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Top 10 Awesome Features of Google Now

Top 10 Awesome Features of Google NowS

Google Now, the mind-reading personal assistant for iOS and Android, has gotten a ton of updates lately, making it the perfect smartphone companion for…well, anything. Here’s a list of the coolest stuff it can do.

Google Now does a ton of awesome stuff, and it’s releasing new features all the time. For an up to date list of what it can do—and how to enable the different cards—check out Google’s list of cards available in Now (and a list of some services it integrates with).

Top 10 Awesome Features of Google Now

You spend a lot of time driving (or riding transit) between work, events, seeing friends, and everything else. Google Now can make it a lot easier. If you enter your work address in its settings, it’ll always let you know how long it’ll take to get there, so you don’t get unexpectedly caught in traffic. It supports driving and public transit, and will even remember where you parked or tell you when the last train leaves. You can even share your commute with your family and friends, so they can check up on when you’re getting home.

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Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Google Now Starts Reminding You to Pay Bills Based on Your Email

Google Now Starts Reminding You to Pay Bills Based on Your Email

Android: Continuing the never-ending onslaught of new Google Now cards, Google has begun rolling out a feature that will remind you of upcoming bills. Provided you have email scanning turned on, of course.

The feature probably won’t be able to check all bills (notably because not all bill reminder emails include due dates or amounts due), but it can be a handy reminder for those that it does support. The features seems to be quietly rolling out and may not be available to all users just yet. If you have email scanning turned on, though, take a look!

Google Now Bill Reminder Integration Rolling Out Now | Android Police

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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Featured iOS App ‘Word Lens’ Acquired by Google

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Word Lens–an app that originally launched on iOS 4 years ago–and its parent company, Quest Visual, are now under the ownership of Google according to a post of Quest Visual’s website. The app, which translates words seen through a smartphone camera and displays them on-screen in real time, wasn’t released on Android for almost two years after originally being touted for use with the iPhone 3GS.

Interestingly enough, this app was recently featured in Apple’s “Powerful” ad, a TV promotion which showed a variety of applications and their “powerful” uses when paired with an iPhone 5s. Other apps shown in the below TV spot include Luminair, AmpliTube, and StarWalk.

The announcement in full, as posted at Quest Visual:

With Word Lens, we’ve seen the beginnings of what’s possible when we harness the power of mobile devices to “see the world in your language.”

By joining Google, we can incorporate Quest Visual’s technology into Google Translate’s broad language coverage and translation capabilities in the future.

As a thank you to everybody who supported us on our journey, we’ve made both the app and the language packs free to download for a limited time while we transition to Google.

We’re looking forward to continuing our work at Google – stay tuned!

Even more interesting regarding this transition is that the application, on top of being featured in the above advertisement, is listed on Apple’s website on a page created for the ad itself along with all of the other apps featured in the ad.

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The good news is that Google won’t likely be pulling Word Lens from the App Store. While Apple doesn’t currently have any apps published to the Play Store, Google has more than 30 counting just the iPhone; this will likely be just another addition to that huge number.

Why was the app acquired by Google? There hasn’t been any official word yet, but it’s said that the Word Lens team will be joining Google Translate. Notably, and potentially something that spurred this acquisition, is that the Word Lens team recently launched an app for Google Glass.

How do you feel about Word Lens being picked up by Google?

[via 9to5Mac]

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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Apple and Google agree to end patent lawsuits and work together on patent reform

apple-logo9513According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google have reached an agreement that would put an end to all patent infringement lawsuits between the two companies. Going forward, the pair would work together on patent reform.

This agreement would dismiss over 20 lawsuits worldwide involving Apple and Google. This was an agreement to suspend litigation and not an agreement over alleged infringement as there was no cross-licensing agreements included in this deal. It also does not cover any ongoing litigation with Samsung.

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. agreed to dismiss all lawsuits between them, bringing to a close a patent dispute between the iPhone maker and the Web giant’s Motorola unit.

In a joint statement, Apple and Google said there was no cross-licensing agreement as part of the truce. The companies said they will work together in “some areas of patent reform.”

Apple and Google have faced off in the past, most recently in a California-based lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. Google executives testified on behalf of Samsung to show that Android developed outside the influence of the iPhone. Google alsooffered indemnity for the Korean company. In that case, a jury awarded Apple $119.6 million in damages for infringing on Apple’s patents.

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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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How To Download APK Files Directly From Google Play?

