"Google Now" is an intelligent personal assistant available for Google's Android operating system.

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With Google Now, can I ask for directions to one of my contacts?

I understand I can send an SMS or email to a contact, but I can't figure out how to ask for directions to the contact. Is there a voice command for Google Now that will pull up directions to a ...
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How to turn off check-ins?

I have an Android 4.1 phablet. I'd like to turn off the check-in feature. The only way I've found so far is to disable the whole Google Now, but I don't want to do that. I want to turn-off only ...
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Can't find Google Now in CyanogenMod 10.0 for Galaxy S2

I flashed CM 10.0 (Android 4.1.2) to my Galaxy S2 (i777), and it doesn't seem like Google Now is installed. It doesn't show in the list when I go to Google Play, but I do have Google Search ...
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Does the Bluetooth/Google Now “Initializing” bug exist on Razr Maxx HD?

There is a pretty severe, widespread Android Jellybean bug that causes Google Now voice search to not work over bluetooth audio (it gets stuck saying "Initializing"). I've personally dealt with this ...
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Mute Emergency alert in Google Now (without removing it)

Google Now has a neat feature (at least I think it's from Google Now) where it warns you for emergency events. The problem is it's just warned me twice in half an hour with an extremely loud tone ...
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How do you force Google Search App to keep Safe Search Filtering on

My son just got a Nexus 4. I installed K9 Web Protection which does things like blocking other browsers, forces Safe Search to be on, but it also blocks Google Now by default. He really wants Google ...
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Changing the Google Now voice back to male?

Not sure why, but today the voice on Google Now has changed from a male to a female. I'm in the UK and before I had a male with a British accent but now that's changed to an American female. I can ...
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Network Error when invoking Google Now

When I try to invoke Google Now by swiping up from the Home button, I get the message "Network error. Check your network connections and try again". I have a solid WiFi signal, and searches from the ...
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How can I pipe the input audio of a Bluetooth headset into Google Now?

How can I pipe the input audio of a Bluetooth headset into Google Now? I have Jelly Bean 4.1.1.
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How do I enable Google Now on my Galaxy Note 2 (NT-7100)?

I go to Google Search app but no Google Now "cards" are showing. I do the ff: Long-press Menu soft-key to bring up Google Search Press Menu -> Settings Under settings, I only get 3 entries: Voice, ...
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Siri-like answers in Google Voice Search on 4.2

On my Nexus 7 (4.2, all updates, German), I can start searches using speech in Google Now, but I can't get it to do anything else. In particular: It never opens cards when I ask about the weather for ...
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Gesture typing suggestions in Google Now

With the 4.2 update, I've begun using the default Android keyboard's gesture typing. However, I've noticed that in Google Now, the keyboard behaves as if it were a web browser. That is, it doesn't ...
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Google Now screen is blank (Nexus 7, Android 4.2)

I've got a Nexus 7 upgraded to Android 4.2. When I swipe up from the home button to launch Google Now I just get a blank screen with a search bar at the top. I don't see the "Get Google Now" screen ...
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Google Now time estimation to work

I have an Galaxy SII, and I'm using AOKP JB Milestone 1. That said, I'm experiencing something strange, the Google Now app is running and working just fine, except for one thing, I've set my home and ...
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Can I hide a specific Google Now place card?

Google Now is very cool, and I like how it shows places you may be interested in nearby. I'm wondering though, is there any way to tell it "No, I'm not interested in that place, please don't show it ...
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How do I get Google Now's Package Tracking to Work?

In Google Search settings -> Google Now, I have "Show cards based on Gmail" checked. "Packages" is on, and the description says "when an order confirmation email is delivered for an online purchase" ...
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Removed sports team from Google Now keeps reappearing

I added few teams to Google Now to see how it worked. Now I left San Francisco and I don't give a * about the Giants' score. I tried to remove the team by going to settings, clicking on the team, ...
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Google Now voice calling feature only searching local contacts, not businesses

In Google Voice Assistant on ICS I could, for example, say "Call the closest Dominos" or "Call CompUSA West Palm" and Google Voice Assistant would start to dial the correct business almost ...
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Installing Google Now on Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535)

I'd like to get Google Now on my (rooted) Verizon Galaxy S3 without flashing Jelly Bean on my phone. Is this possible? Although I'd love to have Jelly Bean, I want to avoid flashing ROMs (and ...
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Google Now gives absurd times for arriving on time

Google Now gives me absurd times in its notifications when it think I should leave the house. Just now, at 9:05 pm, it told me that I have to leave at 6:20 am for an event at 10 pm. 9:20 pm would ...
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Use Google Now as a Voice Dialer replacement when pushing “call” on car head unit

My Samsung Galaxy S running a CM 10 nightly opens the "Voice Dialer" application when i push the "call" button on my car radio head unit. Both are connected via Bluetooth. As you might expect the ...
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My Google Now App does not speak

I tried out the Google Now feature that comes with Jelly Bean and it's not working as I expected. It answers my questions as a search result but does not show the exact result as a card nor does it ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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How to configure Google Now's notification time?

Currently Google Now notifies me 10 minutes before I need to leave the house for an appointment (taking traffic into consideration). How do I change the notification time to some other value?
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How do I enter commute details in Google Now?

I want my Nexus 7 to know when I'm leaving for work and display the details about traffic and such. But I don't know where I need to add home and commute destination.
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How to set Home country for Google Now?

I'm living in UK and all my apps understand it. All except Google Now. It keeps showing me cards about the rate between $ and £ or time in US (supposed to be time at home). I checked all my settings ...
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How can I make Google Now ignore some calendars for appointment reminders?

How can I make Google Now ignore some calendars? My wife's calendar is shared to my calendar and then synced to my phone through my account and I currently get reminder cards for her events in ...
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Google Now and pronouncing/recognising contact names

One of my contacts has an unusual name which Google Now has never been able to understand. How can I get around this (apart from asking the person to change their name)? I'm using "send sms to ...
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...