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This Android Wallpaper Can Brick Your Phone

There’s a gorgeous Android wallpaper making the rounds, and you should absolutely not set it as your phone’s background. It’s great to look at it, yeah, but it can also soft brick your phone when installed—especially if you’re running Android 10 on a Pixel or Samsung device. Here’s why.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Enable Everything in Google’s June Pixel Feature Update, Except What’s Broken

Owners of Google Pixel Androids are getting a handful of new features, including updates to your device’s Personal Safety app and more. In addition, Personal Safety is now supported on all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 2 on up, not just the Pixel 4. The problem? Google has made enabling Personal Safety a mess.Read more… […]

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How to Enable Everything in Google’s June Pixel Feature Update, Except What’s Broken

Owners of Google Pixel Androids are getting a handful of new features, including updates to your device’s Personal Safety app and more. In addition, Personal Safety is now supported on all Pixel smartphones from the Pixel 2 on up, not just the Pixel 4. The problem? Google has made enabling Personal Safety a mess.Read more… […]

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If You Have Google’s New Pixel Buds 2, You’ll Want This App

The second-generation Pixel Buds are finally here. While most will still have to wait for their order to show up from Google’s online store—since, y’know, most physical stores are currently shut down—you can prepare for them by downloading the just-launched Pixel Buds app right now.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Restore Google Pixel’s Disappearing App Icons

A weird issue has been plaguing some Pixel owners, and Google has yet to drop a fix for the peculiar problem. Apparently, some people running the December 2019 security update—if you even have the ability to download it, which you might not—are noticing that various app icons on their Pixel devices are disappearing. Read more… […]

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How to Restore Google Pixel’s Disappearing App Icons

A weird issue has been plaguing some Pixel owners, and Google has yet to drop a fix for the peculiar problem. Apparently, some people running the December 2019 security update—if you even have the ability to download it, which you might not—are noticing that various app icons on their Pixel devices are disappearing. Read more… […]

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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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Everything You Should Know About Using Google Stadia at Launch

So you went ahead and did it: You bought into Google Stadia. The Chrome-based streaming platform, which launches this week, is still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps,…Read more… […]

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Everything You Should Know About Using Google Stadia at Launch

So you went ahead and did it: You bought into Google Stadia. The Chrome-based streaming platform, which launches this week, is still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps,…Read more… […]

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How to Check If You Have Access to Google’s RCS Messaging

RCS messaging is here—thanks, Google—but there’s still a chance that you can’t flip the switch on it because, again, Google. Yes, it’s another feature rollout, which means you’ll be staring at your phone for some unknown amount of time, hoping it reveals to you the setting you can use to turn on something that sounds…Read […]

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Flagship Smartphone Smackdown: How Does Google’s Pixel 4 Stack Up?

Launched last month, Google’s Pixel 4 came packed with a ton of new features, like face unlock, a rear-facing telephoto lens, and the ability to take astrophotography. Are these enough to put the Pixel on the top of your shopping list when Black Friday arrives in a few weeks? Let’s take a quick look at […]

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Avoid Missed Calls With Google’s New ‘Ring Gradually’ Feature for Pixel

In a perfect world, I’d leave my phone on vibrate all the time. Nothing against my fun ringtone; I just find it more pleasant to feel a buzz when someone is calling than get blasted with some song. Thanks to a new update from Google, however, I can have both—on my Pixel, at least.Read more… […]

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Avoid Missed Calls With Google’s New ‘Ring Gradually’ Feature for Pixel

In a perfect world, I’d leave my phone on vibrate all the time. Nothing against my fun ringtone; I just find it more pleasant to feel a buzz when someone is calling than get blasted with some song. Thanks to a new update from Google, however, I can have both—on my Pixel, at least.Read more… […]

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