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Google Allo finally gains a web interface but it may be too late

Google has started to roll out the long-awaited web interface for its Allo messaging app, but it still requires a phone to work.

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Five Google Tango apps your AR phone needs right now

Google's Tango is still a new platform, so there aren't that many apps (or phones) for it just yet, but our five favorites show the potential of augmented reality.

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Goodbye Google Now, hello new feed that obsessively tracks your interests

Google has officially killed off the Google Now name, replacing it with a smarter, more personalized feed that aims to deliver only the most relevant information to your phone.

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How to transfer everything from your old Android phone to your new one

From apps and data, to calendar and contacts, to photos, mail, and more, here's a quick and painless guide to backing up and moving all your stuff to a new Android phone.

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Google makes the best Android apps easier to find with Android Excellence

Google is highlighting the best Android apps with a new designation called Android Excellence, which will place the apps prominently in the Play Store.

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How to use Android's In Apps search to find your phone's content faster

The Google-powered tool can pull up messages, emails, calls, and other details more rapidly than just fumbling through your phone's apps.

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Master Gmail for Android with these tips and tricks

Gmail remains the productivity king, and there are plenty of tools offered to you on Android for bringing that unruly inbox under control.

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10 Google Assistant features that save you time

It's time to get over it and just start talking to your phone, because certain tasks are much faster with Google's digital aide.

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Google gives families simple sharing tools for events, notes, and photos

Family members are now able to set up a group that will make it easy to share appointments and lists with just a tap through Keep, Calendar, and Photos.

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Gmail vs Inbox: Which Google email client is right for you?

Gmail and Inbox are both excellent free clients. But which is the best one for your email needs?

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Google readies Duo, Assistant integration as its elevation of Allo continues

A teardown of the most recent Allo APK reveals that Google is readying integration with Duo and Assistant as it continues to improve the messaging app.

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Google adds Street View images to directions so you can see exactly where to turn

A change to the Maps direction screen adds Street View images alongside route directions to show a real-world look at where you need to turn.

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How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo

The latest update to Google's Allo messaging app lets you create stickers in your likeness and send them to your friends. Here's how to do it.

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Google search results will cure your boredom with a local events calendar

A new feature rolling out to the Google app and mobile browsers will create a new interface that helps you find local events.

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Google embraces 360-degree video with new Street View certification for cameras

Google is looking to expand the reach of Street View with a new certification program that makes it easier to shoot and upload videos of your personal experiences.

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Chrome makes it easier to download web pages when your connection dies

In the latest update to the Android Chrome browser, you can access your saved pages quicker and queue up links for downloading once a connection returns.

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Drive smarter and safer with these Android Auto tips

Google's smart car dashboard is right there on your phone, so it's time to put it to use for smarter traveling through town or the open road.

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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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