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Google Play Movies & TV will upgrade movies to 4K for free

Google has announced a couple of significant changes to Play Movies & TV that will have a considerable impact on owners of 4K televisions. Starting today, most previously-purchased movies will automatically be upgraded to 4K quality once it’s available. The price of newly-purchased 4K content on the platform is also going down. Movies “from participating […]

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The Misfit Vapor 2 is official after repeated leaks

Misfit Announces New Vapor 2, Powered by Wear OS by Google RICHARDSON, Texas – Oct. 23, 2018 – Misfit, the original activity tracker to bring fashion to the forefront of the fitness industry, is excited to announce the launch of Misfit Vapor 2, a design-forward touchscreen smartwatch for iOS and Android users that puts everything they […]

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HTC’s ‘blockchain’ phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto

Following last year’s bitcoin-led explosion in cryptocurrency value and media exposure, the topic has more or less left the public consciousness at large. Crypto still has its share of die-hard proponents, though, and HTC is going after them directly with the Exodus 1, which you can now pre-order — but only if you’ve got bitcoin […]

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20 of the spookiest Android games for Halloween 2018

Article Contents It’s that spooky time of year again. That’s right, Halloween is almost upon us, so I have decided to round up the creepiest and scariest games released in 2018. While I know many games are currently running Halloween events, I have avoided those titles to come up with a list that is scary […]

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Aptoide gains injunction against Google in latest antitrust case, compensation could follow

Google’s legal troubles in Europe continue as a European Commission court has accepted an injunction filed by alternative app store Aptoide. The antitrust complaint came after Google used Play Protect to warn users that Aptoide was potentially harmful. It further emerges that Google Play Protect was even removing the app store from phones without users’ […]

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[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic

When the Google Home Hub leaks first started, everyone was miffed by the absence of a front-facing camera for Duo calls. Later, with the device’s official announcement, those leaks were proven to be true, and Google explained that it chose to skip the cam for privacy reasons (though we all know the decision was more […]

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Modded Google Camera APK enables Night Sight for all Pixel devices (and it’s impressive)

The guys at XDA Developers often like to tinker with APK files to enable hidden features, trigger specific behaviors, or spoil Google’s surprises prematurely. Their latest software shenanigans involve Google’s Camera app and the promised Night Sight feature that is supposed to come next month. Announced with the Pixel 3, Night Sight is a low-light […]

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Fresh Galaxy S9 Plus Pie leak shows us how the new UI is shaping up

Samsung is expected to launch its Android 9.0 Pie beta program for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus any day now. This will likely take place until the year’s end, giving select users an opportunity to take the new Experience UI (version 10.0) for a test drive before its official rollout. We’ve already spotted early builds of […]

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Misfit Vapor 2 is here: Built-in GPS, NFC, and an old processor for $250

Misfit has announced the Vapor 2, a new Wear OS smartwatch that costs $249.99. The Misfit Vapor 2 brings GPS and NFC — two features the original didn’t have. The new watch is also powered by Qualcomm’s almost-three-year-old Wear 2100 chipset. 2017’s Misfit Vapor smartwatch was a bit disappointing. The watch didn’t come with NFC […]

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Google News is using up several gigs of data for some users, resulting in overages for many

A Google News bug has been making the rounds since early September, but has recently picked up steam and claimed many victims: the app is downloading tons of data in the background and causing overages for many users. Although the first person to complain about the issue did so on September 1, it isn’t until […]

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Xiaomi BlackShark Helo announced, serving up to 10GB of RAM

Xiaomi Xiaomi‘s BlackShark was one of many gaming phones to arrive in the wake of the Razer Phone‘s release, offering powerful internals, an optional gamepad accessory, and a suitably “loud” design. The Chinese brand isn’t stopping there though, as today it launched its sequel, the BlackShark Helo. The display arguably sees the biggest improvement, as Xiaomi […]

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The latest Messages 3.7 update is crashing constantly on Wear OS watches

Messages 3.7 began rolling out a few days ago, and while the update brings some significant improvements on Android phones, notably the addition of contact sharing, it did something a lot less desirable on Wear OS. The app is now crashing constantly on smartwatches and can’t even stay open for a second. The widespread issue […]

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