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Justin Duino

@jaduino

I’m a writer for 9to5Google with a background in IT and Android development. While I have a soft spot for stock Android, I’m typically juggling two to three devices at once running both Android and iOS. My previous work can be seen on Phandroid, Android Central, and AndroidMeter. Email me at justin@jaduino.com. Tips are always welcome.

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For the last couple versions of Android, the mobile operating system has been offering a “Night Light” mode which tints the display red. Google has been working on this exact same feature for some time now for Chrome OS, and it’s now live for those on the Dev channel…

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How to switch between Chrome OS stable, beta, and development channels

Chrome OS is constantly being updated with new features, but it can take weeks if not months for these to reach the stable channel. The below instructions will walk you through changing the build being used on your Chromebook…

August 19

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The Galaxy Note 8 has been leaked so many times already that it appears as though Samsung wanted to join in on the fun. Although the page was taken down shortly after it was spotted, the unlocked 64GB Galaxy Note 8 was available for all to see on the company’s website…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

August 18

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LG V30: Behind the scenes on the creation of the handset’s wallpapers [Video]

At this point, LG is no longer trying to keep the V30 a secret. Between leaked photos and video of the phone and the company already talking about the handset’s new software, all there’s left to do is build hype for the new phone before its announcement at IFA.

LG’s latest attempt at doing just that is a behind the scenes look at the creation of the handset’s wallpapers…

August 17

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While many in the Android and Google-fan communities used and loved (well, sometimes loved) Hangouts for messaging others from mobile and desktop, Google is now shifting the app’s focus to enterprise. In its place is Allo, which only started working on the web this week. Although we can’t help you get Hangouts back, we can help you make Allo look similar to the Hangouts web client…

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In the age of the internet, the number of cable subscribers is at an all time low, while there’s a growing number of people choosing to watch content online using services like Netflix. Services that offer people live TV over the internet are also starting to grow in popularity as an alternative to huge cable bills.

How do you consume video on the web?

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How to use your Google Voice or Project Fi number for outgoing Google Home calls

First announced at I/O 2017, Google Home is now capable of placing outgoing phone calls. The best part about it is that if you use either Google Voice or Project Fi, you can have Home show your actual number on outgoing calls instead of the default unlisted option. Here’s how to do it…

How to connect to Google Home over Bluetooth

When Google launched its smart assistant-powered speaker, many were surprised by how great the device’s speaker actually sounds. This made Home perfect for listening to music, but there was no way to connect to it over Bluetooth for those who wanted to play audio stored locally on a device. Thankfully, Google has now added that functionality…

August 16

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As we quickly approach the end of summer, we’re expecting some of the biggest names in the smartphone world to release its latest and greatest. This includes handsets from LG, Samsung, Google, Essential, and Motorola.

Which of this fall’s new Android smartphones are you most interested in buying?

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We’re about two weeks away from the official announcement of the V30, but that hasn’t stopped leaked images of the handset from emerging. The latest to surface is a press render of the device that shows off the phone from almost every angle…

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When someone buys a car from Genesis, they’re given three complimentary years of the company’s “Connected Services.” These services include the ability to remotely lock, unlock, start the vehicle, and much more. Announced today, users will now be able to control their Genesis cars through Google Assistant on smartphones and Google Home

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Latest leaks show off the phone in ‘Deep Sea Blue’

Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 8 next week, but there’s not much more to learn since we’ve already seen the handset in leaked hands-on photos as well as renders showing off the device in black and gold. The latest render of the phone to leak shows off the Note 8 in the previously reported “Deep Sea Blue” color…

August 15

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Since its launch, Google Allo has been highly criticized for its lack of features and for the fact that it could only be used on a smartphone. Since then, Google has been slowly rolling out updates to improve the service, but it wasn’t until today when Allo for web launched that the instant messenger might have finally become a viable means of communication.

Are you likely to give Google Allo a second chance?

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How to properly clean and remove fingerprints from your smartphone and tablet displays

Any smartphone or tablet owner knows the difficulty of cleaning away fingerprints and smudges. While simply wiping it down with your shirt works to an extent, it isn’t the best tool for the job. Below is a list of items that should help remove fingerprints and clean away any nasty germs…

August 14

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Peter Dinklage’s ‘Rememory’ is coming to Google Play Movies before hitting theaters

Starring Peter Dinklage, Julia Ormond, and the late Anton Yelchin, Rememory is a new movie that will be available for free exclusively on Google Play Movies starting on August 24 before being released in select theatres on September 8. The film is an upcoming sci-fi mystery featuring futuristic technology that is capable of recalling past memories.

Last year, ZTE released the ZMax Pro, a 6-inch smartphone with budget specs that out performed its $99 price tag. This year, ZTE has announced the successor to the Zmax Pro in the Blade Z Max, which features a larger battery, a dual rear-facing camera setup, and more for just $130…

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August 13

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Despite still being more than two weeks away from being announced, LG has already published details about the V30’s software. This includes the handset’s floating bar, new ways to unlock the device, and new features coming to the always-on display…

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August 11

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It’s back to school season, and that means you now have a good excuse to buy that new laptop or smartphone to help you through your studies. This list, with options from several different price brackets for each category, is everything we recommend for those looking to update their tech gear…

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Android O introduces in-band ringtones on connected Bluetooth devices

Other than fragmentation, one of Android’s biggest problems has always revolved around poor Bluetooth performance. While we already know that Google is focusing on improving this with Android O, the company snuck an in-band ringing feature for connected Bluetooth devices in one of the latest Developer Previews…

August 10

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Project Fi, Google’s own mobile carrier, piggy backs on T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular networks to bring cheap data plans and an easy-to-use interface when dealing with data usage and bill payments. Its biggest downside, though, is the limited number of compatible phones.

Once several new phones are announced this fall, which device would you buy to use on Project Fi?

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