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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…]

Google’s super-simple Plus Codes location system rolls out to Maps app

No address? No problem.

What you need to know Plus Codes are a new addition to Maps that use latitude and longitude coordinates to create “digital” addresses, even in areas without a traditional address. Plus Codes are searchable in Google Maps, just like a regular address. Google is making its digital address technology open source for developers to use as they see fit.

Your address is just as much a part of your identity as your phone  [Read More…]

Latest WhatsApp beta lets you easily add new contacts via QR codes

QR code support is expected to become available for all beta testers within the next few days.

What you need to know The latest beta version of the WhatsApp for Android app adds support for QR codes. You can now share your contact info with your friends using a QR code. The QR codes can be scanned from within the app to add new contacts.

WhatsApp has introduced a nifty new feature with the latest beta version  [Read More…]

Here’s how to use Google Meet codes to start or join a video conference

What are those random strings of letters mean?

These days with most people working from home, video conferencing is all the rage. Some platforms require you to create an account, while others let just about anyone join in, provided they have an invitation from the meeting organizer. The way Google Meet handles this is through meeting codes. We’ll explain what these are, and just what you are supposed to do with them.

Explaining Google Meet codes

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Google Authenticator can’t keep your 2FA codes safe from this malware

The banking trojan Cerberus is currently testing a version that can steal 2FA codes from Google Authenticator.

What you need to know Dutch research firm ThreatFabric has discovered malware that can steal two-factor authentication codes from Google Authenticator. Cerberus is the name of the banking trojan, but the strain that can steal 2FA codes is currently in testing and not yet available. In general, it is more secure to use an app to generate 2FA codes such  [Read More…]

Google tests a new autofill feature for SMS 2FA codes

It’s a little more convenient than the current copy and paste method.

What you need to know Google is testing out an auto-fill feature for SMS One-Time Passwords (OTP). This lets OTP fields automatically pull in verification codes from the texts sent to the Messages app. It’s enabled on beta builds of the Android Messages app.

Google is working on a new Android Messages feature that’ll make entering two-factor authentication (2FA) and OTP codes much simpler, and  [Read More…]

How to easily share your Wi-Fi network with Android 10 using QR codes

Android 10 introduced a ton of new features for users, with some of the highlights being a dark mode and new gesture navigation. One lesser-known addition was that of QR codes for Wi-Fi, making it easier than ever to share your home network with guests. Need some help finding where the feature lives and learning how to use it? We’re here to help!

Products used in this guide Pure Android 10: Google Pixel 4 XL (From $ 847  [Read More…]

Combine these coupon codes to get Choetech’s Qi charging pad for half price

Use this charger on your desk or nightstand and keep your battery green.

Amazon has the Choetech Qi Wireless Charging Pad on sale for only $ 6.99. To get this price, make sure you clip the on-page coupon for $ 1 off and use coupon code IVKILW9P during checkout. Normally this highly-rated wireless charger costs $ 14, so you’re saving $ 7.

There are lots of compatible devices with which this can be used. The iPhone X,  [Read More…]

Deal: Google is sending out promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL

The person whose code you use also gets a $ 50 Google Store credit.

Even though the Pixel 3 is right around the corner, Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL are still excellent phones worth picking up in mid-2018 — especially when you find a deal like this.

Google’s begun sending out emails that contain promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and they’re meant for you to share with someone that’s been  [Read More…]

Huawei says it’ll stop offering bootloader unlock codes

The service is being stopped for all phones on May 24.

If you’re big into the Android modding community, chances are you’ve taken a liking to Huawei. Huawei’s gradually become one of the more developer-friendly companies in the Android space, but that’s all changing.

According to a pop-up found on the company’s unlock page:

To provide better user experience and avoid issues caused by ROM flashing, the unlock code application service will be stopped for all products  [Read More…]