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Firefox Search Bar gets an upgrade in version 75

Firefox Search Bar gets an upgrade in version 75

We do a lot of things on the Internet and, these days, we do a whole lot more. For many people, that basically means communicating with others and browsing the Web. While the web browser itself has become the home for much of that, one part of it has actually become the unsung hero of the Web experience. That's why Mozilla is giving Firefox's search bar some much-needed attention to make it easier to search for things, even pages you may have forgotten are already opened.

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Galaxy Chromebook with 16GB of RAM may be in the works

Galaxy Chromebook with 16GB of RAM may be in the works

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is quite the looker with its Fiesta Red hue and it does have some muscle to show for with the 10th gen Intel Core i5. But with a $1,000 price tag, you'd expect it to give a bit more. Sadly, one aspect where the Chrome OS convertible falls short of expectation is RAM but that may not be for long. That is if it's really the case that the company is preparing a variant that offers 16GB of RAM instead of just half.

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Samsung tablets will soon come in 12.4 and 11-inch sizes

Samsung tablets will soon come in 12.4 and 11-inch sizes

Remember the Galaxy Note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro? Back in 2014, these 12.2-inch Android tablets were a laughing stock but they may have just been too ahead of their time. Today, Apple has released no less than four 12.9-inch iPad Pros to much success, hinting the time might be ripe for a large Android pro tablet yet again. Unsurprisingly, Samsung might be the first or even only one to jump on board again.

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Chrome OS navigation gestures make Chromebooks feel like Android tablets

Chrome OS navigation gestures make Chromebooks feel like Android tablets

It's a bit more difficult to pin down what Chrome OS and Chromebooks are these days. Although they started simply as a glorified browser OS running on low-power cheap laptops, the product line has stood the test of time to now include high-end hardware, convertible form factors, and support for Android and Linux apps. Part of the confusion in defining Chrome OS can sometimes be gleaned in half-baked features. Today, however, Google closes one of the gaps by making Chrome OS' tablet mode really feel like you're using a tablet.

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Facebook’s Tuned is a private messaging app made for couples

Facebook’s Tuned is a private messaging app made for couples

The New Product Experimentation team at Facebook has quietly released a new iOS app called Tuned that is designed specifically for couples. With Tuned, any two people can send voice and text messages to each other, as well as media like images, assuming they're located in the US or Canada. The app, like many messaging services, is tied to phone numbers, not Facebook accounts.

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Vizio SmartCast TVs get early access to 30 free streaming channels

Vizio SmartCast TVs get early access to 30 free streaming channels

Home entertainment company Vizio has launched 30 free streaming channels on its SmartCast TVs, the company has announced, giving quarantined customers some additional entertainment. The new content is available as of April 7; it spans a variety of genres, including news, comedy, entertainment, sports, music, and lifestyle.

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Apple Clips video app update adds iPad cursor support and new stickers

Apple Clips video app update adds iPad cursor support and new stickers

Apple has pushed out a big update for Clips, its video creation app for iPhone and iPad. With this new update, iPad owners who are running iPadOS 13.4 can now utilize the new cursor support for use with a mouse, Bluetooth keyboard, or trackpad. The update all also new stickers and more, as well as improvements to the overall performance and stability of the video app.

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OnePlus 8 series is getting wireless charging at last

OnePlus 8 series is getting wireless charging at last

OnePlus fans have been waiting to see wireless charging in the company's phones for a while now, and it looks like that's finally going to happen with the OnePlus 8. Today, the company announced Warp Charge 30 Wireless, which will make its debut in the OnePlus 8 series. While we're expecting a more fleshed out explanation of the technology later this month, OnePlus parted with a few details today.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 4 years later: The flat rectangle and the home button

Samsung Galaxy S7 4 years later: The flat rectangle and the home button

Today the Samsung Galaxy S7 reached the point at which it will likely no longer receive new software updates. The device was first released in March of 2016, as a machine that'd ultimately be Samsung's last major smartphone to use a hardware home button*. This was also the last Galaxy S smartphone with a truly rectangular display.

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WhatsApp is limiting message forward to curb the spread of misinformation

WhatsApp is limiting message forward to curb the spread of misinformation

Many things about the COVID-19 coronavirus still remain a mystery even for doctors and scientists, let alone ordinary people. During such times of fear and uncertainty, there is no shortage of incomplete or downright misleading information being passed around disguised as truth. Today's messaging technologies have made it all too easy to spread such misinformation. WhatsApp, which was already in hot water for such cases, is now putting some hard limits when forwarding messages due to the COVID-19 situation.

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Edison OnMail throws down the privacy gauntlet to Gmail

Edison OnMail throws down the privacy gauntlet to Gmail

Email app-maker Edison has announced a new email service, Edison OnMail, aiming to take on Gmail with a privacy-focused, permission-based mail system. Set to launch over the Summer, OnMail promises to do a 180 from the current trend of adding in productivity features and extras in email platforms. Instead, it just wants to make it easier for you to get to Inbox Zero.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge reach end of life after four years of updates

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge reach end of life after four years of updates

Samsung is notorious for its terrible software support even for its flagship phones. To be fair, however, it has been improving and keeps on trying, despite the sometimes more publicized reports of its failures. It does try to quickly update its very latest premium phones to the latest Android release and has even expanded its software support coverage to four years of security updates. And that is happily the case at least for the Galaxy S7 line whose time has finally come after four years of receiving that promise.

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