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  • Google Now improves its ability to anticipate
  • Google Now improves its ability to anticipate
    Kate Hiscock ©

Google Now improves its ability to anticipate

With people growing accustomed to the idea of having a digital assistant in their pockets, Google Now is trying to position itself as the most useful tool. By contextualising information on Calendar and Gmail, Google Now can remind people when their bills are due.



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