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Protect your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with these great cases

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is a foldable phone with many promises. S Pen support makes it a natural choice for creators on the go who want to sketch out ideas wherever the muse strikes them. The improved durability and water resistance mean that you don't quite have to baby the Fold 3 the way you did the Fold 2 (just don't take it to the beach or the desert). Of course, you can bolster that protection with a great case, and these are the best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases we've been able to find so far. Protect everything Spigen Tough Armor Designed for Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Staff Pick Most Galaxy Z Fold 3 cases leave the phone's hinge totally exposed, but Spigen provides a few options with that extra bit of protection. The Tough Armor's version should still sit flat on a desk in tablet mode. It also offers a nice lip around the outer screen and the camera. $50 at Amazon Get the Note experience Samsung S Pen Folio Cover While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 support

These are the best phones you can get on AT&T right now!

With so many great options to choose from, it can be hard to pick the best Android phone from AT&T's selection. However, if you're a little overwhelmed by all of the options and want some help determining which AT&T phone is the right for you — you've come to the right place. Here are some of the best AT&T phones available right now. Best overall Google Pixel 6 Staff Pick The Pixel 6 is one of our favorite Android phones on any carrier, thanks to its flagship-tier performance and mid-range price tag. The customer CPU in this phone drives the 90Hz 2400x1080 display with ease and processes images in a snap with great colors and low-light performance. The Pixel 6 supports AT&T's current and upcoming 5G coverage and even supports Wi-Fi 6E. $20.56/mo. at AT&T Best overall Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Need a powerful Android phone that can do it all? Look no further than the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It has a big, brilliant 6.8-inch display, a Snapdrago

Google TV to take on Apple TV with upcoming fitness and smart home features

A Google executive teases future capabilities coming to Google TV. What you need to know A Google executive discussed the company's plans for Google TV in the future. Google intends to integrate smart home, fitness, and video conferencing features into the interface. There's no fixed timeline yet, but these capabilities could arrive sometime this year. Google TV may soon be able to do more than just play movies and TV shows. Rob Caruso, Google TV's director of product management, has recently revealed what's next for the smart TV interface. In an interview with Protocol , Caruso said that Google wants to improve smart home controls on Google TV, citing as an example the recent updates that made it possible to access smart home controls via the power menu on the best Android phones . Another "big area of exploration" is fitness capabilities. Caruso teased the possible integration of Google's services and devices such as Google Fit and Fitbit a

Review: The Amazon Halo View still has some work to do

You can view a lot with the Amazon Halo View, but do you want to? Fitness enthusiasts had mixed reactions to last year's Amazon Halo band , and it's clear that Amazon considered that when creating its new Amazon Halo View. Not only has the device changed, but Amazon also focuses on introducing new experiences to the Halo membership that helps users work out and nourish their bodies. So will it succeed? Some of the best fitness trackers out there offer well-rounded experiences without being tied to a membership program. While you get a year of Halo membership free with the purchase of your device, prepare to pay a monthly subscription fee after that. In some cases, you might still be able to enjoy plenty of features without opting for a paid membership. However, the Halo View becomes a shell of itself without the Halo membership. Non-members will only be able to log activity sessions and track their metrics such as heart rate, steps, calories burned, time awake/asleep, a

Google builds out Fast Pair and Windows integration, but we want more

The new features announced at CES 2022 are a good start, but why can't we have Fast Pair and Nearby Share on every device? Whether it's iMessage integration in macOS, quick file sharing via AirDrop, or the instant pairing of AirPods, the advantages of buying into Apple's ecosystem across multiple device categories are clear. Yet despite Google's dominance in mobile around the world and the growing popularity of Chromebooks and Android TV, the company hasn't been able to offer as seamless an experience when using all these devices alongside each other. That's about to change in 2022 , as Google looks to make the disparate parts of its ecosystem work better together — and to integrate more closely with Windows offer Apple-like functionality between phone and computer. At CES 2022 earlier this month, Google announced a raft of new features designed to plug this vital ecosystem gap, with the main focus on Android and fast pairing. The new features are far-

'Baby Shark' just reached a huge YouTube milestone thanks to your kids

You mean... you're not tired of listening to Baby Shark? What you need to know Baby Shark is the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views. The video was a massive hit in 2016 and went viral thanks to its cute tune and dance challenge. Despacito remains the second most-viewed YouTube video with 7.7 billion views. You thought it was over, but it's still going strong. That's right, "Baby Shark" continues to invade our homes as the video becomes the first to reach 10 billion views on YouTube. 10. Billion. That's a lot of doo doo doo doo doo doos. According to Billboard , the video reached the milestone on Thursday, January 13. It furthers its lead ahead of your other favorite song, "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is the second most-viewed video with 7.7 billion views. Since its release in 2016, the song has gained tons of popularity from kids and adults — who obviously weren't forced to replay it repeatedly at t

T-Mobile finally pushes Android 12 to the Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra

T-Mobile is the latest U.S. carrier to extend the One UI 4 update. What you need to know T-Mobile rolls out One UI 4 based on Android 12 to the Galaxy Note 20 series. The update brings new privacy features and visual enhancements. The Note 20 series is the latest to receive One UI 4 in the United States. While Android 13 slowly creeps into our minds, OEMs are still managing with the Android 12 update. Samsung, which is seemingly on a roll, continues to impress with its speedy update cadence. Now, more T-Mobile subscribers are getting in on the fun, with the Galaxy Note 20 series finally receiving the One UI 4 (Android 12) update. This morning, multiple Android Central staff received the Android 12 update on their Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra . It's notable because T-Mobile seemed to be the last of the best U.S. wireless carriers to jump the on the Android 12 train for the Note 20 series, after Verizon and then reportedly AT&T beat it to

US and Canadian Netflix subscribers brace for unexpected price increases

Unexpected price increases aren't fun. What you need to know Netflix has raised its prices on Friday for new subscribers. Current subscribers will also be affected by the price change "in the coming weeks." Plans are going up by $1 to $2 per month depending on the plan. Netflix raised the prices of its plans on Friday for U.S. and Canadian subscribers in a move that seemingly came out of nowhere. In a report from Reuters , the company is raising prices from $1 to $2 per month depending on which plan you're on. The basic plan now costs $9.99, with the standard plan and premium plan going for $15.49 and $19.99 per month, respectively. In Canada, the respective prices are CAD 9.99, CAD 16.49, and CAD 20.99. Netflix was quick to update its U.S. pricing page. Netflix didn't immediately respond to our request for comment on the increase. However, a spokesperson explained the increase for We understand people have more entertainment choices than ever and