Voice assistants have been part of our lives for a long time already. Even though they have been customer friendly for a long time, we didn’t use them. Since technology has advanced, there’s also a big jump with artificial intelligence that helps making our interactions with assistants better. It’s fascinating to see how assistants – like Siri – have been improving over time. Since then there are a lot of new competitors, and none of them are perfect just yet. I’m sure that artificial intelligence is going to change how we work and how we do stuff. For example, just check out how ‘quick replies’ make our lives ‘easier’ while answering emails… For me, it’s always amazing to see how new technology makes our lives better but also different.
This week we got the strange news that the Google Now Launcher won’t be available to download from the Play Store soon. This makes me think about the future of Android and what can we expect to see from Google. Discontinuation of the Google Now Launcher will have some impact on our Android devices and Operating System. I’m thrilled, but at the same time, scared at what can we expect to see the future.
Even though email is technically really old service we still need it. You can sign up to most of the social media websites and subscribe to your favorite blog with it. But because we use our smartphones more and more companies and developers started working on mail apps so we could check our emails almost everywhere we are.
I’m using Google Calendar on daily bases. I have all of my classes schedule so I never miss one. This is not Google Calendar review but I can easily say that it’s one of my favorites calendar apps. Since I’m fan of material design and everything sync to other devices, it have just enough features for me.
With the latest update, Google Calendar, adds option for connecting to Google Fit. Before this integration we already have an option for setting up an activity or as Google is calling it ‘Goal’. You can choose different goals like exercise (which is not new but because of new Google Fit integration it works even better), build a skill, family and friends, me time and organize my life.