You guys having issues with certain things not working (i.e. sports cards not showing), make sure you've got your history turned on within your google settings.
To do this, go to the google homepage and click your icon in the top right corner. Then select privacy then scroll down and select dashboard. Once in your dashboard, scroll all the way down to web history and make sure it's turned on.
Once you do this your sports cards will start working. Also, places that you search for on your browser will automatically show up in Google Now as navigation cards. For example, I just google searched (on my computer browser) the closest post office to me. I opened Google Now and it's showing me a map, with the eta and a nav button. Pretty cool.
Anyone else having trouble signing into Dashboard?
Mine just keeps saying "unavailable at this time" on every category. On Google Chrome, it does give me the option to "stop sync and delete data from Google"
edit: And yes I did try logging out and back in.
Last edited by dezymond; 07-13-2012 at 12:26 PM.
My level of paranoia is such that I cannot sleep in a room with the door open or for which the door cannot be locked. Even if it is locked, I put something behind it that causes noise. I have door and window sensors that send alerts. I can't have a ground floor bedroom.
And through all of this, the LAST thing I'm worried about is some joker finding my phone and, of all things, using it to come to my house. First off, if they found the phone they'd probably be trying to sell it and second, my phone never leaves my sight anyway. But let's assume that it were left somewhere. If they managed to get past the PIN, they might very well use the location to find me to return the phone. As someone else said I'd be more concerned with them flipping through my email than anything else.
To the OP:
I use the feature daily. It not only learns from your search behaviors, but it will act based on how much you choose to give it in terms of data. The #1 piece of data that helps it is the full location setting. This gives you (and you can control this):
- Commute times to and from work as well as the ability to one-touch navigate
- Bus schedule information for bus stops near your current location, keyed into times that you would normally be commuting to or from a place
- Restaurants near to your current location (this seems to trigger only after it sees that you have moved a certain distance from a stationary location)
- Weather forecast data for your current location
For the most part it is a basic search system and nothing more. It just uses GPS to enhance the results and deliver them to you before you ask for them, and it does a pretty good job at that.
But it can also set alarms (and good ones, too), play artists' tracks (I found this lacking somewhat), compose text messages, and place calls.
Yes I'm concerned about them flipping through my e-mails, but I rather have them flip through my e-mail than go through ever single drawer or cabinet in my home.
I'm not trying to get into an argument with anyone, just handing out some advice. Whether anyone here decides to take that advice is up to them. I'd also recommend getting an app, such as SeekDroid, where you are given full control over your phone through your internet browser or text message (from another phone of course).
Also, first tenet of security: "it's cumbersome to have to keep entering a 4-digit number just to check some quick things" is the same thing as "it's cumbersome to have to keep pulling my keys out to lock my door just to go to the corner store". Of course it is - that's the point. You inconvenience yourself for a few seconds and gain at least some security and peace of mind in return. No, it won't stop a determined thief. But it's better than not bothering.
Like you, I'm just handing out advice. Lock. Entering a pin takes 2 seconds at most.
Since the topic is steering in this direction... I'll add this... I agree with the market of stolen phones being high as hell... what gets me is the people on ads basically saying they buy stolen phones by cracking the old I buy used phones bad esn is OK...they flash them to wherever...this should be illegal as its encouraging theft......just saying...
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And remember that we are in the nexus forum... use facial recognition.Originally Posted by revelated
I use it and love it,be sure to use the improvement feature and take several angles and lighting conditions shots.
I literally pick up the phone and as soon as I point it at my face it unlocks.
How hard is it to look at your phone?
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So far the things I like about Google Now are:
If you add an appointment into you calendar and actually fill out a legit location for the appointment, it will notify you when you should leave from your current location based on how far away it is and what the traffic is like.
If I search for a business or address or something on Google, I'll find a notification on my phone letting me know how long it will take to get there, again, based on traffic, and the ability to navigate there.
I also like the constant weather notification.
I don't have a use for public transit, travel, sports, etc., but I like all the navigation features. The voice search is also nice if I'm driving.