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New Google Sheets Smart Fill feature aims to make your spreadsheets less tedious to fill out

New Google Sheets Smart Fill feature aims to make your spreadsheets less tedious to fill out

Nobody likes making spreadsheets, so Google is introducing Smart Fill for Google Sheets to help ease the pain. It basically checks previous columns for patterns, offering options to autofill the entirety of the next column based on what it thinks you'll want.

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YouTube Music proves Google cares more about Apple Watch than its own Wear OS platform

YouTube Music proves Google cares more about Apple Watch than its own Wear OS platform

Google has just announced the launch of a YouTube Music app for the Apple Watch. For folks keeping score at home, that means the streaming service all Google Music users are being forced to migrate to has debuted support for Apple's wearable platform before Google's own Wear OS. This makes the company's priorities pretty clear from where we're standing.

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Signal groups are getting a lot better with @ mentions and admin controls

Signal groups are getting a lot better with @ mentions and admin controls

WhatsApp enjoys mass appeal in the messaging space, while Signal continues to be a popular choice only among privacy enthusiasts, at least in my corner of the world. That perception about Signal is rapidly changing, thanks in large part to the constant inflow of new features that bring it closer to its peers. The latest feature update focuses on Signal groups, bringing some admin controls and an option for direct mentions.

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Check out the new Pixel 5 live wallpapers on your own phone

Check out the new Pixel 5 live wallpapers on your own phone

Lots of folks go out of their way to emulate the Pixel software experience on other (often better) phones. There are ROMs dedicated to it, launchers that mimic it, and modified apps you can sideload, too. Today's news falls into that last category, and you can now download and install the new live wallpapers from the Pixel 5 on most phones running Android 7.0 and later.

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OnePlus ditches all its pre-installed Facebook crap with the 8T

OnePlus ditches all its pre-installed Facebook crap with the 8T

When we first pointed out that OnePlus was sneaking in unwanted Facebook apps and services (read: bloat) to its then-latest flagship 8 series and the Nord, the company indicated that it didn’t plan to abandon that partnership anytime soon. But it now looks like the public naming and shaming did actually work and forced OnePlus into doing away with preloaded Facebook crap, starting with the latest 8T.

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How to get Google Photos integration in OnePlus Camera instead of the stock Gallery app

How to get Google Photos integration in OnePlus Camera instead of the stock Gallery app

Anyone using a non-Pixel device like a OnePlus phone and Google Photos in conjunction probably knows that this can lead to some annoying issues. When you delete a photo in the camera right after taking it, it's possible that Google still uploads it, making you repeat the deletion process in Photos. The solution is simple on recent OnePlus phones: Just disable the pre-installed Gallery. The camera will then preview your shots right in Google Photos, and the app will respect deleted images right away.

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The Pixel 5's camera APK is available, but you may not be able to install it

The Pixel 5's camera APK is available, but you may not be able to install it

Now that the newest Pixel phones are out, people are, predictably, trying to install APKs pulled from them onto their older devices. We now have the Google Camera 8 APK uploaded to APK Mirror, but installation stories seem to be a mixed bag.

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Check out this third-party YouTube Music uploader for Windows

Check out this third-party YouTube Music uploader for Windows

Google Play Music is still superior to YouTube Music for people who just want to listen to their own uploaded songs, even if YouTube Music has been catching up a lot lately. But with the demise of the Google Play Music Manager ahead of the full shutdown, users are left without an automated solution for uploading their local library. That's where an open-source tool comes in: The unofficial YTMusicUploader replicates the Music Manager's capabilities and lets you choose a path on your Windows computer for automatic uploading to YTM.

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Google Play Store takes hamburgers off the menu in latest UI test

Google Play Store takes hamburgers off the menu in latest UI test

The Google Play Store is one of the most important apps on any phone, which is probably why Google is always tweaking it here and there. Last year, the Play Store received its biggest visual overhaul in a while, and this summer the app starting rolling out new search filters and experimenting with a redesign of the My Apps screen. In this latest test, Google is getting rid of the Play Store's hamburger menu.

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YouTube Music now lets free users download playlists containing uploaded songs

YouTube Music now lets free users download playlists containing uploaded songs

YouTube Music has been picking up features like crazy over the past few months. Google's latest music streaming effort has added support for asking Assistant to play personal playlists, viewing lyrics on the web, and even an improved Android TV experience. The latest change to the platform sees free users gaining the ability to download uploaded songs contained in playlists.

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