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Android 13 will tell you which background apps are killing your battery

March 18th, 2022

Google released the first Android 13 beta version only about a month ago. That’s the first developer preview, which isn’t the more stable public beta you’re dying to install on your Pixel and other compatible devices. And Google has just released Android 13 Developer Preview 2, which includes an interesting battery-saving feature. The operating system …

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Netflix profile transfer feature is in testing

March 17th, 2022

Netflix is finally testing a feature that many users might have been asking for. But it appears to be tied to the Netflix feature you’ve been dreading. Netflix wants to make password-sharing more difficult, and it’s running a brand new test where it’ll charge users an extra fee for users accessing the same account from …

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Facebook now allows hate speech in some countries if it’s anti-Russia

March 11th, 2022

Meta made a big change to the Facebook and Instagram hate speech policies to allow users to express violent thoughts targeting the Russian forces that invaded Ukraine. Facebook and Instagram users in various countries around Eastern Europe can pen posts calling for violence against the soldiers who fight for the invading force. They can also …

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Google’s Android feature drop for March updates Messages, photos, and parking

March 10th, 2022

Google on Thursday announced a big Android feature drop that will enhance several experiences on the operating system without requiring a full Android update. The feature drop consists of several significant upgrades to apps and/or functionalities already available on your device. Therefore, they can be enabled on all sorts of Android devices via app updates …

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Netflix says it will ‘never say never’ to a cheaper plan with ads

March 9th, 2022

Every few months, Netflix has to answer the same question: Will they ever offer a cheaper, ad-supported plan? The answer is always the same: Maybe one day, but not right now. That was the answer Netflix CFO Spencer Neumann gave earlier this week at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco. …

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Google Maps live traffic data was disabled to protect Ukraine citizens

February 28th, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine last week, starting the war that many people feared. Since then, the Ukrainian resistance has been exemplary, with the country putting up a massive fight against the invading force. The entire world took notice, urging Russia to stop the attack and withdraw. Moreover, western countries imposed sanctions against Russia and sent weapons, …

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Windows 11 Pro will force you to create a Microsoft Account

February 18th, 2022

Microsoft is planning a significant change for the Windows 11 Pro version of its latest PC operating system release. The company will now force users to create a Microsoft Account and have an active internet connection when they set up a Windows 11 Pro computer. Microsoft disclosed the new requirements in the release notes of …

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Android 13 has two killer features that Windows 11 users will love

February 17th, 2022

The first Android 13 beta is available to install on Pixel 6 and other supported devices. The first developer preview lets Android app creators get a head start on playing around with the new operating system. This isn’t meant for average Android users. That said, people who have rummaged through Android 13 have already found …

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Chrome and Firefox version 100 could break the internet later this year

February 17th, 2022

In the coming weeks, Google’s Chrome browser, Mozilla’s Firefox browser, and Microsoft’s Edge browser will all hit version 100. These milestone releases may sound exciting, but they also have the potential to cause havoc across the internet. As developers for all three of the browsers warn, some websites might break when they attempt to parse …