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Tesla 2021.24 software update brings Disney+ streaming and more

Tesla 2021.24 software update brings Disney+ streaming and more

One of the best aspects of Tesla vehicles is that they are updatable over the air, and the automaker frequently releases software updates for its vehicles. Software updates bring new features, patch bugs, and sometimes bring new entertainment options. A user on Reddit has posted a screenshot from an unnamed Tesla vehicle claiming the show the 2021.24 software update release notes.

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Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

After giving up on its own attempts at creating its own mobile platform, Microsoft switched to integrating Windows better with Android and iOS. Not all phones or mobile platforms are created equal, of course, and Microsoft has struck a sweet deal with Samsung for even deeper integration that's exclusive to a select number of Galaxy phones. One of those features includes the ability to run an Android app from the phone in its own window, a feature that might soon be expanding to other phones or at least other Samsung phones.

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Google Meet PWA is the recommended way to Meet on desktops

Google Meet PWA is the recommended way to Meet on desktops

Video conferencing services have become the bread and butter of work, school, and even social life for the past year and a half. Each of the contenders has its own idiosyncrasies and preferred ways to access their services. Zoom started out as a standalone app but has enabled a version that runs inside a web browser. Google Meet, on the other hand, starts from the opposite direction and has embraced a browser-only experience on desktops. That's changing now with a dedicated desktop app for desktops, but, as it turns out, it's actually a Progressive Web App version of Meet instead.

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Windows 11 Beta released: How to download and update, and why to wait

Windows 11 Beta released: How to download and update, and why to wait

Right up against the weekend here in late July, 2021, Microsoft released the first official Beta for Windows 11. This release is available to anyone who wishes to join the Windows Insiders program, and the software can be found in the Windows Beta Channel right this minute. As it is with any pre-release software, it's important to run this update ONLY on a machine that does not contain any important data.

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Motorola’s Edge 20 update flub highlights the big Android frustration

Motorola’s Edge 20 update flub highlights the big Android frustration

Motorola's Android update commitment has ended up overshadowing the launch of its new Edge 20 series smartphones, after hastily-retracted suggestions of half-hearted OS releases led to widespread criticism. The saga - which Motorola is no stranger to at this point - underscores how patchy Android updates can be, and how confusing the situation often is for owners.

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Motorola Ready For can connect phones to PCs wirelessly

Motorola Ready For can connect phones to PCs wirelessly

The idea of using the smartphone as a desktop PC with the right accessories isn't exactly new, but very few manufacturers have pushed through with that concept. Until recently, only Samsung and Huawei have actually invested resources in giving Android a desktop-like experience when connected to an external display or even a Windows computer. Earlier this year, Motorola introduced its own take on that concept with the oddly-named "Ready For" platform, and it is now taking that a step further with wireless connectivity and a new Ready For PC option.

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Google Voice update gets smart, gives reasons for missed, dropped calls

Google Voice update gets smart, gives reasons for missed, dropped calls

A significant update to Google Voice this week added features like "Missed Call Reason" and "Call Drop Reason and Redial." For users that've been working with Google Voice on phones for years, these features could change the game. Imagine being able to see how that call you missed wasn't because you had your earbuds in and couldn't hear, but because "this device wasn't set to receive incoming calls," along with a simple fix - imagine how that might've changed how you handled odd situations in the past!

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Pokemon GO app data bug is back: Check your usage now

Pokemon GO app data bug is back: Check your usage now

It would appear that the data usage increase bug is back in Pokemon GO in the latest update to the app for BOTH iOS and Android. This wouldn't be a good thing if it were just one of the two platforms. Both platforms at once means Niantic needs to act on a fix as soon as possible.

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Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update release date range leaked

Samsung One UI 4.0 (Android 12) update release date range leaked

The date for the Samsung Galaxy One UI Beta program for One UI 4 was leaked this week. In what appears to have been an accidental posting, a Samsung official revealed that the Galaxy S21 series "One UI 4 Beta" was "coming soon!" It's expected now that users will find the Android 12 beta in the form of the One UI 4 beta at the tail end of September, or early October.

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Apple earnings for fiscal Q3 2021 point to the future: Services

Apple earnings for fiscal Q3 2021 point to the future: Services

Generally an Apple earnings announcement focuses on how the company reached new heights, broke records, took the world of one device or another by storm. Normally we're talking about how the iPhone sold more units than any other device, how the iPad refuses to stop being the monstrous devourer of all other tablets, and so forth. This quarter, though, it's clear that Apple's focused on what'll be their future, now that they've saturated the earth in their hardware products. Now, the key is: "Services revenue reaches new all-time high."

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Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

Update your iPhone, iPad, Mac right now, avoid the exploit

A set of updates were sent by Apple to their various machines out in the wild over the past week that you should be aware of. For the iPhone, we're talking about iOS 14.7.1 and the security content therein. If you've already updated your iPhone to iOS 14.7.1 and do not own any other Apple products, you're good! You can rest easy in the knowledge that you will not have your device's previously vulnerable bits exploited.

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Pokemon Masters sync updates tease zero stamina

Pokemon Masters sync updates tease zero stamina

This week Pokemon Masters EX had a deluge of updates spilled with details on new moves, new events, and new sync pairs for August. This all begins with an event starting on August 4, 2021, at 11PM (local time) called Daily Type Rotation: Type Team-Up. This system will use sync pairs of all 18 available types, and types will rotate daily.

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