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Reading the Android ‘P’ leaves: 5 things the beta could tell us about the Pixel 3

With two months still to go until I/O, Google has given us our first sneak peak at Android P, and there’s a lot to digest. While it’s light on major front-facing features, there are a lot of changes that will impact flagship phones in 2018 and beyond, starting with the …

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

Earlier this month, Google removed some 60 games from the Play Store after it was uncovered that the so-called Adult Swine bug was delivering inappropriate and malicious ads to kids. According to Google, that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 it booted from the Play Store …

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Yeti: How a Google game console could take on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam

It’s called “Yeti,” and it’s the code name attached to an intriguing rumor about Google’s gaming ambitions that emerged this week. The rumor suggests the company is developing its own cloud-based gaming service and home console. As The Information reported, the so-called service would stream games into users’ homes from …

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Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand: Google Pay

Paying with our phones may be easier than ever, but understanding which service to use, and when, isn’t. There’s Android Pay for checkout lines, Google Wallet for sending money to your friends, and Chrome’s autofill feature for online purchases. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps …

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Google’s new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill

Google’s newest Android app might be its most useful of all. It’s called Datally, and it has one function: to stop apps from gobbling up your precious gigabytes of data. The simple, intuitive app is designed to help you get a handle on your mobile data usage and stop rogue …

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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google’s new flagships

Update 11/28/17: Google Lens is now available as part of Google Assistant.  Google is back with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel phone, and it’s not quite what we expected. Yes there is a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, but unlike last year, they aren’t larger and smaller …

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Google gives its Home app a makeover and advanced audio controls, just in time for Max

Just in time for the impending release of its higerh-fidelity  Google Home Max smart speaker, Google has given its Home app a makeover, bringing advanced audio settings, smarter search, and better navigation. Mentioned in this article Google Chromecast Ultra  Read TechHive’s reviewMSRP $69.00Learn moreon Google Store Anyone who owns an Assistant or …

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Google’s crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps

One of the best reasons to buy an Android phone is the sheer number of ways you can manipulate it to your liking. Even without rooting, there are hundreds of apps in the Play Store that add, enhance, and tweak functionality to make the Android experience that much better. But …

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

Google Assistant is quickly becoming the most indispensable tool in our lives. With calls, reminders, routines, voice recognition, and a variety of devices, Google Assistant is like a member of the family, always ready to help when called upon. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have fun. …

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Google offers 2-year warranty, but no fixes, for Pixel 2 XL display woes

Google has responded to widespread complaints about image retention and color issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED display, and it’s standing by the screen, warts and all. Nonetheless, Google is giving all Pixel 2 users an extra year of protection. In a post to the Pixel User Community, Mario …

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