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Google gave some Chromecast models a big upgrade – see which ones here

December 4th, 2021

The Chromecast was a breakout hit product when the first generation model launched in 2013. Much has changed since then, with Google giving the Chromecast two extensive design makeovers. The last refresh came about a year ago, delivering a significant hardware redesign. The Chromecast with Google TV is also the first media player dongle from …

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Google Photos rolls out Locked Folder feature to more Android phones

December 3rd, 2021

One of the standout features of the Android 12 experience is a new security and privacy feature that Google added to Google Photos. It’s a feature many iPhone and iPad users have wanted for years, but Apple has yet to introduce. We’re talking about Google Photos’ Locked Folder functionality that the Search giant introduced earlier …

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to testify before Congress again

November 30th, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in early October. She appeared before lawmakers after making available a large number of internal Facebook documents to reporters. Stories based on the leaked research materials appeared in The Wall Street Journal and CBS’s 60 Minutes before Haugen’s testimony. The former …

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Apple just delayed one of the most exciting iOS 15 features to 2022

November 24th, 2021

Apple spends months testing its software releases before rolling them out to the public. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the updates are always feature-complete when they first hit our devices. For example, iOS 15 debuted alongside the iPhone 13 in September, but there were several features that Apple had yet to implement. One of …

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Google Maps just got a big update you need for Black Friday

November 16th, 2021

Holiday shopping is stressful, but Google wants to ease some of that stress with a selection of useful new tools. Amanda Leicht Moore, the director of product for Google Maps, published a blog post on Tuesday announcing multiple upcoming features. The new Google Maps update will be extremely useful on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. …

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Windows 11’s Black Screen of Death is blue again

November 15th, 2021

Windows’ Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is one of the saddest signature features of Microsoft’s widely used operating system. It’s been around for years. It’s the symbol of immense frustration and well-deserved anger. You’ve always despised the blue screen because its arrival meant something went wrong with the OS. It also might have indicated that …

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YouTube is killing the dislike button, and people are freaking out

November 11th, 2021

Google experimented with a big YouTube user interface change earlier this year when it decided to hide the number of likes videos get on the platform. Google explained that the move should protect smaller channels from being attacked by coordinated dislike attacks. YouTube started the test in late March, and is now finally ready to …

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Google’s new Gmail widget for iPhone has everyone talking

November 11th, 2021

Ever since Apple launched iOS 14 last year, app developers have been loading up our screens with widgets. Some are more useful than others, but it’s clear that many developers are still figuring out the best way to utilize the new feature. For example, shortly after iOS 14 arrived, Google launched its Gmail widget for …