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How To Video: What is Google Now?
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How To Video: What is Google Now?

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Those of you lucky enough to be enjoying Android Jelly Bean can take advantage of a new feature called Google Now. Sharon Vaknin explains how to get search results before you even think to ask for them.

As more people are getting their hands on -- jelly being their discovering and new built in feature called Google now. It's not -- Siri competitor and it's also got some revamped version of Google Voice actions. Instead Google now is a built in a system that gives you quick answers to voiced questions it also tries to predict what -- you wine based on your search history. Remember this is only available in jelly -- devices so if you have one just swipe up from the bottom of any screen to access school now. At the top is your standard Google search bar except with -- now you can search with your voice. If you're already familiar with Google search shortcuts these voice commands will come easy -- First -- -- Google to activate the search event whenever I -- search for. -- sparkle. I'd get the definition and it's -- out loud. Flash -- To search again press the -- for an icon and say something like. Forty degrees Celsius and -- -- And that conversion will show up right away if ask for. Images of the Eiffel Tower. Google -- take me straight to the image results. If you search for a sports team yelled at the latest score an upcoming -- so I can say. San Francisco giant. Giants beat the -- -- seven -- one airplane the pod race today at 7:15 PM. And there is all that and bio. And glorious search smarter Google now will get in fact Google now will begin to predict the out things you want before you even ask for it. Back in the main screen you'll see -- show up all of the search bar. They're public at a glance information like schedules -- public transportation and the local weather. One of my favorite cards as the one -- traffic data for your commute to and from work. To make the most of this feature be sure -- -- your home and work locations by selecting edit. From the pop up menu on that card and entering the appropriate address. You can also manually define your home and -- applications like office open up the latitude app and find your location. Then -- your name and application history. From here you'll be asked to give permission for Google to track your location when you do go to change home location or change work location. Yet it's creepy and you might not like it -- skip this and you'd rather have -- tracking your whereabouts. You can edit the settings for any given -- by topping the three dots in the corner -- the menu. The setting options vary from cart to cart to check out each one and take them to your liking you can also disable the card by turning it off at the upper right of its settings -- -- -- If cards aren't showing up when you do things like search for a -- sports team there's a good chance because you have Google web history disabled. In order for Google now to work at full capacity you have to enable web history. This is the huge about arbor people who don't want -- -- the tracking their activity. But if you're willing to sacrifice not go to -- now and scroll down to setting. From there -- privacy and accounts then chat show recent searches and then hit manage web history. For me hear your browser will lines you'll have to sign and and finally when you get to this web history screen tap resume. Without enabled Google now -- your search history to get. And cards Air Canada 4479. For entrance is skeptical -- is -- -- and -- and 35 minutes. So those -- just a few tips to help me get started with -- now just remember that the more you use it the smarter a look at and more accurate those cards only. Also check out the full list of voice search commands on how to blog and tweet meet with any other -- you discover. For CNET I'm Sharon -- --
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