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Google Assistant learns how to read texts as its prime-time rollout continues

Google's voice-activated Assistant can finally read and interact with our text messages on our phones.

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Google makes it easier to summon Assistant in Allo, adds in-app GIF searching

A new update rolling out to the Android Allo app adds a new icon for bringing Assistant into a conversation, lets you search for GIFs, and upgrades some popular emojis.

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Gmail users can now receive attachments up to 50MB, but please don't send them

Google doubles the limit of the size of emails it will accept from 25MB to 50MB, but keeps the sending cap fixed at 25MB.

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Google's new Playables ad platform lets you try out games before you download them

With Google's Playables users can test limited versions of Play Store games over HTML5.

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Google promotes Keep note app to a G Suite core service, much to our relief

As a new core component of G Suite, Google integrates Keep into Docs, letting you edit and create notes without launching a separate window.

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Google beefs up Play Store discovery, introduces strikethrough discounting

In an announcement at the Game Developer Conference, Google unveiled a series of initiatives designed to boost developers' success in the Play Store.

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Google will start adding Assistant to Nougat and Marshmallow phones this week

After months of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google will allow all Nougat and Marshmallow phones in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, and Germany to talk to Assistant.

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Google shuts Spaces, the content-sharing app you probably never heard of

Google will be shutting down Spaces on April 17, ending the experimental service that never really got off the ground.

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Google Assistant can now share personal info in Allo, but only if you let it

A new feature in Google's Allo messaging apps lets you share calendar, contact, and travel information retrieved by Google Assistant to other members in a group chat.

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Google might be gearing up to remove millions of Play Store apps next month

Google begins to crack down on Play Store apps with dubious privacy policies, warning developers that it will take action beginning March 15.

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Google is killing its bold Hands Free payment experiment

While only limited to select stores in the Bay Area, Hands Free let you buy stuff just by saying, "I'll pay with Google."

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The new Google Voice isn’t quite ready to be your only number

A long overdue revamp modernizes the service, but it still needs some work to truly match its potential.

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How to manage your Google Account on your Android phone

Learn how to get more control over your Google Account's data, privacy, and security settings.

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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features

After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.

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Can Google's new watches save Android Wear?

Google is set to release a pair of smartwatches alongside next month's release of Android Wear 2.0, and there's a lot riding on them.

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Five Google Assistant integrations we want to see

Google's eager aide offers some useful tools, but in order to overtake Alexa it needs to talk to more apps and services.

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How to add, remove, and manage accounts on your Android phone

The Accounts tab in Settings gives you the power to wipe accounts from your phone and stop battery-killing apps from syncing.

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How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

Here's how to replace all of those data-hungry apps and services with ones that don't need to know so much about you.

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The best apps with custom Quick Settings tiles in Android Nougat

Android 7.0 lets developers add quick settings tiles, and Shazam, Todoist, and a whole host of others have jumped on board.

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How your Android phone can help you conquer Black Friday

The power of Google and several smart Android apps can help you keep your sanity and save some money during the high holy days of shopping.

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