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    • Snapchat is more popular on Android than on iPhones for the first time ever
      von Derrek Lee am April 23, 2021 um 12:27 am

      Snapchat experienced a resurgence on Android. What you need to know Snapchat presented its first-quarter results with some interesting revelations. The company reported more active users on Android than iOS. Snapchat was rebuilt in 2019 for Android after users started leaving the platform for its sub-par app. How the tides have turned. Android users once heavily criticized Snapchat for the poor performance of the app. The experience didn't quite have the same quality as the iOS app, which caused owners of the best Android phones to leave the platform in swaths. Things changed when the company launched the rebuilt app in 2019, and Snap's latest financial results show just how popular the app has become for Android users. According to Snap, the first quarter of 2021 saw more daily active users accessing the app from Android than on iOS. Not only that, but the number of total daily active users increased 22% year-over-year to 280 million, which Snap and CEO Evan Spiegel contribute...

    • Gboard update makes it much easier to access items in your clipboard
      von Derrek Lee am April 22, 2021 um 10:40 pm

      Your copied text will be easier to access on Gboard. What you need to know Google is testing a new way to access the clipboard in Gboard. Copied text may be accessed through a side-scrolling list above the keyboard. The update may be rolling out via a server-side update. Gboard is easily one of the best keyboards for Android, thanks to its smart predictions, customizable layout, and easy to use emojis, especially with the Emoji Kitchen. That said, there are always ways that Google can improve the app, and the company is always making subtle changes to the app. One of the latest improvements just introduced an easier way to access items in your clipboard without needing to open the menu. Spotted by Android Police, Google seems to be rolling out with a new update to Gboard with a new side-scrolling clipboard. This is different from the previous iteration that usually just suggests a recently copied clipboard item to be pasted into a text field. With this new implementation, the c...

    • Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A22 5G gets shown off in renders
      von Michael Allison am April 22, 2021 um 9:02 pm

      Samsung lowers the bar, in a good way. What you need to know A new leak has revealed the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, an upcoming phone from the South Korean company said to launch in June. New renders show off a very familiar design. While no pricing was shared, it is said to be positioned as Samsung's cheapest 5G phone. Samsung is preparing to launch yet another cheap phone, the Galaxy A22 5G. Set between the A21s and the A32, it's rumored to be Samsung's cheapest phone with 5G, so far. New renders from OnLeaks today give us a very good view of what could be one of the best cheap Android phones this year. When it comes to looks, the design language will seem very familiar. It'll have the same bezel-less Infinity V display that we've seen on the front of so many Samsung phones. On the rear, there's a square camera bump housing what looks like three cameras. Samsung will slap a 3.5mm jack on the bottom and throw in a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication, but that's a...

    • You should hold off on buying an SSD for PS5. Here's why!
      von Jennifer Locke am April 22, 2021 um 9:00 pm

      Best answer: No. Sony has not stated which internal SSDs will be compatible just yet, and the PS5 does not support expanded internal storage at the moment. Only buy an external SSD if you're looking to store PS5 games or store and play your backward-compatible PS4 games. What's the difference between an SSD and HDD? To make it as simple as possible: SSDs are much faster, usually smaller, and cost more than HDDs. SSDs use flash storage to read and write information, while HDDs have mechanical parts that physically read and write information. If you look at the PS5 vs. PS4 Pro, which uses an HDD, the PS5 is lightning fast in comparison. Should I buy an internal or external SSD? When Sony approves expanded storage for PS5, you should definitely buy an internal SSD. There's a dedicated slot for one next to its fan and across from the disc drive after you take off the white plate. The problem is that Sony has not confirmed what will be compatible with it yet. As of right now, you can...

    • Google Maps highlights how you can find eco-friendly businesses
      von Derrek Lee am April 22, 2021 um 8:48 pm

      Google Maps can help you be greener, too. What you need to know Google Maps will now let businesses list the items that they recycle. Google also highlights the list feature in Maps so that users can keep track of eco-friendly places. Users can also make edit suggestions for businesses to let others know about their eco-friendly practices. Earth Day is upon us, and Google is pointing out ways that Maps can help everyone stay. Google Maps on Android Auto already helps eco-friendly drivers of select EVs to efficiently map their routes with charging stations along the way. Today, Google highlights more ways that Google Maps can help everyone keep clean and go green by recycling and reusing items. Google Maps is rolling out a new feature that allows businesses to add additional eco-conscious information to their profiles using their Google My Business accounts. This means that from now on, it'll be easier to find out where you can go to recycle materials like clothing, electronics,...

