Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fabulous things You Can Do with Google Commands

Did you know that you can just open the Google Search app on your phone, tap the mic, and command your device like an unbottled Genie? Thanks to Whitson Gordon and this LifeHacker article, my phone is now listening to me in a whole different way!
Open the "Google" app (on my phone it looks like the image on the right) and say “OK Google” (or tap the mic) to get started.
Call the Holiday Inn Express in Conroe, Texas.
Define "boondoggle”
How long is the movie “Gravity”?
How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?
Listen to “Royals” by Lourde on YouTube.
Navigate to HEB "on foot.”  Navigate to Rice University by car.
Note to self: I'm parked on level E2. (Then add to Google Keep)
Open Spotify (or any other app.)
Play the theme song to MASH.
Remind me to call Brad tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Set alarm for 30 minutes from now, label, get laundry.
Show me a video of how to tie shoes.
Show me pictures of Galveston sunsets.
Show me pictures of the newest Samsung phone.
Text Sylvie "when are you coming home?"
What is 73 degrees Fahrenheit?
What is area code 409?
What is the status of US Airways flight 200?
What time is it in Anchorage?
What's the theme song to MASH?
What's the weather like this weekend in Round Rock, Texas?
What's this song? OR, tap the “listen” button then tap the music note icon.
When does Target close in Conroe?
When is Father's Day?  (Tap “remind me on Google Now.”)
Who is the CEO of Edmodo?
Who wrote “Electra”?


P.S. You can ALSO get all this fabulousness from your Chrome Browser like so . . .
On the phone . . . 



5 comments:

Ann DeBolt said...

Google just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing this, Amy.

Tong Utakrit said...

It also works with the Google Search for iOS, just not fully integrated :-(

Dana Levesque said...

Great tool. We use this with beginner writers in Google Docs (3rd grade and up) ... sometimes the spellcheck does not underline the word they typed because it is spelled right but not the word they intended. So they use the google speak tool and say their sentence .. this way they can find the correct spelling.

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