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Google Photos update adds a live wallpaper that cycles through your memories

In September last year, Google added a new Memories view in Google Photos to help users rediscover old photos and videos. Since its release, Google has tested a bunch of additional features for the Memories view, including an option to order photo prints, support for photo creations, and a new "Recent Highlights" album to showcase...

Download: MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: December 2 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12 - is finally here. The company has dropped the curtain yesterday, alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 11, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12 brings in a slew of...

Best Samsung Galaxy Phones For Any Budget Or Need (December 2020)

There's a reason why Samsung is the world's largest smartphone maker (by market share), with a loyal fanbase. The South Korean tech giant produces some of the most cutting-edge mobile tech in the world, but they also have a diverse range of products that fill other needs. So whether your budget is particularly tight, or...

Vivaldi Browser for Android adds an option to clear browsing data on exit

Vivaldi, a Chromium-based browser that offers additional customization options, has introduced a new update on Android focused on increased privacy. One of the main features of Vivaldi 3.5 is the ability to clear browsing data on exit. Users now have control over what data is retained every time they exit the browser. The update allows users...

Files by Google 1.0.345 prepares to add a Trash folder for restoring deleted files

Back in June this year, Google released a video detailing changes to storage access in Android 11. The video highlighted a new "trashing" mechanism that would allow apps to trash files instead of deleting them, which would essentially give users a chance to recover trashed files within a 30-day period. But we're yet to see...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

Google Maps is rolling out a community feed, verified business messaging, and more features

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on small businesses. As a result, keeping up with changes can be difficult, whether hours have changed or dining options are restricted. To help people keep up with the latest news about their local businesses, Google Maps has added a community feed feature in the Explore tab. The...

Android Studio Arctic Fox adds an emulator for rollable phones

The latest version of Android Studio in the Canary channel has added a new feature reflecting the direction of device design: an emulator for rollable phones. The emulator, which is currently available in the Arctic Fox Canary 1 Build of Android Studio, creates a 7.4-inch virtual handset running Android 11 and sporting a 1600 x...

YouTube Premieres adds more excitement with trailers, live redirects, and countdown themes

YouTube has announced new features designed to make YouTube Premieres a more exciting destination on the internet. Premieres allows creators to live stream and publish pre-recorded videos to their channel; the feature has been used by companies this year in lieu of in-person events. There are three new features: Trailers, Live Redirects, and Countdown Themes. The...

Samsung Store’s TV sales continue, with discounts on the Q70T, The Sero, and more

If I must be honest, I always dislike trying to find a new TV during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Yes, there is a lot on sale, but it's overwhelming to work through all the retailers and all the deals to find a TV that fits my space and other requirements. If I do finally...

Samsung Galaxy S20 on Verizon is already getting updated to One UI 3 (Android 11)

Verizon has today published new support pages for a software update rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, all of which detail the stable update to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. That makes the Verizon carrier models of the Galaxy S20 series the first devices from Samsung...

Google News Showcase to provide free access to select paywalled stories

Google will soon provide readers with free access to paywalled stories in News Showcase, a service that supports news publishers by paying them to curate high-quality content. The announcement is part of a broader commitment from Google to help the public find quality news. Google said it will pay participating partners to provide readers with limited...