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Google lays out office reopening plans, benefits for WFH employees

GOOGLE LAYS OUT OFFICE REOPENING PLANS, BENEFITS FOR WFH EMPLOYEES

Earlier this month, Sundar Pichai laid out how Googlers would slowly return to the office over the course of 2020, but that most employees...

Google Messages preparing end-to-end encryption for RCS messages

GOOGLE MESSAGES PREPARING END-TO-END ENCRYPTION FOR RCS MESSAGES

Today, the folks at APKMirror got ahold of an internal “dogfood” build of Google Messages version 6.2. Here, “dogfood” is used in the...

 
 
 
Google Stadia gains new 1440p streaming option on desktops

GOOGLE STADIA GAINS NEW 1440P STREAMING OPTION ON DESKTOPS

The Stadia store gained two new titles this morning, while Elder Scrolls Online is officially launching on June 16. Google today also...

Elder Scrolls Online to launch on Stadia next month as free Pro game

ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE TO LAUNCH ON STADIA NEXT MONTH AS FREE PRO GAME

A new trailer has been released today promoting the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Greymoor, and with it, Google and Bethesda...

 
 
 
LG V60 ThinQ gets April security update on time

LG V60 THINQ GETS APRIL SECURITY UPDATE ON TIME

LG is capable of producing some good hardware, but the company's track record for software support is downright awful. In a bright...

Today's Android game/app deals + freebies: Bridge Constructor Portal, more

TODAY'S ANDROID GAME/APP DEALS + FREEBIES: BRIDGE CONSTRUCTOR PORTAL, MORE

All of today's best Android app deals are now up for the taking. We have dungeon crawlers, mech combat, giant death worms, vintage...

 
 
 
Android TV's Ambient Mode starts rolling out support for Google Photos

ANDROID TV'S AMBIENT MODE STARTS ROLLING OUT SUPPORT FOR GOOGLE PHOTOS

Unlike Smart Displays, Android-powered televisions not in active use will just cycle through generic images and artwork. Some Android...

Google Drive testing sharing specific folders within ‘shared drives'

GOOGLE DRIVE TESTING SHARING SPECIFIC FOLDERS WITHIN ‘SHARED DRIVES'

Shared - previously team - drives are how organizations using Google Drive distribute and collaborate on files. Google is now testing...

 
 
 
New Google Groups rolling out next month for G Suite customers

NEW GOOGLE GROUPS ROLLING OUT NEXT MONTH FOR G SUITE CUSTOMERS

Google Groups is an email-based forum aimed at sharing information and other resources within an organization. The new Google Groups...

Hands-on with Google's accessibility-focused Action Blocks for Android

HANDS-ON WITH GOOGLE'S ACCESSIBILITY-FOCUSED ACTION BLOCKS FOR ANDROID

Accessibility on Android is set to get a massive boost, thanks to the recently released Action Blocks, an app that was released on...

 
 
 
Lenovo's upcoming ‘USI Pen' arrives at FCC, looks perfect for the IdeaPad Duet

LENOVO'S UPCOMING ‘USI PEN' ARRIVES AT FCC, LOOKS PERFECT FOR THE IDEAPAD DUET

Thanks to the recent Universal Stylus Initiative , it's slowly becoming possible for fine-tuned, pressure-sensitive styluses to be...

Google Duo for Android prepares to support calls without a phone number

GOOGLE DUO FOR ANDROID PREPARES TO SUPPORT CALLS WITHOUT A PHONE NUMBER

Google Duo makes video calls pretty easy, but there's still a roadblock or two to getting users going. Now, it appears Google Duo is...

 
 
 
Google releases Cardboard Unity SDK in another ‘move away from smartphone VR'

GOOGLE RELEASES CARDBOARD UNITY SDK IN ANOTHER ‘MOVE AWAY FROM SMARTPHONE VR'

In November, Google Cardboard was open-sourced as the company stopped active development on the affordable, smartphone-based VR platform....

OnePlus will go ‘back to roots' w/ cheap smartphones starting in India

ONEPLUS WILL GO ‘BACK TO ROOTS' W/ CHEAP SMARTPHONES STARTING IN INDIA

OnePlus hit the scene as a brand that delivered a near-complete flagship experience for half the price of the competition. Over the...

 
 
 
Anker's Gold Box offers Android essentials from $15, Moto Z4 $400, more in today's best deals

ANKER'S GOLD BOX OFFERS ANDROID ESSENTIALS FROM $15, MOTO Z4 $400, MORE IN TODAY'S BEST DEALS

Today's best deals include a notable sale on Anker accessories at Amazon , plus Motorola's Moto Z4 , and Bose 700 ANC wireless headphones....

