How many of you are users of Google Now? As much as I love Google Now and all the amazing things it is capable of doing, I feel a little left out because after an entire month playing with the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the most cards I got at a time were 5 and 3 of those were directions to my most frequently visited places – work, home and elsewhere, one weather forecast and another for when there are “photo spots” nearby.
Google recently released an update to its Google Now that brings a number of new features aimed at those who travel frequently. On top of the ability to tell you the weather at your next destination, it is able to pull up your boarding pass at the airport (for United flights for now), inform you about the nearby events and offer vital travel information like tourist attractions and such using Google Goggles.
On top of that, the new update also enhances the voice search feature, allowing you to search for the name of a track that’s playing simply by asking it “what’s this song?”. Another new voice feature is to activate a barcode scanner by saying “scan this barcode”.