Apps & Updates Today

YouTube Music has seen a number of changes in recent weeks ahead of Play Music’s eventual deprecation. The latest tweaks how the YouTube Music Library is organized by separating “Subscriptions.”

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Apps & Updates Yesterday

Google Assistant’s predecessor was generically known as “voice search” and activated with the “Ok Google” hotword. Despite being several years old, the capability still exists today in the Google app on Android. However, the most recent beta removes that old voice search UI.

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Breaker social podcast app for Android adds Google sign-in, timeline updates, more

There are a lot of different ways to enjoy your favorite podcasts including Google’s own experience. A unique option, though, is called Breaker, a social podcast app that recently updated its Android app with some useful improvements.

Apps & Updates April 1

Google Keep gets always-visible docked sidebar on the web

The last major addition to Keep’s online client was a dark mode last July. A tweak sees a new docked sidebar for Google Keep that’s always visible on the web and works like Gmail’s.

Apps & Updates March 31

In February, Google Assistant began testing revamped notification settings for Android devices. These unified controls for the sprawling number of alerts that Assistant sends to phones and tablets is now rolling out.

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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.

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