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Google Home can now buy stuff for you on command

Now you can ask Google Home to order things from Walgreen's, Costco, or Toys R Us through Google Express.

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Amazon Echo and Google Home want to replace your home phone

Phone calls could be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but the companies are currently hung up on several technicalities.

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How to use your smartphone to get politically active

You want to do more than tweet, share, and like. You want to make a difference. These are the apps that can get you there.

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Google lets users get social with Maps

Google is moving to make Maps more than just about getting to your destination. Maps is getting social.

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Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A new Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

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Google's myriad messaging apps: Which are best for you?

With 12 overlapping apps and services to choose from, Google's communication offerings can be overwhelming. Here's how to understand the options and choose the best ones for you.

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New Chrome beta feature looks to make web apps as powerful as native ones

Progressive Web Apps in Chrome give users the advantages of a native app but without needing to visit the Play Store to download anything.

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The new Google Voice isn’t quite ready to be your only number

A long overdue revamp modernizes the service, but it still needs some work to truly match its potential.

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Why Google finally stopped ignoring Google Voice

Google’s voice and text communications app is finally getting the features that could make it a fit for the enterprise.

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5 of the most anticipated smartphones for 2017

A new year means new smartphones, and it looks like 2017 will be the year of bezel-free and waterproof designs.

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Why Google still isn't giving up on Google+

Google+ may be on the decline, but Google isn’t ready to call it quits on the social network just yet.

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The essential Android business apps

Your phone is now your digital briefcase, your ever-present business companion.

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Google positioning to bring smart homes to the mainstream

Google is aggressively pushing its Nest smart home service in Europe, potentially signalling a move of the technology into the mainstream. However, it faces stiff competition in the area and still has many challenges to overcome.

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A beginner's guide to IFTTT on Android

If you truly want to work smarter instead of harder, mastering the ins and outs of IFTTT is the way to do it.

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Now you can summon an Uber ride without leaving Google Maps

A new update to Google Maps tightens the integration with Uber by letting you book and track rides right in the app.

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10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

Cloud and data center trends roundup 2016: Machine learning, hybrid cloud and Google's enterprise ambitions

Cloud computing demand continues to boom as business adoption grows and vendors seek new revenue sources, here's what we saw in the market in 2016

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Give back this holiday season with these great Android charity apps

Donating to worthy causes is easier than ever thanks to apps like these.

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