We have more than 100 voice commands that you can try on Google Now, we will dig on them by categories.
Google Now is not as chat-y as Apple’s Siri or Microsoft Cortana but it has its own perks. The silent search app does its job pretty well and once you have set it up properly -you can be sure that it wont let you down.
Voice search feature on Google Now is excellent, it is also improving day-by-day. Just like You activate siri by saying “hey siri’ and cortana by “hey Cortana”, you can activate it by just saying “OK Google”.
“Remind me [when I get / next time I’m at] [home / work / other location] [to call John]”
“Set an alarm at [7 AM]”
“Remind me to [call John] at [9 PM]”
“Note to self: [The sun rises in the east]”
“Wake me up in [5 hours]”
“Set a timer for [2 Hours]”
“When’s my [next meeting]?”
“What is my schedule for [today]?”
“Create a calendar event: [meeting with HR] [Sunday at 3 PM]”
Calls and SMS
“Listen to voicemail”
“Send [email] to [Jack], [Subject: Delay in Project], [Message: Re-scheduled to 5PM]”
“Send [SMS] to [Jack], [get in here soon]”
“Call [mom / dad / wife / uncle / aunt …]” (You need to add relationship to contact)
“Call [BIMR Hospital]”
“Find [Jack’s] [phone number / email / address]”
“Take a [picture / photo / selfie]”
“Record a video”
“Launch [Google Play Music]”
“Do a barrel roll”
“Tilt / Askew”
“What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?”
“What’s the loneliest number?”
“What is the nature of the universe?”
“Make me a sandwich!”
“Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…”
“When does the narwhal bacon?”
“Sudo, make me a sandwich!”
“How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
“Beam me up, Scotty!”
“Up up down down left right left right”
“Go go gadget [app name]”
“When am I?”
“What is the Bacon number of [random actor]?”
“What does the fox say?”
“Who’s on first?”
“Who are you?”
These were all the native commands on Google Now, keep in mind that other apps can have their own set of commands for Google Now, such as you can say “send a message to Jack on WhatsApp” and it will work just as well.
Apart from these, do you know any other Google Now Voice Command? if yes, please share with us in the comments below.
On spec side, Priv seems to be beefy enough. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC which has a 1.8GHz dual-core and a 1.44 GHz quad-core processor clusters. Supporting the processor is 3 GB of RAM.
On the display department the Blackberry Priv has 5.4″ Real estate area which has 2560 x 1440 resolution. The AMOLED Screen has pixel density of 540PPI which is fairly impressive.
Storage side there is only one choice for users. The phone has 32GB on onboard internal memory and in case of shortage, it is expandable up-to 2TB using a microSD card. (It sounds like a little too much, but this is what the site says)
BlackBerry Priv has a 18MP rear shooter and a 2 mega pixel camera for Video calls.
CEO John Chen was demonstrating the phone features and design at an event and it was just embarrassing for him. He tried to launch Google Chrome Browser, After tapping the icon on BlackBerry Priv for the first time, nothing happened. After tapping it twice more, The app finally opened and it was not yet configured.
It was a good example that before giving demonstration of any product, everyone should make preparations. Chen was not ready for the demo (it seems because the phone was not configured with a Google account) however, not being able to speak the right name of Google’s Operating system is definitely embarrassing. John said that the phone “Runs Google” all time in demo.
Microsoft Office for iPad Pro will not be free to use. Users can download the apps from App store on iPad, but functionality will be reduced for Microsoft Office for iPad users.
Microsoft has always charged everyone for its desktop suits, be it for Windows or Mac OS X whereas apps for Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and its own Windows Phones were free to create and edit documents.
Well, that will not be happening with the new iPad Pro. Microsoft Office for iPad Pro will not be free to use. Users can download the apps from App store on iPad, but functionality will be reduced for Microsoft Office for iPad users unless they sign in with their Office 365 subscription. Documents can be viewed and printed for free but to create or edit them you must have a subscription of Microsoft Office 365.
Why iPad Pro won’t have Free Microsoft Office?
the reason of Microsoft office for iPad not being free is dead simple. Microsoft does not count any device having more than 10.1″ screen size as a mobile device. iPad Pro has a 12.9″ screen which is bigger than the accepted limit. Whereas other iPads and iPhones do not cross the size barrier which is why they are free to use. Even as Apps for iPad do not have all features of their a desktop counterparts, Microsoft require you to have a Office 365 subscription to edit and create documents.
Microsoft Office 365 costs $6.99 monthly or $99.99 per year, and it gives user 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 Skype Minutes per month along with the permission of installing Microsoft Office suite in upto 5 devices.
Considering it not being a bad deal, Microsoft hopes that iPad Pro sales will also result in more Office 365 Subscribers.
RIM seems to have a plan to fight back with its first ever Android Powered Smartphone. BlackBerry is calling it BlackBerry Priv.
BlackBerry was always a pioneer in making mobile phones for Professionals. Although since the release of iPhone in 2007 and the rise of google’s Open Source Android, RIM has always found himself in Troubles. Most of the time people have criticised it for its app ecosystem and Operating System. Now RIM seems to have a plan to fight back with its first ever Android Powered Smartphone. BlackBerry is calling it BlackBerry Priv.
Current CEO of BlackBerry John Chen cleared out the name of the Phone and also stated that the phone will hit the market within this year.
Today, I am confirming our plans to launch Priv, an Android device named after BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy. Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform.”
BlackBerry Priv has some unique things
Whatever anyone thinks about Priv when he sees the phone, but one thing can be seen for sure – Blackberry believes strongly in QWERTY keypads. Blackberry Priv – just like most of the blackberry phones – packs a full dedicated QWERTY keypad that is made via slider mechanism. Priv is using Android Lollipop OS version 5.1.1
In shooting departments Priv packs a 18MP rear shooter and a 5MP front facing camera.
Although Company is using Android in the Blackberry Priv, BlackBerry has clarified that they are not abandoning the Blackberry 10 OS.