PDA

View Full Version : Google Glass Will Soon Add Text and Navigation Support for iPhone Users




MacRumors
May 3, 2013, 12:15 PM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/03/google-glass-will-soon-add-text-and-navigation-support-for-iphone-users/)


http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/glass.jpgGoogle Glass will soon gain stronger interoperability (http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/03/google-glass-will-soon-also-let-iphone-users-access-navigation-and-text-messages/) with iPhones, allowing iPhone-owning Glass wearers to access text messages and navigation on the device. Currently, only Android phone users can access navigation and texts on Glass via a special companion app.

Google Glass pulls data from the iPhone's cellular connection via Bluetooth tethering, but until now a number of Glass functions were limited.
While Glass will happily work with any iPhone over Bluetooth or use any Wi-Fi connection to get online, iPhone users are currently unable to get turn-by-turn directions through Glass - one of its killer features. Those direction are pretty useful while you are navigating a new city and they do show off the power of location-based apps on Glass, but the software will currently balk if you ask it to give you directions while it's connected to an iPhone.The $1,500 Google Glass (http://www.google.com/glass/start/) is currently limited to a select few users but is expected to ship next year at a significantly reduced price.

Article Link: Google Glass Will Soon Add Text and Navigation Support for iPhone Users (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/03/google-glass-will-soon-add-text-and-navigation-support-for-iphone-users/)



madsci954
May 3, 2013, 12:20 PM
So if you don't have a tethering plan, no soup for you?

laflores
May 3, 2013, 12:25 PM
So if you don't have a tethering plan, no soup for you?

You don't need any tethering plan for using Bluetooth...

Drunken Master
May 3, 2013, 12:31 PM
Yo dawg, I heard you like to iPhone while you Glass so I put an iPhone on your Glass so you can iPhone while you Glass.

sulpfiction
May 3, 2013, 12:31 PM
Connecting via BT is NOT tethering.

pgiguere1
May 3, 2013, 01:35 PM
Nice, I can't wait to save 2 seconds each time I don't have to pull my iPhone of my pocket to see my text messages. Totally compensates for the fact that everyone will hate me for possibly be recording them at any time.

PracticalMac
May 3, 2013, 02:27 PM
Yo dawg, I heard you like to iPhone while you Glass so I put an iPhone on your Glass so you can iPhone while you Glass.

Though it was put Glass in your iPhone?

rGiskard
May 3, 2013, 03:08 PM
I can't wait for this to fail in a spectacular way. Nobody wants to talk to someone who may or may not be paying more attention to text messages beamed onto his retina. Add in the possibility of archiving video of every conversation and the societal backlash will be brutal.

dBeats
May 3, 2013, 03:59 PM
Please make these illegal while driving. I get sick to stomach thinking about people driving and getting texts that flash at them in the exact spot you need to check before making a left turn into oncoming traffic. Shivers. Yes, I'm also a motorcyclist.

Liquorpuki
May 3, 2013, 04:05 PM
Please make these illegal while driving. I get sick to stomach thinking about people driving and getting texts that flash at them in the exact spot you need to check before making a left turn into oncoming traffic. Shivers. Yes, I'm also a motorcyclist.

Should probably make that iWatch illegal while driving too.

shartypants
May 3, 2013, 04:07 PM
Good thing Google is also into self-driving cars, I think they need to make sure mass production of these glasses coincides with their cars. :p

charlituna
May 3, 2013, 04:17 PM
Add in the possibility of archiving video of every conversation and the societal backlash will be brutal.

That's the reason for the LED that glows when its recording. So you know and can smack the person.

Then again as soon as this goes public someone will root the software to turn off the light.

tevion5
May 3, 2013, 05:32 PM
I can't wait for this to fail in a spectacular way. Nobody wants to talk to someone who may or may not be paying more attention to text messages beamed onto his retina. Add in the possibility of archiving video of every conversation and the societal backlash will be brutal.

I would never "wait for anything to" fail. Decca told the Beatles in 1962 guitars groups were on the way out. HP told Wozniak computers were not for the home. The brass at Xerox laughed at the idea of a "mouse" for a computer.

Sit back and see what happens, because nobody has a ********* clue.

4TheLoveOfTech
May 3, 2013, 07:01 PM
I know there isn't a lot of Google love on this site but this guy is using tech for the best reasons.

