Chapter 15. My Magazine, Google Now, and Voice Search and Control
You’ll learn to:
Get magazine and newspaper articles with My Magazine
Use Google Now to make your life easier
Search your S5 by speaking
Control your S5 with the magic of your voice
YOUR GALAXY S5 HAS a lot more tricks up its sleeve than you can imagine. Any smartphone will do what it’s supposed to do if you press the right buttons and use the right screen gestures—but the S5 is a whole lot smarter than you think. It doesn’t just respond to your commands; it can learn from your behavior and adjust itself to what you want. For example, it knows that you’re headed out on vacation, and so suggests a faster way to get to the airport to bypass a traffic jam. It does this with a feature called Google Now.
The S5 can do more as well, with a new feature called My Magazine that scours the Web for interesting articles and brings them straight to you, complete with graphics. With just a few taps, you can have your own personalized magazine right on your phone.
You spend a lot of time talking into your phone when you make phone calls; that much is obvious. But you can do a lot more with your voice as well. Want to send a text message, get directions to a city or street address, or visit a website? Rather than let your fingers do the walking, let your voice do the talking, and you can do all that and more.
In this chapter, you’ll learn ...