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How (and Why) to Opt-In to Google Recording Storage

It’s no mystery that Google saves a lot of your web activity. However, the company doesn’t save the recordings of audio when you speak to Google services (anymore). You can opt-in to audio recordings if you want to improve th…

How to Read Text Messages Out Loud With Android

It’s not always convenient to read text messages on your Android phone, especially if you’re driving. Rather than risk the danger, you can use Android’s built-in features to read text out loud. It’s probably already set up….

How to Make Your Google Home Quieter at Night

The night has come; you’re winding down. “Hey Google, turn off all the lights” you whisper, and then regret sets in as your Google Home yells confirmation, waking everyone up. Here’s how to make Google speak quietly at night….

How to Enable Google Assistant on Your Chromebook

Chrome OS has a hidden feature that lets you use Google Assistant on your Chromebook. It’s tucked away as an experimental feature on the Flags page, and when enabled, lets you take advantage of Google Assistant directly from …

How to Scan QR Codes on an Android Phone

QR codes may not be as prolific as they once were, but they’re still highly useful for quickly sharing information. The thing is, it’s not always clear how to scan one. If you’re an Android user, here’s the skinny….

How to Set Up Groups With Google Assistant

A Google Assistant-enabled smart home works better with rooms in the Google Home app. You’ll be able to control groups of devices with a single voice command. We’ll show you how to create rooms and move devices into them….
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