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Here’s how to set up and use SOS on your Galaxy Watch 4
It goes without saying that anything can happen, and being prepared is important. That’s where the SOS feature on your Galaxy Watch 4 can prove to be invaluable. Here’s how to set up and use it. Table of contentsHow SOS works on the Galaxy Watch 4 Setting up and configuring SOS How to use SOS
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Bandwidth: Xbox cloud gamers love touchscreen controls, GeForce Now 3080 tier expands to Europe
Cloud gaming is useful for its ability to bring high-end console/PC games to any device, but as it turns out, mobile gameplay may be the biggest use case. This week, Microsoft released that 20% of users on Xbox cloud gaming are exclusively using the touchscreen controls. Bandwidth is 9to5Google’
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Stadia Changelog: Google meets its promise of 100 games released in 2021 with the arrival of Chorus
We’re in the final month of 2021, meaning Google only has a few weeks to meet its promise of delivering 100 new games to Stadia during this calendar year. The good news? That promise has officially been reached as of today. Stadia Changelog is a weekly series on 9to5Google where we round up s
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Nest Cam Review: Google’s versatile battery & floodlight design is held back by its app [U]
Do-it-yourself home security has been the way to go for many, with the costs of cameras and other smart home gear coming down and getting more reliable. Google’s Nest lineup has long been among the best in this arena even though it comes at a cost. After several years, Google is finally refreshing
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Cyber Week Android app deals: Hexologic, 3D EARTH PRO, Doom and Destiny, more
We are wrapping up our Cyber Week Android app deal coverage this afternoon with a fresh batch of price drops waiting for you down below. Just make sure you check out today’s new all-time low on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and this morning’s price drop on the Google Nest Thermostat while y
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How to install the Android 12 Beta on Samsung Galaxy smartphones
Android 12 brings a lot of exciting features to the OS, even in Samsung Galaxy devices. With the beta release of One UI 4, Samsung devices are able to take advantage of new color-theming options and privacy features. Fortunately, Samsung is making the beta available to a few select devices before An
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New Pixel ‘Curated Culture’ wallpapers mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities
For December, Google’s monthly Pixel Curated Culture wallpaper collection is celebrating “International Day of Persons with Disabilities.” Join us in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities! First Nations artist Dana Kearley created wallpapers inspired by vintage animatio
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Google TV profiles have been delayed, Ambient Mode cards are rolling out now
Google TV is all about the ability to sift through the huge number of TV shows and movies available on various streaming services. That’s why the addition of user profiles on Google TV has been such an exciting prospect, but unfortunately, the feature has been delayed. Originally, Google told us
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Deals: Google Nest Thermostat hits $90, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic down to $323, more
Headlining all of today’s best deals, the Google Nest Thermostat is down to $90. That’s alongside a new low on Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and iOttie’s Made for Google iON charger. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Google Nest Thermostat hits $90Am
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3rd-gen Chromecast, Ultra gets new YouTube ‘app’ w/ homescreen, phone remote [Update: Official]
Since the start of this year, Google has been testing a new YouTube app/experience for the regular Chromecast. The new YouTube Cast app looks to be widely rolled out for the 3rd-gen Chromecast and Ultra this week. Update 12/3: After wide availability began on Wednesday, Google last night made the
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Android TV’s ‘Discover’ homescreen appears to be expanding to more users, especially in India
While Google TV is the future of Android on the biggest screen in your home, the platform’s older version isn’t going anywhere just yet. This week, Google seems to be rolling out Android TV’s latest “Discover” homescreen design out to users in India and some other regions. Stepping back
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Google Photos ‘Locked Folder’ appears to be rolling out to more Android devices
Way back in June, Google Pixel phones were the very first Android devices to gain the ability to secure images and videos behind an on-device passcode or biometrics. After confirming that more devices would get access soon, it appears that the Locked Folder feature in Google Photos is now arriving
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Samsung will update these devices to Android 12
Android 12 is still a very new version of the platform, but Samsung is launching the update for its Galaxy devices less than a month after Google’s own Pixel phones. More devices will be updated over the coming months, and Samsung has confirmed a preliminary list of devices that will be updated.
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Samsung November 2021 security update is rolling out now to these Galaxy devices
While Android 12 for Samsung devices look more likely with each passing week, the Korean firm is rolling on with its consistent monthly security patches. For November 2021, a select few Samsung Galaxy smartphones are already seeing the latest updates. Here’s the full, continuously updated list.
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One UI 4.0 beta opens for Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 in South Korea
Samsung’s fairly impressive track record with device updates looks set to continue as the tech giant has now opened the One UI 4.0 beta phase for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners in South Korea. The 2019 flagship devices are destined to be updated to Android 12, and the One UI 4.0 beta is a solid f
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OnePlus has rolled out the November security patch to these phones
OnePlus promises to deliver regular system updates for its wide array of smartphones for at least two years and in some cases longer for flagships, so let’s see how they’re handling the November 2021 security update. OnePlus November 2021 security update — What’s new?Google added the Novem
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Google Workspace branding comes to Gmail for web, iOS [Update: Android]
On Monday, Google made Workspace available “for everyone” with free, personal accounts able to turn on the integrated Gmail experience with Chat and Rooms — soon to be called Spaces. Alongside that, Google Workspace branding now appears on the Gmail web client. Update 12/2: Version 2021.11.1
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Google postpones early 2022 return to office, no new date provided
At the end of August, Google delayed its wide-scale office return to early 2022. That is now being pushed back again and a new date will be determined at the start of next year. According to CNBC, Google sent out an internal email on Thursday that explained how the January 10, 2022. return date is
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YouTube Music for Android rolls out versatile ‘Recently Played’ widget
Previewed in October and officially announced yesterday, YouTube Music’s new “Recent Played” widget is now available on Android 12.  By default, “Recently Played” is 5×2 with two sections. The top is a simplified Now Playing with play/pause and thumbs up, similar to “Turntable.” Yo
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How to set up Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, and Do Not Disturb on Pixel 6
Digital Wellbeing with Focus Mode and Do Not Disturb on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is all about disconnecting when it matters. Taking a break here and there can be important, especially if you find yourself constantly distracted by what’s going on. Well, with Digital Wellbeing you can limit distraction
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