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Google officially opens Android Auto beta testing program in the Play Store

Given the scale that its services operate at, Google is a big user of phased rollouts to catch issues. It also operates beta tests for key apps, and Google is now officially operating a program for Android Auto. Members of this beta program will get “early access to new features and updates to Android Auto before they’re released to the general public.” You’ll specifically see updates…
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OnePlus’ OxygenOS is now a skin on top of Oppo’s ColorOS, starting w/ Nord 2

Early this month, OnePlus revealed what many expected for a while, that OnePlus and Oppo would merge their respective Android skins. Now, we’re seeing the first fruits of that merger, with the OnePlus Nord 2 explicitly being the first device where OxygenOS is no more than a skin on top of ColorOS. Looking back at OnePlus’ announcement from July 2, the brand announced that it would be…
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Here’s how to watch the Olympics opening ceremony on Apple TV, iPhone, Mac, web

The Tokyo Olympics officially kick off on Friday, July 23, with broadcasts happening on NBC, CNBC, Peacock, and the USA network. Read along for how to watch the Olympics opening ceremony and all the events on Apple TV, iPhone, Mac, and the web. After being pushed back a year due to the pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games started this week, July 20, with the first two events being softball and…
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Astronomer shows stunning Milky Way iPhone photo

An astronomer has shown a highly impressive Milky Way iPhone photo, taken with the iPhone 12 Pro Max using the camera’s ProRAW mode. Tom Kerss says that this image isn’t even the best result possible with the phone … He tweeted the image, expressing his appreciation for the capabilities of the device. We need to talk about the astrographic potential of modern smartphone cameras. This…
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