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Galaxy S21 users can apply custom backgrounds and snazz up video calls on Duo, Zoom, Teams, and Webex

Galaxy S21 users can apply custom backgrounds and snazz up video calls on Duo, Zoom, Teams, and Webex

Samsung always bakes new software features for its latest flagships, and this year's Galaxy S21 series is treated no differently. The smartphones were launched with One UI 3.1 that brought a bunch of new functionality, such as Google Discover on the homescreen and Director's View. There's another addition that's especially useful in a time where video calls have become the primary form of communication for a lot of us: custom video call effects.

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Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced Teams, its answer to Slack. The service announced that it would be putting more emphasis on personal usage earlier this year, and  some new features focused on such use cases came to the Android app this summer. Now Microsoft is debuting a slew of new features meant to make managing personal communication easier for those who use Teams, as well as those who don't.

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Microsoft manages to stop mysterious 'FCM Messages' notifications that were bombarding Teams users

Microsoft manages to stop mysterious 'FCM Messages' notifications that were bombarding Teams users

Just a few days ago, Hangouts users saw a number of mysterious "FCM Messages" test notifications, and now Microsoft Teams is exhibiting the same issue. The two incidents are likely linked, as they're connected to a recently published vulnerability in Google's push notification service Firebase Cloud Messaging (hence "FCM Messages"). Ultimately, the messages appear to be harmless (if annoying) for users, so you don't need to worry about the safety of your account or phone.

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Microsoft Team's Together Mode puts you in a virtual auditorium

Microsoft Team's Together Mode puts you in a virtual auditorium

Alongside Slack, Google Meet, and Zoom, Microsoft Teams has quickly become one of the go-to solutions for remote working and living, connecting coworkers and friends in times of social distancing. Microsoft recognizes this and is pouring a ton of resources into the service, having only recently introduced a personal version of the platform for Android. In a blog post today, Microsoft announced a whole slew of updates for all of its Teams users, including a snazzy new Together Mode that digitally recreates meetings, classrooms, and auditoriums to make people feel more connected. It's also launching smart displays running Cortana and Teams.

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Microsoft Teams for personal use is now in preview on Android

Microsoft Teams for personal use is now in preview on Android

Microsoft has been offering a free, restricted version of Microsoft Teams since 2018, but it never really felt like a tool you'd use to organize your family or personal events — it was mainly targeted at freelancers and small teams. After a year worth of work and an announcement during its big Microsoft 365 reveal, the Redmond company is now ready to unleash a preview version of Microsoft Teams on consumers. As soon as it's rolled out, anyone can sign up for it, but you'll only be able to take full advantage of the service when you're a Microsoft 365 subscriber.

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Microsoft Teams will be widely available to consumers later this year

Microsoft Teams will be widely available to consumers later this year

Microsoft Teams is the company's version of Slack or Hangouts Meet: a room-based messaging platform intended for use by large organizations. It has grown rapidly since its introduction in 2017, and now Microsoft wants regular folks to use it, too.

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Google wants to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams by making another messaging service

Google wants to take on Slack and Microsoft Teams by making another messaging service

Google has so far had a love-hate relationship with messaging services, as it threw several of them against the wall, but only a few stuck, and that too not for long. But this didn’t deter the company from renewing its efforts to make another attempt, this time for businesses. A report by The Information suggests that Google could unify its existing communication services into a workplace-oriented app to stand against Slack and Microsoft Teams.

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Samsung quietly unveils rugged Galaxy XCover Pro with removable 4,050mAh battery (Update: US pricing)

Samsung quietly unveils rugged Galaxy XCover Pro with removable 4,050mAh battery (Update: US pricing)

Samsung has a solid lineup of rugged smartphones, but they usually get sidelined by their myriad of mainstream, lifestyle peers. Something similar happened when it revealed a brand-new adventure-ready phone on the hush-hush in Finland alongside four new Galaxy A and Lite models. The Galaxy XCover Pro appears to come packed with a bunch of rugged features making it sturdy yet usable in rough environments.

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Microsoft Teams is now generally available to Office 365 users worldwide

Microsoft Teams is now generally available to Office 365 users worldwide

Microsoft has announced a global, general availability for its Slack competitor, Teams. The internal chat service released in a preview form back in November for Enterprise/Business customers. It is deeply integrated with Office 365, which is perfect for organizations mired in the Microsoft ecosystem.

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Microsoft Teams, the company's Slack competitor, is now in preview

Microsoft Teams, the company's Slack competitor, is now in preview

For companies neck-deep in the Microsoft ecosystem, Slack may not be the best option. To help solve this issue for its Office 365 customers, or perhaps simply to cash in on Slack's popularity, Microsoft has released their new Teams application. Now available in preview for Office 365 Enterprise/Business customers, Teams is tightly integrated with your favorite Microsoft services.

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