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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.

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5 quick tips for getting started with the new Google Calendar app for Android

The newly designed Google Calendar is live in the Google Play Store. Here's a few tips for getting started.

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10 reasons to ditch the Gmail app for Inbox

Inbox will change your life, or at least the way you manage email. Here's what it does best and why you should switch over from the Gmail app.



Google updates more Android apps with Material Design, just in time for Lollipop's debut

Google Play Games and Google Wallet are among the culprits, though Google Docs and Google Camera also received minor updates.