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How to Delete Google Assistant Recordings

Google Assistant can add a lot of convenience to your life, but that comes with some privacy sacrifices. Everything you say to Google is being recorded, but there are several ways to delete these recordings….

Is My Smart Speaker Always Listening to Me?

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Nest Mini can make life easier, but they also present some privacy concerns. Doesn’t a device that responds to voice commands need to be listening all the time? Let’s talk about …

How to Change the Google Assistant’s Voice

Google Assistant has a voice that has become somewhat iconic over the years. People hear it and associate it with Google. However, you don’t have to use this voice. There are several others to choose from….

How to Use Guest Mode With Google Assistant

Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers work best when they can provide personal information. However, you may not want everyone who enters your house to have access to your account. That’s where “Guest Mode” comes in. We’ll …

What Is Google Assistant, and What Can It Do?

In a world filled with virtual assistants, Google Assistant is one name you probably recognize. The market is full of Google Assistant-enabled devices, but what exactly is it, what does it do, and should you use it?…

How to Get Birthday Reminders From Google Assistant

It can be pretty embarrassing to forget someone’s birthday, especially if it’s a close loved one. Calendars are great for remembering birthdays, but if you want to make them even harder to forget, let Google Assistant remind …

How to Use the Assistant Driving Mode in Google Maps

Google Maps has great turn-by-turn navigation, but it’s important not to use your phone while driving. That’s why Maps has a Google Assistant-fueled Driving Mode that puts common shortcuts within reach. We’ll show you how to …

How to Use Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode

You may know that Google Assistant can understand many languages, but did you know it can be your interpreter, too? The “Interpreter Mode” feature is super cool and feels futuristic. We’ll show you how it works….

How to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon Sidewalk is a wireless standard that has advantages over a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. However, there are privacy concerns, as it enables your smart home devices (such as Echo and Alexa speakers) to communicate wi…
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