Google Now Hits iPhone, iPad – Apple’s Siri Could Be Usurped By Competitor

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Move over Siri, Google Now is invading your home turf.

Google today has released its personal assistant, Google Now, for Apple’s iPhone and iPad — it is available as part of the updated Google Search app.

“Today, with the launch of Google Now on iPhone and iPad, your Smartphone will become even smarter,” said engineer Andre Huey in a blog post.  “Together, Google Now and voice search will make your day run a little smoother.”

Much like the Android version of Google Now, the version for iOS answers user-initiated queries and predicts what users will want based on their search habits.

For instance, users are shown the daily forecast so they know how to dress for the day and are offered the best route to get to their destination based on traffic. It reminds users of appointments and keeps them updated on the news stories they have been following.

“There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most—and the more you use Google Now, the more you get out of it,” Huey said.

The Google Search app, meanwhile, offers instant answers to users’ questions. Users simply tap the microphone and ask a question. The program quickly offers spoken answers.

Google image

Google image

If a user, for example, asks Google, “Do I need sunscreen this weekend?” he will receive the forecast. If he asks to see nearby Chinese food restaurants, he will be shown a map of area eateries along with directions, phone numbers, ratings and hours.

Google CEO Larry Page is predicting apps with a voice command feature will become very popular.

“It’s just much less hassle to talk than type,” he said in a Google+ post. “Looking for the nearest pharmacy?  Just ask Google for directions, and we’ll deliver them instantly … no typing needed.  And you can now ask conversational questions like — “do I need a jacket this weekend?””

Not all of the 29 Android cards for Google Now are supported by iOS. According to Venture Beat, Boarding Pass, Activity summary, Events, Zillow, Fandango, and Nearby events are not available.

Those using Google Now on iOS powered devices must first log into their Google accounts to use the app.

Google Now for the iPhone and iPad can be downloaded on iTunes or by clicking here.

 

 

Google Now will likely soon be added to Google’s homepage as well.

According to the Google Operating System blog, a page of coding being tested by Google seems to indicate Google Now will be added to Google’s home page, making it accessible to all users, no matter what their device.

“Get started with Google Now. Just the right information at just the right time,” the code reads.

“Google Now uses your Home location to show relevant information like weather, traffic conditions, and nearby places.”

Now will also allow users to edit their home location, work location and the current location as well as track their favorite stocks, according to the report. If this feature is integrated with its homepage, it should, in theory, consistently provide users with content they will find relevant and interesting.

 

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Google Now Hits iPhone, iPad

Google Now Hits iPhone, iPad – Apple’s Siri Could Be Usurped By Competitor

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in test

Move over Siri, Google Now is invading your home turf.

Google today has released its personal assistant, Google Now, for Apple’s iPhone and iPad — it is available as part of the updated Google Search app.

“Today, with the launch of Google Now on iPhone and iPad, your Smartphone will become even smarter,” said engineer Andre Huey in a blog post.  “Together, Google Now and voice search will make your day run a little smoother.”

Much like the Android version of Google Now, the version for iOS answers user-initiated queries and predicts what users will want based on their search habits.

For instance, users are shown the daily forecast so they know how to dress for the day and are offered the best route to get to their destination based on traffic. It reminds users of appointments and keeps them updated on the news stories they have been following.

“There’s no digging required: cards appear at the moment you need them most—and the more you use Google Now, the more you get out of it,” Huey said.

The Google Search app, meanwhile, offers instant answers to users’ questions. Users simply tap the microphone and ask a question. The program quickly offers spoken answers.

Google image

Google image

If a user, for example, asks Google, “Do I need sunscreen this weekend?” he will receive the forecast. If he asks to see nearby Chinese food restaurants, he will be shown a map of area eateries along with directions, phone numbers, ratings and hours.

Google CEO Larry Page is predicting apps with a voice command feature will become very popular.

“It’s just much less hassle to talk than type,” he said in a Google+ post. “Looking for the nearest pharmacy?  Just ask Google for directions, and we’ll deliver them instantly … no typing needed.  And you can now ask conversational questions like — “do I need a jacket this weekend?””

Not all of the 29 Android cards for Google Now are supported by iOS. According to Venture Beat, Boarding Pass, Activity summary, Events, Zillow, Fandango, and Nearby events are not available.

