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Google announced many improvements to its "machine learning" or artificial intelligence capabilities with Google Assistant. Google has already been learning about its users preferences and delivering relevant information through Google Now.
Google announced that it would be adding the Google Play Store to its Chromebooks starting this fall. As of now, Chromebooks only were able to run things inside the Chrome browser with extensions that would have limited functionality offline. The announcement at Google I/O this past week means it will be possible to run nearly all Android apps on the Chromebook. Some of those apps may still be specific to phone use, but this would mean the Chromebook would suddenly be able to run photo editing apps, Microsoft Office apps, and much more that wasn't ideal in a browser window.
Liz can't find her phone and she wonders if she can use her Amazon Echo to find it. Leo says she can. There's a capability in the phone that will cause the phone to ring so she can locate it.
She can also set up that same feature using If This Then That. There is one called Phone Finder for the Echo.
Preston's music is in the cloud now, but he wants to know how he can listen to that when he's not on the internet. He's using Apple Music. Leo says there's a button in Apple Music for downloading music, and as long as he's a subscriber to Apple Music, he can download and play the music even when he's offline. He just needs to find a playlist or album he likes, and look for the download button. Sometimes music services will phrase it a little different, and say "Cache" or "Pin" instead of "Download."
Kathy has a friend who's thinking of moving to Consumer Cellular. Leo says that they are an MVNO, reselling coverage from another carrier like AT&T. It should work as well as the carrier and often they are a great deal.
Albert wants to know how he can watch TV over the air on his smartphone. Leo says that there used to be a way to do it, but third party apps have mostly gone away. Many of the cellphone carriers have TV apps, though. T-Mobile has a TV app called T-MobileTV.
Johnny was able to upgrade to a larger 777 for a tip to Florida this week thanks to his frequent flyer miles. That's why it pays to have a frequent flyer mile program, even if you don't fly all that much because they will give you perks for just being part of the program.
Kim dropped her iPhone and broke the screen. Apple said she has to buy a new phone because it's bent and the display won't seat. She hears that it's a common problem. Does she have any recourse? Leo says not really. Metal phones can be bent and Apple has not acknowledged any potential flaw. This is why buying Apple Care is a good investment. They will treat her better if she's bought it. Leo says that Apple gives a lot of leeway to Geniuses to replace phones, but she'll catch more flies with sugar then vinegar. But these devices are fragile and they can break.
Mike has an LG G10 phone and it keeps bugging him about updating. He's been waiting, though, to make sure that Marshmallow is OK. Leo says it's fine, and he should go ahead and update. The battery life improvements alone make it worth it.
Vaughn has an older iPhone 4S, and is wondering if he should upgrade that to iOS 9. He had some issues upgrading from iOS 7 to 8, though. Leo says that Apple won't allow an update to even go through if it isn't going to work on the device. However, he still may run into some issues. His phone may be too small, with only 8GB of storage. It may slow some things down too.
Vaughn can read more about the risks of upgrading at Gizmodo.com