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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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'PUBG: New State' is a mobile-first battle royale set in 2051

‘PUBG: New State’ is a mobile-first battle royale set in 2051

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG, is expanding into the future. Developer Krafton has unveiled PUBG: New State for iOS and Android, taking the battle royale game into the year 2051 to a place called Troi. Unlike PUBG Mobile, which is was developed by China’s Tencent, this is an all-new experience created by the …

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Barcode Scanning Android App Might Have Infected 10 Million Android Devices With Malware

Barcode Scanning Android App Might Have Infected 10 Million Android Devices With Malware

There are apps for just about anything, even for simple things like scanning barcodes. In fact, such apps are actually rather popular with an app called Barcode Scanner which has been installed over 10 million times. However, it turns out that the app has since proven itself to be malware and according to Malwarebytes, they …

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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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Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. The decision’s particularly baffling given that Element is only a client for the federated chat protocol Matrix and not a service in and of itself. Meaning that Element can (and does) moderate …

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Netflix Testing A Sleep Timer For Its Android App

Netflix Testing A Sleep Timer For Its Android App

Sometimes after a long day at work or school, we might fall asleep to Netflix playing in the background. This can be annoying as you might wake up and Netflix would have played several episodes and you’ll have to go back and find where you stopped. However, that could change soon with a new sleep …

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WhatsApp Web Will Now Require Biometric Authentication

WhatsApp Web Will Now Require Biometric Authentication

If you’ve ever used WhatsApp for the web or desktop before, you know that to sync up the app on your phone and computer and also to ensure you are who you say you are, you have to launch the app and scan the QR code. However, it seems that WhatsApp is now taking steps …

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Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV

Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV

Our smartphones are basically personal computers that fit into our pockets. They can be used to go online, play games, chat with friends, do work, study, and more, so it’s really not surprising to learn that over the years, our habits have changed. According to App Annie’s State of Mobile report, it seems that Americans …

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iOS And Android Users Spent $400 Million On Apps During Christmas

iOS And Android Users Spent $400 Million On Apps During Christmas

It’s not hard to see why getting into app development seems like it could be a lucrative business. This is because according to the folks at Sensor Tower, based on their data and estimates, it has been suggested that iOS and Android users spent a combined total of $400 million on apps during Christmas alone. …

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Google Could Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Its Cut From The Play Store

Google Could Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Its Cut From The Play Store

Right now, Apple is getting a lot of unwanted attention over its App Store and the cut it takes from developers who sell apps or services through it. Now it looks like it could be Google’s turn to stand under the spotlight because according to a report from Bloomberg, at least three states in the …

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