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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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Dark mode for Google Search on the web is here for everybody

Dark mode for Google Search on the web is here for everybody

Our eyeballs have been patiently waiting for a darker version of Search on the web for years. While a few users got a peek at it earlier this summer, as of today the option for a dark-themed Google search should be coming to everyone. You can try it out now. Right now! Go! Do it! Why are you still here?!

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Android 12's Material You Clock app works on older versions (APK Download)

Android 12's Material You Clock app works on older versions (APK Download)

Unless you have a spare lying around to be your real phone, I wouldn't recommend installing beta software on a device that you depend upon. But that's what we're here for! Android 12's version of the reliable Clock app is looking good in the latest beta. And it turns out that it looks pretty good on Android 11, too, because you can install the new APK from the updated version on older builds.

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What's new in Chrome 92 (APK Download)

What's new in Chrome 92 (APK Download)

Google releases new Chrome builds every six weeks, and the latest version to launch is Chrome 92. The new browser is available for download since yesterday, and it comes filled to the brim with interface experiments, security improvements, web app enhancements, and performance upgrades. Here's what you need to know.

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Google is working on a simpler homescreen for Duo

Google is working on a simpler homescreen for Duo

Have you found that the homescreen interface is confusing when you've used Duo? Actually, maybe I should back that up: have you used Duo? Google would really appreciate it if you at least tried it out. To that effect, it's listening to some users about ways to make the homescreen easier to use.

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Everything is Workspace now, even your free Gmail account

Everything is Workspace now, even your free Gmail account

It seems like Google is kind of bullish on its "Workspace" label lately. Originally a replacement for G-Suite, as in the paid upgrade to standard Google services for companies and corporations, the Workspace label is now apparently being applied to everyone that uses Gmail. That's an odd expansion, since previously we've seen that you need to opt into the Workspace interface on Chat and Meet.

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Android 12's revamped Internet tile lets you switch between Wi-Fi or mobile networks anywhere

Android 12's revamped Internet tile lets you switch between Wi-Fi or mobile networks anywhere

With the latest beta of Android 12, Google is diving deep into some of its more substantive interface changes. One is the new "Internet" Quick Settings tile, which replaces both Wi-Fi and mobile (5G/LTE/3G) connection tiles. This one opens up a pop-up menu of local connections, allowing the user to quickly swap between them.

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No questions asked: Google is shutting down the 'Q&A on Google' feature in Search soon

No questions asked: Google is shutting down the 'Q&A on Google' feature in Search soon

Have you noticed that when you phrase a Google query as a direct question, you'll sometimes see full-on questions in the results, asked and answered by regular old users like you? After June of this year, you won't see them anymore. According to an updated Google support page, the "Questions & Answers on Google" feature will be removed from Search on June 30th.

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Android 12 will make it harder to use a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi hotspot

Android 12 will make it harder to use a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi hotspot

Frequent travelers know that Android's ability to create a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere is a lifesaver. But it's also best to use 5GHz Wi-Fi if at all possible, because the close quarters of use for a laptop result in higher speeds. The latest change spotted in Android 12 Developer Preview 3 really steers users towards that choice, going so far as to hide the 2.4GHz setting in another sub-menu.

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Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

Samsung tries to lure iPhone users with a web-based demo of Android

The very first time I ever used Android, it was loaded up as a live bootable partition on a MicroSD card shoved into my HTC Fuze. I'm sure the Windows Mobile installation on the phone's internal storage felt very jealous, because the rest is history. Samsung is hoping for something similar with its latest project: an interactive, web-based demonstration of Android made specifically for iPhone users.

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