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YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

Many consumers have expressed frustration over YouTube's pushy Premium marketing, which often badgers users with prompts encouraging them to sign up for the service. The company may have taken things to a new level for iPhone users, though, by seemingly disabling their ability to use the system's picture-in-picture mode unless they pay for the subscription service. Users are, quite understandably, not happy about this change.

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Google Nest Audio and new Chromecast leak ahead of Pixel event

Google Nest Audio and new Chromecast leak ahead of Pixel event

Google may have teased its own new Nest smart speaker back in July, but a new leak gives us a much better view of just what the unusually-shaped model will look like - and the new Google Chromecast launching alongside it. There were more than a few scratched-heads when Google responded to the leaks around what speaker codenamed "Prince" with an official image of it, not least because of the weirdly pillowy shape.

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Google widget for iOS 14 makes for swifter searches

Google widget for iOS 14 makes for swifter searches

Google has added a new iOS 14 widget for iPhone users, and it could be enough to make Android fans glance over at their Apple brethren jealously. Taking advantage of iOS 14's new home screen widget support - that has, it's fair to say, been a long time coming - the Google widget promises swifter access to the search giant's services than has been possible on iPhone before.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review : Best Android slate to date

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review : Best Android slate to date

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is a professional Android tablet the likes of which have not been available before now. We've used plenty of tablets over the past decade with Android inside, but none have really come close to being the pro-level piece of work that this Samsung unit represents. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is what every high-end tablet should be at launch: The best tablet* on the market today.

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Google Play Store sort of bans stalkerware Android apps

Google Play Store sort of bans stalkerware Android apps

Given its more open ecosystem, Android has become notorious for the rampant operation of all kinds of malware. Some of those even get past Google's own scrutiny in reviewing apps for the Google Play Store. Those covertly try to hide their less than innocent behavior but it seems that a certain class of software has been operating out in the open under Google's nose. Starting today, however, stalkerware apps are banned from the Google Play Store, except in cases when they're allowed.

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Google Pixel Buds 2 update fixes one of many audio issues

Google Pixel Buds 2 update fixes one of many audio issues

It was really no surprise that Google would jump on the true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds trend popularized by the Apple AirPods but there have been concerns whether it could pull off a decent job. The Google Pixel Buds touted smart features like Google Assistant and even Google Translate integration but audio quality has been less than impressive. In fact, the Pixel Buds (2020) have been marred by quite a number of audio problems and the strangest one finally just got a fix.

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Chromebook gaming gets a bigger push with Google Play premium section

Chromebook gaming gets a bigger push with Google Play premium section

Chromebooks started out as affordable low-powered cloud-centric laptops designed more for basic school and office work. These days, however, they've pretty much become powerhouses, especially considering the number of operating systems and apps they can support. Despite all that, Chromebooks aren't exactly seen as fit for gaming, an image that Google wants to change with a new premium gaming section on Google Play Store that highlights the best Android games for Chromebooks.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G leaks via dev page

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G leaks via dev page

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G was leaked today via Verizon with a full set of specifications and imagery that leaves little to the imagination. Samsung's not yet "officially" revealed this device, though we've seen quite a bit about it and the details of its hardware and software abilities from a set of leaks over the past few weeks. This device has a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz image refresh rate, rain and dust resistance, and a design that should be rather familiar.

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Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

Android 11 download release for my phone: The big list

When will my phone get the update to Android 11? This is an iteration of a question we get every time Google makes a major product release, especially when it comes to a new numbered version of their mobile OS. This year, the biggest update to Android devices will be delivered to a wide variety of devices - maybe more than any previous major update to Android due to the ease with which Google's made updating devices from Android 10 to 11.

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Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Sony Xperia 5 II forces gamers to take notice

Today we're taking a peek at the Sony Xperia 5 II, a compact smartphone with the powers of a much more massive device. This device is made to essentially force the attention of gamers and photographers/videographers with both a high refresh rate display and video/photo capture abilities that are not present on any other device of this size. This device rolls with a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect ration display jammed inside a body that's just W 2.68 in x D 0.31 in size.

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Galaxy S20 Android 11 update beta revealed (One UI 3 Beta)

Galaxy S20 Android 11 update beta revealed (One UI 3 Beta)

Today the Samsung Galaxy S20 was shown with ONE UI 3.0 (Beta) working with Android 11. This is the latest edition of the Google mobile software package made real on the Samsung Galaxy S20 courtesy of a closed beta program. At the moment the vast majority of the world is not able to get this software, but it'll be delivered in a software update in the near future - if all goes according to plan.

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Google Drive will soon delete files in trash after 30 days

Google Drive will soon delete files in trash after 30 days

Living in a digital age makes it almost too easy to accumulate clutter in the form of files, especially given how small these files can be. That's true for files you keep locally on your laptop or phone but cloud storage still comes at a cost, even if it's offered for free. To ensure you don't run out of space just because of the trash you've gathered over the months, Google Drive will soon implement a policy that will automatically delete files in its Trash forever after 30 days.

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