever since it gained Google Now in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. With voice commands, cards that appear when you need them and easy access to the app, Google Now changed the way many of us go about our lives. And best of all, Google is constantly adding more features ... Read More »
The Google Search app has received yet another update, and this one adds a few new commands to Google Now. For those who like to use voice dialing (especially if you have a Moto X or are running the Google Now Launcher), this update will be a significant improvement. Instead of having to constantly name ... Read More »
Google Glass is slowly but surely making its way out of the world of vaporware and into reality. We’ve seen the wearable computer in a number of places, from Google IO to NY Fashion Week, but Google has been quiet on much of Glass’ functionality.
What exactly can Glass do? How far along is development? ... Read More »
Voice control is the latest trend in mobile computing. Even though it’s been available for years now, with Google pushing the boundaries of what your voice can do, Apple has taken voice front and center with the arrival of Siri. Google is expected to introduce some sort of “personal assistant” of their own on ... Read More »
The things Google manages to accomplish with voice never cease to amaze me. Today, the Google Translate app for Android has been update with an enhanced Conversation Mode that works with a total of 14 different languages.
If you haven’t tried Conversation Mode in the Google Translate app, it’s truly amazing. All you have to ... Read More »