Talking with Google Now
In This Chapter
Telling your phone to make a call
Dictating an email or text
Doing a web search without typing
Every science fiction movie worth its salt predicts a world where we speak to computers rather than typing in data. The reality is that there are many technical obstacles to voice recognition perfectly interpreting your verbal instructions. That doesn’t stop us from having some fun in the meantime, however! Google Now, an app within the Google Search app, can handle some basic functions, including making a phone call, sending an email or a text, searching the Internet, or even updating your Facebook status.
You may love this capability, or you may find it to be a gimmick and not very useful. Try it.
Look Ma! No Hands!
To get started, tap the Google icon. This brings up the screens shown ...
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