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Google+ users may be entitled to a whopping $12 cash settlement due to privacy issues

Remember Google+? Google's failed social network shut down in 2019 amidst the discovery of multiple privacy-related issues. A class-action lawsuit was filed at the time, and now it looks like that's coming to fruition. Some former members of the service have received an email inviting them to file a claim for a payout of up to  — wait for it — $12.

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OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro receive update with Buds support and July security patch

The OnePlus 7 series has fallen behind in updates over the past few months, as both the OP7 and 7 Pro have been stuck on the May security patch. Thankfully, both phones are receiving an OxygenOS update with newer security fixes and a few small features.

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OnePlus teases OxygenOS 11 update with 'fresh design' and highly anticipated features

OnePlus has developed its own custom flavor of Android for years, nicknamed OxygenOS. The software has some lingering issues, like over-aggressive battery management and a few strange changes compared to stock Android, but it's generally well-regarded among OnePlus fans. Now a few details about the next major update have been published in a forum post.

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YouTube Music comes to Assistant and Android TV in a very limited capacity

The signs have been there for months, but now we know for sure that Google Play Music will be discontinued starting September in favor of YouTube Music (YTM). Fans of the older streaming service will tell you that the newcomer has a long way to go before it's as functional and featured, and nothing will change that — not even Google's announcement that YTM has seen some improvements on Google Assistant and Android TV. As expected, those are botched implementations.

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Get a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S20 for just $620

The Galaxy S20 is undoubtedly an excellent phone and comes with some of the most advanced mobile technology. Unfortunately, when the handset was released February, it cost at least $1,000, which is incredibly high for a phone. Thankfully, thanks to these deals on eBay, you can snatch an S20 for just $620 or an S20+ for $640, making them far more affordable than before.

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TeamViewer now supports full remote control of Pixel, Xiaomi, and Oppo devices

Troubleshooting complicated phone issues with family members who live long distances away can be tough, especially since every Android skin is different. The TeamViewer QuickSupport app makes it easy to allow remote access to a device for trusted technicians and/or knowledgeable relatives, but it didn't support full integration with Pixel and Nexus devices — until now.

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Google took one great idea from the iPhone SE this year: Launch quietly

A whole lot is going on right now, and not just when it comes to phones. Life is much more complicated in 2020, and it can be hard sometimes to narrow your focus on the hot new gadgets, even when it's your job. Phone announcements are always exciting — and, for me, a little bit stressful — but yesterday's almost low-key launch of the Pixel 4a was unpretentious, a little bit familiar, and down-right refreshing.

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Microsoft launches its Stadia competitor xCloud on September 15, details custom touch controls

Last month, Microsoft announced a big round of updates regarding the future of its gaming strategy, giving us more details on its upcoming Xbox Series X and backward compatibility. The company also gave some attention to its cross-platform Stadia competitor, xCloud (our comparison here). Microsoft is finally getting ready to launch the service and has shared that it'll come September 15 as part of the existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $14.99 a month. The Xbox developers have also shown off some game-specific touch controls, developed in cooperation with the respective studio.

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Motorola One Fusion+ coming unlocked to US for $400, pop-up selfie cam and all

The eye-watering price tag of Moto’s long-awaited flagship necessitated a mid-ranger that could stand as a more affordable alternative to the high-end Edge+. We had an inkling that a new Motorola phone fitting the description was on its way, thanks to a leak from, strangely enough, YouTube. In line with that leaked description, the Lenovo-owned brand has now announced the One Fusion+ with some prominent, stand-out features and a more reasonable price.

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Nearby Share starts rolling out to Pixels and Samsung phones today, all Android 6.0+ devices in the coming weeks

Google's AirDrop-like Nearby Share feature for Android is now officially rolling out. Marking the successful end of a test that started back in June, the long-awaited Android Beam successor is landing today on Google's Pixels and select Samsung phones, and it should be coming to all phones running Android 6.0 and later in the coming weeks. Chromebook support is also planned "in the coming months."

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