Google Now Officially Comes to Chrome for Desktop

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    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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    Additional information on setting up Google Now for Chrome is available in Google's help pages.

    Article Link: Google Now Officially Comes to Chrome for Desktop
     
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    Oh god, anti-aliasing the text please.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    What's the coffee cup to the left of google now... seems interesting...
     
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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.
     
  5. macrumors member

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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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    Incoming "Google is evil and are spying on us" comments.
     
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    10.10 @ wwdc

    Wondering if OS X 10.10 will have Siri built in. I have to assume so.
     
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    "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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    In the post right above yours actually.
     
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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).
     
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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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    This puts some pressure on Apple to bring siri to OS X
     
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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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    You're missing out
     
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    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.


    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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    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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    you zoom on your desktop?
     
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    Chrome kills my battery, I can't use it.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Zooming in safari? That's really needed?

    Sounds like chrome would do it if apple would allow it
     
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