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OPPO F9 teardrop notch up-close hands-on

OPPO F9 teardrop notch up-close hands-on

Here up close and personal with the OPPO F9 we've got a look at what could very well be the next wave in OnePlus smartphone aesthetics. Much like the OPPO phones that came before it, this OPPO F9 has a sleek body and a look that defies the norm ever-so-slightly. In this device is a near full-frontal-coverage display. In this device is a peek into the future for America released first in a brand that rarely reaches our shores.

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Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

Pokemon GO Raid Legendary Regirock dates and new list

The time for Regirock in Pokemon GO is here! It's time to head down to your local favorite Raid Battle gym and take on the most rockiest of strange Legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region in Regirock. Yes Regirock, the third in a line of Hoenn-region legendaries is here, ready to rock and roll, and we're gonna let its secrets be know right here, right this minute.

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Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

Dear anyone: Please destroy Google’s Pixel 3 camera

It's become painfully clear that Google's most majorly seemingly unbeatable smartphone feature on the Pixel is its camera. Several of the most major names in Android smartphone reviews and publications continue to use their Pixel device well beyond multiple opportunities to use more expensive and more extravagant phones. It's the camera that it would SEEM that nobody else can beat. It may be my imagination, but I feel like this one win is holding Google back.

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Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google is said to be planning to release a new smart speaker, and it might be looking to the Echo Show for inspiration. A new rumor claims that Google will release a smart speaker with a display at some point this year. If that turns out to be true, then that means Google would have a smart speaker to compete with almost every device in Amazon's Echo line up.

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Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

Google may be under fire again for allegedly working with the Chinese government to create a censored version of its Search engine but it doesn’t actually have to lift a finger for its technology to be used for that same purpose. A new web browser named Redcore has grabbed the spotlight in China for claiming to have developed a browser that has “broken the American monopoly”. Except that now its CEO is admitting that it did, after all, build it using Chrome, an American company technology.

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Google updates location tracking policy to reflect actual practice

Google updates location tracking policy to reflect actual practice

Most people take for granted that, almost by default, their smartphones send their location to manufacturers and app developers unless they explicitly say no. Sometimes, however, “no” doesn’t actually always mean no. That’s the rather sticky situation that Google has suddenly found itself in after Associated Press launched an investigation on how the tech giant keeps on tracking your location even after you turn certain settings off. Now Google is updating its policy not to change the feature but to just let people know what it really does.

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Android hearing aid support to welcome more users into its world

Android hearing aid support to welcome more users into its world

Google recently boasted about its more than 2 billion active Android devices in the world. The global population is, of course, much larger than that and a fraction of that total are unable to enjoy the conveniences of modern mobile lifestyles because of one physical disability or another. While tech companies naturally give more focus on their able-bodied customers, they have a responsibility, sometimes even legal duty, to make their products accessible to everyone. Just weeks after launching Android 9 Pie, Google is announcing a new specification for Android designed to deliver high-quality audio to hearing aids.

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WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon

WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon

WhatsApp users have received an email from Google informing them of a big new change: their backups will no longer count against their Google Drive data allotment. WhatsApp first introduced these backups in 2015, enabling users to store a copy of their messages in the cloud. Over time, depending on how heavily the app is used, these backups can grow into multiple gigabytes, a substantial amount for Google users who only have the 15GB included for free with their account.

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Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

Galaxy S10 specs: Cameras on deck

The camera array for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is this afternoon's subject of leaks from South Korea. It's become apparent that Samsung's plan for the most expensive of its multi-Galaxy-S lineup for 2019 will be delivered with some rather obvious differentiating factors. The most expensive device, that is to say, will have an extra camera on its back.

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Android Messages gets dark mode: here’s how to enable it

Android Messages gets dark mode: here’s how to enable it

A highly requested feature, dark mode, is now available in Android Messages. As with the new YouTube dark mode, Android Messages users can eliminate the bright white background, instead switching to a darker interface that is easier on the eyes over longer periods of time. The new mode is available in Android Messages version 3.5, which brings the same Material Design that recently arrived on Google Phone and Google Contacts.

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Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Google announced today that Gmail's confidential mode has come to mobile devices. The feature launched on desktop earlier this year, and it allows senders to restrict things like forwarding, copying, and downloading the emails they send. Senders can also set emails to expire after a certain amount of time, and, in cases where extra security is necessary, lock a message with an SMS code.

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Pixel 2 XL lag may lead to device (hardware) replacements

Pixel 2 XL lag may lead to device (hardware) replacements

Over the last couple of weeks there's been a bit more than a normal amount of a rumbling about the Pixel 2 XL and it's apparent slowdown issue. Not all Pixel 2 XL units have the issue, but a significant number of them do find themselves the subject of this slowdown. Fortunate for those few users with this issue, one of their ranks happens to be a rather prolific Android journalist by the name of Artem Russakovskii of Android Police. Google's been to visit him personally to see what's up.

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