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

At its annual Playtime event today Google showcased how it plans to make Play Store apps safer, speedier, and easier to find. The bottom line: You’re about to see a whole lot more Instant Apps. Android’s Instant Apps were officially launched at I/O in May, but we’re just now starting …

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

So much for the element of surprise. With two weeks to go until Google’s big end-of-year event on October 4, we already know everything that’s going to be announced. After months of rumors and speculation, especially about the Pixel 2 flagship phone, Droid-Life dropped a bomb yesterday and published images …

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Google will review web apps that want access to its users’ data

In response to recent attacks where hackers abused Google’s OAuth services to gain access to Gmail accounts, the company will review new web applications that request Google users’ data. To better enforce its policy regarding access to user data through its APIs (application programming interfaces), which states that apps should …

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Google eyes massive AI expansion with new Assistant SDK

You might say 2017 is the year of Assistant. While Google’s AI chatbot launched last year, it’s really come into form over the past few months, with an array of third-party actions, support for all Marshmallow and Nougat phones, Android Wear integration, and most recently, the ability to access millions …

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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations

Earlier this year Google pushed out a surprise update to Google Voice, bringing what many thought was an abandoned service a modern update and some new life. At the time, Google also vowed that it wouldn’t neglect its original VoIP service anymore, and less than two months later, it’s making …

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