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Google Now has been available for Android smartphones since 2012. The platform utilizes contextual panels to assist users. By tracking the user's habits, Now can deliver useful information throughout the day. This includes flight information, restaurant recommendations, and more. The platform recently made its way to the Chrome browser on PC, Mac, and Chrome OS. Plus, certain features were added to this release to improve the experience. Accessing Now on a desktop adds even more capabilities.

The desktop version of Google Now works similarly to the version on smartphones. While browsing Google and using related products, users' information is tracked in various ways. From there, Google Now delivers contextual information to each user, which is personalized based upon their browsing and search habits. Users find themselves receiving useful information before they even realize it's needed. The more information a person actively shares, the more personalized the experience becomes.

Fortunately, the desktop and smartphone platforms work in tandem with each other. When a person browses on their desktop, they'll find themselves receiving Now alerts on their smartphones. The same applies to using a smartphone and receiving desktop notifications. Without a doubt, such a smart system offers better recommendations and information for users. Cross-platform features allow browsers to move seamlessly from their phones to their computers. No adjustments are needed to operate both versions, either.

Some people deride Google Now for collecting abundant amounts of personal information. However, its regular users love the personalized results they receive. These alerts and notifications can help someone find a restaurant or track the latest sports scores. Tons of other possibilities are available, too. Therefore, the addition of Now for desktops should only increase its user base by a noticeable amount. Individuals concerned with their privacy will continue to shy away from the platform, though.

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Google Now Notifications Implemented into Google Chrome
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2110096/google-now-rolls-out-to-desktop-versions-of-chrome-and-its-a-two-way-system.html

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