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Google adds a 724th way of creating reminders in Assistant

Google adds a 724th way of creating reminders in Assistant

Adding reminders to Google Assistant is as simple as saying "Hey Google, remind me to..." to your phone or smart speaker. You can also use the Calendar app or website to create reminders, do a Google search for "remind me" on your phone or computer then fill the details, or use the Google Search app and head to the Reminders section. If all of these methods weren't enough for you, there's a new one now.

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Get the new Google Drive icon on your phone right now (APK download)

Get the new Google Drive icon on your phone right now (APK download)

Not too long ago, Google announced that it would roll out redesigned icons for its core productivity tools like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Meet, and Drive. It turns out that the latter is the service to make the transition first, as the company has just started rolling out a Drive app update complete with the new icon. We've got it available for download over at APK Mirror.

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Searching Google for the wrong thing at the wrong time could put you on the police's radar

Searching Google for the wrong thing at the wrong time could put you on the police's radar

Google has been talking big about user privacy lately, but how far does that actually extend? Newly released court documents show that Google has given authorities broad swaths of information revealing not just an individual's search history, but disclosing everyone who has searched for specific keywords at the wrong time.

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Pick up a 4K Pixelbook Go with 16GB of RAM for $1,200 on Amazon ($200 off)

Pick up a 4K Pixelbook Go with 16GB of RAM for $1,200 on Amazon ($200 off)

Google released the company's newest laptop, the Pixelbook Go, last year alongside the Pixel 4. It's a beautifully designed computer with specs that go up against the best in the category. We liked it, but the price was too high for most people to seriously consider buying it. Right now, though, Amazon is offering savings of up to $200 on select Pixelbook Go models like the top-of-the-line i7 variant with 16GB of RAM.

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Google could be forced to sell Chrome if the Justice Department gets its way

Google could be forced to sell Chrome if the Justice Department gets its way

Google has been in hot water with government authorities time and time again, most recently when it comes to its acquisition of Fitbit in the EU. Now it looks like Google might have more tough times ahead in its home territory as the US Justice Department is reportedly considering forcing Google to sell the Chrome browser along with parts of its advertising business.

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Even Google Glass has Meet now because it's not 2020 if you can't make video calls on it

Even Google Glass has Meet now because it's not 2020 if you can't make video calls on it

Two things that apparently just won't die are coming together in some kind of union — Google Meet is headed for beta tests in workplaces that have deployed Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

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YouTube web’s dark mode can now match your browser’s theme

YouTube web’s dark mode can now match your browser’s theme

YouTube enabled dark mode on the web right alongside its big Material Design makeover way back in 2017. But the only way to get it working until now was to toggle the dark theme on or off manually. With more and more web browsers adding native support for these color schemes, YouTube is now tapping into the underlying API to give you the ability to match its website with your browser’s theme.

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Google Pixel 4 is as low as $450 for Prime members ($350 off)

Google Pixel 4 is as low as $450 for Prime members ($350 off)

Despite Google officially discontinuing the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in favor of the more modern Pixel 5, these handsets remain capable and still boast respectable specs. In fact, the devices aren't even a year old, making them perfectly decent phones to purchase. A standard Pixel 4 actually cost a whopping $800 when it came out, while you can now snatch one for as low as $449 on Amazon.

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Latest Pixel Stand update adds easily accessible smart home controls (APK Download)

Latest Pixel Stand update adds easily accessible smart home controls (APK Download)

Google’s Pixel Stand is a fun little wireless charger designed specifically for Pixel phones that conjures up an interactive interface, complete with Google Assistant. Those who own the accessory will be pleased to learn that the charger is learning a few new tricks thanks to a recent update, and in addition to all that Assistant stuff, the Stand will now also give access to smart home controls when your Pixel is docked.

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Google goes all in on YouTube Music as it kills Google Play music store

Google goes all in on YouTube Music as it kills Google Play music store

When Google started selling music back in 2011, it was a pretty big deal. A lot of changes have happened since then, many of them involving branding. Google Play Music is preparing to be shut down as YouTube Music takes over the reigns as Google's default music streaming platform. It looks like another major step in the transition has taken place today: the music store on Google Play is officially gone.

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