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  • Google Now Is The Killer App For Android Wear

    Google Now Is The Killer App For Android Wear

    Google’s I/O keynote may have been a bit of a jumble of different product announcements — many of which won’t be available until later this year — but Android Wear was what most people in the audience wanted to hear about. While there is plenty of Android in Google’s smartwatch operating system and while developers will be able to develop apps specifically for… Read More

  • A Sneak Peek Into Android’s Future

    A Sneak Peek Into Android’s Future

    Google is giving its apps and platforms, including Android, a big redesign, according to a recent report posted on Android Police, which backs up some things we had been hearing as well, but hadn’t fleshed out until now. According to the new report, Google is working on a new design language focused on giving all Google apps a more unified look-and-feel across the web, Android… Read More

  • Google’s Push Past Search

    Google’s Push Past Search

    As a recent analysis indicated, Google’s traditional search is not working on mobile as well as it did on the desktop web. Sifting through organic search results on a mobile device is a sub-optimal experience, especially when compared to the push notifications and personalized streams of cards that have made mobile apps from Facebook, Twitter and Tinder so habit-forming and successful. Read More

  • Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google has released its Google Now notification integration for its desktop Chrome browser, and the update will begin rolling out today and continue to percolate over the coming weeks. The new feature allows users to receive Google Now notifications on their desktop, synced the Now notifications on their phone. To enable them, users need only to be logged into Chrome on the desktop with the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences, it was only fitting that we turned this episode of the Gillmor Gang on its head and started with an ending. Only in this crazy world does that make any sense. Read More

  • Apple Working On More Third-Party Integrations For Siri With iWatch In Mind, Report Claims

    Apple Working On More Third-Party Integrations For Siri With iWatch In Mind, Report Claims

    Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information. Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integration, the tech site revealed that Apple is working on improving Siri’s search capabilities, and widening its capability set. The report points out how the Siri of today can’t do… Read More

  • Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

    Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On ‘Ok Google’ And Swipe For Now

    Google reconfigured the Android home screen launcher somewhat with the Nexus 5, but that redesign didn’t make its way out to other Nexus or Google Play Edition hardware when they received the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Today, Google has released the new “Google Now Launcher” as a standalone app in the Play Store (via Android Police) to bring that modified home screen goodness… Read More

  • Google Search App For Android Adds New Voice Commands, “Time To Leave,” And Olympics Google Now Cards

    Google Search App For Android Adds New Voice Commands, “Time To Leave,” And Olympics Google Now Cards

    Google is rolling out an update to its Google Search for Android app today, and with this, it is introducing a number of new features for Google Now as well. Read More

  • Google Now Arrives In Chrome Beta For Desktop

    Google Now Arrives In Chrome Beta For Desktop

    Google Now is about to arrive in Chrome beta for Mac, Windows and Chromebook. With this, Google’s automatic alerts for upcoming concerts you bought tickets to, flight delays, heavy traffic on your route to work and other relevant information the company gleans from your daily habits and emails, have now finally found their way onto the desktop. The company says this new feature will… Read More

  • Google Now Makes A Desktop Appearance In Chrome Canary

    Google Now Makes A Desktop Appearance In Chrome Canary

    Google Now has long been rumored to be have been headed to the desktop, but today it showed up in Chrome Canary, the most bleeding edge pre-release version of Google’s desktop web browser. You can enable it by setting the right flag and doing a basic reboot of the software, and it’ll appear in either your menu bar on OS X or system tray in Windows. As reported by The Next Web, you… Read More