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Let Google remember where you parked

Let Google remember where you parked
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"Where in the world did I park the car?" used to be a question that a quick Google search couldn't answer. Those days are over.

A while back on my blog, I told you all about Google Now, an app for both iOS and Android gadgets that gives you freakishly handy notifications about your current weather or traffic situation, scores from your favorite sports team or directions to restaurants you might like.

Click here to watch a fun video that explores all that Google Now can do. 

Think that's great? Google wasn't done there. The latest updates to Google Now include a feature that can remember where you parked.

The new software, Google Now 3.4, can detect when you park your car using a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi signals, a compass, cell tower location, barometer data, gyro, and an accelerometer.

All this technology combined can tell when you are driving versus walking or riding a bike. If you go from driving to walking in a matter of a few minutes, Google will automatically ping your location and save it for later.

Even better, when using a dedicated parking spot finder app, you have to launch the app and enter data. Google now will do all of this automatically. No launching necessary.

Will you be using this feature in the latest version of Google Now? Or are you tired of Google following your every move? Click here for seven great alternative search sites that respect your privacy. And be sure to let me know what you think by posting in the comments below.

Source: Android Police
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