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You should be able to select folder settings in the photos app. Per support.google: You can choose to automatically back up your Android's photo and video folders, including photos you've downloaded, screenshots you've taken, or photos saved by other apps. Turn setting on or off Open the Photos app > touch the menu icon/button > Settings > Auto ...


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Google displays Weather conditions using Weather Underground as per Google Web Search Features page. All weather conditions and forecasts are provided by Weather Underground, Inc. So, Google Now also might be picking from the same source.


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Actually you shoud set you home and work address in Google Maps/Latitude. You can do this at least on your desktop by going to http://maps.google.com, logging in with your Google account, and clicking My places on the left. This shows the fields where you can edit your addresses. Google Now will figure out your regular schedule after a while, took a couple ...


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Update May 3rd, 2015: My previous answer was for a much outdated platform (latitude doesn't even exist anymore as far as I can tell). Here are some steps for current Google Maps. Open the Maps application. Navigate to Settings. There should be an option to Edit home or work address. Previous answer below for historic purposes... I finally figured out ...


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Without changing the person's name in their contacts, adding a "phonetic" name appears to work.


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Apparently, Google Now uses the "My Calendars" section of Google Calendars. When my wife's calendar was shared with me, I was granted "Make changes AND manage sharing" rights. This puts the calendar into "My Calendars" for both users' calendars. When I changed it to "Make Changes to events" on my wife's sharing tab, the calendar moves from "My ...


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It is possible that maybe your parents (or your friends) searched for it, or +1d it, or checked into it, and they are in your Circles! Google regularly gives you suggestions based on what people in your Circles like. Take a look at http://www.google.com/policies/terms/changes/ Feedback from people you know can save you time and improve results for ...


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You only need to enable Google Now. All other settings are automagically determined by Google after a few days of usage. Note: You give up a bigger portion of your anonymity for that.


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I had issue with reminders not working and that was "fixed" by going into app settings and then Accounts & Privacy, turn ON Search with Google.com Now commands work properly? Must be a local server issue.


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There are actually 2 issues here: No swipe from Home button gesture Cannot change the action from Google Now to other apps (e.g Tasker, or Greenify) The first issue is caused to accomodate a new feature called Now on Tap. Now, instead of swiping the Home button, you just need to hold it to access Google Now screen (or "Now on Tap", if enabled). AFAIK, ...


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Google Now by default will think that you're in the USA. The app pulls your home address from Google Latitude. This is also how it knows when you're home and it is the basics for traffic info. To change this go into: Maps -> Location History (tab) Here you can set both your home and work address.


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Finally found the answer. I had four Google accounts - one of them could not sync because it required domain policy to be enforced, and I hadn't allowed that. I connected the tablet to my laptop and used adb logcat to see what was being logged when the error was displayed: I/GLSUser (28125): GLS error: DeviceManagementRequiredOrSyncDisabled <<...


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In Android 4.4: Open Google Now. Press the Options button in upper right corner of the Stock Card. Press the Right Arrow to cycle through options for the card. When asked about "Interested in the stock UNWANTED-STOCK-NAME?", tap "NO". In older versions: This should do it for you: Open Google Now Press the menu button Press Settings Press Google ...


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This feature isn't available as of now. But you should frequently check the Google Now app page for such updates. This feature is available on Siri though, but that's probably irrelevant right now. In the meantime, you can still get turn by turn navigation to take you home by saying " directions to home". It'd be a good app feature though.


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I think the one on the right is the icon that shows you have an alarm on (always shows when you have an alarm). The one on the left is a notification and should disappear if you dismiss the notification.


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The Google Experience Launcher is actually built into the Google Search app along with Google Now. This is why it can listen for 'Okay Google' and have Google Now accessible via the left swipe. Ars Technica has a good article which goes into more details on this. There are some launchers that support gestures, which might be similar to the left swipe to ...


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Open Google app. Go to Settings > Now Cards Disable both Show all cards and Notifications. This should solve the problem.


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Instead of synchronizing her calendar to your phone, try setting her calendar "shared" and then subscribing to it from your own Google Calendar. When you subscribe, I believe you can set it to not pull in the reminders.


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On my Android 4.3.1: Open Maps from your phone Pull the menu Select Settings Edit home or work


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I was searching for a fix to this exact problem and came across your post. I just found this. I remembered your thread and thought i would come back to share this with you. The guide says to: Open Bluetooth Launch and scroll down to “Voice Search”. Tap on it to expand it out, then select: “com.google.android.voicesearch.RecognitionActivity” but i found ...


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Go into settings -> apps and click all. Then find voice dialer and disable it. That should disable the voice dialer app and Google Now should come up when you press the call button. If that doesn't work you can always reenable voice dialer.


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According to the Google Now page sports cards are : Shown based on Web History so I suppose there are still many links related to the Giants in your web history. Try to go to your google history page, search for everything related to Giants, then remove the shown items, then maybe Google Now will understand that you are no longer interested in Giants ...


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I have found that if I search for an address (or other location), not too long after that I get a card with driving directions to that location. If I tap the card, I'm asked if I "care about travel time to this location". Usually I say no, but if I say yes I'll have a new card that gives me the travel time to that location, just like for work or home. In ...


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I don't think it's possible to add a shortcut to the "add reminder" card at the moment. I've had a look through the Activities as well and none of them appear to do what you want. There is a "Set reminder" option in the menu within Google Now which may help? Click the three dots at the bottom right (you might need to scroll down) and you should see the "Set ...


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Here is a fairly simple solution that does not require the use of a variable. You will need to set up two additional profiles and also ensure that you name the profile you created to trigger on your shake context. To name your existing profile, if you haven't already, long press on the profile and then touch the A on the top bar to name it - let's use '...


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Simply go to: Settings > apps > setting icon > default apps > Assist & voice input > assist app In there you will find a list of apps, you choose google, now it will be selected. I use the home button to lock my phone with screen lock app. You should find greenify in there too,if you have it.


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You can turn on/off Stories to read by: Navigate to Google Now home screen Open the navigation drawer on the left, then select Customize Under In your stream, select Everything else Tap "Interested in getting recommendations from around the web?", and select Yes/No. Alternate way to hide Stories to read: On one of the story cards, tap the overflow icon ...


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Invoke Google Now again to be in the same place as is on your snapshot. Just press Back button to hide keyboard and press three dots button bottom right and select Settings. You will get the summary where you can realize that you have Google Now switched Off. Just select this item and continue with the wizard to switch Google Now On.


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There is a way of forcing a certain app to be in different locale / language than your general phone settings! you need to be rooted install "xposed framework" from xposed.info within this app install a module "app settings" within this module search for "quicksearchbox" (it's the google search app) change its locale to "english-us" enjoy Unfortunately ...


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I was just looking for the same thing to be able to run my phone in English, but my Navigation application in my native language (dutch). I found a program called localized apps program on XDA Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1174443 It lets you create a shortcut for an app for a different language (it actually changes your phone ...



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