Google Launches its Voice-Based Search on iPhone, G1 Must Wait

Google has done it again! They’ve launched a voice based search for the iPhone and the free app is rumoured to be available on the App store, at least some time soon.  Maybe today.   The engineers at Google have added the voice recognition technology to their search algorithm, ...

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Google Drive app for Android gains ‘OK Google’ hotword feature

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A forthcoming update to the Google Drive app for Android is set to add a nifty new feature. Set to arrive over the next week, the app sees the integration of “OK Google” voice search. Instead of opening up Google Drive and typing in your keyword or file name you’ll be able to ...

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Nest integration with Google Now goes live

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You may have recently heard that Nest was getting integrated into Google Now to allow you to control the wireless thermostat with your voice, but was currently disabled. Well now the integration seems to have gone live, with Google Now accepting commands such as “OK Google, change ...

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Developers can add “OK Google” support with only 6 lines of code

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One of the best upcoming features of Android is the handsfree “OK Google” voice activation and Google has posted a cheat sheet on how to bring the voice search to your App. All it takes is a small addition to the AndroidManifest.xml in order to connect to Google Now using the ...

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Free international calls on Google Hangouts through 2014

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Google has put a lot of time and effort into building out their Hangouts app. Some say it’s getting too bloated (or, maybe that’s just me), while others are still hopeful of a single unified communications application to rule them all. Whatever your perspective is on Hangouts, ...

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Nexus Player: Google’s next attempt at conquering the living room

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Along with Google’s other slew of new products. the Nexus Player has just been announced and is Google’s next attempt at bringing the Android platform to your living room. But it’s not just another Chromecast. Featuring a voice activated remote and game controller, the Nexus ...

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How to set up 2-step Google account verification (step-by-step)

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You can never be too safe when it comes to your online accounts. Luckily Google has a way to make it nearly impossible for anyone to log into your account even if they have your login credentials. 2-step verification is a truly great way to keep intruders out of the picture and if you’d ...

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Download and install Google Hangout 2.3 manually [APK]

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So you’re a Google Voice user and you’re dying to try out the new Hangouts Dialer experience, eh? You’re going to need to make sure you’ve got the most recent version of Google Hangouts first. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a download link for the 14MB file. ...

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Google Search now listens for multiple languages simultaneously

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For all those multilingual speakers out there, the latest Google Search update brings some beneficial functionality that sees Google listening for multiple languages to trigger a search. A user can now have Google listen to up to five languages all at once, allowing multilinguals to change ...

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Download and install Google Search 3.6, Google Play Music 5.6 and YouTube 5.9 apps manually [APKs]

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Google Search, Google Play Music and YouTube all got updated by Google. Versions 3.6, 5.6 and 5.9 respectively. If you’re not willing to wait for updates to show up in your Google Play Store (if they haven’t already), you can find the download links at the bottom of the article and ...

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Google Maps version 8.2 is out, download and install it now [APK]

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I bet over 90% of Android device owners out there use Google Maps, not only because it’s the default maps application that comes with Android but because it’s the best service out there, by far. Google Maps in version 8.2 is now available and it brings a handful of features/changes ...

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New update arrives for Google Glass

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Google Glass sees another update heading its way with the release of XE19.1 hitting devices over the coming weeks. The firmware update is only a minor one but brings improved connectivity when communicating with your phone and a revamped UI that gives the voice menu a much-needed visual ...

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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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