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Get the most from Google Now with these tips and tricks

Derek Walter | March 8, 2016
Google’s digital assistant can do way more than quickly search the web, once you learn all of its hidden tools.

Extra content from apps

Google started indexing third-party apps last year with the goal of making Google Now a better hub for everything on your phone. Sometimes it’s rather useful. I get pings occasionally from Trulia about the value of nearby properties so I can either celebrate or cry, and Foursquare will offer up details about the new burrito place that just opened. 

But the best content isn’t from a third-party app: it’s Google's new weather card. Google recently poured in some extra time into for a splashy, new interface. It may replace your current go-to weather app, in fact (although there are plenty of good weather apps).

It’s not uncommon for Google to launch a new integration or capability out of the blue, so don’t be surprised if one day something new pops up. That’s how Google rolls with its products, but it’s a boon for anyone who doesn’t want to wait for OS updates or new hardware to get the latest features. 


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