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Huawei unveils fitness-oriented Watch GT2e smartwatch

Back in September, Huawei launched the Watch GT2, which seemed to be a mere upgrade over the previous generation. The company just announced a new intelligent timepiece, the Watch GT2e, which is designed for those with an active lifestyle. It's essentially a Watch GT2 with advanced fitness features and a rubberized design.

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How to make Android use the DNS server of your choice

The Web as we know it today is powered by a technology called the 'Domain Name System,' also known as DNS. It acts like a phone book for the internet, linking web servers with their corresponding website domain names. DNS is what takes you to Google when you type in google.com, so as you can imagine, DNS is a critical part of the infrastructure of the internet.

While most people simply use the default DNS servers provided by their carrier or internet service provider, alternative servers do exist. Google Public DNS has been a popular option for years, and CloudFlare's 1.1.1.1 DNS is a newer service that is quickly gaining ground.

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Skagen's Falster 3 Wear OS smartwatch with Wear 3100 SoC drops to $238 ($56 off)

If you're on the market for a Wear OS watch, the Skagen Falster 3 is one of the best ones around. It's not cheap, though, as its original retail price was $295, but it's currently down to $238 on Amazon, making it a bit more affordable. For this price, you get the latest tech and a sleek minimalist design, making it worth considering.

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Google Play now shows app rating, size, and download count in search results

Downloading an app is a matter of seconds, but we sometimes need to know a little more about one before installing it. In order to provide us with some details and spare us extra clicks, the Play Store shows an app's developer, category, and rating directly within the search results. These are now even richer, as you can also see the number of times an app has been installed, helping you gauge its popularity directly from the search results.

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All the smaller features in Android 11 Developer Preview 2 you might have missed

As expected, the second Android 11 Developer Preview had a few more features hidden inside it than Google let on in the initial announcement. We've covered several of the more prominent features in individual posts, but to save a bit of time, we've compiled the rest of the changes spotted (so far!) in this list.

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Android 11's long-press power menu might become a smart home control center (Update: DP2 video)

In Android 11, evidence has surfaced that Google might finally add quick wallet access to the long-press power menu, but it looks like the company has much more in store for this system feature. XDA Developers has discovered that the menu might be turned into a control center for home automation, letting you easily manage smart appliances in your house.

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Android 11's notification history is no longer hidden (Updated)

Another tweak to notifications in Android 11 was spotted in the latest developer preview: A tweak to a hidden "Notification log" activity, and a new, only partially functional "Notification history" activity that shows you a list of items you've recently dismissed.

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Android 11’s hidden double-tap gesture lets you take screenshots (Updated)

Before face unlocking technology became the security metric of choice for OEMs, Pixel phones boasted a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that also supported swipe gestures. When the Pixel 4 opted to remove that sensor, rear-mounted gesture support went with it. Luckily, the Android team has a new way to make the back of your phone great again with a double-tap gesture in Android 11 Developer Preview 1.

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Fossil Sport Gen 4 smartwatches drops to impulse-buy territory at $69

For those on the market for an affordable, up-to-date smartwatch to use with your Android phone, look no further than the Fossil Sport. Even at release, its $275 price tag was considered relatively affordable, but thanks to a coupon code on Fossil's site, you can grab either the 41mm and 43mm versions in a variety of colors for only $69. This discount marks a savings of $30 off the already-low recent pricing and one of the lowest prices we've ever seen on this model.

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Google launches Camera Go app as Android Go usership hits 100 million active devices

Hot on the heels of the Nokia event that brought us the new Android Go-equipped Nokia 1.3, Google has taken the opportunity to talk about the new Camera Go pre-installed on that phone. Similar to other Go apps, it has been created with low-end hardware in mind while retaining some of the features that make Google's image processing so great.

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