Those using Google Now on iOS powered devices must first log into their Google accounts to use the app.

Google Now for the iPhone and iPad can be downloaded on iTunes or by clicking here.

 

 

Google Now will likely soon be added to Google’s homepage as well.

According to the Google Operating System blog, a page of coding being tested by Google seems to indicate Google Now will be added to Google’s home page, making it accessible to all users, no matter what their device.

“Get started with Google Now. Just the right information at just the right time,” the code reads.

“Google Now uses your Home location to show relevant information like weather, traffic conditions, and nearby places.”

Now will also allow users to edit their home location, work location and the current location as well as track their favorite stocks, according to the report. If this feature is integrated with its homepage, it should, in theory, consistently provide users with content they will find relevant and interesting.

 

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Google Now Hits iPhone, iPad

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to Hit Market Next Month – 3G Version Will Be Available in June

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Samsung debuted its Galaxy Tab 3 today in a bid to compete with arch-rival and tablet king Apple.

Apple’s iPads, which includes the iPad Mini, currently hold the best-selling tablet title, a title Samsung is itching to steal from its American counterpart.

The South Korean firm’s seven-inch Galaxy Tab 3 — available in Wi-Fi and 3G versions — will go head-to-head with the iPad Mini as well as Amazon’s seven-inch Kindle Fires and Google’s Nexus 7 tablets.

The Galaxy Tab 3 features “sleek design and enhanced capabilities that bring better performance and multimedia experiences to your fingertips,” Samsung said in a press release.

samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7 inch_007_3G GALAXY Tab 3 7 inch_001_WiFi“With the new Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung has evolved its range of innovative tablets, making them smaller and easier to carry, while increasing the user experience overall.”

The tablet — which offers a 1024×600 pixel screen that supports full 1080p HD playback — is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor and runs Android’s latest operating system: 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The tablet is available with 8GB or 16GB of storage, comes with a microSD slot for up to 64GB of extra storage space and has 1GB of RAM.

The device has a three-megapixel rear camera and 1.3 -megapixel front camera which Samsung says offers “stunning clarity and resolution.”

The 4.37-inch by 7.4-inch by 0.4-inch tablet weighs in at 0.66 pounds for the Wi-Fi version and 0.67 pounds for the 3G version.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi version will be available globally beginning next month and the Wi-Fi 3G version is slated to hit store shelves in June. Samsung, which has yet to announce pricing for the tablet, said the device will be rolled out gradually and product availability will vary depending on the market.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to Hit Market Next Month

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to Hit Market Next Month – 3G Version Will Be Available in June

Written by: admin Date of published: . Posted in test

Samsung debuted its Galaxy Tab 3 today in a bid to compete with arch-rival and tablet king Apple.

Apple’s iPads, which includes the iPad Mini, currently hold the best-selling tablet title, a title Samsung is itching to steal from its American counterpart.

The South Korean firm’s seven-inch Galaxy Tab 3 — available in Wi-Fi and 3G versions — will go head-to-head with the iPad Mini as well as Amazon’s seven-inch Kindle Fires and Google’s Nexus 7 tablets.

The Galaxy Tab 3 features “sleek design and enhanced capabilities that bring better performance and multimedia experiences to your fingertips,” Samsung said in a press release.

samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7 inch_007_3G GALAXY Tab 3 7 inch_001_WiFi“With the new Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung has evolved its range of innovative tablets, making them smaller and easier to carry, while increasing the user experience overall.”

The tablet — which offers a 1024×600 pixel screen that supports full 1080p HD playback — is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor and runs Android’s latest operating system: 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The tablet is available with 8GB or 16GB of storage, comes with a microSD slot for up to 64GB of extra storage space and has 1GB of RAM.

The device has a three-megapixel rear camera and 1.3 -megapixel front camera which Samsung says offers “stunning clarity and resolution.”

The 4.37-inch by 7.4-inch by 0.4-inch tablet weighs in at 0.66 pounds for the Wi-Fi version and 0.67 pounds for the 3G version.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi version will be available globally beginning next month and the Wi-Fi 3G version is slated to hit store shelves in June. Samsung, which has yet to announce pricing for the tablet, said the device will be rolled out gradually and product availability will vary depending on the market.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 to Hit Market Next Month