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Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better

Google Translate is an app that’s been critical to my success when traveling in other countries. When you don’t speak the language (or don’t speak the language well) somewhere you’re traveling, being able to quickly look something up, or speak into the phone to create a translation you can use to chat with that guy on…

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally essential tricks to improve your results, you’re missing out. We like to think of ourselves as Google ninjas at Lifehacker, but even we need a reminder of these crucial…

How to Use Google Lens' New Features  How to Use Google Lens' New Features 

Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now—assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app

How Internet Ads Follow You Around How Internet Ads Follow You Around

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. Tech public policy expert Chris Yiu recently tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet,…

How to Get Rainbow-Themed Google Sheets to Celebrate Pride  How to Get Rainbow-Themed Google Sheets to Celebrate Pride 

We love it when a company sneaks an Easter egg into an otherwise mundane program, especially when the little taps-the-nose trick does something wild and fanciful. And while Google’s latest hidden feature in Sheets isn’t quite as complicated as, say, playing Flight Simulator in Excel or firing up the Game of Life in…

Clean Up URLs Before You Share Them with the 'Tracking Token Stripper' Extension Clean Up URLs Before You Share Them with the 'Tracking Token Stripper' Extension

How many times have you gone to share an interesting story (or comic) with a friend—a pretty standard process—only to find that the short URL you thought you were copying and pasting is actually one giant, messy paragraph of text. You can thank all the services and sites that append a ton of extra junk to URLs so they…

How to Use PayPal via Google Pay on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play How to Use PayPal via Google Pay on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play

You can already use your PayPal account to make purchases through Google Pay. Now, Google and PayPal are extending their partnership to allow you to use your PayPal account to pay for things across the Google ecosystem, including Gmail, YouTube, and the Google Store. Better yet, if you link your PayPal account to…

How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car

iOS: Earlier this year, Google teamed up with Nintendo to turn Google Maps into Mario Kart, replacing the app’s usual location icon with a fist-bumping plumber riding a red go-kart. The crossover didn’t last very long, but Google is now bringing back some of that magic with a new update to the Maps app on iOS.

How YouTube's New Music Streaming Service Stands Up to the Competition How YouTube's New Music Streaming Service Stands Up to the Competition

Google is back with yet another music streaming service. This time the company is rebranding YouTube Red and splitting it into two new options named YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.

How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More

Thanks to the rise of music streaming services, it’s never been easier to find new music—so why do I keep listening to the same three albums on repeat?

How to Customize Google's Updated 'News' App  How to Customize Google's Updated 'News' App 

iOS/Android: Google News is pretty much a household phrase nowadays, and the company just release a big update to its Android and iOS apps that adds in a lot of machine learning. Presumably, this will help you get more relevant and interesting news to read within the app.

How to Go 'Incognito' in YouTube Right Now  How to Go 'Incognito' in YouTube Right Now 

Google knows a lot about you, and a decent amount of that info comes from YouTube. By default, the video site tracks everything you watch and search for (including that time I played the same Taylor Swift video on a loop for 2 hours) so it can suggest better videos—and target you with more relevant ads, of course.

Keep Yourself from Binging YouTube with the New 'Take a Break' Feature Keep Yourself from Binging YouTube with the New 'Take a Break' Feature

YouTube videos: You can never watch just one. It’s not your fault. YouTube does a great job of keeping you engaged by constantly offering tailor-made suggestions (and an aggressive autoplay system).

How to Enable Gmail's New Offline Mode How to Enable Gmail's New Offline Mode

A few weeks ago Google announced a host of updates and tweaks to Gmail, including the ability to read and respond to messages while you’re offline. A number of the changes were made live then, but that offline mode wasn’t quite ready—until last week. Last week during Google I/O the company’s annual developer…

How to Try Out Google Assistant's New Voices Now How to Try Out Google Assistant's New Voices Now

Last week Google announced that it will be adding six new voices for Google Assistant, as well as one that sounds like John Legend.

How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View

Google’s done more than almost any other company to bring virtual reality to the masses, from making cheap Cardboard headsets to giving the public easy ways to create and share 360-degree photos. Now the company is giving VR fans another way to dive in with a new tool called Tour Creator.

How to Use Android P's Confusing New Gesture Controls

Android P comes packed full of exciting new features, but it also introduces a huge change in how you’ll navigate your smartphone. Google is replacing the virtual navigation buttons we know and love with a single pill-shaped icon and a whole bunch of swiping.

How to Get the Android P Public Beta on Your Phone Right Now How to Get the Android P Public Beta on Your Phone Right Now

Android: Earlier this year, Google offered app developers (and adventurous fans) an early look at Android P. Now, the company is rolling out an official public beta to the general public. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone How to Remove Google Apps From Your Android Phone

Android: Google and Android are typically a package deal. Even if Samsung or Sony makes your phone, you’ll still find it loaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and all the other apps that makes up Google Play Services. But it’s possible to totally “de-Google” your Android device—strange as that sentence is…

Try Downloading a Podcast in Google's Weird Podcast Player Try Downloading a Podcast in Google's Weird Podcast Player

If you’re not a fan of using Google Play Music to manage and listen to podcasts—and we don’t blame you there—you can still get your podcasts in Android without having to install a third-party app. Just do a quick Google search for what you want to listen to, drop a shortcut to the show onto your home screen, and tap…

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