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Google leaks its 2021 Nest Cam lineup and battery-powered Nest Doorbell

Google plans to launch a new range of Nest security cameras this year. Earlier this year, the company confirmed that it would "keep investing in new innovations" such as a "new lineup of security cameras for 2021." While it didn't share any details at the time, the company has now preemptively set up listings for the upcoming...

Download Android USB Drivers for popular OEMs

So you've got an Android device and want to dive deep into the world of modding? Be it rooting or installing a custom ROM like LineageOS, most of the aftermarket modding requires you to connect your Android smartphone to a computer using a USB cable so you can use tools like the Android Debug Bridge...

Google Maps for iOS adds helpful homescreen widgets and a dark mode

Google Maps for iOS has gotten a set of home screen widgets and a dark mode, quite a while after the feature already rolled out on Android. You'll be able to use the feature in the coming weeks, simply by going to settings, tapping on dark mode, and then selecting "on". Google Maps has had...

Download the leaked Google Pixel 6 wallpapers right here!

Google dropped a lot of details on its upcoming Pixel 6 series the other day, even though it won't be releasing until much later in the year. We know most of its specifications, and the company has even confirmed what it looks like. Now, we've managed to get the wallpapers from the Google Pixel 6...

Best video editors for Chromebook: WeVideo, Shotcut, and more

When you think of Chromebooks, creative professionals aren't the first demographic that comes to mind. From the very beginning, Chrome OS acquired a bad reputation for lacking productivity apps. The good news is that Chrome OS has come a long way since its inception. There are numerous ways you can now do light video editing...

Best cases for HP Chromebook 14: Case Logic, UNIKA, and more

Using your HP Chromebook 14 daily comes with some inherent risks. It's possible to drop your device and damage it while working. Chromebooks are made to be portable. To protect your investment when you're out and about, you can grab a sleeve or bag at a fairly low price. This is even more important if you have...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Info Roundup: Here’s everything we know about the Google flagship duo

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are set to launch later this year. As their name suggests, these phones will be the sixth-generation Pixel flagship. Unlike in 2020 when Google decided to release just one flagship Pixel phone, the company will be launching two phones this year. Last year was an outlier for...

Can I edit videos on the HP Chromebook 14? Yes, here’s how!

If you recently bought one of the many models in the HP Chromebook 14 series, you may want to edit video on your device. Even the best Chromebooks are not typically thought of as productivity machines. However, there are several viable options for video editing on a Chromebook. To get started, you'll want to make...

Google’s Pixel 6 series will be available in these 8 countries

Google’s new Pixel phones will launch this fall. Yesterday, Google gave us the first official look at the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and even shared some of their key details. The Pixel 6 series represents Google’s best attempt yet to create a true flagship that goes head to head against Apple’s iPhone and...

Pixel 6 “Live Translate” feature automatically translates speech in audio or video

In June this year, we learned that Google was working on a new "Live Translate" feature for Pixel phones. We spotted mentions of the feature in an APK teardown of Android 12 Beta 2's SettingsIntelligence app, but the new strings didn't highlight exactly what it would do. However, we now have more information about the...

Google Camera Port Hub: Get the best GCam APK for Samsung, Xiaomi, Redmi, and other phones!

Google Camera and its post-processing algorithms undoubtedly changed the game in terms of what we expect from smartphone cameras, elevating the Google Pixels to some of the best Android phones you can buy for the camera. That's the exact reason why Google Camera ports are so highly requested for non-Google devices. With the appropriate ported...

August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google consistently publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of every month, and they've done so for nearly every month in the last few years. Thus, it's no surprise that today, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for August 2021, though the company did have one big surprise for us that's separate...