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Enable Google’s ‘Verified Calls’ on Android With This Setting

Google is slowly rolling out its new “Verified Calls” service, a kind-of supercharged Caller ID that should at least let Android users know whether the number that’s blowing up your phone is a legitimate business or not. As an added bonus, businesses using the service can even list a reason for calling, which will…Read more… […]

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Enable Google’s ‘Verified Calls’ on Android With This Setting

Google is slowly rolling out its new “Verified Calls” service, a kind-of supercharged Caller ID that should at least let Android users know whether the number that’s blowing up your phone is a legitimate business or not. As an added bonus, businesses using the service can even list a reason for calling, which will…Read more… […]

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Use These Apps to Transcribe Your Video Chats and Classes

While it sucks that smarter schools are shutting their campuses and switching to virtual learning, there’s one big, silver lining to this transition: It’s a hell of a lot easier to take notes, recordings, and automatically create full transcripts of your online classes and meetings.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Access Chrome 85’s New Features Without Waiting for Rollouts

Like a kid on [holiday of your choice], Chrome 85 dropped to the masses yesterday. Or, at least, theoretically. When I went to fire up the browser yesterday afternoon and perform my typical ritual of navigating to its “About Google Chrome” to launch the update, nothing happened. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Chrome’s Dinosaur Game is Even Better With Mods

Everyone loves the Chrome dinosaur game—not the reason it appears, which happens when something goes haywire with your network connection and the web browser can’t load the site you were trying to reach—but it is a little fun and it helps pass the time while you wait for your network to fix itself your troubleshooting…Read […]

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How to Get Real-Time Wildfire Updates From Google

Forest fires are a necessary and natural part of a forest’s lifecycle, but recent years have seen a drastic increase in the number and severity of uncontrolled wildfires during the summer months—ask any Californian about that. Thankfully, new tools in Google Search and Google Maps can keep you up-to-date on the status…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Use SwiftKey or Gboard for Your Android Keyboard?

An upcoming SwiftKey Android update finally adds a long-requested sliding cursor control, and it makes us once again question our Gboard allegiance. Before we get to the pros and cons of these two major Android keyboards, let’s quickly go over this new SwiftKey feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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No, Your Phone Doesn’t Have a ‘COVID-19 Sensor’

Pull up Facebook, assuming you still use it, and type “COVID-19 sensor” into the search bar. This should show you a list of public posts where people—a not-so-small number of people, mind you—swear up and down that their phones were recently updated with a “COVID-19 tracker” that can tell them when they’ve been near…Read more… […]

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How to Find Severe Weather Alerts in the Google News App

You’ll typically know when bad weather is headed your way, whether you’ve looked out the sky to see that ominous gray/green tint of a summer thunderstorm, you have a fancy Dark Sky-like app that alerts you when meteorological disaster is approaching, or you’ve been reading the news—the Google News, that is.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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TikTok Tracked Your MAC Address: Now What?

Well, it could be worse. TikTok could be suffering some gigantic data breach that exposes your account credentials and private video snippets to the world. But the alternative isn’t much better, privacy-wise: a recent Wall Street Journal report found that the popular social network tracked Android users’ MAC addresses…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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