Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices? And Other Productivity News

This week, we discuss: Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices? and lots of other personal productivity and technology news that happened in the past week.

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In this Cast | Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices?

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Headlines & Show Notes

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Phone backup and a new storage manager in the Google One app

Google Cloud Claims Another Win With Box Partnership

Google Lens appears in Gboard with ‘send to keyboard’ – 9to5Google

Google employees working from home until summer 2021 – Business Insider

Nozbe Teams launches today on Product Hunt! – by Michael Sliwinski

Amazon Debuts Revamped Alexa App That’s Rolling Out to iOS Users Soon – MacRumors

Microsoft Teams | New Meeting Experience – First Look – YouTube

Microsoft is about to solve one of the web’s biggest problems | TechRadar

Microsoft Analyzed Data on Its Newly Remote Workforce

Microsoft (MSFT) earnings Q4 2020

How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life | WIRED

Protect Yourself From the Hack of Alcohol Delivery Service Drizly

CES 2021 shifts to fully virtual experience after originally planning for in-person event – 9to5Mac

This Company’s New 2-Sentence Remote Work Policy Is the Best I’ve Ever Heard | Inc.com

Target and Walmart May Have Just Killed Black Friday as We Know It – Slashdot

Your tax refund from the IRS this year may be a lot bigger than you expected – BGR

Spotify says listener habits are almost back to pre-pandemic levels | Engadget

It’s time to redefine workplace productivity | TechRadar

Council Post: Productivity Tracking: The Do’s And Don’ts For Successful Implementation

Carleton Students Create Browser Extension to Help Remote Workers

What Is Intuitive Scheduling? This Hack Could Be The Key To Better Productivity

Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India – The Verge

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 111 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements -MacRumors

Why Bowdoin College is giving students iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard instead of Macs for online classes – 9to5Mac

My favorite new iOS 14 feature so far is a hidden iPhone trick you’ll use all the time – BGR

Parallels Simplifies Remote Worker Productivity and Personal Help with Parallels Access 6 and Parallels Toolbox 4 for Windows and Mac

New Tools of the Week

Mimestream | A native Gmail client for macOS

Roam Research – A note taking tool for networked thought.

Featured Story of the Week

Google reportedly negotiating with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby – The Verge

Announcement

What to expect from Samsung’s Unpacked event next week | Engadget

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