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How to Get Around Google’s New Photo Sync Limits on Android

For months we’ve all been stuck at home taking pictures of our cats, dinners and other noteworthy objects, and we’ve apparently been using a lot of bandwidth when backing them all up to Google Photos. As a result, Google announced today that it is limiting what Google Photos will automatically back up on your Android…Read more… […]

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When Is a Film Camera Better Than Your Phone Camera?

The old maxim that bigger is better hasn’t been true in the tech world for some time—especially in the realm of photography. Cameras have gotten smaller, better and more powerful with each passing year—so much so that the mini camera rigs built into our phones are able to produce images that rival some professional…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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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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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Phone’s Blood Oxygen Sensor

There’s a belief that you can use your smartphone to accurately measure your SpO2—that’s your blood oxygen level. And while it would certainly be handy right now to have easy access to that figure—the same one you get when your doctor sticks your finger in that little clamp during a checkup—I have the sad duty […]

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How to Get Better-Looking Screenshots on Your Samsung Galaxy Phone

By default, your Samsung Galaxy smartphone saves screenshots as crappier .JPEG images. Nothing against the good ol’ JPEG, especially if you need to save as much space on your device as possible. They just don’t look as good as the alternative that (almost) every other Android device uses as a default—the mighty, …Read more… Continue […]

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Is the New iPhone SE Worth the Upgrade?

If you’re an iPhone users in the market for an entry-level handset, should you upgrade to the new iPhone SE? Well, yes: Since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus don’t exist anymore, you really don’t have another option if you’re looking for the cheapest non-refurbished iPhone. Or do you?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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