The popular Google Now alternative and so called “Siri for Android”, Maluuba, has received a major update that brings shopping integration for major retailers in the U.S. The improvement allows the app to answer queries that are related to shopping, search for products from user’s preferred stores, and suggest products that fall in a specified price range.
Those Android users that have a handset running Android 4.1 or later (hence a Jelly Bean version) can already take advantage of one of its most interesting features, the smart Google Now search system/assistant that provides custom alerts and results based on certain parameters and search patterns extracted by the company from what’s currently happening in your life.
Liking the fact how Google Now can turn into your personal weatherman and travel guide? There’s actually more to the all-knowing assistant than that. If you find it hard to keep up with the new functionalities that Google keeps adding to Google Now, here’s where you can familiarize yourself with the cards.
Are you a fan of Google Now? If so, it’s our pleasure to bring you the news that the award-winning digital assistant has been updated with some travel-friendly features, just in time for the holiday. The update also brings some new voice actions.
Popular Science, which was launched in 1872 according to Wikipedia, has given their “Innovation of the Year” award to Google Now. Not only that, they called Apple’s Siri “outdated by comparison”.
Google has a new ad out for the Android-powered Nexus 7. It lasts for a full minute and shows how useful Google’s new tablet can be in the hands of just about anyone in a number of everyday scenarios.
Android 4.2 and the new Nexus devices are right around the corner. So far we’ve seen a steady announcement of new features in Android 4.2, including gesture typing, lock screen widgets, more Google Now cards, and better security. How about adding new Google Maps features and some hidden Google Now features?
Google Now brings a new feature for Jelly Bean phones, the pedometer. Though there haven’t been any official mentions of the feature, you might have noticed it while checking for directions on your phone. What the pedometer does is show how much you have biked or walked over the month.
With Google’s latest update to its iOS Search application, it might pose a more serious challenge to Siri on its iOS home turf. Google’s latest Search app for the iPhone and iPad may not be Google Now, but is “still a big step forward.”
Hurricane Sandy hit Northeast American shores late last night and so far the damage has been awful. However, the storm is expected to continue to rage across the Northeast part of the United States for at least a few more days. Google services, including Maps, Search, and Google Now will be providing info for anyone who needs it. This includes tracking info,preparedness info, and other details.