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Apple Find My apps hidden Items tab reinforce Tag rumors

Apple Find My apps hidden Items tab reinforce Tag rumors

At its iPhone event last week, there was one particular rumor that Apple didn't bring to life. The company was believed to be working on a product that will rival the popular Tile tracker but that was nowhere to be seen. It might, however, still be on the table and might just be a matter of time before it gets launched. Because according to a new screenshot and text from Apple's Find My app, all the pieces are already in place for its debut.

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Google Chrome introduces new features to reorder tab clutter

Google Chrome introduces new features to reorder tab clutter

Many people live in their browsers to the point that having 30 or more tabs open at the same time, some of them might even be days old. And that's on just one device, with some people these days owning at least a phone in addition to a computer. In other words, managing browser tabs can be quite the mess and Google is finally giving Chrome users a bit of help with new features that won't exactly reduce the number of tabs you open but at least make them more manageable.

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Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google revealed many things at I/O 2019 last May but, as typical, not all of them have materialized just yet. Of course, those may still happen in due time, and it seems that Google is indeed taking its sweet time for others. It was still back in May when Google announced a privacy feature for Maps but it seems that it will still be quite a while before Google Maps' incognito mode rolls out to all.

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Google Assistant can now speak German and Japanese

Google Assistant can now speak German and Japanese

AI-powered voice assistants are quite useful, especially for hands-free use and control of smart assistant. The catch to all that is, because it's voice-driven, it's even more at the mercy of spoken language, which is admittedly harder to get right when it comes to speech recognition. Complicating matters is that the voices that give feedback might not be to everyone's taste or language for that matter. That's why Google is now rolling out nine new voices, seven of which are not even in English.

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Google Family Link can now limit time spent on individual apps

Google Family Link can now limit time spent on individual apps

Google Family Link, the company's parental control app, has been updated to include a new arguably vital feature for managing a child's phone usage. Going forward, parents can use the parental control offering to set time limits for specific apps installed on their child's phone, ensuring they don't waste too much time playing a particular game, watching videos, or scrolling through social media.

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Fleksy keyboard for Android can now play videos because why not

Fleksy keyboard for Android can now play videos because why not

Remember the days when third-party virtual keyboards for smartphones were the craze? No? How about the time before TV? Fleksy seemingly wants to take a stroll down memory lane to make the case for its latest Fleksyapp, a.k.a. mini addons that give that Android keyboard a bit more functionality. By partnering with VBoard, that "bit more" becomes searching for and even playing videos while you type out messages to your friends about, what else, those videos playing above your keyboard.

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Snapchat 3D camera mode could be more selfie fun than slofies

Snapchat 3D camera mode could be more selfie fun than slofies

Snapchat today announced the addition of a new 3D camera mode for its mobile app. With this, you can create 3D snaps and send them to your friends, who can interact with them regardless of the phone they're using. In its unending battle against Instagram, Snapchat needs all the help it can get, and lately it's been looking to 3D for an edge.

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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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