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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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Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube get in on presidential debates

Social media users won't just be taking to Twitter and Facebook to comment and gripe about the presidential debates this fall. They'll be able to watch the three presidential debates on live streams on three of the top social media...

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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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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used...

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Google Trips app helps enrich your travels

Google's new Trips app helps you discover noteworthy sights during trips and maps them out in itineraries. The app also imports travel confirmations from Gmail, but that feature is still rough around the edges.

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Polaroid Swing review: For those times when a snapshot is not enough

Free iPhone app straddles the line between photo and video.

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New call-blocking apps in iOS 10 can stop spammers and scammers before they reach you

iOS 10 allows apps to provider Caller ID labels for incoming voice calls, and automatically block callers, too.

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Apple's iMessage finally grows up

Apple's iMessage service will have a much bigger impact than you think. It's all about the App Store.

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Get to know the all-new, much-improved Maps app in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple's Maps app does more, from making restaurant reservations to remembering where you left your car.

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Comparing Apple Watch Breathe app and Fitbit Charge 2's Relax mode

Fitbit and Apple recently added tools to their wearables that help users take a few minutes each day for guided breathing exercises. Apple's app is more customizable, but Fitbit's guidance is based on heart-rate variability and is...

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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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Banks find big innovation payoff in hackathons

U.S. Bank is the latest in a long line of banks to cultivate innovation through intense coding jams, but some analysts question whether such events yield tangible value.

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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers.

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10 free iMessage apps to supercharge your Messages in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple has opened the floodgates by allowing third-party apps within its stock Messages app. Check out some of the best free ways to animate, coordinate, and add some flair your messages.

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25 awesome iOS 10 features that will change your life

Packed with new features, hidden functionalities, and third-party app integrations, iOS 10 has plenty to explore. Here's where to start.

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CIO Quick Takes: What does innovation look like?

Everyone talks about innovation, but quantifying it can be a bit, well, fuzzy. Here three CIOs put innovation into more concrete terms.

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