He uses it to teach his class. The Following Video is from his trip to CERN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yRrdeFh5-io

max-sjc
May 3, 2013, 07:15 PM
Add in the possibility of archiving video of every conversation and the societal backlash will be brutal.

The distrust won't last....

I bet people said the same thing about cameras in stores, buses, etc. Over 10 years ago, if someone proposed that people would post a list of their friends in a public place, many people would say he was crazy.

You might hate it, but your children might not even care. The mugger would also hate it when he sees the 'red LED' blinking on the old guys glasses. (Not saying that you are a bad guy)

The question is, "When there are cameras all over the place, who gets to see what is recored? The just government, everyone, or something in between...

GoldenJoe
May 3, 2013, 07:44 PM
Boy, I can't wait to live in a world where every move I make is recorded and uploaded to the internet by somebody.

maxosx
May 3, 2013, 09:02 PM
Boy, I can't wait to live in a world where every move I make is recorded and uploaded to the internet by somebody.
Good news! Your wait is over.

It's already happening, most simply aren't aware, or locked in denial until at some point in the future, the truth is revealed.

My Great Grandfather had no idea that smoking was bad for him. Nor did any of his friends & professional colleagues know it either. That fact took years to be revealed. Call it a bad example if that soothes your nerves, but this is hardly any different.

The devices in our pockets or carried on our person are the tracking tools the Feds, Employers, and Insurance Companies dream of. And it doesn't cost them a dime :D

dhrlove
May 3, 2013, 09:53 PM
Soooo I have Apple recording my Siri inquiries and google logging EVERY interaction I have with their glasses?

No thanks.

Parasprite
May 4, 2013, 12:54 AM
I'm still baffled that this is really being sold.

Gmerdude
May 4, 2013, 12:55 AM
Yo dawg, I heard you like to iPhone while you Glass so I put an iPhone on your Glass so you can iPhone while you Glass.

What


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2

Pakaku
May 4, 2013, 01:28 AM
I know there isn't a lot of Google love on this site but this guy is using tech for the best reasons.

He uses it to teach his class. The Following Video is from his trip to CERN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yRrdeFh5-io

I'm not a fan of Google's ethics, but reading all the Google bashing on this website... it's really entertaining for all the wrong reasons :)

OtherJesus
May 4, 2013, 01:51 AM
I'm still not interested and never will be because, get this, it's a shocker:

I don't want to wear glasses.
Don't even own a pair of sunglasses.

If people go bananas for this, good for them.
Not for me.

Nightarchaon
May 4, 2013, 05:14 AM
I'm still baffled that this is really being sold.

You and me both.., unless of course i can airplay a movie to the google glass, and its got a built in speaker that discrete enough i can watch a movie when we have those boring team meetings :D

SockRolid
May 4, 2013, 12:32 PM
#Gl*******s and #Gl*******Wannabes are rejoicing, no doubt.

Vinamra
May 4, 2013, 04:18 PM
Soooo I have Apple recording my Siri inquiries and google logging EVERY interaction I have with their glasses?

No thanks.

No offence, but if you're so concerned about security/safety, you should probably quit reading information on technology websites and dare I say you have an iPhone 4S/5 with Siri turned on. AI and augmented reality is the future.. deal with it. :)

the8thark
May 4, 2013, 04:23 PM
I know there isn't a lot of Google love on this site

For obvious reasons. We all know what google do.

Renzatic
May 4, 2013, 04:28 PM
For obvious reasons. We all know what google do.

...which was never an issue until Android came out, and their relationship with Apple became strained.

We've always known what Google does. We've only hated them for it since Steve Jobs declared thermonuclear war on them. It was around that time they became the Microsoft for the mobile generation, and people started bashing them for every little thing they do.

Admittedly, they have done some iffy stuff in the past. But the whole "Google knows everything about you, and sells it to the highest bidder" is alarmist nonsense at best.

derangedcow
May 4, 2013, 04:48 PM
$1500 resting over your ears is a great way to get mugged...

iChrist
May 4, 2013, 08:27 PM
So if you don't have a tethering plan, no soup for you?


Uhhhh... question:

Do you need a tethering plan for your earpiece? cuz uhhh this uses bluetooth too.


lol :rolleyes:

----------

Please make these illegal while driving. I get sick to stomach thinking about people driving and getting texts that flash at them in the exact spot you need to check before making a left turn into oncoming traffic. Shivers. Yes, I'm also a motorcyclist.


