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LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG Velvet Android 11 update finally arrives in the US

LG has been struggling lately to push out Android updates even to its most recent phones but that was apparently just the symptom and not the disease. With its formal exit from the mobile market in a few months, there have been even more doubts whether it will be able to stick to its new Three Year Pledge of updates for a number of its phones. As if on cue, one such phone is finally getting its Android 11 update, with Verizon's version of the Velvet 5G UW following the LG V60's lead.

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Galaxy S21 FE renders show very subtle design changes

Galaxy S21 FE renders show very subtle design changes

There hasbeen some fuss lately over the Galaxy S20 FE, a.k.a. Fan Edition, but it isn't because it's new. It's more because of the oddity of launching a new configuration of that model this late in the game. It seems, however, that Samsung is using a strategy of making small tweaks and calling it a new thing. The upcoming Galaxy S21 FE is one such example and only keen-eyed observers will be able to tell it apart from the more expensive Galaxy S21.

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Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Spotify can listen to you for ads: Do you care?

Voice on Spotify is the newest in voice activated smart audio control, active now with the latest update to the app. If you want to use the service, you can do so for no additional cost - or you can choose to have this "Hey Spotify" system turned off entirely. It's up to you.

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Pokemon GO Sylveon Eevee evolution name and release tease

Pokemon GO Sylveon Eevee evolution name and release tease

The Eevee evolution Sylveon began to appear in Pokemon GO this month - but it's not in the game yet! The release date for Sylveon in Pokemon GO is likely imminent, though, as the Pokemon already appears in the code for the game. It's not yet activated, but this Eevee evolution will appear with a set of rules and abilities that'll make it a must for most Pokemon trainers.

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Google Pixel Watch release date and look leaked

Google Pixel Watch release date and look leaked

The Google Pixel Watch appears to have leaked at last. The look of the watch, along with some basic details about the device's release date and abilities, have appeared in a report today before official launch. The device will likely launch with a circular touchscreen display, several casing options, and a bunch of different watch bands with different colors.

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iMessage for Android killed due to lock-in, legal documents reveal

iMessage for Android killed due to lock-in, legal documents reveal

There are two primary iOS apps that Android users want on Google's platform. iTunes, which eventually became Apple Music, did eventually land on Android but iMessage and its convenient messaging systems remain a distant dream. There may have been a time when bringing iMessage to Android was a possibility but, as revealed in a document used by Epic Games in its Fortnite-related lawsuit against Apple, the iPhone maker's execs shot that idea done in fear of losing people to Android.

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Apple App Tracking Transparency might be bypassed by Chinese ad tech

Apple App Tracking Transparency might be bypassed by Chinese ad tech

Apple's upcoming strict privacy measures are proving to be quite effective even before it's fully implemented. Designed to prevent the potential violation of users' privacy by asking permission before apps and services are allowed to track their activity. It is ruffling no small amount of advertisers' feathers but some companies seem to be taking more drastic and questionable measures to circumvent that App Tracking Transparency with help from a state-backed Chinese advertising technology developer.

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Samsung iTest web app lets you experience Android on an iPhone

Samsung iTest web app lets you experience Android on an iPhone

When Apple launched its first-ever Android app in 2015, it wasn't the much-desired Music app or even iMessage. It was an app that helped Android users "Move to iOS", or at least migrate some of their phone's compatible data. Nearly six years later, Samsung is biting back with a rather curious but admittedly impressive web app that lets those from the other side get a taste of what Android, technically Samsung's Galaxy flavor, is all about.

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Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 durability test ends terribly

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 durability test ends terribly

There are quite a few new gaming phones that have hit the market in the first three or so months of the year, each with its own special gimmick that goes beyond raw power. The latest to join that fray is Lenovo with its second Legion Phone "Duel" device. It is also admittedly one of the more interesting to arrive this year both in terms of design and specs. Unfortunately, it might also be one of the most disappointing when it comes to withstanding the normal wear and tear that gamers put their devices through.

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Stadia gaining access to a new set of indy gems

Stadia gaining access to a new set of indy gems

Today Google revealed a set of 10 new games that'll be coming to Stadia in the near future. These games run the indy gamut, from pixel-centric to masterfully crafted mystery adventures. Perhaps the most expansive of these is the game Skyclimbers, from the developers at Paratope.

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Your next iPad may have just leaked

Your next iPad may have just leaked

The year 2021 will not likely deliver a new set of iPad hardware designs from... most perspectives. That's according to the latest set of leaks for the devices, from the new iPad Mini to the largest of the large iPad Pro units. What we're looking at today is a set of three, one iPad Mini and two iPad Pro units, all looking like they'll be the basic size and shape of their real-deal final design releases from Apple.

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OnePlus 9 Pro overheating problem has a fix coming

OnePlus 9 Pro overheating problem has a fix coming

Given how powerful smartphones have become today, people expect more from their devices and sometimes push them to their limits. Of course, there are consequences to those and heat along with battery life are the biggest costs of taxing smartphones hard. Most of the time, though, only the most extreme use cases can really run a phone hot to the point of becoming dangerous but it seems that owners of the OnePlus 9 Pro are experiencing it more frequently than they should.

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