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April 10, 2019

Google Will Now Let You Use Your Android Phone as a Physical Security Key

By now you should know that two-factor authentication is a vital and necessary component of good security hygiene. That said, the most common ways of getting 2FA codes usually involve text messages or authenticator apps, which aren’t always hacker-proo…

April 10, 2019

Your Android phone’s volume key can unlock your Google account

Google just made two-step verification a little easier for Android users. Android phones running 7.0+ Nougat or newer can be used as a physical security key to confirm a user’s identity when logging into a Google account with the Chrome browser. When…

April 10, 2019

Uber Eats improves order tracking so you can see where your pizza is

Uber Eats is rolling out a redesign and new features to help you track your meal from the second you tap the order button until it’s on your plate or in front of you in the container (no judgment here). Improved tracking will help you monitor the who…

April 10, 2019

You can now use your Android phone as a 2FA security key for Google accounts

Android phones can now double as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key for signing into personal and work Google accounts.

April 10, 2019

10 IFTTT Google Assistant Recipes to Boost Productivity

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Staying productive is hard. Often, the sheer number of tools that we choose to use in the name of efficiency has a detrimental effect. That’s why services like IFTTT are so essential. They can remove the need for manual input, instead letting you automate large parts of your workflow. Today, it’s time to put Google Assistant under the microscope. How can IFTTT and Google Assistant work in tandem to make you more productive? Let’s take a look at 10 Google Assistant recipes on IFTTT. 1. Create an iPhone Calendar Entry Google and Apple don’t exactly have a history of playing…

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April 4, 2019

The tiny Palm phone is no longer just a sidekick

Whatever particular complaints you have about the Palm phone, there’s one that people can generally agree on: it’s that you have to use it as a secondary handset. Thankfully, you won’t have to buy a larger device if you don’t want to. Palm’s pint-siz…

April 4, 2019

Palm’s Super Cute Mini Phone Is Finally Available as a Standalone Device

When Palm came back from the dead last year with what I have dubbed as the “baby phone,” even though that cute little device was far from perfect, I couldn’t help but appreciate Palm’s attempt at making something that allowed people to stay connected b…

April 4, 2019

The 7 Best Recipe Management Apps to Replace Your Cookbooks

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How many times have you jotted down a recipe on a slip of paper, only to lose it when you actually need it? When your cookbook is stuffed with tons of sticky notes, loose-leaf papers, and old family recipes, its disorganization can drive you nuts. Luckily, installing a recipe management app on your smartphone can easily solve this issue. Recipe managers can help you find, create, and store recipes. You can even save handwritten recipes without typing them in one by one. The following recipe management apps will make cooking less of a chore and make you want to do…

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April 4, 2019

Android Notifications Not Showing Up? 10 Fixes to Try

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Android’s notification system is second to none. But it’s often tainted by custom manufacturer skins or glitches in a particular app. That sometimes leads to odd behaviors and delays, causing you to miss crucial alerts. But thankfully, you can try many fixes to get your notifications back to normal. Here are some fixes to try if you aren’t receiving Android notifications as usual. 1. Reboot Your Phone The first step towards troubleshooting any issue you face is ensuring it’s not a temporary hiccup. To do that, you’ll need to reboot your phone. Doing so puts an end to all background…

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April 4, 2019

10 Essential Ways to Customize Your Samsung Phone

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With Samsung’s latest phones adding tons of awesome features, more people are trading in their old smartphones for Samsung’s innovative devices. Samsung is the future of smartphones, so I don’t blame you when you decide to give up your commitment to Apple like I did. If certain settings don’t feel quite right on your brand-new Samsung phone, there’s always a way to change it. Samsung (and Android phones in general) come with a plethora of customization options that can make a phone totally yours. Here’s how to customize almost everything about your Samsung phone. 1. Revamp Your Wallpaper and Lock…

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April 4, 2019

‘SPURV’ Project Brings Windowed Android Apps To Desktop Linux

mfilion shares a report from Android Police: A new “experimental containerized Android environment” from a company called Collabora allows Android apps to run in floating windows alongside native applications on desktop Linux. You can read all the tech…

April 3, 2019

You Can Now Make Google Assistant Sound Like John Legend

If you’re tired of hearing the standard Google Assistant voice you can now make Google Assistant sound like John Legend. If you’re now wondering who John Legend is you may want to click away to another article right about now. But everyone else should read on… How to Enable John Legend’s Voice in Google Assistant At Google I/O 2018, Google Assistant gained the ability to converse more naturally with users. Google also announced that Google Assistant was getting six new voices, including John Legend. It has taken longer than expected, but Legend’s voice is finally available. Google is referring to…

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April 3, 2019

Google launches Android Q Beta 2 with multitasking Bubbles, foldables emulator, and zoomable microphones

Google today launched Android Q Beta 2 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and the official Android Emulator.

April 1, 2019

New Alarm Clock App Is Betting You Won’t Be Able to Sleep Through the Sound of a Puking Dog

Neural adaptation is our brain’s ability to gradually ignore sounds, smells, and other stimuli we’re routinely exposed to. It’s what allows people who live in crowded urban settings to tune out all the noise at night and sleep, and then continue sleepi…

April 1, 2019

Gmail Finally Gets Email Scheduling Baked Right In

Google’s ubiquitous email service has now been around for 15 years, so to celebrate this milestone, Gmail is getting a couple of important new features.Read more…

April 1, 2019

Gmail turns 15, gets smart compose improvements and email scheduling

Exactly fifteen years ago, Google decided to confuse everybody by launching its long-awaited web-based email client on April 1. This definitely wasn’t a joke, though, and Gmail went on to become one of Google’s most successful products. Today, to celebrate its fifteenth birthday (and maybe make you forget about today’s final demise of Inbox and […]

April 1, 2019

Gmail can schedule messages to send them at a better time

Google is marking Gmail’s 15th birthday (yes, April 1st) with some genuinely useful additions rather than pranks. To start, it’s introducing an option to schedule sending your messages so that they’ll arrive at a better time. If you need to write a…

March 31, 2019

Apple Music code hints at Chromecast support

Whether or not Apple Music is coming to Google Home, there are signs you might get to use it with some Google-powered devices. The 9to5Google team has found multiple lines of code in Apple Music’s Android app that reference Chromecast support, inclu…

March 30, 2019

Want to Learn Basic Coding? Try 5 Bite-Sized Coding Apps in Your Spare Time

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Want to learn basic coding? Right now, there are too many courses to choose from. You can have your pick of programming languages but you also need to find out if you have the passion for it. Like any other skill, coding requires deliberate practice and patience. That’s why bite-sized coding courses fit the bill. Dip your toe and find out if you would like to dive deeper into these languages. These apps tap into microlearning that will take up just a few minutes of your time each day. 1. Grasshopper (Android, iOS): Learn JavaScript With Fun Lessons Area 120…

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March 29, 2019

Google: Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20% in 2018

In Google’s latest Android Security & Privacy Year in Review, it reports that Google Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20 percent in 2018.

March 29, 2019

The Best Smartphone Camera: Google Pixel, Apple iPhone, OnePlus, and More

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These days, high-quality photography is no longer the preserve of those with expensive DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. With a combination of smart software and the latest hardware, smartphones can now give the traditional cameras a run for their money. If you love taking pictures, here are the best smartphones with great cameras that you can buy right now. 1. Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 Buy Now On Amazon $699.00 Since their initial launch, it has been widely acknowledged that Google’s Pixel range of Android smartphones has some of the best cameras around. The Google Pixel 3…

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