Google Now will look at your Gmail in order to remind you of a planned event

Google Now will look at your Gmail in order to remind you of a planned event
Google Now is a lot like Santa mixed with the NSA. In a new feature being by rolled out by Google, the virtual personal assistant knows if you've been naughty or nice, while all the time it is monitoring your Gmail account for certain buzz words. Remember, Google Now is supposed to present you information you need, when you need it. By keeping an eye on your Gmail (and other Google services by the way), Google Now knows your schedule, but it is for a good cause.

In the same way that Google Now peaks into your personal correspondence to remind you about your airline and hotel reservations, it peruses the same applications to see what exciting events you have planned, and when they will be taking place. For example, if Google sees a thread in your Gmail about a day at the beach, it will send you a card to remind you about it.

If this feels like Google reaching into your underwear drawer, you do have the ability to stop the snooping. But if you are a forgetful sort who forgets every event you have planned, Google Now will gladly remind you for as long as you let it.


source: AndroidPolice via Engadget

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8 Comments

2. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

And I no longer use Gmail because: Nobody writes me! :-(

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao .

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yo Dawg, I heard you dont like Gmail, so we give you pathetic mail clients like rediffmail and hotmail(LOL), so you can be more productive(?). BTW good luck uploading attachments and finding the send button, not to mention the old HTML UI.

5. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Seeing as Hotmail no longer exists (and hasn't done for a while now) I'm guessing you've not used Microsoft's replacement for it, Outlook. I was solely a Gmail user, but the moment I tried the new Outlook service was an instant convert. The design of the website is so much better than Gmail's (in my opinion) and generally I find it much nicer to use.

6. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I have had my hotmail account since 1997 and still use it. Sure, when signing in, it takes me to the Outlook inbox (much better than the old hotmail inbox) but I am glad I got to keep my hotmail email address. I created my account when hotmail first became available in highschool and "electronic mail is going to mean the end of snail mail" was being taught. Exciting and good times!

8. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Yes, I know they allowed people to keep their @hotmail.com accounts within Outlook, but my point was that Hotmail no longer exists as a service and the OP didn't seem to be aware of this. He was right about the old Hotmail web interface being terrible, but the redesigned Outlook site is nothing less than awesome and the integration with their other online services is streets ahead of Google's offering.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Only thing really different is text ads (outlook.com) vs picture ads (hotmail) as far as the email services go. And its still slower than gmail.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Badly written article. When I check the author. Wow! Surprise! Alan F.

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