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Inbox search gets smarter. Photo: Google

Inbox search gets smarter. Photo: Google

Google’s awesome Inbox app just got a heck of a lot more useful for those who leave all the important information they’ll need later inside their emails.

Starting today, Inbox can seek out addresses, contact information, bills, directions, bookings, package tracking numbers and more effectively than any other mail app.

Breaking news: There's big money in search. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Breaking news: There’s big money in search. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android and iOS may be mortal enemies in some ways, but Google clearly realizes the value of having Apple’s hundreds of millions of customers use its search engine.

So much so, in fact, that in 2014 Google paid Apple a massive $1 billion to keep its search bar on the iPhone.

Installing apps from the Google app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Installing apps from the Google app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google is making it possible to install Android apps directly from Google Search. The feature, which is already available for some users, makes it even easier to find Android apps and games.

Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps is getting offline navigation to ensure you never get stranded in a strange place when your data connection disappears. Users can download entire areas onto their smartphone, then get turn-by-turn directions even while they’re offline.

The latest WhatsApp beta is available now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The latest WhatsApp beta is available now. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

When you get a WhatsApp message you know you’ll need to find later, you either have to copy and paste it into a note or screenshot it to avoid having to search for it later. But not anymore.

The latest WhatsApp beta for Android lets you star important messages to make them easy to access at any time — and you can download the APK now to make the update early.

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