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 Now gains offline sync for those times without internet

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Google Now has just had a major update to the way it works by gaining an offline sync feature allowing the service to be accessed at those times when you’ve got no internet. Now live in the Google Play Store, the Google Search App will continue to function when accessing Google Now even ...

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Google: We’re aware of issues with YouTube app crashing

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With enhanced functionality being introduced to Google Now, it seems that the recent update to the app has somehow introduced issues with the YouTube app crashing. The good news is Google is aware of it and have advised that a backend fix has been issued so if you were experiencing YouTube ...

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‘Ok Google, Take a Picture’ Goes Live on Google Search App

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If you’ve ever wanted to take a picture hands-free by simply prompting Google of your intentions, then Google’s latest enhancement to their Android Search App and Google Now will allow you to do just that. When you want to capture that perfect moment, all you have to do now is hit ...

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Google unveils its vision for smartwatches, launches Android Wear developer preview

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Many have hoped to shape the smartwatch revolution, taking their vision to Kickstarter and the like, but today Google finally joined the game announcing Android Wear, a version of the operating system for wearable devices. Google launched two videos that introduce Android Wear, which extends ...

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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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‘OK Google’ voice activation hits Google Chrome browser Beta

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Google Voice Search has been rolled out to the Google Chrome desktop browser over some time and users are now able to use their voice to conduct search commands right within their browser. Google have taken this to the next level in their latest Beta of Google Chrome with the popular “Ok ...

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Have a Nexus or GPE device? Download the Google Now Launcher OFFICIALLY from Google Play

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When the Nexus 5 was announced the launcher looked a bit different from what people are used to seeing on a stock Android device.We’re used to seeing the same launcher on basically every Nexus device, so it was a bit of a shocker when Google unveiled the new look.It was running the Google ...

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Tip: Use Nova Launcher to Access Google Now

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Although most devices are now moving to the onscreen navigation keys there are still some devices which rely on hardware keys. Take the Samsung Galaxy S4, for example. Unfortunately, if you have hardware keys, simply swiping up from the “Home” button to access Google Now just ...

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Tip: Call mom (or your wife) quicker with Google Search

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Do you ever have trouble finding numbers in your address book? Why not just ask Google Now to place the call for you? With the release of a Google Search update, today Google dropped a little tip that can help you save time while keeping in touch with loved ones or help when you have... Read More

Google Now notifications available in Chrome

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The Google Now service has been very helpful to Android users everywhere, thanks to its near-to-none setup on devices. And, as things move across platforms, the experience gets better each update. This week sees yet another improvement in Google Now. “So the next time you’re finishing up ...

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Google Now app update delivers KitKat features to older smartphones

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Keep an eye on your notification bar over the next few days; an updated Google Search app is about to deliver some great new features. Largely centered around Google Now, the app brings about new cards of relevant, important information. Fans of movies, magazines, blogs, and television will be ...

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WSJ: Google Now watch is close at hand

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Google’s rumored Google Now smartwatch could go into mass production within the next few months, says The Wall Street Journal. Reportedly, Google is in talks with Asian manufacturers on the production of the smartwatch and is working to reduce power consumption of the wearable device. The ...

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New Nexus 7 ads: sad puppies and all-nighters

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Check out the two videos embedded below which are used to promote the Nexus 7 and its Google Now features. One focuses on a guy who looks to get home for his dog Boomer while the other one centers around all-night reading and coffee. Both feel like they’re shortened versions of a longer ...

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‘Google Now’ watch due sooner, not later

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New chatter hitting the internet these past days suggest that Google is indeed readying a smartwatch with Google Now functionality at its core. The word comes directly on the heels of a Google+ report from Android Police lead Artem Russakovskii  which indicates the project could be known as ...

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