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Here's how you can edit roads right in Google Maps

Google recently added the ability to edit road segments in Maps for Android and on the web, but it's not so easy to find. Here's how to do it.

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Update

Allo update brings chat backups, incognito mode for groups, link previews

Google is updating Allo with a flurry of new features, including chat backups, incognito mode for groups, and link previews, as it continues working toward the release of a desktop client.

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Google Phone 9.0 preps for Android O with new messaging, notification features (and pet paws)

A teardown of the Google Phone APK reveals some interesting new features such as granular Notification Channels, the ability to send photos, and strange photos of dog and cat legs.

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Google eyes massive AI expansion with new Assistant SDK

Google is launching the developer's preview of a new Google Assistant ASK, which will bring the AI chatbot to a slew of new products.

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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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Update

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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People are disappearing from Google Photos albums, but a fix is coming

Some users on the Google Photos forum have complained that people were disappearing from their auto-generated albums, but Google is aware of the problem.

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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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The 10 best features in Android O (so far)

We've explored the developer's preview of Android O, the next version of Google's operating system, and found some exciting new things.

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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.

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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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Google primes Home for a major new feature: multiple account support

Google appears to be turning on support for multiple accounts in Home, letting family members access their own calendars and music libraries on the speaker.

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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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