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Google Now Updated With More Natural Sounding Voice

03/22/2016, The problem with voice assistants is that they can sound robotic. This is because their sentences are stringed together using pre-recorded sounds, and given that there are many ways one might search for something and the different results that come back,...

Google Now Icon Updated

01/27/2016, If you have been a Google Now subscriber for quite some time already, surely you are used to the very notion of notification logos appearing in the top corner of the screen each time there is an update to a score in a game, or perhaps a weather alert of...

How To Use Google Now

11/27/2015, Google Now is a fully-featured digital personal assistant by Google. It can help in many of different ways, such as setting reminders, manage commute, help with shopping, answer common questions, and much more… However, all these features first...

Study Finds Siri Outperforms Both Google Now And Cortana

11/09/2015, In terms of native voice assistant software on mobile devices, we have Siri, Google Now, and Cortana which are made by Apple, Google, and Microsoft respectively. They all have their strong traits and also their fair share of weaknesses, but speaking...

Radio Waves Can Control Siri, Google Now

10/14/2015, It looks as though anything that is of the digital age is never 100% secure, although it sure is a whole lot more secure than storing your password on a written piece of paper. Still, this does not mean that we do not do our part in making sure that the...

Google Now Comes With Some Offline Voice Commands

09/29/2015, If there is one thing frustrating about voice assistants such as Siri and Google Now, is that when you don’t have any access to the internet, they become pretty much useless. However the good news is that it appears that Google has made some updates...

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Google Now Launcher Available For Download

08/19/2015, Google unveiled Android M earlier this year and it got everybody thinking since then about the version number and the moniker for the next major Android update. The company has finally confirmed it though, it’s called Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the...

Cortana For Android Can Replace Google Now As Default Assistant

08/09/2015, As some of you might have heard, Microsoft is working on bringing Cortana to iOS and Android devices, meaning it will no longer be an exclusive to Windows-based devices. However we had previously mentioned that it might not necessarily gain the same...

Use ‘OK Google’ To Send WhatsApp Messages

07/28/2015, Back in April Google launched custom voice actions on Android which allowed users to control select third party applications using the “OK Google” voice command, which brings up the Google Now digital assistant that can help with a wide...

New Hound Video Surfaces, Goes Up Against The Competition

06/30/2015, Earlier this month SoundHound launched Hound, their own voice assistant software. The app is currently in beta although a recent video showed that it had no problems handling the competition. However if you don’t have access to the beta and want to see...

OK Google Now Shows Suggestions In The Search Bar

06/22/2015, If you’re new to Android and you’re wondering how best to take advantage of the Google Now voice assistant feature, fret not because Google is here to save the day. It has recently been discovered that Google has been including suggestions in the...

SoundHound’s “Hound” Beta Blows Away The Competition In Tests

06/12/2015, Earlier this month you might recall that music identification tool SoundHound launched their own voice assistant software called Hound. The app is currently in beta but so far from initial impressions, it seems that many were very impressed with Hound’s...

SoundHound Debuts “Hound” Voice Assistant App

06/02/2015, When it comes to voice assistant features, having it baked into your operating system is probably the best as it would allow deeper control over the entire operating system. However sometimes third-party apps might be more powerful or in tune with what...

“OK Google” Hotword Detection Returns To The Galaxy S6

05/31/2015, Back in April, we reported that Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners were complaining that the “OK Google” hotword detection appeared to have gone missing on their handsets. The feature was still available but only if it was used within Google’s...