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Google's flagship phone family sure has had its fair share of ups and downs. The Pixel 3 is no different. Today the down is that the device will receive its final security update. While having one of the best phone cameras at the time of release, it did not exactly sell like hotcakes, at least not right away. After... Read more...
Ahead of today's Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung had teased the introduction of "the most noteworthy S series device we've ever created," and had even been accepting reservations, with a $50 credit serving as an incentive for doing so. Samsung was obviously referencing its Galaxy S22 series, and today's reveal... Read more...
Back in May of last year, we reported on a new campaign by Google to increase user account security through a number of methods. As part of this campaign, Google announced its plans to drive people to use two-factor authentication (2FA), saying that users whose accounts are appropriately configured would begin to be... Read more...
A phrase jokingly uttered by tech support representatives the world over is, “Could I speak with your child?” Thanks to a new program from Google for Education it has a plan to expand student technical support acumen more into the hardware space, specifically on Chromebooks. Right to Repair has been gaining... Read more...
Premium smartphones are great and all, but they also can cost upwards of $1,000 (sometimes way upwards). Then almost at the polar end of the spectrum, Motorola's refreshed Moto G Stylus for 2022 brings some intriguing upgrades and a premium aesthetic (in a plastic shell) for $299. That's on the high-end of budget or... Read more...
At more than 20% of the worldwide market share in email servers, Gmail, Google’s e-mail service, is currently the number one provider of email on the planet according. As such, Google actually updates the system fairly frequently, and the coming months will be no different—Gmail is getting a makeover and it looks... Read more...
A text message exchange between an Android and iPhone user can be a bit irritating. Not only do users have to stare at different-colored messages, but Android users receive long messages if someone who uses iMessages “reacts” to their text. Google is finally getting rid of at least one of these annoyances by improving... Read more...
I can see a pack of Chromebook owners gathering in the distances with torches and pitchforks in hand, but the crowd is getting smaller. A lot smaller, actually, according to the latest figures from IDC. Or bigger, depending on which numbers you look at (more on that in a moment). Meanwhile, in the dedicated tablet... Read more...
Bungie has been dropping tidbits of information about the upcoming The Witch Queen expansion through trailers and This Week at Bungie posts (TWABs). We so far know a little about some of the coming changes, but next to nothing about weapon crafting or new armor and weapons. The most information we have received so far... Read more...
A new Android scamware scheme may have cost unsuspecting smartphone owners hundreds of millions of dollars. Dubbed “Dark Herring” by Google App Defense Alliance member Zimperium zLabs, it’s been spotted in 470 different applications on the Google Play Store since it first showed up in March 2020. The fraudulent... Read more...
Most people likely do not equate Google Chromebooks with gaming. However, Google has been working hard to make its Chromebooks more attractive to gamers, including creating devices that are more aesthetically pleasing. It was recently hinted that new Chromebooks may soon feature full color RGB keyboards. 9to5Google... Read more...
After more than a year of testing, Google is abandoning plans to replace support for third-party tracking cookies with the "Federated Learning of Cohorts," otherwise known as FLoC, basically an algorithm that sorts people into groups with others who have similar browsing habits. Google isn't embracing third-party... Read more...
A defamation case in Australia could force Google to censor the internet if not overturned, the search giant claims. The case dates back to 2016 and awarded $40,000 in defamation damages for an article Google linked to through its search engine. This isn’t the first time Google has been sued for defamation, but it... Read more...
If you have done a Google search lately, you may have noticed an Easter egg that pays tribute to the insanely popular on-line game Wordle. The daily word puzzle has garnered a massive following in the last few months. Wordle is a simplistic puzzle game that went viral late last year. Other devs tried to take... Read more...
Several months ago, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Those who run Windows 11 can already download and use apps from the Amazon App Store, but Google Play isn’t officially supported. However, the Android-maker announced in December it would bring Google Play Games to PC. Now, it’s launched a... Read more...
Google finally released the Pixel update it halted abruptly last month, and many owners are praising the improved performance they are seeing with their phones. The update, that was supposed to have released in December, aims to fix some annoying bugs and give users the performance they thought they were going to get... Read more...
Cloned apps can be a serious problem as developers try to protect their copyrights and revenue streams. The makers of PUBG Mobile are embroiled in that sort of struggle. Krafton and PUBG Santa Monica are suing Apple and Google over a copycat game, along with the maker of the clone and YouTube. In 2017, the... Read more...
Google’s expansion into the living and entertainment rooms has really taken off. There are now 110 million Android TV devices active each month, nearly a third of which have come online since May 2021. To continue its growth, the company is looking to turn your Google TV into a fitness hub with smart home features and... Read more...
Some people may find this hard to believe, but the built-in antivirus protection in Windows is pretty good these days, and has been for quite some time. Defender routine passes musters by independent AV testing agencies. Unlike other AV solutions, though, it is exclusive to the Windows platform for consumers. Perhaps... Read more...
Rumors of a foldable Google Pixel smartphone have been circulating for more than a year. At one point, there were even reports of two such handsets being in the works. One of them was allegedly going to be released by the end of 2021, but that never happened. While the tech giant hasn’t confirmed such a device is in... Read more...
How many layers are in this “tiramisu”? There is nothing official about Android 13 “Tiramisu” yet, but a few new images have been leaked. New dynamic themes and runtime permissions for notifications will reportedly be available in Android 13. Android 12 ushered in new dynamic theming, also known as “monet.” The... Read more...
Google recently lost a legal battle with Sonos, and now its smart speakers are going to be a bit less 'smart' as a result. Why so? A US trade court has handed down a ruling that Google is guilty of infringing on multiple Sonos-owned patents. Oops! Google has been seeing its share of legal battles as of late. A... Read more...
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