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Galaxy S21 firmware update begins rolling out in the US addressing serious issues

A couple of significant issues has plagued many owners of the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US. One of the problems with the smartphone has to do with camera lag impacting owners of the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. Some of those users have been dealing with another issue that led to device overheating. An update to address those … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-s21-firmware-update-begins-rolling-out-in-the-us-addressing-serious-issues-23679474/
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The Best Android 12 Features We’ve Found So Far

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The second build of the Android 12 Beta is out, and it’s jam-packed with features. We were already expecting a major visual overhaul with what Google has called Material You, but now you can actually get a glimpse of the new theming engine in this latest release. The Privacy Dashboard is also available to try, plus a…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-best-android-12-features-weve-found-so-far-1847123579
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Florence Ion

What Is the Privacy Dashboard on Android?

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Privacy is a growing concern for smartphone users. Apple has been leading the charge when it comes to better privacy features, but Google is improving Android as well. A feature called the “Privacy Dashboard” lays it all out for you.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/733712/what-is-the-privacy-dashboard-on-android/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

How to Use Google Messages on Desktop

access-google-messages-desktop-featured. Google Messages is the default text messaging and SMS app on many Android phones these days. It’s a powerful tool that has many tricks up its sleeve and allows users to answer their phone’s text messages from their computer. Sure, apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram offer the same functionality, but if you’d rather use Google Messages for your texting needs, this article demonstrates how you can use Messages on your desktop computer. Related: How to Send and Read Messages with Google Assistant on Android Before We Get Started We should note one… Read more14530915.gif

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How to Use Your Android Phone as a Bluetooth Mouse or Keyboard

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You can use an Android device as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard without installing anything on the connected device. This works for Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, smart TVs, and nearly any platform you could pair with a regular Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/714170/how-to-use-your-android-phone-as-a-bluetooth-mouse-or-keyboard/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

How to Change Notification Sounds on Android

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Notifications on Android are a key part of the smartphone experience, and the sounds that go with them are equally as important. If you’re hearing notification sounds all day, you might as well make them sound better. Here’s how to do it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/700443/how-to-change-notification-sounds-on-android/
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Android Users Will Get to Opt Out of Ad Tracking in an Update Later This Year

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Following on the heels of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, Google will soon let Android users opt out of ad tracking. Doing so prevents apps from seeing a users’ unique advertising ID, thereby limiting businesses’ ability to collect private data and sell targeted ads.

First reported by Bloomberg, Google quietly announced the change in a Support page for app developers. A notice at the top of the support page states that Google will implement its anti-tracking tools on select devices in late 2021, with expanded support for all Android devices running Google Play in early 2022 (your Android OS version shouldn’t matter).

Starting in late 2021, when a user opts out of interest-based advertising or ads personalization, the advertising identifier will not be available. You will receive a string of zeros in place of the identifier.

But unlike Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, which lets you control tracking on an app-by-app basis, Google’s anti-tracking tool completely disables tracking for every app on your device. Unfortunately, the feature will be tucked away in the Android Settings, so users must go out of their way to use it.

It’s surprising to see Google implement an anti-tracking feature, given the company’s reliance on personalized advertising. Several companies have voiced concerns that anti-tracking tools will hurt their advertising business, and Facebook threw a temper tantrum after Apple debuted App Tracking Transparency earlier this year.

While we wait for Google to roll out its anti-tracking tool, you can turn off Android ad personalization to limit what advertisements you see in some apps. You can also reset your advertising ID to make yourself slightly more anonymous than usual.

Source: Google via Bloomberg

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/86588/android-users-will-get-to-opt-out-of-ad-tracking-in-an-update-later-this-year/
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