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Chrome for Android is finally going 64-bit

Chrome for Android is finally going 64-bit

The first Android version to support 64-bit architecture was Android 5.0 Lollipop, introduced back in November 2014. Since then, more and more 64-bit processors shipped, and today, virtually all Android devices are capable of running 64-bit software (excluding one or two or more oddballs). However, Google Chrome has never made the jump and is only...

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Mozilla simplifies its Firefox lineup on Android

Mozilla simplifies its Firefox lineup on Android

If you thought the Google Chrome lineup was complicated with its stable, beta, dev, and Canary channels, you haven’t looked into Firefox for Android. For a while, we had stable Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview, and Firefox Preview Nightly (not to mention the separate Firefox Focus) — truly a mess if you’re just...

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Dish takes over Boost Mobile, introduces new plan options

Dish takes over Boost Mobile, introduces new plan options

This story was originally published 2020/07/01 9:12am PDTon Jul 1, 2020 and last updated 2020/07/02 10:34pm PDTon Jul 2, 2020.  Dish has officially completed the acquisition of the merged T-Mobile’s mandated divestiture of its various prepaid carriers — now all under the Boost Mobile umbrella — valued at $1.4 billion. With new ownership comes immediate...

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Students can save up to $25 a month with Verizon’s new discounts

Students can save up to $25 a month with Verizon’s new discounts

Verizon is one of the biggest names in the game when it comes to wireless in the US. The company recently launched new options for prepaid plans, and just released its own credit card as well. Recently the carrier announced plans for some new student discounts, and today those deals are going live. The new...

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How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

This story was originally published 2019/11/20 9:25am PSTon Nov 20, 2019 and last updated 2020/07/02 11:49am PDTon Jul 2, 2020.  Sometimes, the latest version of an app isn’t the best version. Bugs and issues can happen, and while rolling back to an older version can be a security risk, sometimes you just have to do it...

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Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google’s Fitbit acquisition is being criticized for privacy and competition concerns

Google set out to acquire fitness company Fitbit in November of last year, but the deal hasn’t gone through all the required regulatory approvals yet. There have been concerns that the acquisition could lead to reduced competition and Google extending its apparatus of data-collecting for targeted advertisements, and now advocacy groups around the world are...

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YouTube Music is getting four new personalized mix playlists

YouTube Music is getting four new personalized mix playlists

YouTube Music is due to become Google’s only music service by the end of this year. In anticipation of taking the spotlight, the platform has been rapidly adding features and making tweaks lately, such as the ability to swipe between tracks and start playback directly from the album art. Last month, four new Mix playlists...

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Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy A10e, A20 to Android 10

Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy A10e, A20 to Android 10

Verizon is passing on Android 10 updates for the Samsung Galaxy A10e and A20 to owners right now. Unlocked A10e and A20 units in North America had started receiving OTAs about 3 weeks ago, according to PiunikaWeb, with Android 10 as well as One UI 2.0. AT&T sent out its Android 10 update to A10e...