I agree, I wish the penalties were extremely high, like > $2k per offense with no chance to fight it. Current penalties do not act as deterrent.

the8thark
May 4, 2013, 08:28 PM
...which was never an issue until Android came out, and their relationship with Apple became strained.

We've always known what Google does. We've only hated them for it since Steve Jobs declared thermonuclear war on them. It was around that time they became the Microsoft for the mobile generation, and people started bashing them for every little thing they do.

Admittedly, they have done some iffy stuff in the past. But the whole "Google knows everything about you, and sells it to the highest bidder" is alarmist nonsense at best.

I've disliked google for at least 10 years now. Long before Jobs said what he said. My hate for them has nothing to do with Apple. google has earnt their reputation a long time ago and has done nothing to change this.

the8thark
May 4, 2013, 09:11 PM
I agree, I wish the penalties were extremely high, like > $2k per offense with no chance to fight it. Current penalties do not act as deterrent.

No. Always need your day in court. Or the police can use it as unethical revenue raising.

SlCKB0Y
May 4, 2013, 09:55 PM
I can't wait for this to fail in a spectacular way.


Why would you actually want something to fail?

Nobody wants to talk to someone who may or may not be paying more attention to text messages beamed onto his retina. Add in the possibility of archiving video of every conversation and the societal backlash will be brutal.

So you have no choice of who you associate with? Don't like it? Don't associate with them or simply ask them to please stop?

Also, I don't know how old you are but exactly the same hysterical reaction was displayed when mobile phones reached mainstream adoption in the early 90s... how'd that turn out?

A decade later when phones got cameras, people predicted hordes of perverts taking photos in change rooms and toilets... how'd that turn out?

This is nothing new, luddites have been predicting the downfall of society as we know it with each new advance in technology going back hundreds of years. It hasn't happened yet - it turns out that we adapt, both on the individual level and at the societal level.

SlCKB0Y
May 4, 2013, 10:06 PM
I've disliked google for at least 10 years now.

Why did you hate Google in 2002/2003? Other than producing by far the most effective and efficient Search engine and making a tiny amount of money from AdWords, they really hadn't done anything of note by that point to inspire hate.

Of course, it's pretty trendy to hate them these days. :rolleyes:

the8thark
May 4, 2013, 11:22 PM
Why did you hate Google in 2002/2003? Other than producing by far the most effective and efficient Search engine and making a tiny amount of money from AdWords, they really hadn't done anything of note by that point to inspire hate.

Of course, it's pretty trendy to hate them these days. :rolleyes:

1. Google took over gmail. Yes gmail.com was originally the garfield email. I used that. And it was great. Once google muscled their way in and booted garfield from the domain they moved to e-garfield.com then the garfield email went out of existence.

2. The advertising, always annoying.
I used to use Altavista and msn search (MS) back in the day. When google became popular and all the rage I moved to that but now I've moved back to bing (MS). I tried to give google benefit of the doubt and see if it could improve itself. The search algorithms google has back in the day were pretty good. But of recent they are becoming a little "shut out the competition".

3. Google's products. Google seem to use the R&D for anything and hope something out of that is good. Not very wise ways to utilise R&D money. But it's google's loss. More targeted R&D would be better.

4. You can't do a full gmail email account delete (ie delete every email in it) from a client like mail or thunderbird. You have to use the web based client to do this. Very annoying. The main reason why gmail is now my spam only email account. I've moved to @me (as in Apple). I'm not saying Apple email is the beast out there. I'm just saying I like the @me ending. Short, to the point, easy for people to remember etc etc.

SlCKB0Y
May 4, 2013, 11:49 PM
1. Google took over gmail. Yes gmail.com was originally the garfield email. I used that. And it was great. Once google muscled their way in and booted garfield from the domain they moved to e-garfield.com then the garfield email went out of existence.


The only thing Google did was buy the domain name "gmail.com". The original owners chose to sell it, no one "muscled" their way in.

The software behind Google mail was completely developed in-house.


2. The advertising, always annoying.


Perhaps Google should offer all these services and not make any money whatsoever... in fact lose money?

