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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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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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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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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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Magic wand at the bottom of Google Now should do it (that is if you turned them off). If you just flicked the tile away they will be back so don't worry. If not just go into the magic wand menu and set the way you "get around" to another mode of transportation, then change it back to driving.


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The overflow menu for Google Now (on all form factors, I believe) is in the bottom right corner of the app instead of the top right, where most other applications put it. You need to make sure you've scrolled all the way to the bottom of your cards, though, because it shares the bar with the "Show more cards..." button, which is hidden if your screen is ...


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Answering my own question, this seems to just be my misunderstanding of how Google Now works. I was typing the search and expecting a voice response. But apparently it only responds with a voice if you ask with a voice. If I use voice search, then a voice does indeed reply. Leaving this question/answer here in case anyone else has the same ...


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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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Voice reply isn't exclusive for Samsung phones: I get it with the same "what's the weather" query on a nexus-7. But it's controlled by a setting in Google Now. From the main window, go to the menu and choose Settings. From the settings page, you want Voice, then Speech output. Set it how you like. But take note that you only get a voice reply for the ...


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See if Google search is somehow disabled in the list of apps. Alternatively, ensure that the latest version of Google Search has been installed in your device. I am assuming of course, that Google Now is a supported feature in your country.


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Don't know if you found an answer or not but here is what I did. It requires Desktop VisualizeR. Open Chrome on your mobile device and search for "Google Now Add Reminder". This will initiate a reminder card through through Chrome. In Chrome Menu select "Share..." Then select "DVR save to clipboard". Then create the shortcut on your home screen using the ...


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Keep clicking on the Next button as if you are agreeing. Then you can choose 'No, Maybe Later` to opt out of google-now. When you perform a normal search under your previous searches/ suggested searches there is a link to "Get Google Now" again! You can click the big X beside it and it will not come back. However, some updates and reinstalling the search app ...


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As you've indicated, both features are native to the default Launcher app that shipped with the 4.4 ROM for Nexus 5, called the Google Experience Launcher (GEL) Having Google Now start listening when I say, "Okay Google" without pressing a button I haven't come across any third-party Launcher app that's integrated this yet, and wouldn't count on it ...


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Okay ,so firstly I will help removing that Ok Google funcationality from the Home screen: 1.Go to Google Now > tap Settings > Voice > "Ok Google" Hotword detection > here you will see an option to disable Ok Google on Home Screen. Now for the search bar , if you are running SlimKat , then you are probably on one of the two custom launchers pre-installed ...


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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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For this to work, your Nexus 5 will need the "always listening" mode. It's not supported on this handset officially, but there are community developers working on enabling this feature. As of this writing, the development is still in a (semi-)working proof of concept stage.


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Solved it! I realised that I had set Language to 'English(UK)' (under 'voice' settings of the Google Now app) and apparently hotword detection currently works only with English(US) (In my case, the offline voice recognition package I had installed was 'English(US)' , but language was English(UK) )! Solution: So a simple switching of 'Language' to ...


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Here is a video tutorial on how to get it setup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Woh20ullI Explanation of Video This requires the Xposed Framework (http://goo.gl/NNwZ9) and the Google Now API for it (http://goo.gl/5Pf3jG). You will need to be rooted to install the Xposed Framework. First you need to do this: 1. Open Google Now API 2. Click plugin ...


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Right now this is not very likely. If the phone was listening and analyzing the surrounding voices constantly that would drain the battery very quickly. You could also detect app activity, data connection, etc. while that process occurs. Indeed @gunner has a plausible explanation. Nevertheless, it is likely that at some point phones could analyze phone call ...


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Unfortunately Honeycomb and below is "dead" development, people are focused on doing more on ICS than anything. When Eclair rolled out, development stopped on Cupcake and Donut, and now its quite hard to imagine someone still working on those old versions of Android. There may be around it involving rooting your phone but I doubt it. Look at your link, the ...


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If you go to google now, and then go to settings (the three dot menu button if its a soft key) theres a section that says notifications. That section has a part titled Urgent Updates and has the option to set a ringtone or turn on vibrate. As far as I know this should change the sound for the alert since it says urgent updates include public alerts. Just ...


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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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I had the same problem but didn't see the described GUI on my Galaxy S3. So here's how I did it: Opened up Google Maps If on the routes/navigation screen, hit the back button until you return to the default map view with a search bar up top. The search bar should have 2 icons on the right: one for routes/navigation, and one that looks like a user icon. ...



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