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Google Trips update reminds us Google has another travel app, and it's actually pretty great

An update to the Trips app brings automatic bus and train reservation detection, manual entering, and itinerary sharing to Google's other travel app.

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How to save your parking spot in Google Maps

A new option in the Google Maps beta lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo.

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Google tweaks Android Messages to make it easier to start a one-on-one conversation

The latest update to Android Messages brings a useful interface tweak that eliminates the extra tap to start a solo conversation and adds a new group messaging button.

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Google's 'Copyless Paste' feature aims to take the pain out of copying text on Android

A new feature in the Google Chrome Canary build called Copyless Paste will provide contextual suggestions based on the things you've recently searched.

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Google Maps vs. Waze: Which should be your go-to map app?

Each app offers unique features to help you conquer survive the commute home. Which should you use, and when?

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Now it's personal: Google Home picks up support for multiple accounts, voice recognition

In an update rolling out to all U.S. users, Google Home will now support up to six users and be able to differentiate between who is speaking for personalized briefings and playlists.

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Google expands Earth with new VR tours, but Daydream support nowhere to be seen

Google unveils a new Earth for Chrome and Android phones that gives you more places to visit and greater control over what you see.

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Google's set to unveil a new Earth experience, possibly bringing Daydream support

As part of the Earth Day celebration, Google will showcase a new Earth experience at an event in New York City on April 18.

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Google Photos brings electronic stabilization to your old and shaky family videos

A new feature in the Google Photos app will stabilize videos in your library that weren't taken with a steady cam.

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​Tips and tricks to master Gboard, Google's super smart Android keyboard

Google's keyboard app can save you time with all of its typing tricks if you look under the surface at all of its clever tricks.

google duo audio calling

The ability to make audio calls in Duo is rolling out worldwide

Previously limited to users in Brazil, Google is rolling out audio calling in Duo to users all across the globe.

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Why YouTube Music should be the future of Google's music ambitions

Google Play Music is a solid service, but it needs a major rethink for Google to gain traction against more popular streaming competitors.

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Gboard update brings text selection mode and resizing to Android keyboard app

The latest update to the Gboard app for Android brings a flurry of new changes, including a toolbar option for selecting and editing text, and better control over the size of your keyboard.

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Google tweaks its Photos’ info interface to quickly show who’s in a pic

The newest update to the Google Photos app includes a small feature that will make identifying the people in your photos a whole lot easier.

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No joke, Google lets you play Ms. Pac-Mac in Google Maps for April Fool's

As part of its annual April Fool's Day tricks and treats, Google has launched a playable Ms. Pac-Mac game right inside the Maps app.

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Great Google apps you didn't know you needed

All Android phones come with a bunch of pre-loaded Google apps, but these you'll have to download from Google Play.

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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

With a flurry of app updates, Google brings audio calling to Duo, file sharing to Allo, and smarter backups to Photos.

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Google will now let you share your location with friends in Maps

A new feature rolling out soon to all Maps users will let you easily and temporarily broadcast your location and share your journey with anyone you'd like.

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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update

The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.

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The Google Home app will now help you decide what song you want to hear

A new Listen tab in the Google Home app is dedicated to helping you find the right music to fit your mood.

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