How to Find Google Meet’s Best Features on Android and iOS

How to Find Google Meet’s Best Features on Android and iOS

Google Meet’s Android and iOS apps offer a streamlined version of the video chat service’s desktop interface. The basic controls are simple and should be familiar to anyone who has used a video or voice chat app on smartphones, but plenty of helpful features and settings are tucked away in Google Meet’s mobile interface. We’re…
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The Android 11 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

The Android 11 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

If you're lucky enough to be in the first batch of recipients, you might already have Android 11 up and running on your phone; if not, it'll be rolling out to your handset in the weeks and months ahead.As with most major Android updates, security and privacy features get plenty of attention, and there are…
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This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day…
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20 useful apps and subscriptions on sale this weekend

20 useful apps and subscriptions on sale this weekend

We're slowly making our way into the final quarter of 2020. This year has been a doozy — and that's putting it lightly.  We could all use something to boost our spirits, so how about an end of summer sale? Through September 21, you can take an extra 40% off the below list of apps…
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TikTok bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements

TikTok bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements

TikTok has announced new policies on content promoting negative body image, such as banning ads for fasting apps  and weight loss supplements. Image: DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images By Matt Binder2020-09-23 21:01:27 UTC Generation Z’s favorite app, TikTok, is making moves to make sure its young fans stay healthy. In an announcement on Wednesday, TikTok…
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How to Blur Your Background in Google Meet

How to Blur Your Background in Google Meet

Google is rolling out new features for its current video chat apps, Googles Meet and Duo. Meet’s updates include a new background blurring tool; it also now allows users to view up to 49 camera feeds while using the “tile view” in large group meetings.Duo’s “new” feature isn’t all that new: Google is restoring the…
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