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Google Cut App Update Sizes Down By 65 Percent

There was a time when updating an app required downloading a whole new version of that app, even if you already had parts of it. These days, however, updating an app really only requires downloading, well, the parts that are different. Google has been figuring out ways to reduce update …

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You Can Now Search Google With Emoji via Twitter

The emojis cometh. Just about three-fourths — 74 percent — of smartphone users in the U.S. regularly use emojis. The average person sends about 96 of them per day. And more than 600,000 of the 21 million tweets sent every hour on Twitter contain at least one emoji. It’s only appropriate, then, …

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Google App Update Makes it Easier to Keep Track of Interests

If you’re familiar with the Google app on iOS and Android, you’re likely aware of just how useful — and eerily omniscient — its AI-driven recommendations can be. It organizes your interests in cards, anticipatorily serving up information about traffic delays, news topics you’re following, upcoming appointments, and dozens of …

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Google Launches U.K. Android Pay Holiday Promotions

Let’s face it: 2016 was a depressing year. David Bowie. Brexit. Harambe. But it isn’t over yet, and Google is shining a light into the dark abyss with a new gift-giving promotion. On Tuesday, the search giant announced “Shop, Tap, Reward,” a rewards program that will see Android Pay users …

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Google Allo Now Available in Hindi

We’ve already been pretty impressed by Google’s artificially intelligent assistant, housed in the Allo messaging app, and now the tool is giving us more reason still to sing its praises. On Monday, Google announced that both the Google Assistant and Smart Reply in Google Allo are now available in Hindi — for …

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Google Releases Trusted Contacts App to Keep You Safe

In our day and age, simply listing our emergency contacts on various forms isn’t quite enough to keep us safe. But luckily, our day and age happens to be a digital one filled with digital tools seeking to provide a solution to that particular problem. The latest such tool comes from …

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The Best of Google Play 2016

Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories. More: ‘OK Google’ voice commands coming to the stand-alone Android Auto app Deadpool gets a special …

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The Countdown has Begun: Google Launches Santa Tracker

It’s that time of year again. As Christmas approaches, Google has officially opened Santa’s Village. That’s right, the countdown to when Santa’s departure on his sleigh to deliver joy around the world has begun. But before Santa departs, his elves are keeping busy, and Google’s making it easy to see what …

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The Best of Google Play 2016

Google’s giving presents a little early this year — the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories. More: ‘OK Google’ voice commands coming to the stand-alone Android Auto app Deadpool gets a special …

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Google Maps update for iOS brings new traffic widget and more

Google’s endless quest to create the perfect Maps app continues unabated with the release of another update pushed out to its legions of devoted iPhone users on Thursday. First up is a new “Nearby Traffic” widget that pretty much does what it says on the tin, indicating traffic conditions along your route. …

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