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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

Google Pay on the web will soon kill off peer-to-peer payments

Following a major revamp last week, Google Pay is making an important tweak to how users can send and receive money. Users who rely on Google Pay on the web are being told that in early 2021, they won’t be able to use pay.google.com to send and receive money from other people. Unfortunately, the only solution...

New OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro bring November 2020 security patches

OnePlus announced on Tuesday it’s beginning to roll out OxygenOS 10.3.7 for the Global/Indian OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro units, and OxygenOS 10.0.10 for European OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro units. OnePlus 7 Forums ||| OnePlus 7 Pro Forums The changelog is relatively small and is the same for both the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro across the...

Samsung is reportedly delaying the launch of the next Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung fans hoping to get their hands on the sequel to the Galaxy Z Flip early next year may have to wait a little longer than anticipated. That’s because a new report claims the clamshell smartphone won’t be unveiled at Samsung’s next Unpacked event, which is rumored to be scheduled for early January. Earlier this year,...

The new Moto E7 launches in Europe with budget specs and pricing

The first thing you need to know about the Moto E7 is that it’ll be available for just €119.99. The second thing you need to know is it’s launching in Europe, with availability in select countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia in the coming weeks. The Moto E7 is clearly a budget-friendly option...

Google Contacts comes to the Gmail side panel for Workspace accounts

In Gmail, there’s a convenient side panel that features quick access to Calendar, Keep, and Tasks — all features that help keep users organized and productive. Moving forward, Google is planning to add Contacts to the side panel, making it easier than ever to know exactly who you’re speaking with. Google said there will be a...

Google Phone app will reportedly be rebranded, include colorful new icon

Over the last few months, the Google Phone app has been made available to non-Pixel devices, and we’ve also seen testing for a new Caller ID announcement feature. Amidst all the changes, Google is also apparently working on rebranding the app.According to a post on Reddit by user DominusLux (via ChromeUnboxed), the Google Phone app...

Samsung One UI 3.0 beta rolls out to Galaxy Z Flip 4G in Korea

Samsung recently promised to bring the One UI 3.0 beta to more of its smartphones and starting today, it’s making good on that promise. The company on Monday rolled out One UI 3.0 beta to the Galaxy Z Flip 4G in Korea, giving more users the opportunity to see what Samsung’s latest software is all about....

Samsung brings free TV service to more Galaxy smartphones

Samsung’s free TV Plus service has become a great way to watch content on the company’s line of TVs. Recently, the service was brought over to select Galaxy smartphones, and now Samsung is bringing TV Plus to even more devices starting this week. Android Police reports Samsung TV Plus will roll out to the Galaxy Z...

Google Assistant adds wellness data from third-party services

Tracking wellness has taken on all new meaning in the year 2020. Not only do we need to be mindful of COVID-19, but mental and physical health are more important than ever with lockdown restrictions in place. To help people stay informed, Google Assistant is now providing users with wellness data from third-party services. According to...

Snapchat goes after TikTok with new Spotlight feature

Snapchat has perfected ephemeral videos and messaging. Now, the social media company is branching out with a new TikTok-style feature known as Spotlight. The feature will allow Snapchat users to create short videos that can be discovered across the platform. Think of it as Snapchat’s version of TikTok or even Instagram’s recent Reels feature. These types...

Google Chrome support for Windows 7 will be extended another year

Google Chrome support for Windows 7 was supposed to end summer of 2021, but because of challenges presented by COVID-19, Google has announced an extension.The search giant revealed Chrome is extending support for Windows 7, including security and productivity benefits, until at least January 15, 2022. That’s a six-month extension from the original target date....

Amazon Music gets X-Ray features for more insightful listening

Why just listen to your music when you can also fully engage with it? Amazon on Friday announced it’s bringing its popular X-Ray feature to its music streaming service, giving users a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite songs.Amazon said (via Engadget) X-Ray will “offer a behind the scenes look at song information, artists, and albums...