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Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment

Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment

As one of the most important apps on a smartphone, Google is always making tweaks to the Play Store to improve its usability and design. Earlier this month, a controversial test was spotted that took hamburgers off the menu. Now the Play Store is experimenting with a new change that shows direct comparisons between similar apps to let users decide which best fits their needs.

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Sony redesigns the PlayStation app with a new look and exclusive PS5 features

Sony redesigns the PlayStation app with a new look and exclusive PS5 features

In preparation for the PlayStation 5 release, Sony rolled out an update for its Remote Play app earlier this month. Now the main PlayStation app itself is getting an overhaul that's been built to compliment the gaming experience on both PS4 and PS5 consoles. The PS app has been entirely redesigned and given new features like voice chat and, of course, native PS Store integration.

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Google adds new creepy (and cute) 3D AR creatures just in time for Halloween

Google adds new creepy (and cute) 3D AR creatures just in time for Halloween

Frightful times have fallen, and Google is getting into the swing of things with an array of special Halloween-themed 3D animals and objects. From a witchy cat wearing a pointy hat to a skeleton getting jiggy with it, summoning up some October thrills is now simply a search away.

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Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google might prefer you to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but it also knows that a lot of people are dedicated users of Microsoft Office tools. Enhanced native editing for Office files starting rolling out to Google's Android apps last month, and now the company is making it easier to enter the Office editing mode from Google Drive on the web.

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The 'Everything Button' is Google's new name for the Search and caps lock key on Chromebooks

The 'Everything Button' is Google's new name for the Search and caps lock key on Chromebooks

Google is renaming that keyboard button on Chromebooks that lives just above the left shift and below tab. And nope, it's not "caps lock." On Chromebooks, it was previously called the Search or Launcher button, but now Google is rebranding it as the Everything Button and changing other shortcuts to make better use of it.

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The Pixel 4a 5G hits the value sweet spot of 2020

The Pixel 4a 5G hits the value sweet spot of 2020

It's nearly the end of the year, and while many of us are waiting for the expected autumnal/Black Friday sales to upgrade phones, it's time to put that list together and consider just which models you'll be keeping an eye out for. And if you're still on the fence examining the 2020 lineup, we've got a specific recommendation: The Pixel 4a 5G. At $500 bought outright and unlocked, it offers a nearly ideal balance of value to performance.

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Surf the web more securely on Chrome for Android by activating Enhanced Safe Browsing

Surf the web more securely on Chrome for Android by activating Enhanced Safe Browsing

Google is already pouring tons of resources into helping us stay safe while we surf the web with measures like Safe Browsing for Chrome, and the company only recently introduced an enhanced version of this tool. It's widely available on desktops already, but it's only slowly rolling out on Android. If you want to get your hands on Enhanced Safe Browsing right away, there are two flags that will bring it to you.

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Jabra's long-lasting Elite 85h ANC headphones are down to their lowest price of $132 ($68 off)

Jabra's long-lasting Elite 85h ANC headphones are down to their lowest price of $132 ($68 off)

Looking for a durable pair of noise-canceling headphones that lasts way longer than you'd ever want to leave a good pair of headphones on your head? The Jabra Elite 85h are on sale at their lowest price yet — yes, even better than on Prime Day.

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Jabra's Elite 65t true wireless earbuds are on sale for just $80 ($40 off) at multiple retailers

Jabra's Elite 65t true wireless earbuds are on sale for just $80 ($40 off) at multiple retailers

You might be looking for some quality earbuds, but you just don't want to spend the cash on something pricey. Luckily for you, Jabra is offering a pair of its popular true wireless earbuds at a decent discount: the Jabra Elite 65t are on sale for just $80 ($40 off) at both Best Buy and Amazon.

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OnePlus Nord starts receiving OxygenOS 10.5.9 update with new gaming features and October security patch

OnePlus Nord starts receiving OxygenOS 10.5.9 update with new gaming features and October security patch

The OnePlus Nord is now being updated to OxygenOS 10.5.9, bringing some new features to Game Space, the October security patch, and plenty of bug fixes for things like Bluetooth and networking. Check out the full changelog from OnePlus below:

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