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Google Search received a pretty nifty update in the Play Store yesterday, which brings some great new additions to Google Now, including the ability for users to take a photograph or record a video without even having to touch their smartphone or tablet. All they have to do is start the Search by saying ‘OK Google Now’ from their home screen on any KitKat device running the latest Google Now interface, then say ‘open the camera’.

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Evernote has updated its Android app to introduce handwriting recognition, allowing you to search all the notes and sketches you jot down with a fingertip or stylus. The latest release also deliver an enhanced note editor, a faster camera experience, and numerous bug fixes.

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Google has reached a tentative agreement with the European Commission following a three-year antitrust investigation into how it displays search results in Europe. As part of the agreement, the company will display search results from three of its competitors — such as Yahoo! and Bing — alongside results that promote its own services.

By reaching this agreement, Google has escaped a fine of up to $5 billion, or 10 percent of its revenue from 2012.

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The Google Chrome browser for Mac and PC now understands your “Ok Google” voice commands thanks to an official “Voice Search Hotword extension” that’s available to download now from the Chrome Web Store. You can use it to make handsfree web searches, quick conversions, and even to set reminders.

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Apple began adding the Galaxy S4 to its ongoing patent-infringement case against Samsung last week, and it has now specified five patents which it believes the device is breaching. The Cupertino company has also taken aim at Google Now, which allegedly infringes its unified search patent.

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