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How to Keep Android Apps From Using All of Your Data How to Keep Android Apps From Using All of Your Data

Not all of us are lucky enough to have unlimited data plans, which can lead to a lot of anxiety around rationing a monthly allotment to web browsing, video streaming, and other mobile activities. Going over a data limit costs a small fortune, and it can be hard to keep track of where all that data went.

How to Find EV Charging Stations Using Google Maps How to Find EV Charging Stations Using Google Maps

If you own an electric car, one of your biggest road trip challenges is finding a charging station. This week Google made that process a bit easier when it added EV charging station information to Google Maps.

Buy a Pixel 3 from Google Directly If You Don't Want Verizon to Make Your Life Difficult Buy a Pixel 3 from Google Directly If You Don't Want Verizon to Make Your Life Difficult

Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones launched this week, but there’s only a handful of ways to buy one. While many users likely pre-ordered from Google or Verizon, Best Buy and Target are the other two big-name retailers currently selling the smartphones.

How to Buy the Right Wireless Charging Pad (or Stand) How to Buy the Right Wireless Charging Pad (or Stand)

If you can charge your smartphone wirelessly, congratulations. You have arrived at the future, a time when the Herculean process of fumbling with a cable, inserting it into the bottom of your device, and waiting for the satisfactory tone feels archaic and silly. With one convenient, reasonably priced power pad, you…

Hide Your Inbox While You're Doing Email Hide Your Inbox While You're Doing Email

Every time I go to write an email, I get distracted by my inbox. I check all my new mail, and I put off the actual task I opened Gmail for. None of that new email was urgent, but I couldn’t ignore all those bold lines. So now I hide my inbox with Inbox When Ready.

How to Disable Chrome's Automatic Sign-Ins in Version 70 How to Disable Chrome's Automatic Sign-Ins in Version 70

Google definitely got the message that users weren’t happy about the auto-sign in/out link implemented in the previous version of Chrome. The company has launched an updated version of the browser (version 70) that makes it a lot easier to disable this annoying feature—among other changes.

How to Not Get Scammed by Bogus Subscription Apps How to Not Get Scammed by Bogus Subscription Apps

There’s a special corner in Tech Hell reserved for app developers who try to sucker people into paying obscene amounts of money for an underwhelming product.

How to Get the Pixel 3's Coolest Features on Older Pixel Models How to Get the Pixel 3's Coolest Features on Older Pixel Models

Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after weeks of rumors and, unsurprisingly, they’re packed with new features and hardware that make them an appreciable upgrade over not just Google’s past Pixel smartphones, but many of their competitors as well.

The 5 Most Important Announcements from Google's Pixel Event The 5 Most Important Announcements from Google's Pixel Event

Google events don’t typically elicit the same amount of fanfare as Apple’s do, but the announcements are just as enticing for both enthusiasts and anyone who likes shiny new things. This year, in an event held in New York City, the company revealed its new Pixel phones, a redux of the Pixel tablet (now with Chrome…

What to Expect From Google’s October Event What to Expect From Google’s October Event

On Tuesday, October 9, Google will be holding its annual Hardware event in New York City. These events are where we hear about all the big new announcements for devices and services that the tech giant is prepping.

How to Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event Tuesday How to Watch Google's Pixel 3 Event Tuesday

Google is expected to announce its next generation of phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, this week at an event in New York.

How to Preorder the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL [Updated] How to Preorder the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL [Updated]

As predicted, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were made available for preorder following October 9th’s Made by Google event. The phones can be preordered now on Google’s online store page. The Pixel 3 will run you at least $799 or monthly payment of $33.29 for 24 months, while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899, and can be…

How to Use Google's Voice Access App to Control Your Android Device Hands-Free

Google recently launched a new accessibility feature for Android devices, the Voice Access app. Voice Access goes beyond the voice commands already recognized by Google Assistant by allowing you to also control the touch- and gesture-based interfaces of your Android phone (and most apps).

How to Repair your Google Pixel with Google's New Repair Center How to Repair your Google Pixel with Google's New Repair Center

Google is on the cusp of launching the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (we presume), and more Pixel smartphones in the wild means an even greater number of devices that will suffer drops, falls, dunks into liquid, and who knows what else.

Play 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for Free by Beta Testing Google's Cloud Streaming Service

Rumors of Google’s entry into the game-streaming space have circulated for ages, but today those rumors were finally confirmed when the company announced it will be teaming up with game publishers for its newly announced Project Stream service. Project Stream will allow users to play fully-fledged console and PC games…

Prevent Apps From Tracking if You've Opened an Email With This Gmail Extension Prevent Apps From Tracking if You've Opened an Email With This Gmail Extension

A few years ago a friend told me about Streak, a Gmail extension that allows you to track whether your email has been opened. For me it was a game changer, simply because it allowed me to have some concept of whether or not a message had made it to the person I intended or had gotten stuck in a spam folder in…

How to Find HDR Content on YouTube How to Find HDR Content on YouTube

The iPhone XS and XS Max are the latest devices to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos on Youtube, which is great news for those who own either. If you’re unfamiliar with HDR, it’s a video format with an expanded contrast ratio that makes colors more accurate and more vibrant than non-HDR (Standard dynamic range,…

Ditch Gmail With These Alternatives Ditch Gmail With These Alternatives

It’s not a stretch to assume you probably use Gmail—it seems like most of the world does, these days. That reality has created consternation over some of the recent privacy and security-related changes to Gmail and Google Chrome.

How to Download Google's New Pixel 3 Wallpapers Now How to Download Google's New Pixel 3 Wallpapers Now

The wallpapers for Google’s next phone, the Pixel 3, are in the open. The latest in a series of leaks around the phone ahead of Google’s October 9 unveiling event, MySmartPrice has obtained a full set of the Pixel 3's “adaptive” wallpapers, which shift when you tilt your phone, and move when you play music.

Explore the World One Tab at a Time With this Google Earth Chrome Extension Explore the World One Tab at a Time With this Google Earth Chrome Extension

Google Earth is one of those things I like playing around with but never do. This week I came across a Chrome extension that makes that exploration a bit easier.

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