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Explained: Why Google is cracking down on third party call recording apps
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Explained: Why Google is cracking down on third party call recording apps

Google will be blocking all call-recording apps from Play Store. Furthermore, going forward, it will also be blocking access to the portions of its APIs that allowed these apps to function. We take a look at what prompted such drastic action from Google.

Android 13 Beta 1 released for the general public, check out these new features and functionalities
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Android 13 Beta 1 released for the general public, check out these new features and functionalities

Having gone through months of testing and developments from app developers, Google released the public version of their upcoming Android 13 Beta 1 to a handful of Google Pixel users.

Apple iPhone 13 Mini Review: 10 things you need to know about this compact flagship
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Apple iPhone 13 Mini Review: 10 things you need to know about this compact flagship

In this review, we answer the ten most common questions that we get asked about the Apple iPhone 13 Mini

JioPhone Next Price launched in India; buy 4G smartphone for Rs 1,999, pay rest in EMI
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JioPhone Next Price launched in India; buy 4G smartphone for Rs 1,999, pay rest in EMI

Customers can get the budget 4G smartphone in India by paying an upfront cost of Rs 1,999. The remaining amount can be paid via the company's easy EMI scheme

JioPhone Next launch: Excited to see device helping more Indians access the Internet, says Sundar Pichai
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JioPhone Next launch: Excited to see device helping more Indians access the Internet, says Sundar Pichai

Google also shared additional details on the operating system that will power the smartphone, which has been co-developed with Reliance

Google announces new features that allow Android users with disabilities to operate smartphones hands-free
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Google announces new features that allow Android users with disabilities to operate smartphones hands-free

Users can scan their phone screen and select a task by smiling, raising eyebrows, opening their mouth, or looking to the left, right or up.

Windows 11 official rollout scheduled for 5 October: Here’s all you need to know
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Windows 11 official rollout scheduled for 5 October: Here’s all you need to know

Starting 5 October, users of newer Windows devices will be able to download Windows 11 as a free upgrade on compatible PCs and laptops.

Realme introduces magnetic wireless charging tech called MagDart with 15 W and 50 W chargers
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Realme introduces magnetic wireless charging tech called MagDart with 15 W and 50 W chargers

Realme MagDart is also expected to be seen on the Realme GT, which will launch in India on 18 August.

Clubhouse is no longer an invite-only platform; now open for all Android and iOS users
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Clubhouse is no longer an invite-only platform; now open for all Android and iOS users

Earlier, users could join Clubhouse via an invite from an existing user.

Battlegrounds Mobile India amasses 34 million players in a week since its launch
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Battlegrounds Mobile India amasses 34 million players in a week since its launch

At present, Battlegrounds Mobile India boasts of 16 million daily active users and 2.4 million peak concurrent users.

UK watchdog is looking into iOS, Android 'mobile ecosystem' over concerns of the tech giants stifling competition
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UK watchdog is looking into iOS, Android 'mobile ecosystem' over concerns of the tech giants stifling competition

The authority said it’s taking a closer look at the “effective duopoly” Google and Apple have on the various gateways through which users can access online content.

Android 12 Beta 2 rolls out with new features including Privacy Dashboard, toast notification and more
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Android 12 Beta 2 rolls out with new features including Privacy Dashboard, toast notification and more

Android official has announced that Android 12 Beta is 'by far our most downloaded/installed beta ever'.

Google extends 'change background' feature to Android devices: How to use it
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Google extends 'change background' feature to Android devices: How to use it

The feature includes blurring or selecting one of 'Google’s hand-picked images' that include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract wallpapers.

Google Pixel Buds A-series with up to 24 hours battery life launched: All you need to know
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Google Pixel Buds A-series with up to 24 hours battery life launched: All you need to know

The earbuds come with IPX4-rated sweat and water resistance and passive noise reduction.

Clubhouse is now letting Android users link their Instagram, Twitter accounts to their profiles
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Clubhouse is now letting Android users link their Instagram, Twitter accounts to their profiles

As per the new update, Clubhouse Android users can also get notified about upcoming events.

Google Photos unlimited free storage ends on 1 June: Here's how you can free up space now
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Google Photos unlimited free storage ends on 1 June: Here's how you can free up space now

On reaching the 15 GB storage limit cap, iPhone users can subscribe to Google One or Apple One to buy storage.

Instagram might soon allow users to watch Reels on desktop browser: Report
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Instagram might soon allow users to watch Reels on desktop browser: Report

A tipster suggested that Instagram is also working on the ‘Text-to-speech’ feature for Reels.

Netflix is testing the ‘Play Something’ feature for Android users globally: Report
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Netflix is testing the ‘Play Something’ feature for Android users globally: Report

The 'Shuffle Play' feature might offer suggestions based on what you have watched before.

Huawei to unveil Harmony OS on 2 June, releases teaser on Twitter: All you need to know
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Huawei to unveil Harmony OS on 2 June, releases teaser on Twitter: All you need to know

The launch of Harmony OS is part of an all-out push into the software industry aimed at weathering US sanctions and taking on Google's Android.