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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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How the Pixel 4 Will Detect Car Crashes and Help You Reach 911

The upcoming Pixel 4—and potentially other Pixel devices—may be able to aid you in the event of a car crash, if some recently leaked Google Play Store information is to be believed. The info, which comes courtesy of Mishaal Rahman at XDA-Developers, details purported changes coming to the Pixel 4’s Emergency…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Install Pixel 4’s Live Wallpapers on Other Android Phones

The existence of the Pixel 4 is Google’s worst-kept secret, as far as Google products go. Previous Pixel phones were leaked early, but the Pixel 4 might as well have already had its official announcement considering how much has been outed about Google’s next flagship smartphone. And now, you can get an early look at…Read […]

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How to Install Pixel 4’s Live Wallpapers on Other Android Phones

The existence of the Pixel 4 is Google’s worst-kept secret, as far as Google products go. Previous Pixel phones were leaked early, but the Pixel 4 might as well have already had its official announcement considering how much has been outed about Google’s next flagship smartphone. And now, you can get an early look at…Read […]

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What to Do If Android 10 Kills Your Pixel Phone’s Sensors

Some early adopters have run into a pretty problematic bug with Android 10 on their Pixels. It’s unclear what specifically triggers the bug, but bumping up to Android 10 has, for some users, killed the sensors in their Pixel devices. And as of the time of this publication, there appears to be no way to […]

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How to Use Android 10’s Dual SIM Feature on Your Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL

With Android 10 rolling out, users are finding some unexpected surprises included in the update. For example, an upgrade to the Pixel 3a and 3a XL’s Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) feature that (finally) enables true dual-SIM card support on these devices.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Downgrade Your Phone from Android 10 to Android 9

Android 10 is here—for Pixel devices, at least. We typically recommend everyone update to the latest and greatest version of an operating system to enjoy its features, security patches, and bug fixes, but that doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to have a perfect experience on your new OS.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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