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Splitting your screen makes your Chromebook even that more useful

I find that people are often surprised at just how flexible Chromebooks are as work or entertainment devices. Many of the same features that more established or expensive computers like Windows PCs and MacBooks have can also be found on Chromebooks, such as screen casting, virtual desktops, and split-screen multitasking. I’ll show you just how easy it is to enable split screens on your Chromebook so that even a modest-sized device like my little ASUS C214 Flip can  [Read More…]

Google suspends Indian ‘Remove China Apps’ from the Play Store

The app was found to violate the Play Store’s Deceptive Behavior Policy.

What you need to know Remove China Apps, which was the top trending app in India recently, has been removed from the Play Store. Since late May, the app was downloaded over 5 million times in the country. The app allowed users to delete all apps developed by Chinese companies from their phones.

An app called Remove China Apps went viral in India last month,  [Read More…]

Google promises freebies to Nest Aware subscribers, but codes don’t work

The Nest Hub codes, though, don’t seem to be working.

What you need to know Google is sending out promotional emails to Nest Aware subscribers. These offer either a free Nest Hub or a Nest Mini to those who’ve upgraded their plan to the company’s newest subscriptions. Unfortunately, some users are reporting that their codes aren’t working.

Finally rolled out earlier this month, the new Nest Aware subscriptions make things a lot easier (and less  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Gods & Monsters

A land of epic sagas and myths awaits in this new world from Ubisoft.

First revealed at E3 2019, Gods & Monsters is a new IP being developed by Ubisoft Quebec. Eschewing the real world setting of the Assassin’s Creed games the studio has previously worked on, Gods & Monsters is set in a beautiful world where the Greek myths are true. Here’s everything we know about Gods & Monsters.

What is Gods & Monsters? Gods &  [Read More…]

Troubleshooting PS4 online connection issues made easy

Technology isn’t perfect. The PlayStation Network goes down from time to time, preventing you from playing your favorite games, but sometimes the problem is on your end. When you need to troubleshoot your online connection to properly diagnose the problem as best as possible, you can do so through the PS4 settings or by unplugging a few cables (yes, the old “turn it off, turn it back on again” method).

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This is our first look at Google’s new Android TV dongle

I’m not sure how I feel about this new UI, but the remote looks good so long as the battery lasts.

What you need to know The Android TV dongle we’d hoped would debut at Google I/O is shaping up to be quite the compelling device. XDA Developers obtained what appear to be official renders of the new Android TV dongle, its remote, and an updated Android TV UI. The dongle doesn’t appear to be much bigger  [Read More…]

Latest Pixel update brings two great features, and a vague battery promise

These are solid additions we can all appreciate — but don’t go far from a charger.

Google’s latest quarterly “Feature Drop” for its Pixel phones has arrived, and unlike most updates it actually hit my Pixel 4 XL right away. Now that I’ve had a little time to take in the changes, here’s what I’m seeing and appreciating in the latest update.

Every Pixel user should get familiar with the Personal Safety app.

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Start your audiobook collection with nearly 50% off an Audible subscription

Ever find yourself wishing you had more time to re-read your favorite books or check out new ones? Audible is the perfect solution as it allows you to start listening to books while you’re busy doing other things this summer, from driving to work or doing the dishes to mowing the lawn and more. Now through June 15, Amazon has a special deal on Audible taking 46% off the first four months for new members. That brings the price down  [Read More…]

Jiggle Physics 37: Wholesome Direct; Last of Us gameplay; Nolan in Fortnite

As Rebecca prepares for the release of Paper Mario, the crew chat about the 50+ indie games in the recent Wholesome Direct 2020. There’s also more The Last of Us Part II gameplay to check out, and Christopher Nolan plans to stream a film in Fortnite this summer.

Among many other digressions and diversions, there’s a great side tangent about blind boxes and other collectibles.

Hosted by: Jennifer Locke, Carli Velocci, and Rebecca Spear

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OnePlus is no longer selling the unlocked 7T, just the T-Mobile version

The Snapdragon 855 phone is currently $ 100 off, though.

What you need to know OnePlus has stopped listing the unlocked OnePlus 7T on its online U.S. store. Instead, the only version that’s available now is the T-Mobile variant. It’s unclear if the change is permanent or temporary.

OnePlus’ excellent 7T may not be the company’s latest and greatest, but currently available at $ 499 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, all of it paired with a  [Read More…]