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Simple Dialer is a free, open-source alternative to your default phone app

Simple Dialer is a free, open-source alternative to your default phone app

We’ve highlighted apps from Simple Mobile Tools before as great, open-source, data-light alternatives to the basic tools Google provides for your Android phone. Now you can notch another one into that belt as the developer has just come out with a Simple Dialer app. And it’s free. Simple Dialer is like canned food in that...

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Weber’s barbecue thermometer app really wants to be your default browser

Weber’s barbecue thermometer app really wants to be your default browser

It might be overkill, but Weber’s latest barbecue grill actually have their own app. The Weber iGrill app isn’t satisfied simply remotely controlling the precise doneness of that $25 ribeye, though. It would also like to be your default browser on Android — though it won’t turn your phone into a barbecue. I think my...

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YouTube starts collapsing comment section on video pages by default

YouTube starts collapsing comment section on video pages by default

YouTube’s comment section has always felt like an afterthought on mobile — you have to scroll all the way past video recommendations to see it. Whether that’s good or bad depends on how much value you see in comments, but we can all agree that the current interface is far from great, and YouTube saw...

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Coronavirus pushes YouTube to lower its default streaming quality too

Coronavirus pushes YouTube to lower its default streaming quality too

With the shift to telecommuting en masse, home broadband connections are under a tremendous load following the surge in data needs for things like video conferencing. While the situation is similar around the world, Europe is hit particularly hard with entire countries under lockdown. To ease some of that network congestion, Netflix yesterday decided to...