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Google App 7.21 Hints at a Potential Pixel Device with a Physical Assistant Button

The Google App is pre-installed on nearly every Android phone out there, and it’s responsible for Google search, Google Feed, and the Google Assistant. The app often contains a treasure trove of hidden features waiting to be uncovered, and last week we did just that—we found hints that the Google App would add a third […]

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Google Device Bug Chokes Home WiFi Networks

A bug in the software used by Google Cast devices such as Chromecast and Home can slow down or crash WiFi networks. The problem — initially believed to be isolated to a particular router model made by TP-Link — appears to affect models made by other manufacturers, including Asus, Linksys, Netgear and Synology. Complaints on […]

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Carriers and OEMs Working on a Centralized Device Settings Database

When you’re faced with the prospect of switching carriers, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon incompatibilities between your phone and your new service provider. This is especially true of networks that support newer technologies like VoLTE, ViLTE and VoWiFi. As a result, there’s inevitably some confusion over what works and what doesn’t. Thankfully, though, carriers are starting […]

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Enable Always On Display on Any Samsung Nougat Device Without Root

Always on Display is a nifty feature available in flagship Samsung phones, and finally on the new Google Pixel 2/2 XL. Introduced on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Always on Display takes advantage of the AMOLED screen to light up parts of the screen with a clock or other widget without having a […]

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