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The Latest Android Auto Updates Make CarPlay Look Ridiculous

And without a doubt, this was true at so many levels, especially as every Android Auto update was more or less a Russian roulette. While for some people they came with major improvements, others ended up struggling even with the little things like playing music or using a voice command to set up a new destination in Google Maps.

Times have changed, though, and now CarPlay not only is no longer more reliable than Android Auto, but Google’s application is also getting more and more improvements at an impressive pace.

In other words, Google has managed to turn Android Auto

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Realme X7 is the latest phone to get Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 stable update

Realme announced the X7 and X7 Pro last September with Android 10-based Realme UI. The Pro variant picked up the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 stable update in India last month, and now it’s the vanilla X7 that’s receiving the stable build of Realme’s latest custom Android skin in the Asian country.

The new firmware brings a refreshed UI to the Realme X7, and you also get the usual Realme UI 2.0 and Android 11 goodies, including one-time permissions, chat bubbles, notification history, and Dark Mode with three styles. You can check the image below for the complete changelog of

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Android 12: Can your phone handle Google’s latest mobile OS?

Recent Google Pixel phones like the Pixel 5 will enjoy an update to Android 12.


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The latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 12, is coming soon and with it one of the biggest overhauls Android has seen in years. The new OS is expected to be feature-packed with the addition of Quick Tap, Scrollable Screenshots, improved privacy dashboards and more. 

So when can you officially get your hands on that Android 12 goodness? Right now, it’s in the late stages of beta development. (Here’s how to download the Android 12 beta now) Although Google has

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iOS 15 public beta: Download and install Apple’s latest software on your iPhone right now

The very first glimpse of iOS 15 is here. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about getting it on your phone. 


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Have you signed up for the iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 public beta yet? The updates are available for those who are willing and brave enough to install the unfinished software to get an early look at all of the new features coming to Apple’s devices later this year. As long as you have a compatible iPhone or iPad (there’s a list at the bottom of this post), you can sign up and install the

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Everything you must know about Microsoft’s latest software

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PC owners will experience some big changes to their Windows software later this year.

Last month, Microsoft unveiled Windows 11, the latest operating system powering personal computers. And the company says it is scheduled to roll out in late 2021 and continue into 2022.

Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer for Windows and devices, wrote in a June blog post the changes were inspired by shifts in PC usage among consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, as remote work surged.

“This is what inspired us as we were building the next generation of Windows. To build you

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Gigabyte’s latest Aorus hardware looks like a GPU, is a superfast Gen4 AIC SSD

In brief: Gigabyte’s new Aorus Xtreme AIC SSD crams eight m.2 Gen4 7000s drives into a single GPU-like enclosure. It features dual cooling fans, an aluminum heatsink and baseplate for heat dissipation. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but expect this storage to cost an arm and a leg when it goes on sale.

With the Aorus Xtreme AIC SSD, Gigabyte aims to approach the maximum bandwidth afforded by PCIe 4.0 with up to 28GB/s transfer speeds while offering tons of storage at the same time. The drive’s performance should also be consistent, considering that Gigabyte promises a

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Windows 10 News and Interests enabled for everyone in latest update

Microsoft has now rolled out the Windows 10 ‘News and Interests’ news feed to everyone and enabled it by default on the taskbar, causing many people to seek how to disable it.

In April, Microsoft began rolling out a new taskbar news feed feature called ‘News and Interests’ that displays the local weather on the taskbar. When clicked, a pane will open that displays various widgets containing the current news, weather, stock prices, and traffic information for your location.

Windows 10 News and Interests feature
Windows 10 News and Interests feature

Starting with last month’s Windows 10 preview cumulative updates, Microsoft enabled News and Interests for

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