Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:18 PM   #1
stanw
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Google knows where I work?

I've noticed that Google Now on my Note2 tells me how long its going to take to get from home to work everyday and from work to home (without me asking) based on traffic. I guess its pulling my home address from my contact, however, I have no idea how it knows where I work? I guess it is observing my daily driving pattern? I do not have my work address listed in my contact.
stanw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:21 PM   #2
mikegasol
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Google knows everything about you and it even watches you shower too.
mikegasol is offline   9 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:22 PM   #3
aerok
macrumors 65816
 
aerok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanw View Post
I've noticed that Google Now on my Note2 tells me how long its going to take to get from home to work everyday and from work to home (without me asking) based on traffic. I guess its pulling my home address from my contact, however, I have no idea how it knows where I work? I guess it is observing my daily driving pattern? I do not have my work address listed in my contact.
It knows by analyzing your location. If you're at the same place everyday during the day, it'll assume it's work. If you're at the same place every night, it'll assume that it's your home.
__________________
Kangmlee Photography Blog || Focalitic Forums
Macbook Pro 13 - Dell XPS 15 - iPhone 5S - iPad Air - Samsung Note 8 (Gathering dust because of iPad )
aerok is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:22 PM   #4
Rodster
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: May 2007
It's probably because of the GPS and location service that's turned on.
Rodster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:39 PM   #5
Dr McKay
macrumors 68040
 
Dr McKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkland
Send a message via MSN to Dr McKay Send a message via Skype™ to Dr McKay
How do I get rid of that? I went to my friends house once and it thinks I work there now, It won't actually put my real work place in because it's not on Public roads so it wont recognise it.
__________________
If only I could be so grossly incandescent.
Dr McKay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 01:46 PM   #6
daveathall
macrumors 68000
 
daveathall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Yorkshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr McKay View Post
How do I get rid of that? I went to my friends house once and it thinks I work there now, It won't actually put my real work place in because it's not on Public roads so it wont recognise it.
On the card that says work, top right there are 3 dots, tap them to edit location. I hope that helps.
daveathall is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 8, 2012, 05:39 PM   #7
F123D
macrumors 68040
 
F123D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal
Google Now thought I worked at an ATT store because I dropped by a couple times after receiving my phone.
__________________
Jailbroken iPhone 3G -> Jailbroken iPhone 4 -> iPhone 5 -> Galaxy Note II -> Nexus 5
F123D is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:13 AM   #8
ReallyBigFeet
macrumors 68030
 
ReallyBigFeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Have a colleague at work that was dating two women at once and Google Now kept thinking one gal was "home" while the other was"work."

That could get you into serious trouble.....
__________________
13.3" MBA 15" MBP Retina Verizon iPhone 6 64gb iPadAir 128g WiFi
ReallyBigFeet is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:25 PM   #9
F123D
macrumors 68040
 
F123D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SoCal
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReallyBigFeet View Post
Have a colleague at work that was dating two women at once and Google Now kept thinking one gal was "home" while the other was"work."

That could get you into serious trouble.....
Dating two women at once? I agree. Have him edit the home and work addresses or turn off the commute feature.
__________________
Jailbroken iPhone 3G -> Jailbroken iPhone 4 -> iPhone 5 -> Galaxy Note II -> Nexus 5
F123D is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 9, 2012, 05:02 PM   #10
steviewhy
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReallyBigFeet View Post
Have a colleague at work that was dating two women at once and Google Now kept thinking one gal was "home" while the other was"work."

That could get you into serious trouble.....
He should assign whichever one is higher maintenance as "Work"
steviewhy is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:32 PM   #11
Stuntman06
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
I'm not impressed with the route Google Now suggests I get to work. It suggest a route that takes more time than my regular route.
__________________
<\
\>tuntman
Stuntman06 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:45 PM   #12
cynics
macrumors 604
 
cynics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuntman06 View Post
I'm not impressed with the route Google Now suggests I get to work. It suggest a route that takes more time than my regular route.
That's all routing software. Assuming its not a new job you will probably know the best way to get there.

Of apple, google and Garmin only my stand alone Garmin takes me the fastest way to work.
__________________
27" iMac (late 2013), iPad 3, iPhone 4S, Apple TV (3rd Gen), Airport Extreme (6th Gen), assorted Android and Windows devices
cynics is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:23 PM   #13
SeanR1
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Quote:
Originally Posted by steviewhy View Post
He should assign whichever one is higher maintenance as "Work"
That is awesome!
SeanR1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does this sound like it'll work? (Google Voice) paulbennett95 iPhone 6 Apr 12, 2013 12:03 AM
Does Google work better on iPhones or Androids? bonskovsky Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 5 Feb 16, 2013 06:37 PM
I have a mentor at Google and need a project to work on with them! gwelmarten Mac Programming 9 Dec 3, 2012 07:07 AM
Google's Work Toward Standalone iOS Maps App Complicated by Integration with Google Earth MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 179 Sep 28, 2012 09:09 AM
How does Google Penguin Work ? Merkava_4 Community Discussion 0 Aug 11, 2012 08:45 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC