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You Can Bring ‘Blob’ Emojis Back to Your Android Phone

Screenshot: Jake Peterson I’m generally an Apple man, but even I can admit Android’s “blobs” were the superior emoji. They’re cute, they’re fun, they’re unique, and they were unjustly retired in 2017 in a...
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Record Your Own Morning Alarm on Your Pixel

Photo: DGLimages (Shutterstock)How do you prefer to wake up? One of your smartphone’s stock alarm sounds? Maybe a particular song that really gets the day started? Well, if you’re like me, none of these...
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Do This When Your Device Won’t Charge

Photo: Leonid Sorokin (Shutterstock)For a while now, our tech has run on rechargeable batteries, and that’s great‚ until we plug in a device and discover it won’t charge. Alternatives like wireless charging can help,...
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When to Update a Tech Present Before Gifting It

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock)It’s a classic holiday scene: You unwrap a brand new game console, complete with all the games on your wishlist. After weeks of waiting, it’s time to sit back, cocoa in-hand, fire...
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It’s Never Been Easier to Digitize Your Life

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock)For all the talk about how the world today is “entirely digital,” it sure doesn’t feel that way sometimes. I still receive a ton of paper documents, from bills to insurance info...
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You Need to Do This Before Switching to Your New Pixel 7

Photo: ymgerman (Shutterstock)Whenever you buy a new Android phone, say, the Pixel 7, you want to get it up and running as soon as possible. Any time you spend working through your old phone...
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You Can Curate Lists of Your Favorite (or Frequent) Locations in Google Maps

Photo: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock)When you open Google Maps, it’s usually either for somewhere you’ve never been before, or a location you visit all the time. The app makes it easy to find a new restaurant...
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All the Android Apps That Can Use ‘Material You’ Icons

Material You is one of Android’s great recent features. Introduced with Android 12, it automatically adjusts your smartphone’s UI elements based on your chosen wallpaper. If the image is predominantly green and black, for...
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Android Users Can Now Hide Chrome Incognito Tabs With Their Fingerprint

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock)Google added a new feature to Chrome for Android that will keep your open Incognito mode tabs hidden away unless they’re unlocked with your fingerprint data. This new feature is similar...
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How to Stop Your Pixel From Unlocking in Your Pocket

Photo: Morocko (Shutterstock)It’s frustrating to take your phone out of your pocket only to realize it’s been on the whole time, draining battery. Pixel owners, in particular, have been complaining about their phones unlocking...
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