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Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Google just revealed a new version of Android called Android 12L, with an eye for large displays. They've delivered a message that on one hand says Android 12L is "a special feature drop", and on the other says Android 12L is "an OS optimized for large screens." Google also suggests that Android 12L "refines the system UI" of Android 12, making Android 12 ready for the future of the next wave of large screen and transforming screen devices.

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Windows 11 “modern design” released for Windows 10

Windows 11 “modern design” released for Windows 10

If you're looking for a way to get just a taste of Windows 11 without taking the full dive, Microsoft has a way. Today Windows 10 Insiders have the ability to download and load the newest design for the Microsoft Store. It doesn't appear exactly as you'd see it with Windows 11, but it's close enough to get you ready to make that final leap.

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Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

Pixel 6 Pro might be the new social media king with this Android 12 feature

There's a change going on in social networking apps with Android 12, starting with Pixel 6. This device - and the Pixel 6 Pro - are both ready to roll with multi-camera use in social networking apps that are ready to implement the change. The change comes in the newest camera API with Android 12, but it doesn't necessarily work with every single device that can currently run Android 12.

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Photoshop on the Web is now available in beta with limited features

Photoshop on the Web is now available in beta with limited features

For the longest time, Photoshop has been the household name when it comes to image editing and digital painting software. While it now has a bit more competition, it's still the de facto standard in the creative industry, despite and in spite of unpopular changes Adobe made to how it distributes the software. Its cloud-centric business model, however, may have its benefits, and one of those makes Photoshop nearly universal, by some of the app's functionality available on web browsers.

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Photoshop will soon let creators add verification to newly minted NFTs

Photoshop will soon let creators add verification to newly minted NFTs

Adobe has made a number of product announcements at its MAX 2021 event, not the least of which are a number of new features for its popular image-editing and creation software Photoshop. One of these new features revolves around blockchain technology, making it easier for content creators to prove that they're the person behind non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offered on platforms like OpenSea and SuperRare.

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Zoom removes paywall from important accessibility feature

Zoom removes paywall from important accessibility feature

Earlier this year, Zoom announced plans to make its automatic closed captioning feature available to everyone, not just paid subscribers. The company had said at the time that it would roll out the feature to everyone at some point in fall 2021, and as promised, that time has finally come. You no longer need to pay to use the accessibility feature.

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GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro is releasing a firmware update for its HERO 10 Black action camera that will, among other things, address the overheating issue some consumers have reported. The camera is capable of recording at up to 5.3K60, but the downside of this performance level is increased heat production that, in certain situations, may cause the camera to shut down unexpectedly.

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iOS 15.1 released: Why you should upgrade right now

iOS 15.1 released: Why you should upgrade right now

Today Apple released iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 with a collection of feature upgrades and bug fixes aplenty. Apple's list of fixes with this free update included subject matter like lockscreen pausing, WiFi detection, Wallet closure, Photos app storage, and Weather app reporting. This update also brought a set of security updates for all devices able to run iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 on October 25, 2021.

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Apple releases free macOS Monterey upgrade: Here’s what you get

Apple releases free macOS Monterey upgrade: Here’s what you get

Apple has released macOS Monterey today, with the latest version of its Mac software arriving just in time to coincide with the new MacBook Pro models. Officially announced back at WWDC 2021, Monterey builds out FaceTime features, and makes connecting different Apple devices more straightforward with Continuity upgrades, though some of the initially-promised features won't be available on day one.

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Skype now works also on Firefox after two years

Skype now works also on Firefox after two years

When the video conferencing trend kicked up last year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was no surprise that Microsoft would jump on the bandwagon as well. What was a bit surprising, however, was that it prioritized bringing its younger Teams platform up to snuff instead of promoting the video conferencing service it has had for years. In fact, some might have almost forgotten about Skype at this point, including Microsoft. Two years after launching its new Web app, Microsoft has finally made Skype work on Firefox, though not without what might be an unnecessary warning.

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Google Meet hosts can now silence and hide disruptive participants

Google Meet hosts can now silence and hide disruptive participants

Google Meet, the video chatting platform similar to Zoom, is getting an important new feature that allows hosts to better control the overall experience. Google has announced on its Workspace blog that starting now for some users and in the near future for everyone else, Google Meet hosts can mute and hide the video feeds of disruptive participants.

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Oculus Go unlock software released for hardware freedom

Oculus Go unlock software released for hardware freedom

An Oculus Go unlocked OS build was released today, courtesy of John Carmack. After a prolonged period of time and a whole lot of work in securing the rights to release the software, Carmack and crew made this build a reality. It's a surprise, honestly, now that Oculus is owned by Facebook. It IS a welcome surprise, in any case.

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