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Dynamic email in Gmail released for Android and iOS

Dynamic email in Gmail released for Android and iOS

The app version of Gmail for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices was updated this week for AMP. This new system was previously announced as it rolled out to Gmail for the web. It's called "dynamic email" in Gmail, and it "brings the richness and interactivity of AMP" to your emails of all sorts. This new system makes Gmail an even-more-dominant email client for all Android users, and will likely give another bump to iOS users in the process.

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Galaxy S11 leak shows speed ramp-up x2: 5G and battery charging

Galaxy S11 leak shows speed ramp-up x2: 5G and battery charging

This morning a leak of regulatory info from China showed how Samsung was about to change the way they delivered the Galaxy S series in the near future. The Samsung Galaxy S11 will quite likely be the first smartphone to benefit from the next-generation charging speeds listed with China regulatory group CCC. This latest leak suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S11 - with codename SM-G9860 - will roll with 25-watt fast charging.

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Amazon’s Netflix for games: Twitch has your attention, your money is next

Amazon’s Netflix for games: Twitch has your attention, your money is next

In the year 2020, Amazon's rumored to release their horse in the race for dominance over the game streaming industry. If they play their cards right, a service like a "Netflix for games" would be a major win for the company that already dominates online shopping. Amazon also just so happens to own one of the biggest names in game streaming: Twitch.

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Google Assistant pairs with Duplex to help you buy movie tickets

Google Assistant pairs with Duplex to help you buy movie tickets

Google continues to build out the capabilities of Google Assistant, and beginning today, it can help you buy movie tickets. Google has put its Duplex AI at the center of this functionality, allowing you to ask the Assistant to find showtimes near you. This isn't the first time we've seen Google pair Duplex with the Assistant, as the pair are also used to assist in booking restaurant reservations.

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Galaxy Note 10 Red and Pink now available in the US

Galaxy Note 10 Red and Pink now available in the US

While other manufacturers, mostly from China, have started splashing a rainbow of colors on their phones' backs, major OEMs have remained faithful to single colors. Admittedly, the likes of Samsung and Google have started adopting hues beyond Gray and Gold but are still pretty conservative in their selection. That's why it may be a big thing for the Galaxy Note 10 to get new Aura Red and Aura Pink color options in the US, especially considering it could be for a limited time only.

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Samsung and Google Camera apps vulnerable to hijacking, fix on the way

Samsung and Google Camera apps vulnerable to hijacking, fix on the way

Earlier this year, Apple was put on the hot seat for a bug in its new Group FaceTime feature that practically allowed anyone to spy on an iPhone or iPad user by simply making and then dropping a covert call. Now it seems that the Android world has something that may be more sinister and more inconspicuous. Thanks to a bug found in Google's, Samsung's, and other OEM's camera apps, an almost inconspicuous app can secretly spy on the owner using their own phone's cameras. And all the malicious app needs is to be granted data storage permissions.

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OnePlus 3 and 3T receive their last software update

OnePlus 3 and 3T receive their last software update

When upstart startup OnePlus made its "Never Settle" battle cry, it wasn't just about selling flagship hardware at mid-range prices. It also covered software, specifically the Android experience. Even when its Cyanogen-based ROM didn't pan out, OnePlus still wanted to do good by its users and promise a period of software support that, to date, only Google offers. So far it has stayed true to that promise but even good things must come to an end and the OnePlus 3 and 3T, the first to enjoy this extended support period, are receiving their last updates.

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Galaxy Note 9 update has hidden 120Hz display option

Galaxy Note 9 update has hidden 120Hz display option

The next big update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a hidden setting that apparently switches between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate. This feature appears in the Beta release of Samsung's OneUI 2.0 update built on Android 10. Unfortunate for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users, there's no possible way to enable 120Hz image refresh rate on a display that does not physically support such an option. But this feature wasn't made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 - which is why it was hidden in the first place.*

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Pokemon GO Supereffective Week list [UPDATE: A new Shiny!]

Pokemon GO Supereffective Week list [UPDATE: A new Shiny!]

Today we're looking at the most important parts of the Pokemon GO Supereffective Week event that'll last from November 19 until November 26. This event will be live by the time you read this article, so head out to your favorite Pokemon Gym and keep this page open so you'll know what Pokemon are best to battle the biggest beasts! This event will give you the opportunity to catch some of the most "SUPEREFFECTIVE" Pokemon in the game!

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Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals a mess of parts inside

Pixel 4 XL teardown reveals a mess of parts inside

What should have been the Pixel 3's redemption may very well end up being worse than last year's Google flagship smartphone. The Pixel 4 was already off to a rough start in rumors and specs and its actual launch didn't exactly prove those wrong. While the cameras and pristine Android software remained impressive, the rest of the specs and features make it hard to justify the premium price tag. And now it seems that the Pixel 4 XL is just as convoluted on the inside as it was fragile on the outside.

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Google Stadia works fine, but you don’t need this (or anything like it)

Google Stadia works fine, but you don’t need this (or anything like it)

You might be at a point where you're deciding on which cloud gaming/streaming gaming subscription system you'll join. You might be drawn to Google Stadia, the newest system where you can pay a fee to be able to play games on multiple platforms. You might've already decided that you're going to eventually have to subscribe to one cloud gaming system or the other, so you might as well figure out which is best - right? Not so fast, buster.

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Google Maps adding options to flatten 3D buildings, pay for EV charging

Google Maps adding options to flatten 3D buildings, pay for EV charging

Next to Search, Google Maps is one of those services that's easy to take for granted these days but has had a world-changing impact in how we get around. It's far from perfect, of course, but Google hasn't yet stopped making the experience as effortless and as pleasant as possible. In fact, a few major features have come or are still coming to Maps' Android app that's geared to make life easier, especially for drivers of electric cars.

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