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Galaxy Note 9 update improves camera, takes a new stab at P20 Pro

Galaxy Note 9 update improves camera, takes a new stab at P20 Pro

The newest Galaxy Note 9 software update includes notes about improvements made to the device's back-facing cameras. With this set of improvements, Samsung attempts to re-take the throne for best smartphone camera in the world, contending with the likes of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, HTC U12+, and the Google Pixel 2. With a dual-camera backside camera array and improvements to all the most important parts of said setup, what's stopping Samsung from winning the day?

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All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

The Fortnite Season 6 update is released and all players should, by now, have their updates activated on all platforms. The release date for this update meant we'd inevitably see some Halloween goodness splayed across the gameplay map and the store - and what do you know, it's all here, it's all happening! In addition to some creepy and/or spooky happenings in the landscape, there's now a puppy dog. It's a puppy dog, it's so super cute!

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OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

This morning the OnePlus 6 began receiving the software update for OxygenOS 9.0 and Android 9 Pie. As OnePlus creates their own-branded version of Android, OsygenOS 9.0 is what the downloaded update is called, but it includes all the goodies present in Android 9 Pie, where applicable. This update is approximately 1521MB large (1.5GB) and includes feature updates both in Pie and in OxygenOS specifically for the OnePlus 6.

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Twitter just fixed its worst “feature”

Twitter just fixed its worst “feature”

Today Twitter reversed implementation of a "feature" in which users were shown "in case you missed it" and "recommended Tweets" instead of a standard chronological order. In a non-curated world, Twitter would display all the Tweets made by all the accounts one person follows, and it'd do so in reverse chronological order, with the newest Tweets showing up first. That's what Twitter was at the beginning. That's what it (temporarily) is again.

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iOS 12 released: 5 new features for your iPhone

iOS 12 released: 5 new features for your iPhone

Apple released iOS 12 to the public today, September 17th, 2018, and right here we're running down how users can join in on the download. The iOS 12 experience is that of the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR, delivered here in the weeks leading up to all of Apple's 2018 smartphone in-store releases. This new software has many new features, perhaps the most important of which is increased performance for all compatible iPhones and iPads.

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Hulu update adds channel filters to personalize Live Guide

Hulu update adds channel filters to personalize Live Guide

Hulu has released a big update for its Android app, adding new features for Live TV customers specifically, as well as default autoplay on collection clips and the ability to seek during playback. Similar features haven't arrived in the iOS app, though it's possible we'll see an update with them drop in the near future.

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Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Wear OS update to reboot makes things simpler

Google revealed a redesign and basic reboot of the Wear OS platform this week for smart watches of all sorts. This new version of Wear OS makes quicker use of Google Assistant and Google Fit, and makes the entire experience more intuitive. This new system is coming to "Wear OS by Google smartwatches" over the next month - presumably to every watch currently running the newest version of Wear OS.

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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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YouTube’s new desktop video player ditches black bars

YouTube’s new desktop video player ditches black bars

YouTube is home to tons of different videos and, therefore, tons of different aspect ratios. While YouTube's desktop player is 16:9 by default (and indeed, that seems to be the go-to aspect ratio these days), there are still plenty of older videos that were recorded and uploaded in 4:3. Then, of course, we have the always controversial vertical aspect ratio of videos recorded on a smartphone.

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Android P Update download DP4 released

Android P Update download DP4 released

This morning the folks at Google revealed - officially - the last Developer Preview Android update for Android P before release. This will be the last time - before the public beta release - that Google will deliver a software update for Android P preview before it's available completely to the public at large. This update is called Android P DP4, and all downloads are ready to roll now.

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This Galaxy S9 update has likely Note 9 camera feature details

This Galaxy S9 update has likely Note 9 camera feature details

In an update to a select few Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones showed what's likely a release day feature for the Galaxy Note 9. The version of the Galaxy S9 in question is the South Korean version - of course - and the feature upgrade is in the camera realm with super-duper slow-motion. This new mode offers up 480fps (frames per second) slow-motion capture at 0.4s - above and beyond anything we've seen here before.

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Netflix TV interface simplified with new navigation sidebar

Netflix TV interface simplified with new navigation sidebar

Netflix has simplified its TV interface by adding a new sidebar with quick access icons. The redesign somewhat resembles the YouTube TV interface, making it easier to access the items you'd previously have to scroll to the top to find. The company is rolling out its new interface to subscribers around the world while teasing similar future updates that are already in the pipeline.

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