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Google's cleaning up the Play Store, using machine learning to remove 700,000 bad apps

Google has announced that some 700,000 apps were removed from the Play Store in 2017 as it continues to crack down on bad apps that could harm your phone.

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How to use Google's Chrome Remote Desktop

Get your desktop at your fingertips with these easy, step-by-step instructions for setting up Google's Chrome Remote Desktop.

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Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories

Google is rolling out a few dozen games, activities, and stories for Google Assistant—and kids can get in on the fun too.

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Google's Instant Apps hit the Play Store as a big step toward a future of cloud-based apps

Google's Instant Apps have hit the Play Store via a new Tap-to-try button that lets you test full apps without installing them. The future it promises of cloud-based apps is even more intriguing.

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How to use Google's Family Link monitoring app

Family Link is easy to set up and offers a powerful set of tools and safeguards for easing your kids into a dangerous online world.

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Spoiler alert: Google's Pixel event will still be more exciting than Apple's iPhone X reveal

Google's biggest announcement might have been spilled in a massive leak complete with pics and pricing, but that doesn't mean Google doesn't still have a lot to tell us.

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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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Google Play Music and YouTube Red may merge into the single streaming service we all want

Google is working to combine YouTube Red and Google Play Music as a single streaming service, a comment by YouTube global music chief Lyor Cohen all but confirms.

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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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How Google Assistant, Home, and Lens will completely change the way you search

Google I/O may not have revealed any new hardware, but it did introduce a plethora of ways to integrate Google into everything we do.

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