With regards to you using Bing, they have ads too, and Microsoft can't even develop their own algorithm so they simply steal Google's results:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html

http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914


3. Google's products. Google seem to use the R&D for anything and hope something out of that is good. Not very wise ways to utilise R&D money. But it's google's loss. More targeted R&D would be better.


And yet they became a multinational, multi-billion dollar company...


4. You can't do a full gmail email account delete (ie delete every email in it) from a client like mail or thunderbird. You have to use the web based client to do this....I've moved to @me (as in Apple). ... I'm just saying I like the @me ending.

Surely having to login to a web app to delete every email in your gmail can't be that much of an inconvenience? How often does that get done? The one time when you want to stop using your gmail account?

But you previously liked gmail.com domain when it was garfield mail?

Regardless, let me see If I have this correct. A decade ago you decided that you hated Google for the following reasons:

1. They bought a domain name from an owner who was willing to sell

2. They used ads to subsidise their free email service, which at the time had data allowances orders of magnitude greater than the competition, with vastly superior search and antispam capabilities

3. You didn't like the R and D areas Google chose to spend its money in (and at that time, it was GOOGLE'S money since it was a privately owned company)

4. To delete all your emails from their superior, free email service you were inconvenienced by having to open a webpage.

So for you, these reasons are enough to incite a hatred that has lasted a decade? :confused:

----------

For obvious reasons. We all know what google do.

What is it that you think Google do exactly?

confucious
May 5, 2013, 04:20 AM
What is it that you think Google do exactly?

I think Google kill little kittens.

But I could be wrong, it's either that or provide computer services, I always get the two confused.

JarScott
May 5, 2013, 04:44 AM
Google Glass now interests me more with this news. Although I generally am not a fan of Google products, Glass is intriguing. I'd like to give it a go when it's released so I'm hoping the rumours of it costing around 150 are true.

BigHonkingDeal
May 5, 2013, 06:22 AM
New features seen on SNL last night....

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/weekend-update-randall-meeks/n36353/

needfx
May 5, 2013, 08:03 AM
Steve Jobs imaginary quotes on Google Glass

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1572917

Bluefusion
May 5, 2013, 10:05 AM
That's the reason for the LED that glows when its recording. So you know and can smack the person.

There is no such light. It's been suggested as a brain dead obvious thing they should add to the product, but the fact remains: IT'S NOT THERE. There is no way to know if someone is recording.

Rossatron
May 5, 2013, 10:29 AM
as someone said, i too hope that wearing it would have social repercussions. i dont want to be around people who record everything, without me knowing of it. i hope that google add - or be forced to add by court order - an led that notes the person wearing it is recording.

Casiotone
May 5, 2013, 05:36 PM
http://www.scientificsonline.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/0/3037815_spy-glasses_pic2.jpg

SlCKB0Y
May 5, 2013, 06:33 PM
Image (http://www.scientificsonline.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/0/3037815_spy-glasses_pic2.jpg)

We are meant to know your meaning from this post?

Stella
May 5, 2013, 08:53 PM
I'm looking forward to such glasses become mainstream. The potential is huge - for example - but not limited to -
* cycling or driving with a HUD that contains map directions.
* being able to read SMS / emails ( not while driving or cycling of course).
* working through a cooking receipe,
* walking past a resturant and have their menu available

You may think 'what's the point' but glasses will become smart whether you like them or not and Smart Glasses are a future mainstream consumer product.. Battery life needs sorting out of course.

In the longer term future, it won't be smart glasses, it will be Smart Contact Lenses.

Casiotone
May 5, 2013, 09:08 PM
We are meant to know your meaning from this post?

Obviously. Spy glasses are meant to be used by real spies only, would you believe that? :cool:

the8thark
May 6, 2013, 03:14 AM
The only thing Google did was buy the domain name "gmail.com". The original owners chose to sell it, no one "muscled" their way in.
You've never heard of "they made an offer you couldn't refuse?"

Perhaps Google should offer all these services and not make any money whatsoever... in fact lose money?
No. Just do it a little more ethically minded.

With regards to you using Bing, they have ads too, and Microsoft can't even develop their own algorithm so they simply steal Google's results
I am aware of this and it's very wrong. Just like samesung stealing from Apple etc etc. Would be a perfect world if no one stole from anyone else. But people do every day.

