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Google Fi is relaxing data limits temporarily

Google Fi is relaxing data limits temporarily

The Internet has never become more critical than it has been until these past weeks. Social distancing has forced many interactions and activities to be moved online. Naturally, that means using up more data than you normally would have in a given period. Normally, that leads to higher fees or slower speeds when you hit data caps. Following the lead of major US carriers, Google Fi is now announcing its own changes to its policies, including increasing limits but only temporarily.

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YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok, Bedtime Reminders coming soon

YouTube Shorts to take on TikTok, Bedtime Reminders coming soon

TikTok unsurprisingly saw a sudden surge in new users within the past days but the social network's history hasn't always been bright. After quickly taking over the Internet, its connections to the Chinese government cast it in a less favorable light, at least among the security and privacy-conscious population. Despite that, TikTok continues to thrive mostly because it remains unrivaled. That, however, might soon come to an end with YouTube Shorts.

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OnePlus 8 could give Samsung a run for its money

OnePlus 8 could give Samsung a run for its money

OnePlus has always launched phones with specs that rival high-end premium flagship, give or take some features like wireless charging or formal waterproof rating. What sets those phones apart, however, have really been the "bang for the buck" value they offered at a significantly lower cost. Times have changed, however, and even OnePlus has to raise its prices eventually while still not rising to the same level as its rivals. Fortunately, despite the addition of those missing features, the OnePlus 8 5G might still undercut the others but probably not by much.

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Zoom privacy: A guide for ZoomBombing

Zoom privacy: A guide for ZoomBombing

The video chat app Zoom isn't private by default. You've got to do a few things before your Zoom meeting is secure. You'll need to make sure you're not downloading a malicious bit of software. You need to make sure you're not sharing your room name. You've got to tap a few buttons and follow a few rules - and it CAN BE relatively easy to make certain you're entirely safe from negative elements like "zoombombing" or "zoom-bombing".

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DoorDash adds convenience stores to make quarantine easier

DoorDash adds convenience stores to make quarantine easier

DoorDash, one of the multiple services that enable customers to order food from local restaurants and have it dropped off at their door by gig economy workers, has expanded to include convenience stores. The new expansion covers around 1,800 convenience stores throughout the United States, the company announced on Wednesday, including popular destinations like 7-11, Wawa, and CircleK.

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Huawei chairman sweet-talks Google and warns Trump

Huawei chairman sweet-talks Google and warns Trump

Huawei may be blocked from using the full version of Android with all Google's services, but that isn't stopping the Chinese tech behemoth from hoping key Google apps phone-buyers expect will get added to its own download store. Speaking this week, Huawei execs talked about potential workarounds to the issues that are increasingly marginalizing its Android devices outside of China, while also warning that things could get nasty should Trump opt to escalate the blockade.

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Cloudflare WARP VPN beta launches with invites for Windows and macOS

Cloudflare WARP VPN beta launches with invites for Windows and macOS

On Wednesday, Cloudflare announced that its WARP VPN is now available in beta for Windows and macOS. WARP first launched as an option within Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 app for iOS and Android, but the company explains that it also wanted to build a WARP client for Windows and macOS, something that users have heavily requested over the past year.

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FaceTime broken with new iPhone update

FaceTime broken with new iPhone update

The latest update to iPhone and iPad devices seems to have broken a crucial component of the video chat system FaceTime. Reports have shown the update to iOS 13.4 for iPhone and iPad caused an issue with FaceTime audio and video calls. The bit that doesn't work seems to be the connection between these newly-updated devices and those still running iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 9.3.6 - the newest software some older devices can get.

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Wyze releases new firmware that turns security cameras into webcams

Wyze releases new firmware that turns security cameras into webcams

Wzye, the connected home company best known for its inexpensive home security cameras, has released a new free firmware that enables users to transform those security cameras into webcams. The reason for this is obvious: many people have found themselves suddenly having to work from home and, as a result, many stores are sold out of high-quality webcams. This firmware update offers the next best option.

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Census Day is here: How to fill out the 2020 Census online

Census Day is here: How to fill out the 2020 Census online

With all of the attention the coronavirus outbreak has been getting lately, it's been pretty easy to forget that it's a Census year here in the United States. Moreover, today is Census Day, but while that may suggest that this is a deadline for filling out the Census, it actually isn't. April 1st is designated as Census Day because this is the date that the Census references - meaning residents are asked to declare where they live as of April 1st, 2020.

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Galaxy Note 20 leak tells a big plastic tale

Galaxy Note 20 leak tells a big plastic tale

A leak of a single piece of plastic today tells a story of the future of Samsung's future top-tier smartphone lineup. This single piece of plastic shows the most significant elements of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, both front and back. We can glean that this device has a rectangular backside camera array with rounded corners - this indicates the path Samsung will take with consideration for their most recently released Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup.

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OnePlus 8 Pro cameras detailed in major leak

OnePlus 8 Pro cameras detailed in major leak

OnePlus is slated to reveal the OnePlus 8 series later this month, and though it's released some details about the standard OnePlus 8, we haven't heard a whole lot about the OnePlus 8 Pro. That all changed today with a new leak that leaves little to the imagination. Not only are we seeing product renders of the device, but a number of specifications have been detailed as well.

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