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WhatsApp is still working on password-protected Google Drive backups

WhatsApp is still working on password-protected Google Drive backups

It's been almost exactly a year since the last time we saw leaked screenshots of an encrypted cloud backup feature for WhatsApp. Today we see a more fleshed-out version of that tool, offering a password protected backup of your messages that uploads to Google Drive on Android and iCloud on iOS. Unfortunately, there's still no indication of when it's actually going to go live.

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Asus Chromebox 4 Review: A mini PC that packs a punch

Asus Chromebox 4 Review: A mini PC that packs a punch

It’s no secret that Chrome OS has been improving over the last several months. With skyrocketing sales contributing to increased polish into Google’s operating system, 2021 is shaping to be a good year for Chromebooks — and Chromeboxes, too. CTL’s CBx2 impressed us when we reviewed it, nailing the basics down at a reasonable price. That’s not the only new Chromebox in town. Asus has an updated Chromebox 4 hitting the market, offering a wicked-fast processor, ample storage, and killer networking performance. It’s a great follow-up to the popular Chromebox 3 for anyone who needs a powerful Chrome OS desktop for business and personal use.

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The best smart home control apps for your Android phone

The best smart home control apps for your Android phone

Controlling your smart devices with a speaker is very convenient, especially when you're busy cooking or are far from your phone. Most importantly, Alexa and Assistant work with a great number of devices and allow you to control all of them without worrying about which bulb or plug works with what platform.

Sadly, there are times when using your voice isn't a great option, either because your "smart" speaker isn't so intelligent and doesn't get what you're saying, or you just want to be keep things silent.

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Keep your accounts and data safe with Keeper’s robust password manager and secure storage vault — now 40% off (Sponsored)

Keep your accounts and data safe with Keeper’s robust password manager and secure storage vault — now 40% off (Sponsored)

Did you know that a devastating 81% of all account breaches across the internet are due to weak password security? Even more alarming, an overwhelming 95% of all cybersecurity breaches are attributed to human error. One way that you can ensure you're not one of these statistics is to adopt an intelligent end-to-end password security solution like Keeper, which is 40% off throughout the month of March.

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Google TV will get kids profiles and Family Link screen time management later this month

Google TV will get kids profiles and Family Link screen time management later this month

The Chromecast with Google TV has a lot more capability than previous Chromecasts, thanks to its new Android TV-based interface. Google is looking to expand its powers further with new software updates, which should also apply to other Google TV hardware (whenever it arrives). The company announced new tools for managing what kids watch, and how long they can watch it.

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22 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games for Monday

22 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. It looks like we still have quite a few sales that started this past weekend, so there are many standouts today. The first title I'd like to highlight is Bad North, a fantastic strategy game for mobile devices. Next up is 911 Operator, an enthralling simulation game where you'll fulfill the role of an emergency dispatcher. Last up is Baldur's Gate, an enhanced edition of the popular CRPG. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 22 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games for the beginning of the week.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Watch Active4 may launch sooner than you think

Samsung Galaxy Watch4, Watch Active4 may launch sooner than you think

If you're looking to get a smartwatch for your Android phone, you'll be hard-pressed to find one better than what Samsung has to offer, including the Watch3 and the Watch Active2. If you're not in a hurry, you may want to hold out for one of the successors to these watches as they are apparently not too far out.

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Samsung's February security update reaches AT&T Galaxy S20, Note20, and more

Samsung's February security update reaches AT&T Galaxy S20, Note20, and more

Samsung kickstarted its February 2021 patch rollout a bit early this time, with the European Galaxy S20 line being the first recipient. Now, these latest Android security updates are spreading to the US, starting with the unlocked Galaxy S20 models and the Note20 Ultra, and more recently followed by a bunch of Galaxy flagship phones and the Tab S5e on AT&T.

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Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Probably because of Google Pixel's inherent focus on the photography side of things, Google Camera doesn't offer as many features or controls when it comes to videos. However, that's slowly changing, and the Google Camera 8.2 update makes it easier than ever to shoot one.

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Relive your awkward dance moves with latest Google Photos memories

Relive your awkward dance moves with latest Google Photos memories

Towards the end of 2019, Google Photos started to offer AI-curated memorie collections that can be made into photo books. Since the feature was introduced, Google has expanded it beyond simple dates to include types of events or objects. Now we've spotted a few more memory scenarios that focus on dancing, nature, and the best of winter.

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