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YouTube no longer lets you tap the seek bar to skip

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It looks like it's an intended change to reduce accidental skips A few years ago, a YouTube update changed the video player's progress bar, extending it over the full width of the display. Ever since, it's been easy to miss the fullscreen button and hit the end of the seek bar just below it instead, often making for a frustrating experience. A YouTube app update tries to remedy that problem by preventing the bar from responding to single taps at all — you now need to hold and slide your finger to seek. Read More YouTube no longer lets you tap the seek bar to skip was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

38 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for Monday

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Don't miss out on the sales for 911 Operator, Kenshō, and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition Welcome to Monday, everyone. We have a massive list of sales to share with everyone today, including a few standout games. So if you enjoy simulation titles, then 911 Operator should definitely be on your radar. If you prefer stylish puzzle games, then Kenshō may be more your speed, and if you're a CRPG fan, then the sale on Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition is a worthwhile pickup. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. Read More 38 temporarily free and 62 on-sale apps and games for Monday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel 4a 5G review: Buy this instead of the Pixel 5

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$200 more doesn't get you much, and this is the sweet spot Google's Pixel 5 is here, but it didn't exactly blow our minds. Released alongside it is another phone that's more worthy of your consideration: The Pixel 4a 5G. Ignore the name, it's basically a Pixel 5 but $200 cheaper. You give up on a few benefits like an IP rating, 90Hz display, and metal build, but you get a bigger screen and a headphone jack, all with the same camera and internals. Read More Pixel 4a 5G review: Buy this instead of the Pixel 5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Our recommended Chrome flags to test on your Chromebook

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Some of these Chrome flags carry over to other platforms There are several new features and tweaks in Chrome OS 86 that are unfortunately not part of the default Chrome OS experience. They are likely not stable enough to be kept enabled for everyone. Some of these experimental features are tucked behind a page where they can be manually switched on or off. You can find these switches, or "flags," for trying experimental features by typing chrome://flags in Chrome’s URL bar and hitting enter. Read More Our recommended Chrome flags to test on your Chromebook was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Discover starts rolling out heart button for adjusting feed preferences

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The old More and Less options for tuning recommendations disappear as part of this test Update Wider rollout A new heart icon has been spotted in Google Discover (née Feed), replacing the previous button that triggered the familiar more/less slider for tuning its content to better match your tastes. This isn't just a visual change in iconography, either, as tapping the new heart button doesn't open any

Google Assistant Driving Mode starts showing up, one year after its announcement

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The feature was first announced at Google I/O 2019 You've always been able to run the Android Auto app on your phone to get a better/safer interface while driving, but Google doesn't widely advertise that functionality (the Auto app is mainly used for connecting to car entertainment systems), and it doesn't always work correctly. Google announced a replacement over a year ago at Google I/O, and it's finally showing up on phones. Google Assistant's Driving Mode was first revealed at Google I/O 2019, but the company has been relatively silent about it since then. Read More Google Assistant Driving Mode starts showing up, one year after its announcement was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hey Google, here's 5 ways for the Nest Hub Max 2 to beat the Echo Show 10

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With a name like Max, it has to do better. You may have missed Amazon's announcement of the new Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) a few weeks ago in the madness that is Tech-tober, itself coming amidst the craziness that is 2020. With all the new products that have been dropped on us by the likes of Google, Samsung, and OnePlus these past few weeks, you'd certainly be forgiven for missing this one product launch among the many others. But I think that the forthcoming Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) is not only an intriguing new product for Amazon, it's also an opportunity for Google's Nest brand to strike back in a bigger and better way with the next generation of

Google Pixel 4a 5G vs. iPhone 12 mini: Which should you buy?

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Such a good deal Google Pixel 4a 5G $499 at Amazon Pros Excellent performance for the price Consistently great cameras Reliable battery life Has a 3.5mm headphone jack Much more affordable Cons No water resistance Doesn't have wireless charging The Pixel 4a 5G has an odd existence between the regular Pixel 4a and Pixel 5, but there's no denying how much value it brings to the table. Its Snapdragon 765G is a very capable chipset, battery life is great, and you get the same excellent Pixel camera experience you've come to expect. At just $499, it's a fantastic value. Tiny powerhouse iPhone 12 mini From $699 at Apple Pros It's so small! A14 Bionic chip is insanely powerful Very capable cameras IP68 dust/water resistance Qi and MagSafe charging Cons Still uses proprietary Lightning charging Higher price If you want the newest iPhone while spending as

Get the new multicolored Gmail icon with this update (APK Download)

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Now all your Google icons will look even more similar Earlier this month, Google announced the rebranding of G Suite to Workspace and gave us a sneak peek at new — and indistinguishable — icon designs for some of its apps. The first app to get the new icon was Google Drive a few days ago, and now Gmail is following suit. Say goodbye to the red and white envelope, and hello to a multicolored M that partly retains the letter shape. Read More Get the new multicolored Gmail icon with this update (APK Download) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is adding a native screen recorder to Chrome OS

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Say goodbye to watermarks, limited recordings, and low-resolution captures Let's be honest: searching for a decent screen recorder for your Chromebook sucks. Most "free" screen capture software found online requires you to pay an expensive subscription to unlock essential features, like unlimited and high resolution video recordings. Although a video capture card will give you full control, like the ability to record using your Chromebook's native resolution, not everyone wants to invest in a costly desktop computer. The developers at Google seem to have realized that people don't want to pay a subscription to get decent screen recordings, so they finally decided to add a native solution to Chrome OS. Read More Google is adding a native screen recorder to Chrome