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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Bold move: Cyanogen and Blu will launch CyanogenOS phone without Google services

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In a world dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, there’s little room for another player to take control. There are those who fear that Google’s services will monopolize the mobile industry, and Cyanogen is one of them. Cyanogen is getting big. Really big. With ...

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Google Now can send a Hangouts message hands free

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Remember that time when you couldn’t send a Hangouts message with Google Now? Me either. Well okay, you couldn’t last week. However, it won’t be long until we won’t be able to though, because it seems a recent update to Google Now enabled you to do this. After activating ...

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Google seeking the best of Sprint and T-Mobile

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For some time now, it has been announced Google is looking to launch their own mobile service through a mobile virtual network (MVNO). An MVNO that will be running on Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks although Google would be offering its own voice and mobile data plans. While an MVNO is ...

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Original Moto X will get new Moto X Moto Voice features

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Motorola has made themselves known in the last year or so to update their devices quickly and as fully as possible. When the new Moto X was announced, one of the many questions that owners of the original Moto X had been whether or not the device would get the new Moto Voice features, like... ...

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Google beefs up Translate app with Word Lens real-time translation

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Google on Wednesday announced a new version of its Translate app for Android and iOS. Rolling out over the next few days, the app brings about some handy real-time translation capabilities. With the update it is no longer required to snap a photo for translation. Indeed, users can get real-time ...

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Google Now Launcher update now offers Lollipop design to older devices

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Here’s some great news for fans of pure Android, especially those who are afraid of rooting their devices. The Google Now Launcher, made directly by Google, now brings a Lollipop look to every device running at least Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s completely the same as stock Lollipop ...

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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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