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Power your outdoor lifestyle with this great Jackery Explorer 500 deal

Power your outdoor lifestyle with this great Jackery Explorer 500 deal

Summer is just right around the corner, and with people restless to ditch quarantine life, many are planning time with friends and family outdoors. Finding power can be tricky when you're not home — that's where Jackery's Explorer 500 battery pack comes in. It's normally priced $600, but today, you can pick this one up for just $420 on Amazon.

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Android 12's relocated smart home controls have people (rightfully) upset

Android 12's relocated smart home controls have people (rightfully) upset

Android 12 Beta 2 had lots of big changes, including the rollout of the new dynamic theming system, but a smaller tweak has plenty of fans up in arms. In Android 11, Google rolled out smart home controls in the redesigned power menu, but Android 12 Beta 2 is reverting all that, relocating those controls to a Samsung-style quick settings toggle. For those that got used to or even preferred the older, faster, and simpler power menu shortcut, this is an unpopular move, to say the least.

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Samsung June security patches now arriving for Galaxy Note10 phones, S10 Lite, and Z Fold2

Samsung June security patches now arriving for Galaxy Note10 phones, S10 Lite, and Z Fold2

Summer is nearly here, with the heat of June now in full swing. And while that will mean hot-off-the-compiler new June security updates landing for many of your favorite smartphones in the weeks to come, of course security-patch-show-off Samsung just has to go and get the party started a little early.

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You'll FLIP for this great deal on an S-View case for the Galaxy S21 series

You'll FLIP for this great deal on an S-View case for the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung's Galaxy S21 series are some of the best phones you can buy right now, but if you're like most of us, a device isn't complete until you have a case. Plenty of great options exist for all the S21 variants, but if you want to use Samsung's fancy S-View feature, an official Flip Cover is a must. Its usual price is pretty steep, but you can save $13 today on one no matter which S21 phone you own.

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The Samsung Reminder homescreen widget is getting more useful (APK Download)

The Samsung Reminder homescreen widget is getting more useful (APK Download)

Samsung's Reminder app has been getting a lot of new features recently, turning it into a viable alternative to Google Tasks or Microsoft To Do. Samsung is continuing to enhance it further, with improvements to the homescreen widget.

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Google announces bold new changes to Chrome OS release cycle

Google announces bold new changes to Chrome OS release cycle

Chrome has been rapidly evolving over the last decade, giving users peace of mind by delivering stability, security, and speed via frequent updates. Thanks to an improved internal testing and rollout process, it became clear to Google that it should kick Chrome's update frequency into high gear. Some people weren't sure if the new release strategy will also apply to Chrome OS — it looks like we got our answer today. 

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Samsung's June 2021 update arrives in the US — here's the list so far

Samsung's June 2021 update arrives in the US — here's the list so far

Samsung once again released this month's security patch a little early, with the June update first rolling out internationally toward the end of May. Now it's reaching several devices in the US, including the Note20, S20, and more.

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YouTube Music's new Replay Mix asks the DJ to turn the music up

YouTube Music's new Replay Mix asks the DJ to turn the music up

YouTube Music may have started as an underdeveloped replacement for Google Play Music, but it's really starting to take shape lately. Its Android Auto interface got refreshed, a Wear OS app is in development for release later this year, and shuffling tracks when casting finally works properly. Google is also working on making it easier to jam out to your favorite songs, with an all-new Replay Mix now available in the app.

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The brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE will unsurprisingly only get quarterly security updates

The brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE will unsurprisingly only get quarterly security updates

Samsung has continued to impress with its regular security updates lately, but while flagships and new phones tend to get monthly patches, many cheaper or older devices get them less often. Samsung updated its security schedule this week, relegating some phones and tablets to less frequent support.

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17 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Friday

17 temporarily free and 47 on-sale apps and games for Friday

Welcome to Friday, everyone. It's the end of the week, and so I have more than a few sales to share with everyone, along with a few standouts. First up is Football Manager 2021 Mobile, Sega's popular soccer management sim, and it's currently $4 off. Next, I have This Is the Police, a dark adventure game where you can choose to play a good or dirty cop. Last but not least is G30, a minimalistic memory game that's easily worth the current asking price. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier.

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