[TA Deals] This massive bundle has all you need to know about Database Administration


Building and analyzing databases is a big part of software development, whether that be in local system applications or web-based applications. With that in mind, it’s important to understand how they work and how you can build one yourself, especially if you’re looking for a profession within the technology realm. Getting this type of knowledge can be expensive, unfortunately. But thankfully, we’ve got a Database Administration Super Bundle over on Talk Android Deals that’ll teach you all about things like MongoDB, MySQL and so much more.

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Here’s what everyone is saying about Allo


Google launched its highly anticipated smart messaging service Allo last night, and it’s pretty much turned out to be a disaster from the start. The premise behind Allo is that Google Assistant will add seamless contextual information to conversations, but with Assistant only being a “Preview Edition” it certainly doesn’t work as intended. And since Assistant doesn’t work that well at all, all we really have is another glorified messaging app–it’s just like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and the list could go on forever.

Hit the break to find out what everyone is saying about Allo.

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Google backtracks on promise not to store Allo messages indefinitely


While we were given a heads-up as to when Google’s Allo messaging would begin rolling out, no one really expected it to become available to the masses in the small hours of the night. It did, though, and as is usual with new apps, people have been tearing into Allo, finding out all sorts of interesting things. Something that has been found out in the few hours since Allo officially launched is the change in Google’s stance of only storing messages transiently, and not indefinitely. Read more

Google beefs up Drive’s search function with natural language processing technology


Searching for files or folders on the cloud is usually only as good as the terms you are typing in, which means if you are incorrectly spelling a word, the results may not show what you are looking for. For Google Drive users at least, the act of searching for an item has just become a little easier thanks to Google integrating its search technology with it, enabling users to find files or document with greater speed and ease. Read more

Google Allo, the smart messaging platform, is rolling out worldwide


Google is rolling out its new messaging platform to Android and iOS devices worldwide after months of waiting by the public.

Allo, which was announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2016, is finally live. The company is positioning the platform as a “smart messaging app” that uses internal and external information to create meaningful conversations between people.

Speed, expression, intelligence, and privacy are the areas that Allo focues heavily on.

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Finally a reboot that people may like


It seems like such a small thing, but adding a reboot button to the power menu on an Android device can be a big deal. Manufacturers like Samsung and LG that put their own user interfaces on Android devices include this option, but for some reason Google has held out on supplying this option in stock Android. That may be changing with the release of the new Google Pixel smartphones according to sources who captured a screenshot showing the option present. Read more