Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 7, 2014

Google Now, the world’s best digital personal assistant, just got even better. Google Now’s latest update gave it the ability to help you remember exactly where you parked. The app will use your phone’s sensors to gauge when you’ve exited a moving vehicle and automatically remember that location, then save that spot onto one of Google Now’s cards, giving you quick access whenever you’re ready to drive again. The feature will mark your location every time you get out of a moving vehicle, so it’ll also keep notice of spots like bus stops. If you don’t drive very often or want to minimize clutter, you can disable the feature entirely. The latest update also brought a few other features to Google Now, including the ability to give contacts nicknames. That means you can say “call my wife” or “text my brother” and your phone will know exactly what to do. The update is rolling out to Android devices now, but you can manually grab it through Google Play if you want to get it immediately.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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