    • Google rolls out a new data saving mode in Meet's Android app
      von Michael Allison am April 22, 2021 um 7:14 pm

      It's basically a Google Meet Lite on demand. What you need to know Google today rolled out a Google Meet update to its Android and iOS mobile apps. The new update includes power and data saving measures to keep Meet light on your phone. An earlier update this week saw the company redesign the web app to be more spacious. Google today rolled out an update to Meet on Android phones and iOS devices that's aimed at reducing data usage and power consumption when mobile. The company hinted at that upcoming update yesterday in a blog post alongside other broader improvements to Meet on the desktop including new video backgrounds, enhanced support for AI, and a more space conscious layout. While most of those updates will come over the coming months, the mobile release is available today. Once this feature is engaged by flicking the new "Limit Data Usage" toggle, it'll reduce data usage — probably by limiting resolution input and output. It'll also free up your device's CPU and RAM, ...

    • FuboTV Account: Here's how to activate your FuboTV subscription
      von Alex Smith am April 22, 2021 um 7:05 pm

      Watching TV the old fashioned way is great until you're stuck away from home and miss tonight's game or a new episode of your favorite show. With FuboTV, you can watch live TV channels and live sports anywhere — even away from home — using a device like your smartphone or tablet. Figuring out how to activate FuboTV on your TV, smartphone, or some other device is quick and easy. Though of course, you'll need to have an active FuboTV membership first. FuboTV's Starter Plan costs $64.99 per month and provides support for up to three simultaneous streams at once, while the Elite Plan costs $79.99 per month and allows for up to ten streams at the same time. FuboTV Sign up at fubo TV today FuboTV plans start at $65 monthly and include access to stream over 100 live TV channels with your subscription! There's also a tier with only Spanish-language channels available for only $33 monthly. Start your free trial now to check out the service before paying a cent. With your FuboTV s...

    • The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best phone at T-Mobile
      von Andrew Martonik am April 22, 2021 um 7:00 pm

      T-Mobile has a good lineup of phones at a variety of price points, ranging from the top of the line all the way down to affordable entry-level phones that you might not even need to finance monthly. Samsung makes some of the best T-Mobile phones, but it's far from your only option. Best overall Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 128GB Staff Pick The Galaxy S21 Ultra pretty much does it all. It has the latest and greatest specs, 5G support, an industry-leading curved display, amazing rear cameras that let you get a closer or wider shot at the touch of a button, and up to 100x zoom. Best of all, it even supports Samsung's S Pen for precise, pressure-sensitive input. $1,200 at T-Mobile Affordable alternative Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128GB Even though Samsung now offers a cheaper S21 model, the Galaxy S20 FE is still a great option for people who value features like microSD expandability. With regular sales, you can pick up the S20 FE for half the price of the S21 Ultra and get a largely ...

    • Google Pay extends Spring Challenge so you can grab that pesky fox stamp
      von Derrek Lee am April 22, 2021 um 6:45 pm

      Get rewards for using the new Google Pay app. Update, Apr 22 (2:45 pm ET): Spring Challenge has been extended What you need to know Google Pay is offering $30 cashback rewards for using the new app. Users will gather stamps by performing various tasks within the new Google Pay app. The challenge is available to Google Pay users in the United States. When the new Google Pay launched late last year, Google was really hyping up its social features and one-stop-shop design for all your payment needs. Now that the app's old version has been stripped of most features, Google is introducing ways to make the new app more appealing, and that brings us to the new Spring Challenge. Beginning April 12, the Google Pay Spring Challenge will offer cashback rewards for completing various actions within the new app. When performing tasks like completing transactions, sending payments, and even answering fun quizzes, users will collect cute animal stamps within the app. Once five stamps are col...

    • Google Fi's cheaper Simply Unlimited plan comes with a few limitations
      von Derrek Lee am April 22, 2021 um 6:29 pm

      Google Fi's new plan may be for you if you can forego some features. What you need to know Google Fi has introduced a new Simply Unlimited data plan. Subscribers on the new plan will still experience "unlimited" data without a few notable features. The plan is available now for new and existing Google Fi subscribers. Google Fi is one of the best MVNO carriers in the U.S., particularly when it comes to traveling outside of the U.S. That's thanks to its lower cost and dependence on the T-Mobile 5G network and its ability to switch between cellular and WiFi on the fly. To celebrate the 6th anniversary of Google Fi, the carrier is introducing a new "unlimited" plan that forgoes some of its popular perks. Google Fi's new Simply Unlimited plan is available for users that want the perks of unlimited data but without some of the extras. That means no tethering or international roaming. Until now, Google Fi has offered two plans for customers, the Flexible plan for WiFi users that charg...

