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Google Assistant Android

Google Assistant Android

2022's top Google Assistant advice for Android

Ready to teach your Android phone's Assistant some spectacular new tricks?

Pixel Watch Voice Commands

11 out-of-sight Pixel Watch superpowers

The most powerful Pixel Watch possibilities are completely invisible and all too easy to miss. Time to make your wearable way more useful.

Google Assistant Android

How to unlock Google Assistant's most advanced Android shortcuts

Google Assistant has a secret superpower on Android. Ready for some exceptionally intelligent new shortcuts?

Android Widgets

A wild new way to use Android widgets

Warning: You've never seen Android widgets like this — and once you do, you'll never think about 'em the same again.

Google Assistant - Android Location

3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant can do some really useful stuff with location, if you know what to ask.

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Cortana explained: Rocky past, promising future for Microsoft’s digital assistant

At first meant to compete with virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Alexa, Cortana has been stripped of many functions and seemingly left to wither away. But its business-focused reboot may hold the key to long-term success.

Google Pixel Phone

Pixel power! 42 advanced Assistant actions for any Pixel phone

Pixel owners, listen up: You've got exclusive access to some of Android's most advanced Assistant time-savers — but it's up to you to figure out how to use 'em.

Android Advanced Voice Commands

Fly around your phone with Android's hidden voice command center

Save yourself all sorts of valuable time by tapping into one of Android's best buried treasures.

Google Assistant

42 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient on Android

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

Google Assistant Android

11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

Google Assistant can do more than you'd realize. Ready to teach your phone a few new tricks?

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Apple's Siri needs to become a 'bicycle for the mind'

Siri tried to be a signpost, but instead became a weathervane. Like all Apple's other products, it must become something more.

Google Assistant

3 new time-saving Assistant tricks to try on Android

Your trusty Android Assistant has some sweet new automation options, but it's up to you to find and configure 'em.

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4 quick tips for Cortana in Windows 10

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to take advantage of it.

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Cortana is AWOL in the war against COVID-19 disinfo

At a time when more people use voice assistants to retrieve the most basic information, Microsoft’s Cortana doesn’t provide even the basics about protecting against the coronavirus.

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3 near-term tech advances that could change the future

The convergence of conversational computing, ambient computing, and Cloud PCs are likely to radically reshape the tech world within a decade.

macOS Siri

Voice is becoming a primary search technology

If your enterprise isn't focusing on voice search, you may be missing out on business opportunity.

online meetings / virtual events / digital conferences / video conferencing / remote teams

IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

This week's IBM Think event prompted some thoughts on how companies could (and should) use their own technologies to make virtual events better.

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The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

Microsoft's decision to buy Nuance for $19.7 billion highlights how important voice-activated technology is already in healthcare and how ubiquitous it might become elsewhere.

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