It’s not very often that Apple and Google get sued for something, but that may well be happening in the next month. Instead of offering a service, patent troll ATC, who controls the patent for an off-site transcription system, is demanding that current users of the patent pay royalties.
We’ve talked about a lot of Siri alternatives for Android, but one that we haven’t yet mentioned is Maluuba. Until today it was only available for customers in the U.S. and Canada, but today Maluuba extends its reach to the U.K., Ireland and Australia.
Ever heard the old saying, “the walls have ears?” Apparently smartphones have ears as well at least if Nuance has its way. Okay, so voice communication with a smartphone isn’t anything new, but Nuance is hoping to take things up a notch. The company has already begun active work with chip companies to create a chipset that would allow phones and tablets to wake themselves up from sleep mode and start answering your voice-based questions.
The fact that Google Now is officially a part of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn’t stopped Galaxy S3 owners from sideloading the app onto their device. Availability clearly isn’t an issue for those who know their way around, but there’s still one app that gets in the way of fully appreciating all that Google Now has to offer — Samsung’s S Voice.
It has been years since the popular and funny concept that the six degrees of separation could be applied to Kevin Bacon. It has since fallen to obscurity, but Google is bringing it back with the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon calculator.
Google Now might be in its infancy, but it’s still a really useful part of Google Search. Now it’s getting even better with a new update to Google Search in the Google Play store.
Jelly Bean users now get a few cool new functions added to the Google Now experience. One of these changes has to do with movie showtimes. Google Now will populate information on the movie that you search for, such as where it’s playing and at what times, it can even send you alerts if you are near a specific theater. Another similar feature comes to sports, you can now manually select your favorite sports team and a card will be updated with information about the team, updating in real-time. Last but not least, Google Now is getting very useful public service alert capabilities. Snow coming to your area? Perhaps a tropical storm? Google Now will gather information that could affect the area in which you live, giving you updates and alerts as they develop.
As you may have noticed, we didn’t air our normally scheduled On Air live broadcast last Friday night. Yours truly was soaking up the sand, salt water, and sun at the beach. I thought about bringing... my notebook and doing an On Air – Beach Edition broadcast. However, I decided to ditch the notebook for a week and fully enjoy my Nexus 7 as my main computing device. And let me tell you, it was amazi...
Google is taking the success of Google Now and expanding it to their mobile search site with Google Now cards-like answers, powered by Knowledge Graph. Take a look at the type of cards they are making available for mobile search site on smartphones and tablets.
The Google Now feature is one of the stars of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Not only is it a handy assistant that brings information before you even ask for it (hello, pop-up cards!), but it’s also... quite clever in answering tough math questions. Sadly, the magical app is yet to be made available for devices that don’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, at least officially. Lo and behold, there’s now...
Google Now has been the headline of Jelly Bean’s update changelog since day one, but unfortunately, the service has only been available to JB users until now. We’ve talked on a number of... occasions about Google Now’s exquisite interface, its ease of use, functionality, and its splendid Voice Search function, which has already kicked Siri’s you know what more than once. But the trut...