Google Assistant Snapshot feed adds ‘COVID-19 alert’ card

For the past several weeks, Google has been leveraging all of its platforms to provide quick access to information about the coronavirus. The latest sees Assistant’s new Snapshot feed gain a “COVID-19 alert” card with some useful tips.

If you’ve ever looked for a good weather app, Dark Sky was probably on the list of recommendations. That’s well-deserved as the app was well built on both Android and iOS with a clean design, great features, and excellent weather forecasts too. Now, Apple has acquired Dark Sky and killed off the Android app. If, like me, that’s left you wondering what to move on to, here are the best weather apps for Android.

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Google’s 3D animals in Search will soon be accompanied by cars and more

Google’s AR 3D animals have become wildly popular as the world goes on lockdown thanks to the coronavirus, but animals aren’t the only AR objects that you’ll be able to play with. According to Google’s own XML list of 3D objects, some partner companies like Ford and Kia might be working on doing some cars as well.

The new Google Assistant launched with the Pixel 4 last October and has expanded to more users since then. A look into Google app 11.3 reveals work on “Assistant Shortcuts” to let you create voice macros for supported apps.

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Today’s best Android game/app deals + freebies: Cytus II, SUBURBIA, more

All of today’s best Android app deals are now up for the taking. Those include everything from twitchy shmups and interactive stories to baby trackers, city builders and one of the highest-rated music rhythm games on the platform. Rifling through Google Play for app discounts can be tedious at best, so just let us do the work for you. Today’s highlights include titles like Tank Army, Cytus II, BabyBook, SUBURBIA City Building Game, STAY, Strange Telephone, and more. As always, a complete list of the day’s best Android app deals is waiting for you below the fold.

How to be a ‘Tiger King’ with Google’s 3D animal tiger in Search

Google’s 3D animals have exploded in popularity more than a year after Google first announced that AR objects would be coming to Search, but perhaps the most popular animal of all has been the tiger. Could this be due to the sudden popularity of the Netflix show “Tiger King”? If you’re looking to strike a pose with a virtual tiger, you’ve come to the right place…

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