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How to turn on Now Playing and see music history on your Google Pixel

The Now Playing feature is perfect if you often hear songs you like but don't know the name of. Here's how to enable it on Google's Pixel 2 and newer models.

From Android 1.0 to Android 10, here’s how Google’s OS evolved over a decade

Follow Android's journey from its roots as an unknown underdog to launching Google's PC and mobile OS, which equals or exceeds any top-tier mobile platform.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active launched in April 2019, positioning itself as a sportier alternative to 2018's Galaxy Watch. But which smartwatch is better?
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

It may not be current-gen, but the iPhone 11 Pro Max is still a great phone. We compare it with the similarly great Samsung Note 10 Plus in this head-to-head.
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Half-hour outage affects Apple App Store, iMessage, iCloud Drive, and more

Apple's App Store and some of its iCloud services experienced a half-hour outage. By midafternoon, it had been resolved.
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T-Mobile partners to promote Google apps for messaging, cloud storage, and TV

T-Mobile and Google have inked a deal that will see T-Mobile promote Google services like Google One, YouTube TV, and more instead of its own services.

The best emoji keyboards for Android and iOS

If you're intent on stepping up your emoji language skills, try a new mobile keyboard. Here are some of the best ones we've found for iOS and Android.
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OnePlus 9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: What’s the best value phone?

The OnePlus 9 is built to offer near-flagship specs at a decent price. But it's not the first phone to do so. How does it compare to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE?
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G brings a performance boost to midrange phones

Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 780G processor, which is built to bring a performance boost and more premium features to the 7-series of processors.
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OnePlus 9 vs OnePlus 8: Should you spend extra cash?

The OnePlus 9 is here, representing a modest improvement over the OnePlus 8. But should you upgrade to the latest and greatest device?
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OnePlus 9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S21: A clear winner

OnePlus has released the OnePlus 9, its latest and greatest flagship phone. But how does the phone compare to the Samsung Galaxy S21, which has a similar price?
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OnePlus 9 vs. OnePlus 9 Pro: Save yourself some money

The OnePlus 9 series brings with it new camera branding and better displays. But should you go for standard OnePlus 9, or spend extra on the OnePlus 9 Pro?
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The second Android 12 Developer Preview brings more privacy controls and tweaks

Google has launched the second Android 12 Developer Preview, which brings with it better privacy controls, picture-in-picture controls, and more.
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5 things you didn’t know your Samsung phone could do

Samsung phones are popular for a reason -- they offer a ton of features, many hidden. Here are some things you didn't know your Samsung phone could do.
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Verizon’s 5G Home Internet service is coming to 10 more cities

Verizon has announced that it's bringing its 5G Home Internet service to 10 more cities, including Cleveland, San Diego, and Salt Lake City.
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A beginner’s guide to Android: Everything you need to know

Google's Android platform excels when it comes to customization and integration. Check out our quick-hit guide if you're a first-time Android device owner.
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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro review: Great hardware sabotaged by Android

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is Lenovo's take on a premium Android tablet -- but can great hardware make up for the subpar software experience?
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How an iPad Pro can replace your laptop

The humble iPad has gotten better and better at productivity -- and I now use an iPad Pro instead of a laptop. Here's how I set my iPad up to replace a laptop.
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The OnePlus 9, touting new Hasselblad camera, will be unveiled on March 23

OnePlus has an event scheduled for March 23 that will certainly be where it launches the OnePlus 9, its next-gen flagship phone with a Hasselblad camera.
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T-Mobile’s Home Office Internet service brings 5G to businesses nationwide

T-Mobile has launched a new Home Office Internet service that is built for business users and piggybacks off of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network.
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The best prepaid 5G phone plans in 2022

5G is here, but while all the major carriers have nationwide 5G coverage, you might not know which prepaid carriers have it. Here are the best 5G prepaid plans.
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AT&T plans explained: 5G, pricing, and deals

AT&T offers a range of different plans, and many of them can take advantage of AT&T's rapidly expanding 5G network. Here's everything you need to know.
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Verizon plans explained: 5G, pricing, and deals

Verizon offers lots of plans for individuals and families who want prepaid service. Here is everything you need to know about Verizon's plans.
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T-Mobile plans explained: 5G, pricing, and features

T-Mobile offers a range of plans with different prices and features. Here's a rundown of what's available, including the new 5G-capable T-Mobile Magenta Max.
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AT&T 5G home internet: Coverage, speeds, and plans

AT&T is rolling out its 5G network, however, while the other carriers have home internet offerings based on 5G, AT&T doesn't yet. But it likely will.
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The wildest 5G conspiracy theories explained — and debunked

5G is currently rolling out to the public, and as with any new technology, there are a number of conspiracy theories surrounding it.
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Yet another study shows 5G can be disappointing, but changes could be coming

Speedcheck has published a study on the state of 5G, finding that the tech is still a little disappointing. But there is some hope for the year ahead.
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Please don’t buy these cheap Android tablets

You can spend a ton on a great tablet, but if you don't want to, it can be tempting to buy a cheap off-brand device. Here's what you should do instead.
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Google just added 6 great features to Android, from security to accessibility

Google has announced the addition of a series of new features to Android, including updates to Google Maps, Android Auto, and the Messages app.

AT&T 5G network: Everything you need to know

AT&T has been rapidly expanding its 5G network for a few years now, and we're at a point where you can use it for yourself. Here's everything you need to know.
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Oppo’s Flash Initiative will put phone fast charging in your next car

Oppo has announced the Flash Initiative, which is aimed at seriously expanding the reach of its VOOC wireless charging standard.
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T-Mobile’s new Magenta Max plan offers truly unlimited 5G data, 40GB of hot spot

T-Mobile has taken the wraps off of its latest plan -- Magenta Max. The plan offers unlimited data, and won't throttle speeds based on how much data you use.
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The most interesting changes we’ve found in Android 12

The first Android 12 developer preview is here, offering a number of new features and tweaks. Here are the best changes on offer in the preview.
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Pairing Touch ID with Face ID would be the smartest addition to the iPhone 13

Apple is rumored to be bringing back Touch ID for the iPhone 13, making it easier to get into your iPhone with a mask. I hope the rumors turn out to be true.