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Google Will Let You Opt Out of Being Tracked by Apps in Android 12

Google Will Let You Opt Out of Being Tracked by Apps in Android 12

Google will soon let you opt-out of third-party tracking from any app you download from the Play Store. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo With Apple’s developer conference just around the corner, Google is reportedly planning to follow in its rivals footsteps by letting Android users opt out of being tracked by the apps they download from the …

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Nest Update Will Make Google's Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Nest Update Will Make Google’s Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Matter will unify all your Google Nest devices and compatible accessories under one roof. Image: Google Google is going all in with Matter, the new smart home standard the company has backed alongside Amazon, Apple, and other gadget makers, starting with its Nest devices. Advertisement Nest devices that already have Google’s Thread technology built in, …

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Gaze Upon My Browser Extensions and Despair

Gaze Upon My Browser Extensions and Despair

Image: Gizmodo/Shoshana Wodinsky They’re not what any of us would call “intimate,” but you can really tell a lot about a person from a quick glance at the browser extensions they use. Is your boyfriend’s browser decorated with favicons from Evernote, Trello, and literally nothing else? He’s either a type-A perfectionist or zen to a …

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Wow, Google, Show Us How You Really Feel About Wear OS

Wow, Google, Show Us How You Really Feel About Wear OS

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Google’s smartwatch platform, Wear OS, hasn’t received a whole lot of love from the company, but frankly, the neglect is starting to get ridiculous. According to 9to5Google, new Wear OS watch owners are now finding it difficult to install certain apps after the company told developers it was doing away with its …

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New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Google announced back in February it was adding new video-editing tools to its Photos app, but those updates appeared only on iOS devices first. Now, according to Android Police, Google is rolling out the same tools to Android users. Advertisement The new editing tools allow users to apply more granular edits to …

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Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

Photo: Chris Delmas (Getty Images) In the latest leg of Epic Games’ case against the tech giants, the Fortnite developer is taking Google to court—in Australia this time around. Advertisement The full case that Epic filed with Australia’s Federal Courts earlier this week accuses Google of holding a “near-monopoly” over the app distribution and payments …

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Google's Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Google’s Live Caption Tool Is Now Available as a Hidden Feature in Chrome

Screenshot: Sam Rutherford Live Captions is one of the most useful features on Android phones, allowing your mobile device to automatically transcribe any audio it’s currently playing. And now it seems Google is bringing Live Captions to Chrome, with the feature already available as a hidden option in the browser. First noticed by Chrome Story, …

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Days Blurring Together? Add Structure with These Apps

Days Blurring Together? Add Structure with These Apps

The ongoing pandemic makes days blur into each other—they are no longer differentiated by the events and activities that helped split up our time. If you want to recover some of the structure in your day, then these smartphone apps can help in a variety of different ways. Calendar apps are the obvious way of …

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