Google Now updated with travel-minded features

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A new version of Google Now (Google Search) has arrived in Google Play, just in time to put the finishing touches on your holiday travel plans. As detailed on the official Android blog, the update makes it easier to prepare for road trips and flights. Before you even leave your house, Google ...

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Swiftkey update includes summer themes and continuous voice typing

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Swiftkey has announced a new update to their popular keyboard application for Android, releasing v 3.0.1 into various distribution channels.  The key details for this release include a pair of new summer themes (Sky blue and Fuschia pink), bug fixes, and performance updates. Oh, then ...

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Google IO 2012 keynote impressions

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Well, the worst kept secret in Android has come to pass – the Nexus 7 is a real tablet, and its available for $199.  The first day of keynote is in the books, the nerds are lining up for their freebies and the Android universe has a new OS to look forward to getting. As... Read More

Sony releasing a new Google TV set-top box on July 22, will be available globally

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Sony has just announced their plans to release a new Google TV set-top box, the NSZ-GS7, on July 22. The hardware will go for $199, and will be released first in the US. After the US sales kick off, however, Sony will make the device available in the UK that same month, with Canada, ...

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The Google Nexus 7 tablet should look something like this

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Will the tablet look like a massive Galaxy Note and feature three colors?

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Google’s Siri-beating ‘Assistant’ due by Q4 2012

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Google is expected to formally announce its Siri-like experience later this year as it unveils Google Assistant.  Rumored by one source to arrive by the fourth quarter of the year (Q4 ’12), this is said to be the Project Majel stuff that was getting tossed around late 2011. According to ...

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Motorola throws Siri and Voice Actions into the ring…Voice Actions wins?

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It seems like anytime that Apple launches something that’s already in existence, the media goes into maddened convulsions. Drop down notifications? Yeah, Apple wasn’t the first to that. Split keyboard on a tablet? Nope, not first for that either (and still not the best). Such is the ...

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Verizon says “No Google Wallet for you!” – Verizon to block Google Wallet from Galaxy Nexus users

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Let’s hope George Costanza isn’t a Verizon customer (or AT&T, or T-Mobile) otherwise he’ll be holding on to his overly obese wallet a bit longer. Surprise, surprise — apparently Verizon will not be allowing its Galaxy Nexus customers access to Google Wallet. In good ...

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Google Unwraps Ice Cream Sandwich

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Android 4.0 is here. New UI and features detailed.

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Google Maps Updated, Tablet Support for Transit Navigation, Bubble Buttons, and More…

Google Maps was updated to version 5.9.0 today, adding a couple new “Transit” features to what is by far one of the most used apps on Android. If you’re a tablet owner brave enough to wield your expensive toy around while traveling by public transit then you will be happy to ...

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Five Reasons Why Google+ Will Not Be Another Google Wave

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or camping) for the last two weeka, you’ve heard by now that Google has entered the social networking game with a new service called Google+.  Chances are pretty good that you learned of their effort via that other service from some friend of ...

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EFF Calls Google Out Over Lack of Transparency, Draconian Approach to Android Market

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken to their blog to voice their displeasure with Google’s recent pulling of Grooveshark from the Android Market.  As they see it, Google is headed in a completely different direction from the open and transparent Utopia promised back in 2007.  The ...

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Google Translate Update Brings More Text-to-Speech Functionality

Recently posted from the Google Mobile Blogspot, the latest update of the Google Translate app for all Android devices running 2.1 and up includes better text-to-speech functionality. In this update, Google has enhanced the text-to-speech for 15 languages and added three new languages to the pack.

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Yap to Provide Free Voicemail-to-Text for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon

This morning at CTIA, Yap, an innovator in the realm of cloud-based, automated speech recognition services, announced the availability of Yap Voicemail, a competitor to Google Voice along the lines of PhoneFusion and YouMail. Yap’s goal is to eliminate the need to listen to long ...

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PhoneFusion Visual Voicemail Back in Android Market

PhoneFusion’s popular Visual Voicemail app, gone from the Android Market for about two weeks, is back and available for users to download once again. But it’s still not totally clear why it was pulled, and the saga is likely not over. As you may recall, Google pulled the app from ...

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