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Update Your Android’s ‘Carrier Services’ App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Your Android’s ‘Carrier Services’ App to See if You Have RCS Messaging

RCS messaging, the next iteration of text messaging that Google has embraced for its Android operating system, has been rolling out to Android smartphones since November. That doesn’t mean that your phone, on your carrier, can use this super-improved version of SMS, but a new update to your Carrier Services…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Enable These Hidden Security and Performance Features in Chrome 79

Chrome 79 is here. Before you do anything else, click the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner of your desktop browser, click on Help, click on “About Google Chrome,” and summon that update for your system. (Go ahead and update your Android or iOS apps, too.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Enable These Hidden Security and Performance Features in Chrome 79

Chrome 79 is here. Before you do anything else, click the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner of your desktop browser, click on Help, click on “About Google Chrome,” and summon that update for your system. (Go ahead and update your Android or iOS apps, too.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Everything Google Is Launching in Its First Pixel ‘Feature Drop’

Google’s new “Feature Drop” program kicks off this month for the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 smartphones (XL models are included). There’s a lot you’ll find in this inaugural feature drop—though not all features apply to all Pixel phones—so here’s a quick list of the full batch of features and which phones are getting […]

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Send Yourself Notes With Chrome’s New Shared Clipboard

Chrome 79 adds a new “shared clipboard” option to the desktop and Android versions of the browser, and it’s a welcome feature. It’s now a lot easier to ship notes, links, or reminders between your phone and desktop—no more third-party apps or wonky copy-and-pastes in Google Drive. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Send Yourself Notes With Chrome’s New Shared Clipboard

Chrome 79 adds a new “shared clipboard” option to the desktop and Android versions of the browser, and it’s a welcome feature. It’s now a lot easier to ship notes, links, or reminders between your phone and desktop—no more third-party apps or wonky copy-and-pastes in Google Drive. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Auto-Delete Your Firefox Browsing History With History Cleaner

I often recommend Firefox over Google Chrome when it comes to user privacy, but despite the legitimate concerns over how much data Google collects on its users, the company has become pretty good about giving us control over how that data is handled—including letting us set timers to automatically delete some of that…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Watch Picture-in-Picture Videos in Firefox and Chrome

Thanks to the most recent Firefox update, Mozilla’s browser is finally on par with the picture-in-picture capabilities of Google Chrome. PiP, as it’s commonly known, allows you to watch a video while browsing other websites—the ultimately productivity hack if you have a favorite show you hate missing. Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find the Full List Apps and Games Included With Google Play Pass

Not long after Apple announced its subscription-based gaming service, Apple Arcade, Google countered with its own similar subscription program: Google Play Pass. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass includes access to premium games and non-gaming apps available through Google Play that you would normally have to pay… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where to Find the Full List Apps and Games Included With Google Play Pass

Not long after Apple announced its subscription-based gaming service, Apple Arcade, Google countered with its own similar subscription program: Google Play Pass. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Play Pass includes access to premium games and non-gaming apps available through Google Play that you would normally have to pay… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Install Google’s Recorder App on the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and More

Google Recorder is one of the best apps you’ll find on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, thanks to how well it can automatically transcribe captured audio and even create subtitles for muted videos. And now we’ve got good news for owners of other Pixels: Google is finally porting this app over to the […]

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Get Live Captions and Pixel Themes With Google’s December Security Update

Here comes the Android December security update. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel phone, it’s time to check and see if you can grab the latest fixes, patches, and features for your device. But remember: Google is rolling the update out, as always, so it’s possible you might not have it yet.Read more… […]

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Get Live Captions and Pixel Themes With Google’s December Security Update

Here comes the Android December security update. If you’re the proud owner of a Pixel phone, it’s time to check and see if you can grab the latest fixes, patches, and features for your device. But remember: Google is rolling the update out, as always, so it’s possible you might not have it yet.Read more… […]

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