Any tips to get the most out of Google Now?

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  1. prowler85

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    Installed Jelly Belly yesterday, and absolutely loving the buttery smoothness of JB right now. Played a little with Google Now, but doesn't seem like it does much unless I ask it questions. Are there any tips on getting the most out of Google Now? I set my work and home locations in Maps as a starter, but just wondering if anyone out there has any additional tips.

    TIA
     
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    lol. have fun

     
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    i was wondering the same thing yesterday. LOL I was like, so whats the big deal? I have to ask it question and it up? Where is the widget? haha...i guess i should watch the video.

    edit: just watch the video and im not that impress same as siri. asking question. I guess i have to play with more so it can automatically tells me traffic and weather and recommend food and cook for me. :D
     
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    That's more or less my question. The video was impressive, and I've massively impressed my boss and co-workers.....but not really what I was trying to figure out. My understanding of it is that it provides info without being asked. So I was wondering if anyone had any tips to assist that process. Any way to let it know the things you are interested in so that it will provide them without being asked.

    But thanks for the video!! I didn't know it was that impressive.
     
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    My understanding is that it learns and will deliver more targeted information the more you use it. This is why it'll be more powerful than Siri because it won't have to be prompted for information it'll be readily available or inform you without asking. So over time it essentially becomes smarter.
     
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    How would it learn by me keep asking question? I was under the impression that it would constantly run like a widget and tells me the traffic etc...I guess I'm not using right. :/
     
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    Yeah Google Now leaves me with questions sometimes as well. I haven't completely figured it out.

    I can't figure out the sports cards for example. I was able to get it to display an MLS team, but MLB is a no go for me. I search for "when do the Washington Nationals play again", "what the score of the Nats last game", "set up a *censored* Washington Nationals card you silly Google Now"...nothing. I mean I get the results I was looking for, excluding the last one of course, but no card or notification (although they have been on break for a the past few days due to all star festivities, I did try back when they were still playing). I search for DC United once, and I have a DC United card, which figures cause I don't really follow soccer haha.
     
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    Just some advice, unless you have a backup app like SeekDroid, I wouldn't recommend putting your actual home location. I personally use the local mall as my "home" location.

    As for getting most the most out of Google Now well I'm still figuring it out myself. That video posted Tradge is a good start though. I personally use mine to set reminders and all that.
     
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    it is because just in case i lose my phone and someone wont be able to know where i live? lucky i live in a condo complex and i didnt put the unit # down. :D but if i were to lose my phone, that would be my last concern. if someone wants to meet either my rifle, shotgun or 9mm they are more then welcome to. :biggrin: but i would be more concern about my gmail and other apps if some how they manage to unlock it.
     
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    i started asking more question...i asked where is the nearest Italian restaurant it gave 'calling dominos pizza' LOL
     
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    That's a bit fancier than Olive Garden :D
     
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    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.
     
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