Surely having to login to a web app to delete every email in your gmail can't be that much of an inconvenience? How often does that get done? The one time when you want to stop using your gmail account?
I like to keep a clean email account. And remove every old email I don't want there. My personal choice I agree, I don't have to. But Google makes us take that extra step to do so.

But you previously liked gmail.com domain when it was garfield mail?
gmail the domain doesn't bother me. It's just a domain. It's what is on the domain that matters more.

Regardless, let me see If I have this correct. A decade ago you decided that you hated Google for the following reasons:
1. They bought a domain name from an owner who was willing to sell
As I said above "an offer they couldn't refuse". Not fair but that's life.

2. They used ads to subsidise their free email service, which at the time had data allowances orders of magnitude greater than the competition, with vastly superior search and antispam capabilities
I wouldn't say anti spam. I get loads of spam in my google email. I always have. And only some of it is directed into the spam folder. And their search used to be superior. Now their algorithms are coming into question.
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/02/are-itunes-links-being-downranked-by-google/
And google are doing it to all of their competition not just Apple.

3. You didn't like the R and D areas Google chose to spend its money in (and at that time, it was GOOGLE'S money since it was a privately owned company)
No. I don't like the methods in which they use their R&D. Not what the specific things they use R&D on. I don't like the fact they are go random and see what sticks. The need more focus with their R&D in my opinion.

4. To delete all your emails from their superior, free email service you were inconvenienced by having to open a webpage.
google email being superior is only in your opinion. google email does not work for me. But others love it. ANd that's fine, we each have our own favourite email.

So for you, these reasons are enough to incite a hatred that has lasted a decade? :confused:
Yes.

What is it that you think Google do exactly?
Not think. We both know what google do. They are a business out to make money, like any other business. I just don't like the way in which they conduct their business, that's all.

SlCKB0Y
May 6, 2013, 04:57 AM
You've never heard of "they made an offer you couldn't refuse?"


How exactly did they do this? Are you suggesting there was legal action (or threats of) involved?

----------

Obviously. Spy glasses are meant to be used by real spies only, would you believe that? :cool:

Haha. Sorry, I thought you were implying something deeper about Google as a company as that seems to be the direction this thread has taken! (as usual on this forum) :D

Kroner
May 6, 2013, 01:57 PM
I think Google kill little kittens.

But I could be wrong, it's either that or provide computer services, I always get the two confused.

It is pretty much the same thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi8VTeDHjcM).

dBeats
May 8, 2013, 09:45 AM
Should probably make that iWatch illegal while driving too.

But you choose to look down with a watch. As Neo once said, the problem is choice.

rGiskard
May 10, 2013, 09:16 AM
The distrust won't last....

I bet people said the same thing about cameras in stores, buses, etc. Over 10 years ago, if someone proposed that people would post a list of their friends in a public place, many people would say he was crazy.

You might hate it, but your children might not even care. The mugger would also hate it when he sees the 'red LED' blinking on the old guys glasses. (Not saying that you are a bad guy)

The question is, "When there are cameras all over the place, who gets to see what is recored? The just government, everyone, or something in between...

No, people didn't say the same thing about cameras in buses, ect. For one, they don't record intimate conversations, and they're in public places Google's glass is anywhere the dork who's wearing goes, and it can record the most intimate facial expressions and conversations. This is whole new ballgame.

----------

That's the reason for the LED that glows when its recording. So you know and can smack the person.

Then again as soon as this goes public someone will root the software to turn off the light.

Easily patched. A jailbreak will disable the LED.

ttexxan
Dec 10, 2013, 06:47 PM
Funny if this was an apple product people would be praising..

Funny!! Friend was telling me if walking into Apple store with Glass Workers cannot even acknowledge them. HAHAHA Amazing

RenoG
Dec 12, 2013, 02:26 PM
Just saw a guy with these glasses on, he looked like cyborg.

kdarling
Dec 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
My daughter's favorite video blogger, i.justine, had this review when she first got Glass:

dj7W2FmfY4g

Around 2:22 she addresses the idea of people being afraid of being recorded.

Around 3:00 is a hilarious "flaw" in the system that her boyfriend figured out.

Around 3:20 she talks again about how obvious it likely is if someone is taking a picture or recording.

Btw, by default, videos are set to stop at 10 seconds unless you reach up and swipe to extend.