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Google Messages' Material You design makes it to beta (APK Download)

Google Messages' Material You design makes it to beta (APK Download)

After Google Calendar, Keep, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, it is now Google Messages' turn to get a Material You revamp. The latest Messages v9.7 beta update introduces a new Material You-inspired design, though it clearly looks like a work in progress.

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Chrome 94 introduces Material You interface and controversial idle detection (APK Download)

Chrome 94 introduces Material You interface and controversial idle detection (APK Download)

It may seem like Google has only just released Chrome 93 to the stable channel, but with the company's faster four-week release cycle, stable Chrome 94 is now already available for download. You can get it over at APK Mirror or wait until it rolls out to you on the Play Store. Even though only four weeks have passed, the new release packs quite a few interface updates and changes under the hood.

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Google is updating its iOS apps to take advantage of some features Apple 'borrowed' from Android

Google is updating its iOS apps to take advantage of some features Apple 'borrowed' from Android

We're all eagerly awaiting the release of Android 12, but it's not the only mobile OS update launching this fall. iOS 15 went live for iPhone and iPad users yesterday, complete with improved notifications, a new customizable "Focus" mode, and more. Google has been spending its time getting apps ready for Material You, but it's also bringing some changes to its services on Apple devices, taking advantage of all the new capabilities brought forth by iOS 15.

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Unofficial Pixel 6 Pro video hands-on shows off that glossy back glass in all its glory

Unofficial Pixel 6 Pro video hands-on shows off that glossy back glass in all its glory

We've been (im)patiently waiting to get our hands on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro since the surprise announcement back in August. Outside of a glass-covered display in Google's NYC store, we haven't even gotten to see it out in the real world. That's changing today, as our first real leak showing off an unofficial hands-on with the phone has finally appeared online.

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Google makes it easier to find the stuff you left all over the web

Google makes it easier to find the stuff you left all over the web

One of the many things that set Google's search capabilities apart from the rest is its excellent personalized results. While that might make some users feel a little unsure about their privacy, it does make for a more accurate search engine. If you're not interested in having your results customized and tailored to your history, Google has added a new toggle in its app to disable it altogether.

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Google Assistant is stepping up its bilingual efforts with a new Spanish accent

Google Assistant is stepping up its bilingual efforts with a new Spanish accent

Google Assistant is great. Calling it the one virtual assistant to rule them all wouldn't be much of a stretch, but that doesn't make it perfect. There are some things it still struggles with, including pronouncing words from varied languages. Thankfully this is something Google is looking to rectify, starting with Assistant's take on Spanish.

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Google just bought a big building in New York City for 2.1 Instagrams

Google just bought a big building in New York City for 2.1 Instagrams

News of the city's death seems to be greatly exaggerated as Big Tech is acting on plans to cut down on remote work and open up their urban bases in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Google, for one, is doubling down on its presence in New York City, splashing out $2.1 billion for an office building near the SoHo neighborhood.

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Google's new Material You weather widgets are the good kind of weird

Google's new Material You weather widgets are the good kind of weird

A week ago we got our first glimpse at new weather widgets set to debut in the standard Google search app, hidden deep within the files of a bet APK. They weren't all that impressive, coming in just one shape and light and dark variants. Today more eye-catching variants have appeared, this time conforming to the Material You design language of Android 12.

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The latest Galaxy S21 FE leak comes from a surprising source

The latest Galaxy S21 FE leak comes from a surprising source

As the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE nears, so do the leaks surrounding it. Google has now further hinted at the impending release of the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition by adding it to the list of devices that support Play Services for AR.

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New Pixel 6 carrier ad further corroborates launch date rumor

New Pixel 6 carrier ad further corroborates launch date rumor

Google posted a teaser of the Pixel 6 a couple of weeks ago after it dropped the fifth and possibly final Android 12 beta. In the 30-second video, Google gives a quick but clear look at the Pixel 6's design and the various colors it will be available in. It also highlights the new Material You theme coming in Android 12 and the revamped new widgets.

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