For most Android users, Microsoft's cloud storage will always play second fiddle to Google Drive. But those who are heavily invested in Office 365 or the Windows platform in general still want a good cloud storage app, and today the Android version of OneDrive is a little better. The latest update adds compatibility with the Chromecast and other casting devices.
Google released its first Pixel Buds in 2017. They were bad. Pretty much everything about them was underbaked: they didn't sound very good, they weren't comfortable, and they had a weird, cumbersome charging case. Last year, we got a true wireless sequel that was definitely better, but still flawed. After months of software updates — and with a new model on the horizon — are 2020's Pixel Buds a good buy today? Let's talk about it.
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In smartphone years, OnePlus has just started coming of age, spreading its wings to enter new verticals and price segments. The latest, top-of-the-line OnePlus 9 Pro is the star of the company's lineup, and rightly so. The newest Pro has taken the biggest leap a OnePlus phone has taken in years to improve camera quality. But outside its newfound photography capabilities, the phone has a lot else going for it.
OnePlus smartphones aren't as easy to recommend as they used to be, and the OnePlus 9 is no different. There are a few compromises when compared to its more expensive sibling — the frame is polycarbonate, the primary camera doesn't have OIS, there's no telephoto sensor or IP68 certification, and it doesn't offer the same 50W wireless charging.
Samsung makes some of the best smartwatches for Android, especially if you pair it using one of its phones. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 might not be the newest wearable on the block, but it's still a great choice — particularly since you can regularly find it for far less than its original MSRP. Today, you can grab it for just $180, an all-new low on one of Samsung's best fitness-focused watches.
Although it might not be as powerful as Excel, Google Sheets has proven itself a capable spreadsheet tool since its launch. Whether you're putting together an expense chart or just trying to balance your monthly budget, it's a great free alternative to Microsoft's legacy data software. With Google's latest update to Sheets, users can find new options for customizing their charts with all-new designs.
The ongoing drama between Roku and YouTube TV has, frankly, been hilarious — though it's probably not that funny for customers using the platform since the spat resulted last week in Roku kicking YouTube TV off its platform. While Google has urged affected subscribers to spam Roku's support lines asking to get it back, the company has come up with a workaround for the time being: YouTube TV is now available from inside the YouTube app itself on Rokus.
OnePlus's latest flagships have been on sale for well over a month now, and it's safe to say that opinions are split on each device. While both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro feature excellent displays and fast performance, our reviews have each offered critiques of buggy software and mixed camera quality, making it difficult to recommend either phone wholeheartedly. A new system update has arrived for the two devices, and while it won't provide fixes for every flaw, it does deliver a couple of necessary changes.
Last week, OnePlus introduced a new software initiative called OneLab, which is pretty similar to Google's Creative Lab — a startup-like division set up to create fun or interesting new apps and tools. The first of these experiments comes in the form of Clipt, a cross-platform clipboard sharing tool that makes it easy to transfer text, images, and files across your devices — even iOS support is planned.
The Google Home app offers an excellent interface for controlling lights, speakers, and any other gadgets spread around your house. It's also used for setting up any Nest speaker or smart display. If you've ever had to set up more than one device at a time, you know how slow and frustrating choosing your default services can be. However, with the newest update to the Google Home app, the setup process just got a little bit quicker.