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Sling TV finally adds Safari support after nixing macOS app

Sling TV finally adds Safari support after nixing macOS app

Live streaming television service Sling TV used to offer a macOS app for accessing the service on a Mac computer, but things changed last year. Users were promised that in addition to its existing Chrome browser support, Sling TV would soon add support for Apple's Safari browser, something that has finally arrived more than a year after the promise was made.

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Spotify targets family plan sharing by requesting user location

Spotify targets family plan sharing by requesting user location

Spotify is targeting users who are sharing family plans in ways that violate its terms of service. This isn't the first time the company has targeted this unapproved sharing, but it is the first time it will take more drastic steps to stop users from providing account access to individuals living outside of their home. To do this, Spotify will start periodically requesting access to each family plan user's location.

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Google One now backs up Android photos and MMS

Google One now backs up Android photos and MMS

With Google's many products and services, you could be forgiven for forgetting there's such a thing as Google One. Launched more than a year ago, the service offered subscribers some data storage at a price. In addition to being something like Google Drive, Google One also acted as storage backup for Android phones. Now Google is expanding the feature set a bit by covering data that is precious to Android users like their photos and multimedia messages.

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Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google has pushed out an update for Google Photos, adding a new 'Memories' feature that creates galleries with content from past years to highlight memorable moments. This feature is similar to the videos generated by Facebook and select other social media platforms, offering a brief look at the best parts of a particular time period, such as the previous year, as well as memorable events.

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Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Today we're looking at Google Photos latest update that includes new collaboration with CVS and Walmart for photo prints. Google Photos has access to soft and hard-cover books as well as prints of photos at "11,000 locations with print centers across the U.S." as of this week. As it is with any photo printing service via your phone or computer, this service has some fine print details which you'll want to become familiar.

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PlayGalaxy Link now available to stream Windows games to Galaxy Note 10

PlayGalaxy Link now available to stream Windows games to Galaxy Note 10

Game streaming is a hot topic among gamers but the unlikeliest of contenders is taking a different yet not so novel way towards that goal. Samsung doesn't have much stake in that budding industry but it does have a vested interest in making its Galaxy phones the portal to that PC-on-mobile gaming experience. That is why it has partnered with Parsec to deliver that game streaming experience without having to resort to putting your games in the cloud and in someone else's hands.

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Disney+ on Android launches early for the Netherlands

Disney+ on Android launches early for the Netherlands

At long last, Disney finally announced its long-rumored video streaming service to rival Netflix and other VOD businesses last month. It's still quite a while before it formally launches to initial markets, which leaves plenty of time for more tidbits to fall from the rumor grapevine. Pretty soon, however, we can get first-hand information as the app has reportedly launched in the Netherlands where lucky testers can try out the service for free at least for two months.

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Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google has quietly rolled out a new button in the Google Home app that enables users to call their smart display device, assuming they have one. The button appears in the Google Home app, though it seems to only show up for people who have a smart display with Google Assistant on their account. Tapping the button automatically triggers a video call with the display, making the process as simple as hitting a contact bubble.

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Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Gmail on Android finally gets a less scathing dark mode

Google almost had a winner with its Material Design that people started imitating in all other places. With the version 2 of its design language, it seemed that Google has generated split opinions on the dominantly white aesthetic. More than just a matter of personal taste, however, Material Design v2 was criticized for burning not just batteries but also eyes. Fortunately, Google is slowly relenting but it seems to be taking its sweet time doing so.

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Google Play Pass release date is quickly approaching

Google Play Pass release date is quickly approaching

Back at the beginning of August, Google put a new subscription service called Google Play Pass into testing. Essentially, it seems that the Play Pass is Google's answer to Apple Arcade, as it's billed as a subscription service that grants users access to a collection of premium apps and games. Even though Google confirmed that the Play Pass was in testing when it was first outed last month, it didn't tell us when the feature might launch.

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Microsoft To-Do 2.0 launches amidst Wunderlist hurts

Microsoft To-Do 2.0 launches amidst Wunderlist hurts

It's not unusual for larger companies to gobble up smaller ones that have risen in fame in the hopes of capitalizing on the new stardom. It's also not unusual for larger companies to eventually assimilate those hit new products in their own brand and then killing off the original that was responsible for that fame in the first place. That is exactly what happened with popular list and todo app Wunderlist when it got acquired by Microsoft. Admist calls for the company to return the brand and name to its original owners, Microsoft releases version 2.0 of its own To-Do app to show it's all fine and dandy in productivity land.

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Vivaldi beta brings a feature-filled web browser to Android

Vivaldi beta brings a feature-filled web browser to Android

A common trend among web browsers on the desktop is to simplify their UI and features, itself spun off a minimalist trend going on in the software and design industry. When it launched more than four years ago, Vivaldi challenged not just the big players in the market but also the status quo by actually filling the browser with built-in features others would relegate to third-party extensions. Now Vivaldi is bringing that same philosophy and those same features to mobile, at least on Android, while aiming to keep things simple for mobile use.

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