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Google app update adds more voice commands, ‘Ok, Google’ Offline

Google has not officially released the Google App v4.8 but a new APK was sighted. The app was updated last Friday but it seems the official version has not yet been posted on Google Play. A recent APK Teardown gives us an idea of the new features and and some updates including new icons, reminders shortcut, local maps, Google Cast, voice commands for brightness and volume, insecure network warning, and “OK, Google” offline.

Send messages through voice with Touchless Chat Android app

While digital voice assistants can do a lot of things already, sometimes, you'd want them to just do a basic function, like messaging. Fortunately, you have apps that can do that for you now. One of the "smartest" in the market is called Touchless Chat, and based on its name, you already know what it's all about. Using the power of voice commands, you'll be able to initiate sending messages from Google Now or through a widget, all without touching your device.

Google Now On Tap feature works without having to leave an app

Over at the Google I/O 2015, Google's Director of Product Management, Aparna Chennapragada, discussed that Google Now will soon receive an important update. In the next few weeks, expect to see changes in the the feature as the tech giant is set to focus on giving better Context, Answers, and Actions. Google Now has been very useful but the new features can provide immediate answers with the "Now on Tap".

New Google Now card tells you when there’s a price drop

After those 70 new Now cards from our favorite Android apps being added by Google, the company is believed to be adding more. There won't be a stop to it and the Now card trend is just booming. More will be added soon as app developers are allowed to make Now cards for their apps. One of those data that have yet to take flight in Google Now is a Now card of the items you've recently searched going on sale. Now cards of products will soon show up once they go on sale or are offered for a discount.

Google adds 70 new Now cards from your fave Android apps

Internet search has changed over the past years but Google still leads the industry with its several innovations and changes in algorithms. It's hard to keep track how Google manages but the tech giant really knows 'search' well. From desktop to mobile, Google is the best search engine yielding the closest and most relevant results helpful to everyone.

Yahoo to reportedly launch search and digital assistant this year

iOS users have their favorite friend Siri, while Android users mostly have their very own Google Now. Even Windows has its own Cortana, not up to par yet with the two, but slowly getting there. Yahoo is now saying, "Wait, wait, we'd like to join this party too!" CEO Marissa Mayer has indicated that they are indeed coming up with their own digital assistant that will be available as an app for mobile devices.

Portaña is Cortana ported to Android, sort of

OrangeSec, a hacker group out of Italy, are out and about claiming that they have ported Cortana – Microsoft’s voice digital assistant and answer to Apple’s Siri – to Android. As we all know, apart from the meager features of Google Now, there is not a single official voice digital assistant for Android. So the group has ported Microsoft’s Cortana – naming it Cortaña – not to create a competitor, but to encourage the Redmond-based company to do an official port.

Google+ Stories card starts showing up on Google Now

Just the right information at the right time. This is what Google wants you and me to experience with Google Now. The smart personal assistant feature has been seeing a lot of developments lately especially after the launch of Android Lollipop and Material Design. Google has allowed Google Now to send Hangouts messages by voice commandsNew gas stations on route cards, low flight fare tracking, and more Now cards were recently added.

Chrome OS on Beta receives new launcher with Google Now

If you're testing out Chrome OS beta, you'd be happy to know that Google has added a new feature that is expected to speed things up: the Chrome Launcher 2.0. Launchers have been very useful on smartphones but it's only now that desktops can take advantage of them the same way in mobile devices. Launchers are not just simple shortcuts because they offer more information and easy access to apps you often use.
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