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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Google Releases New 'MyGlass' Companion App for Google Glass [Updated]




Google today released a new MyGlass companion app for the iPhone, which is designed to increase compatibility between Google Glass and iOS devices. MyGlass is used to configure and manage Glass devices.

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Use it to set up Glass, get directions on the go, screencast what you see on Glass to your phone, and add Glassware and contacts.

If you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that. Learn more at google.com/glass.
Prior to the release of the MyGlass app, Google Glass had much more limited functionality with the iPhone, but Android users have long had access to an Android version of the MyGlass app which lets users Screencast from Glass to an Android smartphone and provides an interface for turning Glass apps off and on.

The same functionality will now be available for iPhone users, making Google Glass far more useful on Apple's platform.

Google Glass can be purchased via invitation from Google for $1500. MyGlass for iOS can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Update: MyGlass appears to have been pulled from the App Store, though it is unclear why.

Update 2: In a Google+ post, Google notes that MyGlass for iOS will launch later this week.
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Great news iPhone fans, the iOS app is ready, but we need you to have this month's Glass update first before it will work. We know we spilled the beans a bit too soon, but we'll let you know when it's available for download later this week.
Update 3: MyGlass is once again available in the App Store as of Thursday, December 19.

Article Link: Google Releases New 'MyGlass' Companion App for Google Glass [Updated]
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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Meh! :P Can't justify $1500!
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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Nothing in the UK App Store as of yet.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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I just got my invite code to buy Glass, but I don't really feel like wasting the money.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Me neither, just like anything else I'd be interested in, I'd have to justify the price tag before I buy it.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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Me neither, just like anything else I'd be interested in, I'd have to justify the price tag before I buy it.
You mustn't own many apple products so! :P
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 01:08 PM   #7
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You mustn't own many apple products so! :P
It is pretty easy to justify an Apple purchase.
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You mustn't own many apple products so! :P
Show me a $1500 product from Apple with so little value.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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Glass is a piece of junk and you need a phone anyway for it to work properly. This is no better than their watch you need a phone for. Rushed, cheap, tacky products !
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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This is no better than their watch you need a phone for. Rushed, cheap, tacky products !
Google did not make the android watch, Samsung did.
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 01:25 PM   #11
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I'm sure as soon as Apple releases their iSee to compete with Glass, everyone claiming the Glass is tacky will suddenly spring up to support Apple's version and declare it the best thing since Retina iPad Mini.
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I'm sure as soon as Apple releases their iSee to compete with Glass, everyone claiming the Glass is tacky will suddenly spring up to support Apple's version and declare it the best thing since Retina iPad Mini.
And then they'll accuse Google of copying Apple's product
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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You mustn't own many apple products so! :P
I only have an iPhone 5. That's about it. I'm looking to replace my PC laptop with an iPad though. I don't really need the flexibility of the PC software.
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I assume it may have something to do with google apps for google glass being available through the companion app???

It's been a year and I still haven't seen a single soul using google glass and it's not like I'm a country bumpkin here.
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Show me a $1500 product from Apple with so little value.
Let's not forget that some people will be creeped out by it when the users go into a public restroom.
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Show me a $1500 product from Apple with so little value.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototype
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It is pretty easy to justify an Apple purchase.
Well especially when justification is mere collecting, then you get your hands on all the classic products like myself, and I'm only 18! :P

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Show me a $1500 product from Apple with so little value.
Just saying if you're gonna spend let's say 3.5K on a mac pro, it'd be for a damn good reason like intense video editing or something, a job that nothing cheaper an do as well. Such an item would not be required for general consumer use. I love apple products like crazy and am a vintage collector (only 18) and I consider them all to be faily good value. But many task at perfectly suited to a $400 PC for example. While a $1500 would be my personal choice given an appropriate budget, it is not completely needed or the task.

Basically I think apple products are good value and higher end, therefore cost a lot of dollaz.

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I only have an iPhone 5. That's about it. I'm looking to replace my PC laptop with an iPad though. I don't really need the flexibility of the PC software.
I think many people misinterpreted my position. I think Apple products are the best stuff in general, but I need lots of pennies to get em!

(I spent 200 on a Macintosh 512Ke last year when I was 17 merely because I love it as a toy and piece of art and history. I'm as hooked as it gets! :P)
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It is pretty easy to justify an Apple purchase.
Depends on the buyers finical position and what their requirements are. A Mac Pro or web browsing? An indefensible waste of money, regarless of whether or not you can afford it. Totally that guys choice if that how he wants to spend his money, but most people would consider that spending needless.

A $1500 iMac for a desktop computer for a middle class family on a budget? I don't think so. Such a situation would call for a cheaper $400 Dell or similar product, even though it is an inferior product. spending the exta cash for the better machine would be irresponsible in this case.

I think when budget suffices, to the degre that you are wealthy enough to buy virtually ANY phone/computer/tablet etc., then apple would be my go to any day. But they at top shelf products. The lower true exists for a reason. While a Ferarri is better than a Ford Focus and perhaps even great value, it doesn't make a sensible choice when picking a car for most people.

I say this as a lover of apple products, and an apple collector. Please continue to be civil about this trivial topic! :P
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Are you suggesting Google can market Glass to kingdom come (via blogs and media) with impunity and exempt from criticism because they've publicly framed their product as a $1500 prototype?

That would be a great deal for Google, but I'm skeptical.
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Apple doesn't sell prototypes. They keep prototypes internal, determine internally if it's a product worth bringing to market, and then release it only if it is. Google, and other companies similarly known for halfassing things, on the other hand, is totally incapable of determining if a product is worth having or not and so they have to put prototypes out. Because supposedly customers know what they want. (They don't.)
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Old Dec 17, 2013, 08:10 PM   #21
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I just got my Google Glass delivered yesterday, coincidentally. Great timing for me.

As for the debate on it's value, no, for any consumer it's absolutely not worth $1500 unless you have a lot of disposable money. I got it because I'm planning on developing with it, but after playing with it a couple days now I can safely assure everyone that functionality-wise it isn't ready for primetime yet. Also, it's worth noting that when the consumer model comes out it will be less than $1500, this is only the price for developers and super early adopters.
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I don't get it. He said "Show me a $1500 product from Apple with so little value." and you give him the prototype page form wikipedia?
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I'm sure as soon as Apple releases their iSee to compete with Glass, everyone claiming the Glass is tacky will suddenly spring up to support Apple's version and declare it the best thing since Retina iPad Mini.
Difference is, if Apple released a product like that it would actually do something useful, but they won't because its a floored concept. People don't want to be around anyone using it because they don't know if the thing is photographing or recording them. It has major privacy implications which obviously weren't even considered by the product developers. They basically never asked the question 'is this a good idea in the real world', they just built it and hoped for the best.

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Let's not forget that some people will be creeped out by it when the users go into a public restroom.
Exactly, they never considered if the thing was usable in the real world rather than a lab on the Google's campus. I can see this being banned in most buildings because of privacy concerns.
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Difference is, if Apple released a product like that it would actually do something useful, but they won't because its a floored concept. People don't want to be around anyone using it because they don't know if the thing is photographing or recording them. It has major privacy implications which obviously weren't even considered by the product developers. They basically never asked the question 'is this a good idea in the real world', they just built it and hoped for the best.

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Exactly, they never considered if the thing was usable in the real world rather than a lab on the Google's campus. I can see this being banned in most buildings because of privacy concerns.
That's such a ridiculous argument. There are dozens of different spy cams available that you can hide on your person to covertly record and nobody will know the better. At least if someone is wearing Glass they're being honest about possibly recording you.
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