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Android 11 Letdown

Google Chrome OS Pivot

Google's Chrome OS pivot matters more than you think

A colossal change is on the way for Chromebooks — and if you're only seeing what's on the surface, you're missing what's most important.

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Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Whether you adored Google's old Inbox app or not, these advanced sorting functions left over from the service are well worth uncovering — and putting to use.

Android 11 Features

How to get Android 11's best features on any phone today

Bring Android 11's most practical touches onto any phone this minute with these crafty and easily implemented workarounds.

Android 11

7 smart adjustments to make Android 11 more efficient

Google's Android 11 update is rolling out right now, but not everything about the software is fully optimized out of the box.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

Chrome OS Secret Weapon

The Chromebook's new secret weapon

Chrome OS is getting a super-Googley new superpower — and if we're lucky, Android might soon follow suit.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox, IE, Chrome all fall

Firefox took the biggest market-share hit in August as Mozilla’s financial woes continue.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? 10% faster page loads, more tab tweaks

Chrome 85 lets users collapse and expand tab groups, see tab previews, save data entered into PDF forms, and spend less time waiting for pages to load.

Google Lens App

12 ways Google Lens can make you more productive on Android

Google Lens can turn you into a mobile-tech magician, but it's up to you to find it — and figure out how to put it to use.

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How to save time with advanced Gmail templates

Stop typing the same stuff over and over and start letting smart technology do the work for you.

Android Awkward Timing

Android and the art of awkward timing

"Hello! Here's an interesting new feature you'd almost certainly like to use. There's just one thing..."

Android Upgrades

Here's what needs to happen next with Android upgrades

For once, we're seeing a positive change within the realm of Android upgrades — but we aren't out of the woods yet.

Microsoft Surface Duo Android

Microsoft's Surface Duo is a big-picture product

Microsoft's first Android phone could be hugely significant, but plenty of people are bound to write it off quickly and miss the point.

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Google delays Chrome web apps drop-dead date until mid-2022

The Chrome-specific apps let developers write one app that would run on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS, and were to have been retired the summer.

Google Gmail - Meet

The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

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Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy Note 20

The perfect contrast of the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note 20

This week's pair of Android phone launches reveals a lot more than what you see on the surface.

Chrome OS

The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

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