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

Google Now is gone, but your information feed lives on as a revamped, humbly no-name feed, whose mission is you and only you. When you launch the new Google app (or swipe right on Pixel phones), it won’t look much different. The search bar remains at the top, followed by your shortcut …

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

Google wants you to find the best apps faster, so it’s introduced a new section to the Play Store called Android Excellence. The banner on the Editor’s Choice page will spotlight apps and games that “deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great …

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

Google introduced some fantastic sharing features for its Photos app during I/O, letting you automatically send photos based on who’s in them or set your library to sync with your loved ones. What Google didn’t tell us is that it’s the start of a larger push to stay connected to …

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories. Now, here are the winners. Best Accessibility Experience Name: …

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Google’s Smart Reply for Gmail may make automated replies sound less canned

Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones. The Smart Reply feature, which offers a handful of contextually-aware, computer-generated responses, is coming to Google’s flagship email app for iOS and Android, the company announced at its I/O developer conference …

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

With I/O just around the corner, there are signs that Google is preparing Allo to take a central role in its increasingly convoluted messaging strategy. First, we got chat backups and link previews, then the ability to create custom stickers based on our selfies. But there might be some new …

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

Street View is finally ready for its closeup. Earlier this week, Google announced a new certification program for 360-degree cameras, letting anyone shoot and upload their interactive experiences right to Maps. And now, Google is looking to use those images and videos to help get you from point A to …

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

No matter how fast our phones get, they’re still only as good as the network they’re using. But now Google is taking steps to make sure you don’t lose your train of thought just because you’ve lost your connection. Last year, Chrome gained a download button that let you save …

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