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Google Pixel 5: Your complete buyer's guide

Google's latest flagship is here (and green). Following 2019's controversial Pixel 4 , Google showed up to right its wrongs with the Pixel 5. The Pixel 4 introduced new ideas like a telephoto camera, face unlock system, and unique gestures, but it did so at the expense of battery life. This time around, Google's trying something a bit different. Rather than be concerned about having the highest-end processor or five cameras, Google designed the Pixel 5 to be a meat and potatoes Android phone that does everything you need it to do, has all of the core features you could ask for, and comes in at a much lower price than the latest flagships from Samsung and Apple. Whether you want to learn more about its price, specs, accessories, or anything else, here's everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 5. Buy the Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5 $699 at Amazon The newest Pixel has arrived Google packed a lot into the Pixel 5, including a 90Hz OLED display, dual cameras,

6 things Apple stole from Android at WWDC— and one that Google should steal

Every year, Apple and Google trade ideas for their newest versions of iOS and Android, respectively. But this year, during Apple's WWDC 2021, it seems like Apple purloined more than a few ideas that Google's integrated into Android over the last few years. Millions of iOS users won't get their hands on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 until later this year, so until then, we don't know until then how the new features will fare in the real world. For now, here's a tongue-in-cheek look at six features Apple, um, borrowed from Android with its latest software releases. Jump to: iPad widgets and app drawer Live Text Apple Maps AR navigation iOS notifications New Siri capabilities Apple Photos Bonus: What Google needs to steal iPad widgets and app drawer iPad OS 15 introduced two big new updates for the iPad home screen today: widgets and the App Library. If you think this sounds awfully familiar, there's a good reason for that. 2020's iOS 14 introduced both

Google is walking back on one of our favorite Android 12 design tweaks

Android 12's ripple animation has been reported as a "bug" by several users. What you need to know Google has decided to tone down Android 12's ripple animation for taps. A large number of users who installed the Android 12 beta have reported the animation as a bug due to its pixelated nature. The ripple effect will be more subtle and less distracting in the second Android 12 beta. Google's first Android 12 beta, which was released last month, packs a number of significant design changes that make it a lot more dynamic than previous Android versions. While the vast majority of the " Material You " changes have gone down well with users, there are a few that haven't. One such change is the new ripple effect that appears whenever you tap on a UI element. A number of users who installed the first Android 12 beta found the ripple effect to be distracting and believed that it was a "graphical glitch." There are also a few users who c

Here's how to use Google Password Manager on Android and the web

The best password manager is one you actually use. While Google may be trying to build a password-free future , the present current forces us to make a new account and new password for almost every single website we use. From our most secure banking apps to some frivolous web game we use to kill time between meetings, everything has a password and an email/username that we need to keep track of. While most of the best password managers are paid and add features like VPNs, 2FA token keeping, and identity monitoring, you don't really need most of that stuff. For most of us — myself included — we just need somewhere to easily dig out passwords when logging into our apps and websites, and Google Password Manager does that perfectly for free on Android and Chrome. Here's how to use Google Password Manager on both of these platforms to enter, modify, or delete your passwords. Google Password Manager: How to use on Android How to add passwords on Android How to activate or