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Google Now bucks the ‘app empire’ trend, but will you still use it?

Google Now bucks the ‘app empire’ trend, but will you still use it?

Quick, rattle off everything Google Now does! Unless you’ve been keeping a close eye on all the changes, you likely can’t. The service is adding features at an alarming clip, with recent tweaks like offline cards, hotel info, and parking reminders being among the more useful features we’ve seen added in quite some time. Now is definitely cool, but is it getting it right?

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Google Now update makes cards available offline

Google Now update makes cards available offline

Google Now is handy for all kinds of things, and the team is constantly working to add more to the service. One of their incoming features might be of great use to many, as cards will continue to be available when you're offline. Whether you have a signal or not, Google Now can keep you informed and up to date.

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Google smartwatch tipped by June with Google Now focus

Google smartwatch tipped by June with Google Now focus

Google is targeting a March release for its own smartwatch, a Bluetooth LE wearable designed to work alongside an Android smartphone, though insiders on the project are reportedly pessimistic that the current timescale is realistic. Google has already pared back on the complexity of the design it's said, switching from a metal strap to a plastic one, but even so there's a strong possibility that the ship date could slip to June 2014 or see Google launch the gadget with even fewer features than initially intended.

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Google Now boosts airport cards for more intelligent travel

Google Now boosts airport cards for more intelligent travel

Google Now has been updated to make airline notifications more useful, with the contextual engine now able to figure out not only when your next flight will leave, but when you need to leave to make it to the airport in time. The enhancement to the Android version of Google Now also adds more customization options to what the company describes as the "time-to-leave" system, letting users set where they're leaving from and by what method they'll be traveling.

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