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Google Smart Home Summit on July 8 is perfect for announcing the new Android TV Chromecast

Another upcoming Google product that isn’t the Pixel 4a has been leaking a lot lately, and that is the upcoming Android TV-powered new Chromecast dongle, codenamed Sabrina. Unlike past Chromecasts, this will run Android TV and thus have that OS’ full interface. Not only that, but it will have a smart remote with Google Assistant – which brings us to the fact that the search giant is holding a Smart Home Summit online on July 8.…
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Redmi 8 is now getting Android 10 update

Xiaomi is very busy with updates to the new MIUI 12 at this point, but the company is also still working on bringing some of its older phones up to Android 10. The latest model to receive an update with this version of the OS is the Redmi 8, launched last October with Android 9 Pie. The update to Android 10 doesn’t take the Redmi 8 up to MIUI 12, there’s probably going to be a subsequent release for that.…
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Apple Design Award 2020 winners announced

Just as Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference concluded its 14th edition last week, the yearly Apple Design Award winners got revealed. These awards celebrate the most innovative and impressive apps and games on Apple’s platforms. This year sees a total of 8 winners divided equally between the apps and games groups. Apps category winners: Darkroom (iPhone and iPad) Loom (iPad) Sharp 3D CAD modeling (iPad) StaffPad (iPad) Games category winners: Sayonara Wild Hearts (iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AppleTV) Sky: Children of the Light (iPhone……
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OnePlus Buds to come in black with familiar in-ear design

OnePlus’ first truly wireless headphones have been rumored to arrive for some time now but information about them has been scarce. Other than the rough design, we don’t know anything else. Now tipster Max J gives us something more substantial. The latest image he shared depicts the so-called OnePlus Buds in black with in-ear design. The shape is reminiscent of the current OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 with the concentric brushed aluminum back.…
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Facebook is finally rolling out Dark mode for its app, starting on iOS

We saw an early glimpse into Dark mode for the Facebook app earlier this month on an Android device, but now some users are reporting getting an update with dark mode on iOS. Facebook has revealed that “a small percentage of users globally” are getting a taste of Dark mode in the Facebook app. It’s likely that Facebook will enable the feature for more and more users, both on iOS and Android, this week.…
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Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G / Find X2 Neo review

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Motorola discounts a bunch of smartphones for July 4

Motorola is heavily discounting a slew of Moto smartphones as a way of celebrating July 4 in the US. The bad news is that most of the new handsets are not on the list but there are a few midrangers worth considering. The Motorola One Action is the first on the list selling for $249 down from $349 while last year’s Moto G7 Play is even less expensive at $129.…
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How much data does Hulu use?

Credit: Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority Hulu is one of the most popular streaming services in the US. However, some users with ISP bandwidth caps or limited data on their wireless plan may have a big question to answer: How much data does Hulu use? It’s definitely a concern, but the good news is that we can give you the information on Hulu data usage.…
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Google Photos might not be backing up all your pics: Here’s how to check

Credit: Justin Duino / Android Authority By default, Google Photos backups will happen for all the pics and videos you shoot on your smartphone. The quality of those backups can vary depending on your device or personal settings, but you would need to manually turn this feature off for it to stop. However, there are lots of other pics and videos that come through your device that you might assume Google Photos backups work for, too.…
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Speed Test G: Huawei P40 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Exynos version)

Our own Gary Sims just pitted two major devices with similarly named chipsets against each other in a Speed Test G round. That’s right, it’s the Huawei P40 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus fight out you’ve been waiting for! To be clear, the variant of the Galaxy S20 Plus here is not one you’d buy in North America — those devices use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.…