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Windows 10 gets Screen Refresh Rate settings, enhanced Search

Windows 10 gets Screen Refresh Rate settings, enhanced Search

Fast refresh rates are all the fad in smartphones these days but computer monitors have sported 120Hz and even 144Hz far longer than their mobile cousins. That doesn't mean, of course, that everything will be smooth and fluid magically and it still depends on the software taking advantage of that capability. Windows 10 finally lets you do so, at least in the latest Insider Preview, with a simple new feature in the Settings app.

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Zoom launches OnZoom marketplace alongside new features

Zoom launches OnZoom marketplace alongside new features

Some say that you've really become a platform when you're big enough to have your own store, be it for digital content or even physical products. In that sense, Zoom has probably now grown up to be exactly that, perhaps to the chagrin of Google and Microsoft who continue to try to displace it as the household name in video conferencing. While it continues to grow its features aimed at the usual meetings, Zoom is also launching a marketplace to help users monetize those videos.

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Galaxy Fold update brings some Galaxy Z Fold 2 joy

Galaxy Fold update brings some Galaxy Z Fold 2 joy

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 added a lot of improvements over the Galaxy Fold that it made Samsung's first foldable phone feel a tad obsolete and even more fragile in comparison. In truth, however, the two are quite close in their capabilities, perhaps except for how the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can support more angles than its predecessor. In other words, there is no technical reason why the Galaxy Fold can't enjoy some of the more advanced features of the latest foldable phone and, thankfully, Samsung obviously agrees.

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Huawei reportedly trying to sell off parts of Honor subsidiary

Huawei reportedly trying to sell off parts of Honor subsidiary

Huawei seems to be in dire straits, enough to need to sell off parts of its business to refocus its resources. While it isn't bowing out of the smartphone business completely, sources claim that it is looking into selling a large part of its Honor smartphone business. While this might not be a shocking move, it could still end up as bad news for both Honor as well as Huawei, especially in the midst of the uncertainty of the company's future.

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Zoom is finally rolling out its end-to-end encryption feature

Zoom is finally rolling out its end-to-end encryption feature

Several months after stating that it would introduce the highly requested security feature, Zoom is finally rolling out end-to-end encryption on its remote working platform, providing users with a more secure option at times when it is needed. The company first announced plans to release an E2EE feature back in May, but it has taken a while to introduce the option, which will first arrive as a technical preview.

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Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

Should you upgrade to the new iPhone 12 – which one is best?

The iPhone 12 with 5G was released in October 2020: Here we look at reasons why you might want to upgrade. We're also looking at reasons why you might want to steer clear. There are positive and negative factors in deciding on any new smartphone, starting with exactly that - deciding whether you need a NEW iPhone in the first place.

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The iPhone 12 pricing fine print could catch you out

The iPhone 12 pricing fine print could catch you out

Apple fans planning to purchase the new iPhone 12 should expect to pay a bit more than anticipated depending on which carrier they choose. Preorders for the new iPhone 12 start later this week and as Apple announced, the iPhone 12 mini will start at $699 USD and the iPhone 12 at $799 USD. Some buyers will need to spend an extra $30, however.

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Which phones have 5G right now?

Which phones have 5G right now?

With 5G we're on the cusp of a new age of mobile phone data speed and connectivity, and a limited set of phones are ready for it. Even fewer are owned by people who are connected to their chosen 5G network properly. Today we're going to take a peek at which devices are ready to connect to 5G data if and when your mobile data provider of choice has coverage as such.

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This iPhone app gets you Pixel 5 Portrait Light editing (only better)

This iPhone app gets you Pixel 5 Portrait Light editing (only better)

If you ever doubted that computational photography was the new big thing in smartphones, the Pixel 5 will settle that conclusively, but iPhone users shouldn't feel left out by one of the new Android phone's flagship camera features. Portrait Light allows you to take images that have depth data - like the faux-bokeh shots most recent phones can capture - and add extra illumination as though you had a pro-style lighting rig on hand.

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Google event set for Thursday

Google event set for Thursday

Google announced an event called "Search On" that'll take place on Thursday, October 15. The event will not likely reveal any new sorts of hardware, but will very likely drop some major upgrades to the software we've already got loaded on our phones, notebooks, and tablet computers.

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iPhone 12 Pro in the hands of the gimbal GOAT

iPhone 12 Pro in the hands of the gimbal GOAT

Apple released a video today showing their collaboration with Chivo, aka Emmanuel Lubezki. Chivo ("goat" in Spanish) is known for his work with extremely long, uninterrupted shots of video in major motion pictures like Children of Men, Gravity, Birdman, and The Revenant. Lubezki uses several sorts of accessories to assist in his capture of video with the iPhone 12 Pro, including the most brilliant oddity we've seen in a long time.*

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The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

The new iPhone 12 range doesn’t have a sweet-spot

Yesterday, Apple announced four new iPhone 12 models, in the process taking its line-up of handsets in 2020 to seven. That's before you consider the different colors and storage variations of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. If you're trying to figure out which is the "best" new iPhone 12 to buy, then, you'd be forgiven for feeling confused.

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