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Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google has quietly rolled out a new button in the Google Home app that enables users to call their smart display device, assuming they have one. The button appears in the Google Home app, though it seems to only show up for people who have a smart display with Google Assistant on their account. Tapping the button automatically triggers a video call with the display, making the process as simple as hitting a contact bubble.

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Netflix adds ‘Latest’ shows tab and new ‘Remind Me’ alerts

Netflix adds ‘Latest’ shows tab and new ‘Remind Me’ alerts

Netflix has slightly redesigned its interface, adding a new tab called 'Latest' that makes it easy to find newly added content and to see which shows will be getting additions in the near future. The tab is located in the relatively new interface's left-side panel, where users can also access the search tool, return to home, and more. In addition, the new tab allows users to sign up for reminders.

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9 new features in the public Android 10 update today

9 new features in the public Android 10 update today

Today we're taking a peek at a handful of the feature updates made in Android 10, the newest version of Google's premiere mobile operating system. Android 10 was released to the public today in its first post-Beta edition, coming first to devices like the Google Pixel 3, and Essential Phone PH-1. The list below includes new features that'll be quite apparent and system upgrades that one might never have even noticed were newly enabled.

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Your high-end LG TV just got live Apple AirPlay 2 features first

Your high-end LG TV just got live Apple AirPlay 2 features first

This morning LG announced they'd released Apple AirPlay 2 functionality for a range of televisions inside the United States. Those televisions will now be able to work with wireless projection and control with iPhones and iPads of many sorts, thanks to their latest software update. Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit functionality are available right this minute to a selection of LG OLED and NanoCell 4K UHD TVs with ThinkQ AI capability in the USA.

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iPhone update leak: New Dark Mode, Screenshots, Reminders

iPhone update leak: New Dark Mode, Screenshots, Reminders

In iOS 13 for iPhone and iPad, things are about to get updated in a significant set of ways. Leaks this morning showed the various interesting ways in which the iPhone and iPad will benefit. This update includes the long-awaited Dark Mode, the mode which ALL people crave.

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Snapchat update makes Android look bad, iPhone look good

Snapchat update makes Android look bad, iPhone look good

There's a Snapchat update for Android devices this week, and it's supposed to revolutionize the way Android users Snap. Snapchat said "To Android. Love, Snapchat" on Twitter today, adding, "Enjoy the new, faster Snapchat, rebuilt just for Android." But they've not really fixed a whole lot of anything.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K gets Miracast display mirroring support

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K gets Miracast display mirroring support

Amazon released Fire OS update 6.2.6.3 this week for its Fire TV Stick 4K. The new version began rolling out to devices yesterday, though the update didn't specify any features or changes that it was bringing. Now that users have had time to explore the update, one big addition is apparent: the arrival of support for Miracast screen mirroring.

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Android testing Google login-free app updating

Android testing Google login-free app updating

A new even earlier timing for updating Google apps became apparent this week as Google aims for better security and an overall more consistent mobile experience. Developers received messages notifying them of the testing of this new feature and that it'll be rolling out to users across the planet in the near future. This service will be opt-out, if for whatever reason a user would want to choose to keep their older versions of apps at sign-in.

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iOS 12.1.4 is now available with Group FaceTime bug fix

iOS 12.1.4 is now available with Group FaceTime bug fix

Last week, reports of a scary Group FaceTime bug started making the rounds. If you're an iOS user, you've likely already heard the details, but essentially the bug allowed a caller to hear audio - and in some cases see video - from a recipient's phone before they even answered the call. It was a fairly easy bug to replicate too, which of course makes things worse.

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Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

The latest Windows Update message facing some users is an error. The old "Error encountered, We'll continue to check daily for newer updates" appeared with the message "We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the Internet." If this is something you've seen in Windows Update this week, you're not alone. Let's see how we can get a temporary fix.

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Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie update here: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie update here: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are getting the Android 9 Pie update right this minute inside the USA. This is true for the Verizon version of the Galaxy S9 family, as is it true for the Sprint and AT&T versions of the phone. T-Mobile USA, are you there? Do you want to build a snowman? Everyone else is getting Android 9 Pie and the full One UI experience this morning.

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WhatsApp update hits users with 5-person limit to forwards

WhatsApp update hits users with 5-person limit to forwards

The newest update to WhatsApp seems to be moving the messaging service closer to that of its associated brand partners. In an effort to curb the misuse of the platform around the world, the app will soon have a limit of five forwards for every unique message. At this moment it's not clear how lenient the algorithm for this limit will be. For example, what if I changed just one letter - is that a different message?

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