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iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta brings support for unlocking with Apple Watch, controller support for DualSense and Xbox, and more

Apple is pushing fresh beta builds of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to iPhone and iPad family, allowing interested users to try out new features ahead of the public release. Some of the notable additions in this beta include the ability to unlock your phone with the Apple Watch, and support for game controllers from...

Skype’s background blur feature is finally making its way to Android

Microsoft is rolling out a new Insider build for Skype on Android, which brings a couple of new features to the app. These include an updated custom reaction picker that gives you access to more reactions, a background blur feature to help you hide your messy room during video calls, and more. According to a recent...

Google launches News Showcase in Australia as it battles the controversial media code

In its bid to support journalism and help users find quality news, Google last year announced a new program called News Showcase, which pays participating news publishers a monthly fee for distributing high-quality content on Google’s news products. In December, Google rolled out some new updates to the program, giving users free access to select...

Samsung Clock integrates Digital Wellbeing’s Bedtime Mode to help you wind down

Google revamped Digital Wellbeing's Wind Down feature in April last year and gave it a more fitting name — Bedtime mode. The update included an updated UI, new icons for the Quick Setting tile and Focus Mode, a new way to trigger Bedtime mode, and a new fullscreen activity that showed up when a user...

Xiaomi’s new Waterfall Display concept phone looks like a sci-fi movie prop

Xiaomi today showcased a new concept smartphone that takes curved displays to the next level. The device builds upon the expertise Xiaomi gained with the Mi Mix Alpha concept, and it features a quad-curved Waterfall Display that seamlessly wraps around all edges. We first heard about the new concept device back in April last year, when...

Microsoft Edge Beta 89 blocks annoying auto-playing videos

If you use Microsoft Edge, your browsing experience is about to get a lot quieter. That’s because the newest beta update introduces a vital improvement that blocks auto-playing videos, among other features. There’s actually a lot to the new beta release. But the one we’re most excited about will block media from automatically playing. Here are...

Google vows to improve Meet and Zoom performance on Chromebooks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students and educators around the globe to adapt to a remote learning environment. As a result, tools like Meet and Zoom are an important part of everyday life. These services are only good, however, if they're able to perform to expectations. With Chromebooks often at the center of most education programs,...

Galaxy Watch 3 update adds support for SmartThings Find to track your lost device

Samsung has introduced an update to the Galaxy Watch 3 that brings support for SmartThings Find to the wearable. The feature arrives alongside several other changes, including reduced auto workout detection. Introduced last year, SmartThings Find helps you locate your lost Samsung Galaxy devices. The feature makes use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and ultra-wideband (UWB)...

Google just booted The Great Suspender off the Chrome Web Store for being malware

People love to joke about Google Chrome eating a lot of RAM, but there's definitely some truth to it, especially if you're a tab hoarder. Currently, I have about 40 tabs open and 20 extensions installed, and Windows Task Manager reports that Chrome is using almost 3GB of RAM. I have plenty of RAM in...

Google considers “less stringent” version of Apple’s anti-tracking features for Android

Apple made waves when it introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature, which is set to release in iOS 14.5. The tool essentially requires developers to ask for permission to track iOS users for ad targeting. Now, Google is apparently developing a similar feature of its own. Bloomberg reports that Google is exploring an alternative to Apple’s...

Let’s accessorize with Aukey webcams, Logitech mice, and more for today’s deals

It would be great if your computer accessories would last forever, wouldn't it? But they don't, and sometimes they don't even last as long as you'd like. I know personally, as I've had to replace most of my computer accessories this year--which is lame, of course. I've come to realize that two brands don't let...

Google paid out over $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards last year

Google shelled out a record $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards in 2020, breaking the last year’s record when the company paid $6.5 million for the same cause, the search giant revealed in a blog post. The single highest reward was $132,500, with 662 security researchers paid across 62 countries. Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP), which...