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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Now is guessing, based on where and when you spend your time. If it's wrong, simply edit it. Once manually set it won't guess anymore.


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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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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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Try Nova Launcher. It has an option to disable persistent search bar.


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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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No. The app drawer is part of the same app as the home screen itself: the launcher app. You can only replace both of them at once. Some launchers don't even have a separate app drawer: the list of apps is a seamless part of the home screen itself.


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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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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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I'm assuming that you are talking about Home screen. If yes , Press and hold on Clock Widget and drag it up. I will answer more precisely if you post a screenshot.


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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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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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Since Google Now isn't actually available in my country, I did some looking around, and found this "hack" in a blog : http://thenepalidroidguy.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-enable-google-now_6.html In case that the link dies, these are the steps described there : Make sure you have an active internet connection and follow all the steps below carefully. ...


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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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It's not possible with the Google launcher, but it's fully possible in 4.4 in general, you just need to stop using Google's launcher. The "regular" launcher is still included so you can switch to that.


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you can search for a contact by saying "open contact" then the person's name. Takes it a few seconds but it shows name numbers and addresses. All of which allow you to tap to call, text or get directions directly from Google Now.


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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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Settings -> Language and Input -> Text-to-speech output -> settings Gear for Google TTS -> Install Voice Data. Then, click on US or UK for English voices, and download the Male voice!


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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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