: One of the biggest advantages Android had over iOS was Google Now, which gives you the information you want, when you need it. It’ll help you manage your day, stay connected and find fun things to do nearby. Google Now is now on iOS, though, with most of its core features intact. Google Now is activated within the Search app, and once you activate it, you can use it to access your Gmail, calendar, location, search behavior and more. Now is most helpful to those people who run their lives through Google, like me. I use Gmail and Google calendar, which means Now already knows my schedule and commitments, and has a good understanding of what my information needs are. While Now is missing features like nearby events and Fandango, there are still more than two dozen others that remain, including the major ones like weather and traffic. Now is part of the free Google Search app in the App Store, so grab it today!
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.