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The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands. With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say? " And, with today's update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now was already the most natural-sounding one.)

If you can't get enough of talking to your phone (or your Android Wear watch), we put together a long list of OK, Google commands to help you get more done with just your voice. OK, Google There are two ways to say a command. With newer Android devices, just say "OK Google," followed by a question or task. For example, if I wanted to know the weather, I could say "OK Google, what's the weather like today? " If "OK, Google" isn't working for you, make sure that feature is enabled.

The (almost) complete list of Google commands We searched high and low for a complete list of "OK Google" commands, but came up short. The basics Open [app name]. Search Navigation. How to download an APK file from Google Play. There are a couple of ways you can download a Google Play APK to your PC. You can use a Chrome extension or a website that will generate a specific download link for you - we've covered both methods for you below. You can even download paid APKs if you have already purchased them on the Play Store, but take a look at the excerpt from Google Play's Terms & Conditions at the very bottom of this tutorial to see their take on the subject. Download APK file using a browser extension If you're likely to download lots of APKs, then getting yourself an extension for Chrome or Firefox is probably a good idea.

Once you've added the extension to your desktop browser, you need to enter your email address, which will be stored in the Chrome extension associated with your Google Play account, and also your device ID for later requests. To get your device ID, download an app called Device ID, which will bring up your Android ID when you open it. Install APK file on your Android device. Android 5.0 Lollipop security: what’s new, and what you need to know. Link to Video Kevlar around the core Two of the most important security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop are invisible to everyday users.

Device encryption, previously available as an option, is now on by default, so your data is protected from the moment you first switch on your brand new or upgraded Android 5.0 device. There’s also mandatory SELinux Enforcing Mode for all apps on all devices. Automatic updates and the kill switch For some time now Google has been moving essential updates out of the main Android package and into Google Play Services, which enables Google to update crucial components without having to persuade manufacturers to issue a brand new Android version.

That continues in Android 5.0, this time with the WebView component moving to Play Services. Android 5.0 Lollipop also gains a “kill switch” in the form of Factory Reset Protection. The school of hard Knox Phones get guest accounts too It’s still up to you What do you think? What is an APK file and how do you install one? How to Download APK File from the Play Store What is an APK File? Just like Windows PC systems use a .exe file for installing software, Android does the same. An APK file is the file format used for installing software (usually games or apps) on the Android operating system. Why would I want to install an APK File? Searching for and downloading APK files allows you to access apps that have leaked ahead of their official release. (You can also download apps which have been banned, though we would not recommend this.) APK files of new Android builds are often leaked ahead of time, giving you early access to all the exciting new features that otherwise wouldn't be available to you.

APK files also allow you to bypass carriers to get the latest Google updates, which can take a a frustrating amount of time to arrive via an over-the-air update from your network, and if your Android device lacks access to the Google Play Store, APK files may be your only option for installing apps on your device. Best APKs you won't find in the Play Store. The vast majority of Android users only ever install applications from Google Play.

However, the potential of Android goes way beyond the Play Store and Google services. There’s a plethora of APKs that Google doesn’t offer, and we've prepared a list of the best Android APKs and apps you can't find in the Play Store. Jump to: Best Game outside the Play Store: Fortnite Fortnite, the battle royale game that became a veritable cultural phenomenon in 2018, is so popular that creator Epic Games decided that they didn't need to pay Google's 30% cut for the Play Store, choosing instead to host it themselves. But be warned, there are still plenty of fake, malware-laden APKs out there claiming to be Fortnite. Download Fortnite Best for gaming: Humble Bundle The legendary Humble Bundle recently received a few updates, meaning it's no longer available in the Play Store (maybe Google now sees it as a competitor?).

The money you pay gets divvied up between charities, the developers and the website. How to improve GPS signal on your Android device. What To Do Before Rooting Your Android. 4 Ways To Get Paid Android Apps for Free (Legally) Use Google Now to Get Reminders for Events, Times, and Places. Google Now’s Reminders feature is powerful. You can set reminders for specific times, events like TV shows, and even have reminders go off when you visit specific locations. Time-based reminders can be recurring, popping up on a schedule. These features are all available in Google Now for Android as well as the Google search app on iPhone and iPad.

Reminders sync between your devices and should hopefully be available on the desktop when Chrome gains Google Now integration. Set Your Own Reminders Google Now allows you to quickly set reminders. You can tell Google Now to remind you about something later in the day or even months from now. To set a reminder, just open Google Now, say “Okay Google” and say something like “remind me to feed the dog tonight.” You can also do this from your browser. Subscribe to Event Reminders Google Now can also remind you before certain events occur. This also works with other events, like holidays. Create Reminders For Places Manage Reminders. Pro tip: How to uninstall stubborn Android apps. Have you ever needed to uninstall an app from your Android device only to find, for some odd reason, that you can't? What gives? You installed the app from the Google Play Store, so the uninstall process should be a simple matter of going into Settings | Apps, locating the app, and tapping Uninstall.

But sometimes, that Uninstall button is grayed out. You can't do anything with it. Or can you? Remember, this is Android, so there's always a way. Here's the thing — sometimes an app requires what's called Device administrator privileges (on some devices, this will be called Phone administrators). Let me show you how to take care of this. If you open up Settings and go to Security, you should find (depending on your device) either Device administrators (such as on Motorola devices) or Phone administrators (such as on LG devices). Figure A The Verizon-branded LG G3 Phone administrators window. In order to remove an app's privilege, tap to uncheck the app in question. Figure B.