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Duo is replacing Hangouts in Google's batch of preinstalled apps

Instead of swapping Hangouts for Allo, Google is apparently more interested in pushing out a better video call experience than a messaging alternative.

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What #MadeByGoogle really means

The #MadeByGoogle hashtag doesn’t mean Google is becoming a consumer electronics company despite its announcement of five new hardware products.

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Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistants. We posed the same questions to all four in the summer of 2015 and again in fall 2016, with notable...

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Why Google can't truly compete against Apple without retail stores

Google's new hardware is promising, but it needs outstanding customer support to make it worth the higher prices.

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10 hidden features of Google office apps

Google’s cloud-based office apps, officially called Google Apps for Work, are frequently updated with necessary improvements to their feature set and UI. Here are 10 useful elements that have been added recently which may have been...

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Google rebrands cloud services 'Google Cloud' and 'G Suite'

Google yesterday said its cloud business now has a billion active users. To celebrate the milestone, the company reorganized its cloud efforts under the name 'Google Cloud' and rebranded Google Apps as 'G Suite.'

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Google rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features

Google rebranded and enhanced its productivity suite Thursday with new intelligent capabilities that help it better compete with Microsoft Office 365.

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10 surprising and useful ways to use Google Assistant in Allo

Allo is designed to show off Google Assistant. Here's some of the coolest stuff you can do with it.

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Why you want Google's Allo

Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

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Google needs solid win with release of smart Allo app

Google this week launched Allo, a smart messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to help users express themselves, accomplish more and find more information within their chats.

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Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.

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Speed limits are starting to make their way into Google Maps

Both the smartphone and Android Auto versions of the app will let you know the speed limit while driving.

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Google just blew up its all-in strategy for productivity software

For a very long time, Google has focused on building its own productivity software to serve everyone from consumers to massive enterprises, and then locking people into its core experience. That all changed on Wednesday.

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Google is nixing the Device Assist app for Nexus phones

It didn't offer much beyond a few tips and tricks, which you're just as likely to find from a quick Google search instead.

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Google Apps training courses help IT pros build skills

IT professionals, educators and users can all benefit from this set of online Google Apps training courses and certification programs.

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Google Allo leaks reveal incognito chats, messaging search, and weird stickers

With Allo's video chat sibling Duo already in the wild, w expect to see Google's rethink of messaging launch very soon.

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10 must-have Android apps to make your Chromebook more useful

With Chromebooks gaining access to Android apps, these should be the first you grab from the Play Store.

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BlackBerry is bringing its Hub software to the Google Play Store

It's the company's first subscription service for everyone, costing you $1 per month for neatly packaged notifications.

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