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Pixel Prices Published. Pretty Premium.

Morning. Last night Google unveiled the phones we all expected them to unveil. The Pixel and the Pixel XL – a phone and a slightly bigger phone. From a distance, from far, far away, it’s like the Apple launch in a way. Two phones, one a big larger …

Google updates its Now Weather app

To be honest, Google Now just sits in the background of my phone, and it’s one of those features I forget is even there sometimes. Until I get a notification that is, and realise what a really useful app it is. Well, Google has announced that the company has …

Now your Smartphone tells you how bad your food is for you

Well here’s a thing…. We know that smartphone s and their interactive personal assistants are becoming more intelligent, but now they can inform you exactly how bad, or – if you are extremely lucky – good, the food you are eating is for you. Imagine you are in …

TuneIn gets some Google Now action

Got TuneIn? Like using Google Now? Combine the two my good friend, because now you can simply speak to your phone and tell it what station you’d like to listen to. It’ll fire up the TuneIn app and start streaming the station in question. So, if you’re in …

Hey Cortana, let’s try an open relationship.

The big selling point of Windows Phone, at least in the TV ads, has been the fact that Cortana is supposedly better than Siri. Get yourself a Windows Phone and you’ll have a proper digital assistant, they say. So, the very last thing you’re going to want to …

Google Now Launcher available for most devices.

Ever since owning a Nexus 5 my launcher of choice is the Google Now Launcher. But up until recently the Launcher was only compatible with Nexus devices, meaning only way to get it on a none specified device was to download the apk file and side load it. …

Google Now… Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Google Now is slowly getting cleverer and cleverer as the days go by as Google learns more about our life. It wasn’t that long ago when the only uses were a few voice commands and even then you were really lucky if you got what you wanted. Since …

Cortana VS Google Now

Most of you will have heard of Siri, the personal Apple assistant used by millions of people around the world. It’s used for all sorts of different tasks and has been around for a while now. Maybe you only use to set an alarm instead of going into …

Google Search for Android gets an update

Google Search for Android has just been updated adding a range of new Google Now cards. Google Search for Android is becoming way more than just a search tool, it’s becoming a life management system (almost). Personally I have Google Now disabled to save on battery as the …

Google Now comes to iOS

Google Now. Love it or hate it, it’s a very clever do-hickey. Up until now it’s been firmly sat in the Android camp, but now it’s coming to iPhone too. Google Now, for those that aren’t aware, pops up some helpful cards that you’ll be needing throughout the …

MWC – MOTOBLUR is history

During Mobile World Congress I spoke to Marcus Frost. He’s the Senior Marketing Director at Motorola and, although Moto weren’t launching anything new at the event, I wanted to discuss how Google were changing the company. In November 2011 Google purchased the company, mainly for the patent portfolio …

Google Now – Updated. New apps and a widget.

Google Now, the physic Android companion is getting extra functionality. That is, so long as you live in the U.S. There are movie details, including trailers, your tickets, and even when you need to leave for the cinema. There’s ‘real estate’ (property to you and me) information courtesy of Zillow where Google …

Google add another Nexus 7 video, this time it’s Google Now

So over the last week Google has been adding a variety of videos to their Google Nexus YouTube channel. Today is the turn of Google Now and the cards. After watching this I was still none the wiser. I guess I should just use Google Now more. But information …

Android 4.1.1 Rolling Out to Nexus 7 & Galaxy Nexus

If you are one of those lucky enough to already have your hands on the Nexus 7 then expect an update to be heading your way rather soon. Google has started to roll out Android 4.1.1, build JRO03C which includes Google Wallet. The update is also rolling out to …