Google Stadia adds Jotun, Sundered indie games, CHORUS confirmed for next year

GOOGLE STADIA ADDS JOTUN, SUNDERED INDIE GAMES, CHORUS CONFIRMED FOR NEXT YEAR

Just a couple of weeks after its Stadia Connect , Google is today confirming three new titles coming to the platform. Two of those...

 
 
 
9to5Google Daily 449: Google Search dark mode testing begins, Soli Sandbox app released, plus more

9TO5GOOGLE DAILY 449: GOOGLE SEARCH DARK MODE TESTING BEGINS, SOLI SANDBOX APP RELEASED, PLUS MORE

Listen to a short-form recap or roundup of all the top 9to5Google stories of the previous 24 hours. 9to5Google Daily is available on...

Samsung's Secure Element chip gives Galaxy phones a taste of Pixel's ‘Titan M'

SAMSUNG'S SECURE ELEMENT CHIP GIVES GALAXY PHONES A TASTE OF PIXEL'S ‘TITAN M'

Security is an important part of our smartphones since they carry so much personal information, and as things advance, they're only...

 
 
 
Fitbit Ionic smartwatches are breaking w/ latest updates for some users

FITBIT IONIC SMARTWATCHES ARE BREAKING W/ LATEST UPDATES FOR SOME USERS

The Fitbit Ionic was the company's first attempt at a smartwatch and many users are still wearing and buying the device in 2020. However,...

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick appears online w/ Android TV Pie, may cost $80

XIAOMI MI TV STICK APPEARS ONLINE W/ ANDROID TV PIE, MAY COST $80

Behind the competition, Google's Android TV platform is finally starting to add more options for HDMI dongles. Now, it looks like Xiaomi...

 
 
 



IPhone 11 replaces iPhone XR as the world's favorite smartphone

IPhone 11 replaces iPhone XR as the world's favorite smartphone

The iPhone 11 was the best selling smartphone model globally in Q1 2020, according to analyst and consultancy firm Omdia . Apple's latest entry-level model has proven to be... Read more ...

YouTube May Soon Redirect Users To Google Via Search Suggestions

YouTube May Soon Redirect Users To Google Via Search Suggestions

YouTube is testing a new feature to redirect users to Google with search suggestions displayed directly in the app. That's according to recent reports following the appearance... Read more ...

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with new Battery Health Management feature

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with new Battery Health Management feature

Following the launch of iOS 13.5 last week, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.5 as well. This update brings a new feature to improve the lifespan of Mac notebook's... Read more ...

Pokémon GO Gaining More Realistic AR & 3D Mapping from Niantic Real World...

Pokémon GO Gaining More Realistic AR & 3D Mapping from Niantic Real World Platform

In 2018, Niantic unveiled its in-development augmented reality cloud platform for smartphones, the Niantic Real World Platform. A demo showed Pikachu and Eevee cavorting in a... Read more ...

The XPS 13 laptop gets a $250 price cut at Dell

The XPS 13 laptop gets a $250 price cut at Dell

While Memorial Day sales might be over, you can still score a price cut on Dell's best-selling XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop. For a limited time, you can get the powerful XPS 13 on sale... Read more ...

Silent Hill's Pyramid Head Terrorizes Dead By Daylight For Fourth Anniversary

Silent Hill's Pyramid Head Terrorizes Dead By Daylight For Fourth Anniversary

Today, Behaviour Interactive are revealing the next DLC release for their popular 4v1 asymmetrical survival horror game, Dead By Daylight , in partnership with Konami: Silent... Read more ...

Apple's Schoolwork iPad app updated with all-new design, new handout...

Apple's Schoolwork iPad app updated with all-new design, new handout options, and new notifications

As schools wrap up their school year and prepare for a summer of new deployments, network upgrades, and backup plans for distance learning , Apple has begun to release updates... Read more ...

Elder Scrolls Online to launch on Stadia next month as free Pro game

Elder Scrolls Online to launch on Stadia next month as free Pro game

A new trailer has been released today promoting the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Greymoor, and with it, Google and Bethesda have announced a release date for Elder... Read more ...

Apple will reopen nearly 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside...

Apple will reopen nearly 100 US retail stores this week, most with curbside or storefront service only

Apple plans to reopen many more of its US retail stores this week as some regions continue to see a decline in new COVID-19 infections and relax stay-at-home orders. The third... Read more ...

9to5Google Daily 449: Google Search dark mode testing begins, Soli Sandbox...

9to5Google Daily 449: Google Search dark mode testing begins, Soli Sandbox app released, plus more

Listen to a short-form recap or roundup of all the top 9to5Google stories of the previous 24 hours. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play , iTunes and Apple's Podcasts... Read more ...