Download APK FilesUsually, people get apps for their android device by downloading them from Google Play Store. The downloader gets the app installed for you, without bothering you with unnecessary details like the files required for installation etc. But what if you don’t have access to internet and you want an app installed on your phone? Surely you can’t do so without downloading stuff required for the installation. The solution to this problem is simple – just get the APK package of the desired app, and keep it beforehand for later when you need.APK stands for Android Package. It’s actually a package which contains all the files necessary for installation. In other words, it’s a ‘standalone’ installer for your app which doesn’t require internet connectivity. You can get APK package of an android application from Google Play Store by simply adding an extension called ‘APK Downloader’ to your Google browser. Here we have a step by step procedure which will tell you how to add APK Downloader to your Google Chrome and subsequently, use it for getting APK packagesOnce downloaded, the extension is to be added to your Google Chrome Extensions. To do so, follow these steps.Go to the ‘Tools’ menu of your Chrome and select ‘Extensions’.Locate the file you just downloaded (with extension ‘.crx’)Now drag the file to your Extensions page.For confirmation look for a small Play Store icon on your address barTo configure the APK Downloader extension for your android deviceSelect the ‘options’ button on the menuEnter the Gmail ID (the one required for Play Store)Enter your password and device ID of your android device
For those of you who don’t know where to get device ID of your android deviceDial  “*#*#8255#*#*” from your android phoneIf you are using an android tabletGo to Google Play Store Download ‘Device ID’Device IDDevice ID will get your device ID for you.

Getting APK of an app is simple, just locate the app you want (on Play Store) and clicking on the APK icon on your address bar will get you your precious APK for that app. Another good thing about APK package is that it makes app sharing simple, now you can share an app with your friends by simply transferring the package to their device.

APK IconThe APK and APK Downloader will make your life a lot easier if you face problems in installing your favorite apps due to connectivity issues or if you like to share your favorite apps with your friends.Did you find this post useful? Did you have any problems? For any query, please ask in the comments section below. Cheers 🙂

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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How To Remove All Your Google Web History?

Remove entire Google Web HistoryAs most of you already know, Google keeps a tab on pretty much everything you do on a Google site, provided that you signed in on any one of these websites. Everything you do is recorded, and can be used against you in the future. Search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, such as facts about your location, interests, age, religious views, and so on. You can, however, choose to not be so vulnerable, and can remove all of your Google web history to protect yourself from an unforeseen eventuality.
In this post, I’ll show you how to remove your entire Google web history.
Before we begin, please note that any data you remove will be deleted permanently. Google keeps a lot of useful information that helps you find what you’re looking for faster. It gives you quick access to webpages you’ve visited in the past, and even lets you know in search results which pages you’ve visited, and when. This information can be useful if you’re a power user, and like to get things done quickly. Google Web History
But if you still want, you can go ahead and erase your entire web history. You can also pick and choose individual items to remove, so that you won’t lose everything.Follow these steps to partially or completely. SettingsStep 3: Click on the delete all link. You’ll be prompted for a confirmation. Click on Delete all again, and your entire search history is gone!Step 4 (optional): Click on the Turn off button on the Settings page to stop Google from storing your history again
If you don’t want to delete your entire history, you can select individual items from the History main page, and delete them. This, by no means, implies that Google has nothing more to do with your data. They still keep some of your information on their servers for auditing and other such purposes. But at least your personal data is off the line now, and isn’t susceptible to leaking out into the wrong hands.
Rest easy 🙂

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Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Redirect To Any Website Using Google Url

Redirect Any Website Using Google UrlToday i will show you to make google link that redirects you to any webpage you wish. This url will start with http://www.google.com and followed with some characters and symbols. You can trick users to visit your site by changing your webpage url that look like google. As no one will doubt google. So lets get in to.
Visiting the below link you will be redirected to http://www.coolhackingtrick.com

https://google.com/url?q=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%63%6f%6f%6c%68%
61%63%6b%69%6e%67%74%72%69%63%6b%2e%63%6f
%6d&ei=AyQZU6rUAYLChAfagIHgCQ&sa=X&oi=
unauthorizedredirect&ct=targetlink&ust=1394158347029455&
usg=AFQjCNF6M9TeMcIyrfeoCrYSHXyGWuO85w

1. Go to Google Redirect Exploit
2. Enter Your Url in the input box as shown below
Redirect Any Website Using Google Url3. After entering the url click on submit and Google’s url will be generated in the textarea as show below.Redirect Any Website Using Google Url
4. Now you can use that url and upon visiting that url you will be redirected to your site.

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Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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