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Google Maps Go passes 500 million Play Store installs

Google Maps Go passes 500 million Play Store installs

Android Go is designed for phones with limited resources and comes with a variety of apps, including Maps Go. The latter offers limited functionality compared to the main version, but doesn't require a lot of resources to run. The fact that it just passed 500 million downloads on the Play Store is a good indication of the platform's success.

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Pixel owners: how to get $10 in free Google Pay credit

Pixel owners: how to get $10 in free Google Pay credit

Supporting small businesses is all the rage these days. Just one week after Amazon ran a promotion to buy from small businesses in the lead-up to Prime Day, Google is getting in on the fun. Between today and July 4th, you can get $10 cashback if you shop at a small business using the Google Pay app — though you'll need to have a Pixel phone in your hand to be eligible.

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XCOM 2 is a tactical strategy fan-favorite, and it's coming to Android next month with all four DLCs

XCOM 2 is a tactical strategy fan-favorite, and it's coming to Android next month with all four DLCs

Feral Interactive has just announced that it's bringing the XCOM 2 Collection to Android, now that the game has been available on iOS for the past seven months. Despite the late arrival, we now know that the XCOM 2 Collection will be officially released on Android on July 13th for $24.99. All four DLC packs will be included with this price, and as of today, the game is available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store, and it's packing an all-new trailer.

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Summer is finally here, and so are Samsung's 'Summer of Galaxy' freebies

Summer is finally here, and so are Samsung's 'Summer of Galaxy' freebies

Samsung has given its folding phone customers perks like golf discounts and Michelin-starred deserts, but this summer, the non-folding hoi polloi can also enjoy some Galaxy-owning benefits. On June 21st, anyone with a Galaxy device can snag a 3-month YouTube Premium subscription, a $5 voucher for Uber Eats, a $5 Twitch gift card, and a three-month Billboard Pro membership, plus a new referral program for the Galaxy S21 that gets you a Galaxy Watch 3 discount, and a handful of smaller perks.

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YouTube makes it easier to manage one of its most annoying features

YouTube makes it easier to manage one of its most annoying features

Not all of us are fans of YouTube autoplaying videos on its home screen, but it seems like that's here to stay. In a new test, the "feature" is picking up more exhaustive controls, making it possible to have more interaction with the active video without having to further open it.

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Get the 2020 Nest Thermostat for its lowest price ever

Get the 2020 Nest Thermostat for its lowest price ever

The 2020 Nest Thermostat is Google's budget solution for controlling heating and cooling in your home, but it was still rather expensive at its introductory price of $130. Amazon already undercut the $100 mark earlier this year when it sold the thermostat for $99, but if you missed that deal, you can now get it a tad cheaper. During Prime Day 2021, the Sand-colored Nest Thermostat only costs $95 ($35 off), while other colors are available for $99 again.

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Samsung's June 2021 update is finally arriving for the Galaxy S21 in the US

Samsung's June 2021 update is finally arriving for the Galaxy S21 in the US

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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OnePlus’s apathy to updates continues with its latest phone

OnePlus’s apathy to updates continues with its latest phone

In recent years, OnePlus has slipped down a few notches in both quantity and quality of software updates. Last year, buyers of the Nord N10 5G and the N100 were a let down with just one Android update to the already-released OxygenOS 11 and two years of security updates. This year things are looking a little bit better for the Nord N200 5G, but still disappointing overall.

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26 of the best Prime Day Deals on Amazon UK

26 of the best Prime Day Deals on Amazon UK

You know the drill — it's Amazon Prime Day, and that means two days of deals on many popular products. We're into the second day now so there's not long left to snap up a good bargain (or several).

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Xiaomi launches its slimmest, lightest phone in India

Xiaomi launches its slimmest, lightest phone in India

Xiaomi is known to make some of the most aggressively priced phones, but its latest offering seems to be cut from a different cloth. While it still boasts some interesting specs, the company's marketing is all about the experience India's slimmest phone has to offer.

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