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14 Hours Ago   In addition to providing fast and frequent updates, OnePlus is becoming one of the most communicative Android phone manufacturers: It's actually hearing and responding to requests for new features.

22 Hours Ago   OnePlus is pushing out updates for its latest flagship basically every week, and today brings us yet another new version of OxygenOS for the 7 Pro.

23 Hours Ago   We've received a smattering of reports this morning that the Royal Bank of Canada is (finally) rolling out support for Google Pay. Google's official list of supported banks in the country has yet to be updated to include RBC, but after teasing upcoming support last week, the bank itself has tweeted out a confirmation that Google Pay is live for RBC customers.

Yesterday   In the wake of carrier delays and missteps, Google has decided it's taking the reins when it comes to the future of phone messaging and RCS.

Yesterday   This might be the most precious thing you see on the internet today. A YouTube creator going by the name Little Tesla has broken into the world of video teardowns and durability tests dominated by folks like Zack at JerryRigEverything, but with a few twists: His phone is made of cardboard, and he's just a kid.

Yesterday   Identity theft via hacking or social engineering is a common problem these days, and the results can quickly spiral out of control, locking you out of the accounts you depend on permanently, as in the case of today's horror story.

Yesterday   Earlier this year, a handful of enterprising developers were able to boot Android Q on the Nintendo Switch, though it was pretty rough at the time.

2 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/15 1:43pm PDT This post originally contained speculation regarding a hotword system feature based on an incorrectly labeled table of system feature differences between the two device listings.

3 Days Ago   Usually, we don't ask this question until a whole lot later in the year when announcements have been made, specs have been determined, and all that's left between you and a purchase is the willingness to hit "add to cart." But, we've noticed quite a trend when it comes to our readers speaking out about purchasing the Pixel 4, even though there's still more that we don't know than we do.

3 Days Ago   Search is Google's bread and butter, its raison d'être, and almost certainly the company's most widely used product. Last month Google revealed a new focus on instructional how-to content in Search, and we've received reports that Google is showing "in this video" bookmarks below YouTube video results in searches made from the Google app.

5 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/14 6:14am PDT Galaxy Fit now on sale in the US As expected, Samsung is full of announcements today, including a new, slimmer successor to 2017's Gear Fit2 Pro that looks to be a direct competitor to the Fitbit Alta HR/Charge 3.

5 Days Ago   Earlier today, Spotify announced that it was rolling out a whole new look for the Library section of the music streaming app, subdividing content into two general categories: Music and Podcasts.

6 Days Ago   Earlier today Google pushed out a teaser for its upcoming Pixel 4, finally showing off the phone we all knew existed in an official capacity. But however much we might see of the phone now, we still have a long wait ahead of us.

6 Days Ago   ASUS seems to get that plenty of the folks interested in the latest ZenFone 6 are among the same market that like OnePlus' devices, and one of the biggest advantages for Android enthusiasts when it comes to OnePlus' devices is developer support.

6 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/12 4:12pm PDT Out of stock: This pretty incredible deal is no longer available. 4K TVs are getting pretty cheap these days, even big ones don't cost much now, but the truly high-end OLED-based TVs maintain a stratospheric premium.

7 Days Ago   In addition to the upcoming Face ID-like security planned for Android, Google could be taking yet another page from Apple's playbook — or from its own, depending on how you look at it.

7 Days Ago   This might seem like wishful thinking at best, but hear me out: Google should make a photo editor. I'm not talking about the simple crop-and-filter tools built into Google Photos, but a "real" raster graphics editor with layers and more flexibility, not just to enhance the already great camera chops of the company's Pixel phones, but to help with modern productivity.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/07 1:26pm PDT OnePlus has beaten us to the punch, publishing a series of carefully chosen pre- and post-update camera samples. Take these with a proverbial grain of salt, and not all Update 2: 2019/06/12 6:02am PDT Download available on OnePlus support site OnePlus has been quite prolific at pushing out fixes for its latest flagship, and another update for the 7 Pro is starting to roll out as we speak.

7 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/12 4:14am PDT Google says it has identified the culprit and has begun rolling out a fix. You don't need to do anything to get it, just sit tightly and the problem This seems to be the week of Bluetooth bugs.

7 Days Ago   Who responds to a nine-month-old tweet with news about an upcoming phone announcement? Andy Rubin, apparently. The Founder and CEO of Essential may be going through a (likely very messy) divorce, but he took the time today to respond to a near-ancient Twitter discussion telling folks to "hang tight" and that his company would "make an announcement" in regards to tweets encouraging Essential to release another phone.

8 Days Ago   If your pop's idea of Father's Day involves home improvement, this ongoing promotion for Google Nest hardware might be of interest. Right now Google has a ton of its smart home hardware on sale for the upcoming holiday, notably including a rare discount on the Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, which can be had for $50 off ($300) for one, and $80 off ($518) if you get the two-pack.

8 Days Ago   Google Maps is one of the company's most magical services, but its navigational utility sadly varies a bit from country to country. For several reasons, not all regions have the same sort of data available.

10 Days Ago   Among the more important news of the last week was the reveal that the Google Trips had developed an expiration date, with it set to shuffle off its Android coil this August 5th.

11 Days Ago   Update 1: 2019/06/07 1:26pm PDT OnePlus has beaten us to the punch, publishing a series of carefully chosen pre- and post-update camera samples. Take these with a proverbial grain of salt, and not all OnePlus has been quite prolific at pushing out fixes for its latest flagship, and another update for the 7 Pro is starting to roll out as we speak.

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