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Google is working on a fix for poor Netflix quality on Pixel phones caused by Widevine bug

Google is working on a fix for poor Netflix quality on Pixel phones caused by Widevine bug

Some Pixel owners have noticed over the last couple of monthly updates that their phones have lost Widevine L1 status, falling to L3 and rendering them incapable of playing back some DRM-protected content at high quality. More simply, that means they can't play HD content in apps and services like Netflix. By far the majority of devices are not affected and the cause isn't immediately clear. Google tells us it's aware of these reports and working on a fix, and devices from other manufactures may also be affected.

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OnePlus 9 Pros are already overheating

OnePlus 9 Pros are already overheating

As more and more OnePlus 9 Pros end up in customers' hands, we're hearing reports that the phones may be prone to overheating — especially while taking photos or recording video. To the surprise of none of our readers, AP's own Artem Russakovskii (of #ArtemsLuck fame) has been running into the problem. Thankfully, OnePlus tells us this is a known issue that will be addressed in updates over the next few weeks.

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11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/29/21 - 4/4/21)

11 new Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/29/21 - 4/4/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have an dual-tone platformer, a slickly animated action game, and cryptic puzzler. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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12 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Glug, Stack, and Balance (3/20/21 - 4/3/21)

12 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks including Glug, Stack, and Balance (3/20/21 - 4/3/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so. Today's roundup is sponsored by Glug, a fantastic solution for ensuring that you stay hydrated. This week I have a new document scanner from Google, the arrival of a popular meditation app, and a fresh news app from Opera. So without further ado, here are all of the new and notable Android apps released on the Play Store in the last two weeks.

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Your Chromebook has a bug that can reveal your location, here's how to fix it

Your Chromebook has a bug that can reveal your location, here's how to fix it

Chrome OS is a relatively secure OS, which is one major reason why more businesses are opting for laptops running it. However, a new bug has been spotted that could reveal location history to anyone who has physical access to your Chromebook.

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Galaxy Wearable update reveals new Galaxy Buds in the works (APK Teardown)

Galaxy Wearable update reveals new Galaxy Buds in the works (APK Teardown)

The Galaxy Wearable app has been the hub for all of Samsung's wearable hardware, going back the past few years now. And that means that every time a new device is released, Samsung has to add support for it within that app. Sometimes, if we look really closely, we end up lucky enough to spot the changes Samsung makes in anticipation of a still-unannounced device. Sure enough, Samsung's latest Galaxy Wearable update has dropped, and we've managed to spot some references to the upcoming Galaxy Buds2.

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Choosing the most influential Android devices of the last decade

Choosing the most influential Android devices of the last decade

We've clearly got a little bias on the subject, but Android has a long and storied history filled with its own triumphs and pitfalls. It's been well over a decade now since that first HTC G1 landed, the inaugural Android smartphone, and things have changed drastically since then. Being "first" might make you think the G1 was the most influential Android phone — but was it, really?

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12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/22/21 - 3/28/21)

12 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/22/21 - 3/28/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week I have the long-awaited arrival of Final Fantasy VIII, a solid arcade racing game that's currently in open beta, and a Crash bandicoot auto-runner. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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Google can't seem to fix (or doesn't care about) broken app update notifications

Google can't seem to fix (or doesn't care about) broken app update notifications

When Google removed the ability for the Play Store to notify users of app updates, people were understandably miffed. This even led to a third-party solution being developed, before Google eventually saw sense and brought it back as an optional setting (albeit off by default). This functionality appears to be broken now on various Android phones.

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17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/15/21 - 3/21/21)

17 new (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week: The best, worst, and everything in between (3/15/21 - 3/21/21)

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Today's list is broken up into several segments, ranging from best, average, to mediocre. So whether you're looking for the best games of quality or are simply looking for the latest free-to-play gacha titles, you're covered. This week, I have a popular PC dungeon crawler port, a card-based fighter themed around the Cobra Kai TV show, a visually impressive platformer inspired by Journey to the West, plus a new WTF listing. So without further ado, here are the new and notable Android games released during the last week.

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