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soozyg
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 9:23:52 AM
translations
Google handles billions of translations a day in 80 languages.

Interestingly, Facebook went with Bing for translations.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 9:44:49 AM
I want to try this
to remind you of something when you're in a particular location, with the assistance of Google Now.

I want to try this.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/20/2014 | 3:06:52 PM
Re: I want to try this
Google Now sounds really cool. But I find I seldom use it because it's too much bother to set it up, and my privacy settings withhold too much information from it in any event. So far my working memory has been pretty good about reminding me when I need to get something from a store I pass on my way to or from work.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 3:20:34 PM
Re: I want to try this
Really? The set-up is that difficult?
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/20/2014 | 3:24:26 PM
Re: I want to try this
Not that difficult, but you have do things like give it access to your location, enable notifications, and the like. It's more the cognitive burden of weighing whether you want Google to have access to the data. If you don't bother trying to maintain privacy, it's probably just a matter of turning Google Now on.
soozyg
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soozyg,
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8/20/2014 | 3:31:10 PM
Re: I want to try this
Privacy? What privacy? ; )
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Laurianne,
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8/20/2014 | 3:53:47 PM
Google Maps
Google Maps combined with voice cues in my car has become something I use all the time. As for reminders, there are many options in addition to Google Now.
Susan Fourtané
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8/21/2014 | 2:59:19 AM
Re: translations
soozyg, 

"Interestingly, Facebook went with Bing for translations."

That's probably the reason why translations on Facebook are so poor. 

-Susan
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Angelfuego,
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8/21/2014 | 7:41:14 PM
Re: Google Maps
Boy, do I wish I got in on the shares ten years ago!
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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8/21/2014 | 7:45:11 PM
Re: translations
@Susan, I bet you are right. I had a lot of success with Google Translate when trying to communicate with people that speak a language other than English. It is a convenient tool that came in handy for me on multiple occasions, especially for work.
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