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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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7 Android apps that could transform Chromebooks

For Chrome OS to really be the new Windows, it's going to need some apps that perform like they belong on the desktop.

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5 awesome Google Keyboard features you probably don't know about

The best Android keyboard keeps getting better.

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Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview 5 is now available

This should be the final preview release of Android Nougat.

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10 cool searches to try with Google's Now on Tap

Google's all-seeing eye can pull up some surprising finds when you put Now on Tap to work.

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How to make Google Drive apps look and work more like Microsoft Office

Here are a few dials you can turn to get Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to perform a little more closely to their Office counterparts.

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Google's Magenta project just wrote its first piece of music, and thankfully it's not great

Google's Magenta project has just released its first piece of machine-composed music. Fortunately for human composers, it's not that good. Yet.

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Plan your summer vacation with Google's suite of travel tools

Google has gotten serious about helping you find flights, hotels, and keeping track of all the details.

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