Get this look for your Android smartphone: GoogleNowXE

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyman user. Some of just like to change the home screen ...

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Google Now update adds settings for movies, sports, emergency alerts

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Those of you with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or a sideloaded version of Google Now will find that there’s a new update awaiting you in the Google Play Store.  With this release, users get a number of new settings to toggle and personalize.  Have a few favorite sports teams that you want to ...

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Google Handwrite allows you to write what you want to search

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Google started as a search engine, and today their main priority and focus is still that. Today, it’s known as the father of all the search engines, and Google planned to take their mobile search experience to next level. Introducing Google Handwrite, which allow the user to search ...

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Google Updates Search App for Android

Google has released* a new version of the search application today, tossing in a number of minor improvements. Users will notice right away that the interface has received a bit of a makeover which takes its cues from the new Android Market.  Suggestions are now grouped by type with web ...

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Google Announces New Search Experience for Honeycomb Tablets

Google has announced a new search experience today which will impact Android 3.1+ tablets and Apple’s iPad. Expected to roll out over the coming days, a new Google.com experience will fall in line with other, simplified layouts. Think in terms of the new gmail inbox (desktop) and Google+ ...

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Google Realtime Search Integrates New Sources

Google Realtime Search picked up a nice boost this week with the addition of a handful of new sources.  Joining the likes of Facebook and Twitter are Quora, Gowalla, Plixi, Me2day, Twitgoo, and others.  Should you look to find out exactly what is happening right now, Realtime Search is a ...

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Google Now Offering Sources for Trivia Wars Everywhere

So for all you know-it-alls–I mean trivia buffs, Google has implemented a new feature in mobile searches to help you answer questions and source your arguments for the year that the Fonz jumped the shark. Pictured to the left you see the new feature, which recognizes queries with terms ...

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Mobile App Results Added to Google Search for Mobile

Google took their search for Mobile another step further today with the integration of app results for the Android and iPhone platforms.  Here’s how it works in a nutshell.  Let’s say you do a search of “download weatherbug‘ from your Android device.  Right near the top ...

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Google adds Universal Search to Suggest to Mobile Platforms

On their official blog, Google is announcing that they have rolled out Universal Search to their Suggest functionality for mobile platforms.  This feature has been enabled for users on the Google homepage since last December and is now live when you search on your Android Handset as well.  ...

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Google Announces Synchronized Starring and Personalized Suggestions For (You Guessed It) Android

This is the kind of preferential treatment we’ve been hoping for since Android was announced.  Google just announced a pair of new features that help blur the lines between your PC and Android experience. Using your Google account, users can now pull up previous searches and ...

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Google Goggles Now a Reality – Download Today!

We just learned of the new Visual Search from Google over the weekend, but it turns out the search service is ready to go!  Forget that waiting period we were expecting while Google employees tested the app out.  Apparently, they’ve been playing with this for months now. Head to the ...

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See the Future of Search with ‘Google Goggles’

Hartmut Neven heads up a team of Google-folk working on a yet another awesome bit of technology. It’s called “visual search” and it works by tying the cameras in your handset to Google’s search engine. And it’s awesome. Envision this…being able to take a ...

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App Review: QSB Add-Ons

I am a big fan of applications that do a lot and need little to do it–basically, high-impact, low-maintenance apps If you are like me you will enjoy the QSB addon applications by Arno den Hond. The Quick Search Box widget is a pretty useful tool in and of itself, but adding these ...

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The Google Phone Rumor Returns… AGAIN

Here we go again!  The “it’s not happening/yes it is” rumor of an actual Google branded handset has come back.  TechCrunch is reporting today that not only is it going to happen, but it was originally slated to drop this quarter. While we might have dismissed this rumor a ...

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Search, Better

One of the most exciting things about Android is that it is constantly changing. We were all anxious for Cupcake, Donut and now for Eclair. Admit it, you waited by your phone anxiously anticipating the moment it informed you of the availability of a new system update. Some changes come under ...

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