How to set up 2-step Google account verification (step-by-step)

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You can never be too safe when it comes to your online accounts. Luckily Google has a way to make it nearly impossible for anyone to log into your account even if they have your login credentials. 2-step verification is a truly great way to keep intruders out of the picture and if you’d ...

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Download and install Google Hangout 2.3 manually [APK]

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So you’re a Google Voice user and you’re dying to try out the new Hangouts Dialer experience, eh? You’re going to need to make sure you’ve got the most recent version of Google Hangouts first. Fortunately for you, we’ve got a download link for the 14MB file. ...

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Google Search now listens for multiple languages simultaneously

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For all those multilingual speakers out there, the latest Google Search update brings some beneficial functionality that sees Google listening for multiple languages to trigger a search. A user can now have Google listen to up to five languages all at once, allowing multilinguals to change ...

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Download and install Google Search 3.6, Google Play Music 5.6 and YouTube 5.9 apps manually [APKs]

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Google Search, Google Play Music and YouTube all got updated by Google. Versions 3.6, 5.6 and 5.9 respectively. If you’re not willing to wait for updates to show up in your Google Play Store (if they haven’t already), you can find the download links at the bottom of the article and ...

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Google Maps version 8.2 is out, download and install it now [APK]

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I bet over 90% of Android device owners out there use Google Maps, not only because it’s the default maps application that comes with Android but because it’s the best service out there, by far. Google Maps in version 8.2 is now available and it brings a handful of features/changes ...

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New update arrives for Google Glass

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Google Glass sees another update heading its way with the release of XE19.1 hitting devices over the coming weeks. The firmware update is only a minor one but brings improved connectivity when communicating with your phone and a revamped UI that gives the voice menu a much-needed visual ...

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Living with Google: Google Maps

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Google Maps is the go to map and navigation app for your android phone. With years of mapping experience, an ever growing library of satellite photos and new roads Google is the go to source for your navigation and location needs. Google is always making improvements to the mapping experience. ...

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How To: Enable “OK Google” on all screens of your Android

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Want to enable Google Now voice search from any screen of your Android? Of course you do. Thanks to a recent update to the search app you can now say, “OK Google” from anywhere you want on your Android smartphone or tablet. It’s quite easy to do, actually, and here’s how ...

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“OK Google” hotword is now available in a bunch of new languages

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Google Now is a really useful service which keeps on getting better and better. For some it is more useful than for others. Google Now launcher offers you the benefit of activating voice search on which ever home screen you’re in while the Moto X is a completely different story thanks to ...

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Google Search update rolls out, “OK Google” hotword now works from any screen.

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With Google I/O in full swing and a mass of exciting new products and features being announced, the company are not letting this get in the way of getting updates pushed out to its current Android OS. One of the latest updates see Google Search 3.5.14 arrive which brings two very major ...

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Text-to-voice your own ringtone with Type Your Ringtone

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Is using music as a ringtone too fancy for you? Type Your Ringtone lets you take advantage of the text-to-speech engines to type your own ringtone. Instead of having “MMMbop” as your ringtone, you can now modernize it with the sounds of an English lad tell you that “The ...

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Action Launcher 2.1 beta adds double tap to lock and “OK, Google” functionality

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Action Launcher has long been one of our favorite 3rd party launchers for Android, and as long as you’re a beta tester, it just got much better. The app has gone for some time without any new features being added to it, most likely due to Mr. Lacy’s other great endeavors. ...

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Big list of Google Now commands

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Since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android users have been privy to an increasingly cool experience known as Google Now. Baked into the search app for Android, it’s the personal assistant that we’ve always needed. And, the best part about it is that it improves all the time. ...

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Google I/O 2014: What to expect

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Now we’re in June, our attention naturally turns to the event scheduled for the 25-26th of the month, and with Google I/O 2014 only a few weeks away, what has the company got in store for us? We take a look at some of the more likely headlines that we think the rumours have been solid... ...

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Enable “OK Google” on 3rd party launchers on any device

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One of the cool features of the Moto X is the always listening “Ok Google” feature which allows you to prompt a voice command in Google Now without even having to touch the device. Now a mod for the Xposed Framework has been created over at XDA Developers to enable “OK ...

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