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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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Google Now Officially Comes to Chrome for Desktop




Back in January, Google began testing integration of its Google Now personal assistant service with its Chrome browser for the desktop. The feature, which allows users to receive notifications for such topics as weather, traffic, and events and can tap into device location, first appeared in the experimental Chrome Canary builds and gradually worked its way through Chrome's testing phases, and Google today has announced that it is beginning to officially go live for all users.
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Starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks, Google Now notifications will be available to Chrome users on their desktop or laptop computers. To enable this feature, simply sign in to Chrome with the same Google Account you're using for Google Now on Android or iOS.
Additional information on setting up Google Now for Chrome is available in Google's help pages.

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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Oh god, anti-aliasing the text please.
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What's the coffee cup to the left of google now... seems interesting...
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:36 PM   #4
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One more foot in the door to spy on us later.
Somehow I expect advertisements to start showing up on users desktops.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:36 PM   #5
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Now with more spyware!

But it's totally worth it to be able to see the local weather.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:39 PM   #6
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Incoming "Google is evil and are spying on us" comments.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:39 PM   #7
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Wondering if OS X 10.10 will have Siri built in. I have to assume so.
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What's the coffee cup to the left of google now... seems interesting...
"Caffeine" so your mac doesnt fall asleep during tasks like downloading or whatever
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Come on Apple, where's Siri for Macintosh??
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:40 PM   #10
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Incoming "Google is evil and are spying on us" comments.
In the post right above yours actually.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:43 PM   #11
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Come on Apple, where's Siri for Macintosh??
It is quite sad, Our macs can't do much more now (via voice) than they could back in 1993. While we can dictate with relative success, it is a far cry from what our Phones can do now (natively).
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:46 PM   #12
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Hey, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Also, Google IS evil and spying on us.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:48 PM   #13
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This puts some pressure on Apple to bring siri to OS X
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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I prefer Safari, but because I use Android I have to use Chrome for better integration and the Google ecosystem.

Chrome is awesome, and this just makes it better.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 01:54 PM   #15
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Don't use chrome, don't care
You're missing out
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It is quite sad, Our macs can't do much more now (via voice) than they could back in 1993. While we can dictate with relative success, it is a far cry from what our Phones can do now (natively).

Agreed. I'd be much more comfortable talking to my iMac in my own home than I am shouting at my iPhone when I'm in public.

A cultural thing, perhaps.

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I prefer Safari, but because I use Android I have to use Chrome for better integration and the Google ecosystem.



Chrome is awesome, and this just makes it better.

Careful - that kind of logical, open-minded approach to your use of technology will get you in trouble round here. It's Apple or nothing in this hood.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 02:05 PM   #17
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Nope, used to use it. I can't stand anything that doesn't allow pinch to zoom like Safari. Anything else just feels so.... Windows.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 02:18 PM   #18
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Nope, used to use it. I can't stand anything that doesn't allow pinch to zoom like Safari. Anything else just feels so.... Windows.
you zoom on your desktop?
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Chrome kills my battery, I can't use it.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 02:46 PM   #20
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you zoom on your desktop?
i do, all the time.

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i like chrome, but want to turn off google now; i can't find the toggle tho :/ anyone care to tell me where it is?
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might try it out. i do use chrome, but i also ue safari alot
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"Caffeine" so your mac doesnt fall asleep during tasks like downloading or whatever
I use it almost every time I do a presentation.
Love it.



On Chrome: I loved Chrome. Unfortunately I had to switch back to Safari since Google still hasn't updated Chrome to 64-bit.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 04:07 PM   #23
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People still use Chrome on a Mac? Chrome is dog slow and power hungry these days. It's fallen significantly behind Safari in performance on a Mac and on Windows it's font rendering is absolutely atrocious. And it's always been buggy on Android to the point that many if not most Android users prefer the stock Android browser over Chrome when available.

I almost feel sorry for the Chrome team because it used to be really good. Now it's reputation is that of a subpar browser on all platforms.
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Old Mar 24, 2014, 04:42 PM   #24
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Nope, used to use it. I can't stand anything that doesn't allow pinch to zoom like Safari. Anything else just feels so.... Windows.
Zooming in safari? That's really needed?

Sounds like chrome would do it if apple would allow it
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Somehow I expect advertisements to start showing up on users desktops.
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