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[Update: Prices leak] Samsung Galaxy Note10: Release date, pricing, features, and more

The Galaxy Note10 is fast approaching, and we've got a roundup and breakdown of various rumors about important, core aspects of the phone's upcoming launch and features. Check out our Q&A style guide below to learn all the latest about Samsung's new Note in an easy-to-read, digestible format.

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Microsoft Word passes 1 billion installs on Play Store

Even though cloud-based productivity suites like Google Docs are incredibly popular, many people (and large corporations) still operate on good ol' Microsoft Office. The Word text processor was Microsoft's first Android app to pass 500 million installs on the Play Store, and a little over a year later, it has now passed the 1 billion mark.

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Potty patrol: Google and India government adding thousands of toilets to Maps

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Sometimes Google Maps can help you find a nearby restroom, but the app has historically struggled to list buildings that only serve as toilets. Google is addressing this problem, at least in India it's working with India government officials to add more than 45,000 toilets to Maps.

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Hulu rolls out limited 4K video streaming

Hulu is behind the curve on 4K video streaming, but it's finally making an effort today. After launching and removing 4K video from the service last year, Hulu is now offering UHD content again. However, the selection is limited, as is the device support.

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Amazon previews Prime Day deals including Echo, Fire, and Kindle hardware

Amazon wants to make sure that no one misses out on its upcoming Prime Day sales, which begin next Monday. To keep us all tantalized, the company has just pushed out a list of deals to watch for, including many first-party hardware discounts for things like Kindles, Fire TVs, and Echo smart speakers. Among the bigger discounts are a Fire TV Stick w/ Alexa Voice Remote for just $15, an Echo for $50, and the "all-new" Kindle for $60 with $5 in eBook credit and three months of Kindle Unlimited.

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Summer 2019)

Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and others continue to grow, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning these products is always improving and it’s becoming increasingly affordable to bring smart gadgets into your house.

There's already such a vast number of different products from various companies out there that it's hard to know which ones are the best, so we've put together this list with some of our favorites.

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Google Voice v2019.28 prepares Driving Mode support, updates account switcher [APK Teardown]

The latest version of Google Voice is available and it's bringing both cosmetic changes and making preparations for new features. For those that use Voice with multiple accounts, the account switcher has been repositioned to a more convenient location. A teardown also shows upcoming support for vCard attachments and Android's Car Mode, which will make it easier for users to make calls with Google Voice while driving.

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[Update: Fix rolling out] The first Google Messages beta (v4.7) instantly crashes on start

Earlier this week, Google opened a public beta program for its Messages app. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised since this is Google we're talking about here, but the very first Messages beta (v4.7) is instantly crashing on start for most.

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AMD Link now lets you stream your PC games to Android TV and Apple TV

When the AMD Link app launched way back in 2017, it was a pretty limited experience, merely allowing you to monitor your PC's resource utilization and other statistics remotely. Once it picked up the ability to stream games, à la Nvidia GameStream, Moonlight or Steam Link, AMD GPU owners started getting antsy for a way to bring the experience onto their TVs. Luckily for them, the AMD Link app has come to both Android TV and Apple TV.

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YouTube Premium lets you save recent channel and topic videos for offline viewing

Offline use is an important aspect of many streaming apps. Whether you're traveling, stuck in an area with a spotty reception, or you've maxed out your monthly data usage, you should be able to enjoy your content without relying on a connection. That feature is one of the cornerstones of YouTube's paid Premium subscription, and now it's getting even better with automatic downloads.

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