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The Pixel 6 is Android's best chance to stop the iPhone 13 Pro from dominating video

The Pixel 6 is Android's best chance to stop the iPhone 13 Pro from dominating video

Tuesday's iPhone 13 announcement brought out plenty of opinions, but the phrase I've seen repeated the most often is, "it's boring." While I admit that most of the presentation fell flat for me, largely because I'm not really interested in switching to an iPhone, there were two segments that highlighted exactly what it is I wish I could get from the phones I do buy: better video creation.

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No, your Google Maps voice navigation isn't haunted

No, your Google Maps voice navigation isn't haunted

Turn-by-turn navigation is great — especially when you're headed somewhere new. It's all too easy to miss your exit while jamming out on a road trip, but with a quick prompt from Google's voice directions, you'll know precisely when to merge into that right lane. The last thing anyone needs while driving is the surprise of an unexpected voice echoing out of their car's speakers, but that's just what's happening with a bug in Maps.

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Samsung Music adds proper support for big, foldable screens

Samsung Music adds proper support for big, foldable screens

Samsung Music is your default music app on Samsung phones, and as such software goes, it's pretty good — it comes with Spotify integration, plays various music files, sorts them by categories, and integrates with many Samsung smart devices. If all you want is play your offline music library, then it does the job, and does it well. The latest update to Samsung Music improves support for a specific form factor — one that should have been supported for a long time.

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Four great cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

Four great cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

The end of an era is upon us. After circulating rumors that we wouldn’t get a proper Galaxy Note successor in 2021, those whispers proved to be true. That means the Note20 Ultra in your hands may very well be the final version of one of the most iconic phone series of the last decade. Keep it safe for as long as possible with any of our favorite cases for the Note20 Ultra.

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Save a cool $59 when you buy Nest's hottest thermostat and speaker together

Save a cool $59 when you buy Nest's hottest thermostat and speaker together

Homes don't become smart all of a sudden — like most transitions, it's quite gradual. But you can kill two birds with one rockin' deal by picking up a Nest Audio and a third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat for a bargain price.

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Samsung's Galaxy S22 might feature a much smaller battery than its predecessor

Samsung's Galaxy S22 might feature a much smaller battery than its predecessor

Time and time again, we've seen evidence that consumers care deeply about how long their device can last on a single charge. That's never stopped smartphone manufacturers from prioritizing speed, displays, and a thin chassis above all else. Samsung's entire Galaxy S21 series sports some pretty solid battery life, but that might not be the case for its upcoming Galaxy S22 lineup.

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The Google Photos Material You makeover is here

The Google Photos Material You makeover is here

Google's new Material You design language, first debuting with Android 12, is steadily making its way to all the company's other services. Today it's coming to the Google Photos app for at least some users, spreading out subdued pastel hues and rounded interface elements while keeping most of the basic structure the same. So far the changes are appearing primarily for Android 12 devices, but a few users on older Android versions are telling us they're seeing it, too.

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Apple's convinced me: reports of the death of small phones have been greatly exaggerated

Apple's convinced me: reports of the death of small phones have been greatly exaggerated

Over the past months, I haven't been shy about expressing my appreciation for the Pixel 5's physical dimensions. After years of carrying larger and larger phones, which culminated with the Pixel 4 XL, it felt great to go back to a smaller device that just fits in my hands and my tiny female pants' pockets, and where I don't have to stretch my thumb like Mrs. Incredible to reach the opposite top corner. However, for a brief moment, it looked like we were starting to dig the grave to bury the idea of smaller phones, but there's a new wind blowing and it breathed new life into the category.

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Samsung Galaxy A12 long-term review: Aging ungracefully

Samsung Galaxy A12 long-term review: Aging ungracefully

Although many of our readers want maximum functionality from their phones, others don’t want to drop anywhere close to four figures on a flagship phone. That's why the Galaxy A-series has been so successful for Samsung. Nearly any shopper can walk into their carrier's store and leave with a device a Samsung phone matches their budget. Of course, as you drop further down in price, there are more compromises. The Galaxy A12 is a phone of compromises, but are they the right ones?

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The company that makes your JBL speaker is now building charging accessories too

The company that makes your JBL speaker is now building charging accessories too

Samsung subsidiary Harman is mostly known for its audio brands like Harman Kardon and JBL, but today, the company has announced that it's broadening its horizon with a new brand focused on sustainable and environment-friendly charging products — InfinityLab.

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