Google Now

Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google. Google Now, including Now cards, voice search and commands, is available in the Google app for Android and iOS.You must at least have Android 4.1.

Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now pro-actively delivers to users information that it predicts (based on their search habits) they may want. It was first included in Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”), which launched on July 9, 2012.

Google Now competes against assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

An important part of this is Google Cards.  Effectively your device takes the information you let it see, tries to understand it and then display information relevant to you.

To set it up on your device you may need to install an app called: Google Now Launcher

The app may take over your home screens.

Install it on our tablets and go through the process of changing the options.  This is done by customising the options.  You can turn options off in the settings.

Set up a home location (you can choose the address) and set up a work location (the pub: St Helen’s Square, Barmby Moor, York YO42 4HH)

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