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Google Pixel phones just got a handy airplane mode upgrade

Google improves Airplane mode on android by making Wi-Fi stay connected when you turn on Airplane mode. Even better, you might not even need the latest version of Android 13 to enable this feature. Whereas 9to5GoogleReports suggest that this feature has only rolled out in Android 13 QPR1 beta and stable updates, a Pixel support …

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is Android Authority's Pick for Best Phone of 2022

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is Android Authority’s Pick for Best Phone of 2022

Every now and then a year passes in the mobile world where a clear and overarching theme emerges. In 2022, that theme was consolidation. While there have been a handful of exceptions – whether cheeky OEMs or established names trying to stand out from the crowd – most of the industry’s biggest hitters and household …

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Google Chrome supports passkeys, making it easy to sign in to websites and more

Google Chrome supports passkeys, making it easy to sign in to websites and more

Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:46 a.m. PST by Sami Fathi Google Chrome announced support for Security Keys, a new industry-wide standard in hopes of replacing passwords by making it easier and more secure to sign in to websites and apps. With passkeys, users can authenticate and log in to websites using their iPhone or Android …

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Google Tensor G2: How did signal strength and speed improve on the Pixel 7?

Google Tensor G2: How did signal strength and speed improve on the Pixel 7?

One of the biggest issues that Google’s Pixel 6 series suffered over time was an unreliable modem. Compared to other Android devices, the Samsung modem used with Google Tensor just wasn’t up to snuff. How does Google Tensor G2 compare in the modem department? We put the Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 head-to-head to see …

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro is your reader’s choice for the best phone of 2022

Ryan Haines/Android Authority Over all these years, we have given a Reader’s Choice Award to Android Authority, we have never had such an exciting race. There were several twists we didn’t expect and the eventual winner took home one of the slimmest margins we’ve ever seen. Ultimately, however, the champion is the Google Pixel 7 …

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This privacy ruling against Facebook and Insta could put an end to targeted ads

This privacy ruling against Facebook and Insta could put an end to targeted ads

Photo: Sergey Yelagin (Shutterstock) European Union privacy regulators have ruled that Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, cannot donate up data for targeted advertising condition of membership in social networksaccording to information published on Tuesday in the the wall street journal and Reuters. The decision threatens to upend the social media giant’s business …

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Face ID out, "Apple Ring" in!  Could Google hold the secret to the next big iPhone innovation?

Face ID out, “Apple Ring” in! Could Google hold the secret to the next big iPhone innovation?

When Apple first introduced its advanced 3D face unlock technology as part of the iPhone X in 2017, there was a lot not to like… Face ID was slower to unlock your iPhone than Touch ID; it didn’t work when looking at your phone off-angle, and it took up a ton of space, giving the …

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Here are the first things you need to set up in Google Messages on your Android phone

Here are the first things you need to set up in Google Messages on your Android phone

Google Messages is absolutely feature-rich. The selection of RCS app settings makes it a fantastic default messaging app for Google Pixel or any Android phone. This guide will walk you through everything we think you should set up in Google Messages on your Android device. Enable Chat Features in Google Messages Many options are enabled …

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