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Your next Android phone may come with Waze preinstalled

Offering Waze as a default installation gives Google an easy way to gain wide exposure for its social traffic application.

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Google mobile search now bundles articles in a carousel for easy browsing

You'll see the new format for articles and videos related to trending news topics and specific publishers.

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Gmail mass email tips: Avoid the spammy look with the personalized touch

Make it look special (even if it was sent to 75 other people). Create your own mail merge in minutes, with some help from Google Sheets and a free script.

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Google's Field Trip Android app gets Material Design overhaul

There's now more publisher content to help you find places to explore in your own city or while away from home.

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Google Translate to decipher words in images, better recognize speech, says report

This could be the ultimate travel tool, letting you translate signs and directions instantaneously.

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Google adds slick-looking dark theme to its News and Weather app

You can now search for news topics inside the app and swipe through multiple, more detailed weather graphs.

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Google Play Games update shows Google's still got a bit of housecleaning to do

Material Design may be alive and well on Lollipop, but several Google Apps are still seeing minor updates every other week.

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Google Santa Tracker returns with gaming, puzzles, and learn-to-code goodies

Use your Android Wear watch, Chromecast phone or tablet to follow Santa's jouney.

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New Google Apps dashboard helps users protect accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers.

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Google's new Messenger app just adds more clutter to your Home screen

You don't need this app to send text messages. I'm actually struggling to understand who needs a separate SMS app when there's Hangouts.