Living with Google: Google Maps

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Google Maps is the go to map and navigation app for your android phone. With years of mapping experience, an ever growing library of satellite photos and new roads Google is the go to source for your navigation and location needs. Google is always making improvements to the mapping experience. ...

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How To: Enable “OK Google” on all screens of your Android

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Want to enable Google Now voice search from any screen of your Android? Of course you do. Thanks to a recent update to the search app you can now say, “OK Google” from anywhere you want on your Android smartphone or tablet. It’s quite easy to do, actually, and here’s how ...

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“OK Google” hotword is now available in a bunch of new languages

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Google Now is a really useful service which keeps on getting better and better. For some it is more useful than for others. Google Now launcher offers you the benefit of activating voice search on which ever home screen you’re in while the Moto X is a completely different story thanks to ...

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Google Search update rolls out, “OK Google” hotword now works from any screen.

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With Google I/O in full swing and a mass of exciting new products and features being announced, the company are not letting this get in the way of getting updates pushed out to its current Android OS. One of the latest updates see Google Search 3.5.14 arrive which brings two very major ...

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Text-to-voice your own ringtone with Type Your Ringtone

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Is using music as a ringtone too fancy for you? Type Your Ringtone lets you take advantage of the text-to-speech engines to type your own ringtone. Instead of having “MMMbop” as your ringtone, you can now modernize it with the sounds of an English lad tell you that “The ...

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Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

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Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. ...

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Big list of Google Now commands

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Since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android users have been privy to an increasingly cool experience known as Google Now. Baked into the search app for Android, it’s the personal assistant that we’ve always needed. And, the best part about it is that it improves all the time. ...

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Google I/O 2014: What to expect

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Now we’re in June, our attention naturally turns to the event scheduled for the 25-26th of the month, and with Google I/O 2014 only a few weeks away, what has the company got in store for us? We take a look at some of the more likely headlines that we think the rumours have been solid... ...

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Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

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One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening “Ok Google” feature which allows you to prompt a voice command in Google Now without even having to touch the device. Now a mod for the Xposed Framework has been created over at XDA Developers to enable “OK ...

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Google Glass KitKat update coming this week

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The biggest news about the update is that KitKat is coming to Google Glass, bringing with it under the hood changes and massive improvements to battery life. Also now that Glass runs Andriod KitKat, developers can write Glassware apps using the Android SDK. Other changes the update also ...

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Google Search App Updated – Brings in expanded card information

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Google have pushed an update to their Google Search App bringing in a variety of new features. The new changes primarily revolve around the Google Now cards which now include extra information for various sports and expandable information relating to stocks. Also included in the update is ...

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Nexus 5 ‘Always-On’ compatible with Ok Google command

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The Moto X has a great feature which allows Google Now to be triggered with a simple ‘Ok Google’ voice command, which is made possible due the device always listening for that particular phrase to be announced. Other devices such as the Galaxy S5 can be trigged using the ‘Ok ...

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In Brief: ZTE unveils new Car Mode app, voice biometrics

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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and ZTE Corporation today announced an all new ZTE Car Mode application for ZTE Android devices at CES 2014 in Las Vegas – a result of the two companies’ collaboration to bring advanced voice applications to ZTE Android devices worldwide. ZTE is ...

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Google debuts standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android

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Google has released a standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android in the Google Play Store. This app will read aloud your books, speak translations, and other things – but in the more natural sounding voice that comes in the other Google experiences. Get rid of that lifeless, robotic voice ...

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My second month with Google Glass

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The second part of an ongoing series which chronicles the daily usage, benefits, drawbacks, and reactions to life with Google Glass.

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