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Android update includes Password Checkup, scheduled Messages, and more

Google recently unveiled Android 12, the search giant’s next big mobile update coming later this year. Until that’s rolled out, Google has unveiled new features coming to Android that will be available in the coming days and weeks. Password Checkup comes to Android Up first is Password Checkup, which Google is integrating into Android 9 and above....

This app brings Google Assistant to your Windows, macOS, or Linux PC

Google Assistant lives on a lot of devices, from smartphones to displays to automobiles. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a standalone app for your PC? Google has yet to release an Assistant app for desktop, but thanks to developer Melvin L. Abraham, we now have an unofficial desktop client. Available via GitHub, the app...

You can now run Tasker tasks straight from Google Assistant

For many of our readers, Tasker needs no introduction. It's the best app on Android for automation, and since the original developer passed the torch to João Dias nearly 3 years ago (!), it keeps getting even better. With the update to version 5.11.14, Tasker tasks can now be called right from Google Assistant. As the...

Google Assistant will soon show your sleep data on smart displays

Google Assistant has quietly added a wellness section that will provide users with health and fitness data on smart displays. Wellness apparently replaces the “Sleep” section that Google introduced at the end of last year. 9to5Google was among the first to spot the new change, which is rolling out to Google Assistant users now. According to...

Nest Hub smart displays are getting Sunrise Alarms and Family Sticky Notes

Google is rolling out a new Sunrise Alarms feature to Nest Hub smart displays, along with Family Sticky Notes. The features were originally detailed as part of a major UI refresh for Google Assistant-equipped smart displays that was announced last year. When creating a new alarm on the Nest Hub, there’s a special sunrise setting that,...

Guest Mode is coming to Google Assistant smart displays and smart speakers

Google on Wednesday announced a Guest Mode is coming to Google Assistant-equipped smart displays and speakers. The new mode, which can be enabled by saying, “Hey Google, turn on Guest Mode,” won’t save interactions to your Google Account. “While in Guest Mode, you can enjoy popular features, like asking questions, controlling smart home devices, setting timers...

The Mi Smart Clock is a cheap bedside alarm clock with Google Assistant built-in

Alongside the launch of the Redmi 9T and the Redmi Note 9T in Europe earlier this month, Xiaomi launched a new Google Assistant-powered smart alarm clock called the Mi Smart Clock. The Mi Smart Clock features a 3.97-inch color display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and it packs a 1.5-inch full frequency...

Tell Google Assistant to “Eat a 5 Star” and watch it do… nothing

Ever since its debut in 2016, the Google Assistant has helped millions of people around the world complete a myriad of tasks using simple voice commands. Over the years, the number of supported voice commands has grown to an extent that the Assistant can now help you with everything from setting the alarm to tracking...

All the OK Google commands and How to use them

Google Assistant is a very powerful tool we should all learn to wield properly. Even if you're not deeply invested in the Google ecosystem, it's still a nice tool to have, as it's one of the most flexible and capable voice assistants, not just for Android, but for any device in general. Nowadays, it's integrated...

Some users are unable to use Google Assistant right now

For a lot of people, Google Assistant has become a critical part of their everyday life, a helpful tool that makes things easier. Google’s technology can control smart home devices, provide information, and so much more. But what happens when Google Assistant stops working? That’s apparently what’s going on for some users—at least as of this...

Select Dyson air purifiers and robot vacuums get Google Assistant support

Dyson products are probably sitting under a lot of trees right now as gifts for the holidays. To gear up for the season of giving, Dyson has announced Google Assistant is now compatible with a small selection of its appliances. Once you link Google Assistant with your Dyson account, you’ll be able to control your smart...

Look for Seamless Setup support on your next Google Assistant smart home gadget

If you've ever had the pleasure of setting up a cheap Chinese smart bulb, you'd know that the setup process can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. You often have to download an app from the smart bulb's manufacturer, create an account on that app, connect the smart bulb to the app, and then...