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Storytime, anytime: You can now ask Google Assistant to tell you a story from your phone

We all need a little storytime once in a while. And we're not talking about the true crime podcasts or the hardcore dramas on Netflix we like to binge, just the good 'ol time of having someone tell your kids or you (we don't judge) a story. Google Assistant already is able to do that through a Google Home speaker, but from now on, it'll also be able to do that from your phone or tablet, too.

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Google Play Books v5.1 adds audio quality and skip duration settings for audiobooks [APK Teardown]

Google Play Books adopted the latest iteration of the Google Material theme back in January, doing away with the colorful version that exemplified the original Material Design. This update doesn't have quite as many striking changes, but it does bring functional improvements and a little more customizability to some of the features. Most of the additions are focused on Audiobooks, but you'll also find new icons for the app shortcuts.

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Grab these 30 free Nickelodeon Audiobooks from Google Play

You know what's better than a deal? A freebie. And a freebie for kids is double as awesome — raising a child is expensive and any penny saving is welcome. So if you want to benefit from not one, but thirty freebies, all you have to do is head over to Google Play and grab some Nickelodeon audiobooks.

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Update Notes for the Google app, Gmail, Translate, Home, Play Books, and Fit (November 21, 2018)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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[Deal Alert] Google Play has savings on creepy movies, books, and TV in time for Halloween

That spookiest of days, Halloween, is nearly upon us, and to celebrate, Google's running sales on all the creepy media you could possibly want. Right now, you can score some solid discounts on seasonally appropriate movies, books, and TV shows on Google Play.

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Audible app gets new UI via server-side update

There's really only one game in town when it comes to audiobooks, and that's Audible. That means you have to use the frustrating, awkward Audible app. It's slightly less messy today thanks to a new UI that rolled out sans app update. The new interface cuts down on the clutter and moves useful features into the main player.

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Kindle app gets pull to refresh, Audible filter, and book returns

The Kindle app for Android has received an update with a couple of useful new features inside. In version 8.6.0.62, which began rolling out a few days ago and seems to have now reached everyone, Amazon's ebook reading app will let you pull to refresh your library, easily see your Audible audiobooks, and return a book you had leased.

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[Deal Alert] Google celebrates World Book Day with over 50% off several ebooks and audiobooks

April 23rd is World Book Day, and Google is commemorating the occasion with discounts on multiple books on Google Play. The discounts apply not only to regular ebooks, which have existed on Google Play for quite some time, but to audiobooks as well, which were launched just earlier this year.

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Google Play improves audiobook listening experience, including Smart Resume and speed controls

Audiobooks have only been available on Google Play for barely two months, but Google is already working hard on improving the experience. In a blog post today, Google revealed a few of the new features and improvements it has been adding to make it even more enjoyable to listen to an audiobook with Google Play, whether on the app or through Google Assistant.

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[Deal Alert] Audible is offering a free Echo Dot (or $50 off another Echo) and $50 off an annual subscription

Amazon sells a lot of ebooks on its Kindle platform, but it also owns Audible to push audiobooks. It sells a lot of those, too, even though audiobooks tend to be rather spendy. Audible subscriptions are a cheaper way to get the books, and you can save a ton on an Audible subscription today. It's $50 cheaper than usual, and they'll throw in an Echo Dot.

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