    • Breaking down the differences between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now
      von Jennifer Locke am April 22, 2021 um 6:00 pm

      Best answer: PlayStation Plus is a premium subscription service that grants access to online multiplayer, 100GB of cloud storage, free games, and offers exclusive discounts. PlayStation Now is similar to Netflix in that it delivers access to over 800 games that can be streamed or downloaded on-demand. What Does PlayStation Plus offer? PlayStation Plus is essentially the equivalent of Xbox Live Gold. It offers access to online multiplayer in all games that have it, though free-to-play games don't require PlayStation Plus for their multiplayer portions. PlayStation Plus also dishes out a few free games each month to subscribers along with exclusive discounts on games, 100GB of cloud storage, Game Help, Share Play, and the PlayStation Plus Collection. This is the best way to enhance your PlayStation experience on PS4 and PS5. Should you decide to cancel your subscription for whatever reason, you lose access to the above benefits. What does PlayStation Now offer? PlayStation Now is ...

    • Samsung’s Galaxy Upcycling at Home is here to help you repurpose old phones
      von Derrek Lee am April 22, 2021 um 5:18 pm

      Don't throw away your old Galaxy phone just yet. What you need to know Samsung has launched the beta of its Galaxy Upcycling at Home program. The program will be available via the Samsung SmartThings app. Users will be able to turn their old Galaxy smartphones into IoT devices. Earth Day is here, and to celebrate its appreciation of our planet, Samsung has announced the beta of its Galaxy Upcycling at Home program in the U.S., UK, and Korea. First announced back at CES 2021, Galaxy Upcycling at Home allows anyone with an older Galaxy smartphone to repurpose their device using the SmartThings app instead of just tossing it. According to Jaeyeon Jung, VP & Head of the SmartThings team, this program can open up a world of possibilities for transforming one's home into a smart home: The program transforms Galaxy devices into SmartThings devices and demonstrates the power of our intelligent IoT platform to broaden the possibilities of what users can do with their old phones. ...

    • Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife review: Playing Clue in the afterlife
      von Nicholas Sutrich am April 22, 2021 um 5:00 pm

      It turns out those fears of the dark weren't unfounded. Imagine waking up one day only to find out you're dead. You're not exactly sure how it happened, where it happened, if someone killed you, or you just died naturally. Either way, you're trapped in a space somewhere between Earth and some other ethereal realm. It looks a lot like the last place you recall visiting, Barclay Mansion, but everyone here is... gone? Vanished? A ghost? Maybe they're just a memory. A figment of your imagination. Regardless of what they are, you appear to be trapped here, wandering the halls in search of some answers — any clue to what's going on and why. Memories echo like footsteps in the halls, people you've met before take on a haunting new look, and everything seems to be connected to one single event that happened in the last few days of your mortal life. Will you survive long enough to capture the truth about your life, or will you be cast into Oblivion for all eternity? That is the quest in W...

    • Take calls and get the most out of your earbuds without breaking the bank
      von Andrew Myrick am April 22, 2021 um 5:00 pm

      Trying to find the best cheap headphones is already a tough task with the number of options out there, and it gets more difficult when trying to find the best earbuds under $20. A headset — earphones or earbuds (or even a single earbud) with a microphone and controls — is a different beast than a set of earbuds or headphones without a mic. For starters, not every set will work with Android when you need to answer calls and adjust the volume. Plus, when products are cheap, there are thousands of choices to wade through. So we chose the best ones. Foam fit KLIM Fusion Earbuds Staff Pick They handle calls just fine, fit better than average, and aren't terrible to wear. Best of all, they sound awesome. The Fusion Earbuds also include memory foam ear-tips so that you'll get the best fit possible, without having to worry about ear fatigue. Plus, KLIM offers a 5-year warranty if anything goes awry with your amazing earbuds. $20 at Amazon For the gym LETSCOM U8I Bluetooth Earbu...

    • 8 easy ways to reuse your old Android phone or tablet
      von Harish Jonnalagadda am April 22, 2021 um 4:30 pm

      Give your old phone or tablet a new lease on life by repurposing it. We're using our phones longer than ever before; hardware is at a point where even budget phones like the Pixel 4a can easily last three years or more. But when you do upgrade to a new device, what do you do with your old phone? Sure, you can always sell them and make some money, but there's also the option to repurpose your old gadgets and make them useful again. This is particularly useful for cheap Android phones that are running outdated versions of Android. There are plenty of things you can do with old Android phones, and even though they may be outdated as phones, they still have powerful chipsets, decent cameras, and GPS connectivity that you can leverage to turn them into useful gadgets around the house. Here's just a few ways to get the most out of your old Android phone or tablet. Use your old phone as a universal remote One of the easiest things you can do with an old phone or tablet is to turn it i...