Why You Should Blur Your Home on Google Maps Right Now

Google is engrained in all of our lives, whether we like it or not, and it's nowhere more apparent than with Google Maps. We use the mapping service to get directions, explore city landmarks in 3D, check out restaurant reviews and find public transport arrival times -- but there's one feature (among many) that might be a privacy issue for you.
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Starling Bank’s new virtual cards are what every bank needs

UK-based Starling Bank is introducing new virtual debit cards this week that will help customers manage spending, saving, and even security free of charge. These new virtual cards will be linked to a main Starling bank account and use your balance, but they’ll have a unique card number, CVV, and expiry date. That makes them perfect for bundling together payments and tracking how much you’re spending, or using separate cards for security purposes.
Digital Trends

Latest Amazon Fire 7 tablet is $45, with delivery by December 10

Who has time in December to hunt for an excellent deal on a new tablet? We’ve found one of the best tablet deals out there, so you can grab it and get back to preparing for the holidays. You can pick up the latest Amazon Fire 7 (2022) tablet for just $45 right now at Best Buy, down from $60. That’s a saving of $15 off the regular price, which you could spend on apps, movies, or games to play on your shiny new device. We’ve seen deals like this sell out fast before, so hesitate, and you could miss out. Grab this deal right now if you want it at this price — and it’ll arrive by December 10!

Twitter Blue will reportedly cost $11 on iPhone and $7 on the web

Elon Musk botched his first big move after purchasing Twitter, the Twitter Blue in-app subscription that allowed anyone to add a blue “verification” check to their profile without actually getting through the verification process. Twitter Blue lived for about a day on the iPhone as an in-app purchase option, as impersonators dealt a devastating and very public humiliation to Musk’s initiative.
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Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 & Note 20 get Samsung's December update

Samsung‘s Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are receiving the December 2022 Android security patch. The update started rolling out recently and is currently available in a handful of markets. A global release should follow in the coming days.
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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 review: A 120Hz challenger to the Galaxy Tab S8

Lenovo is proving an expert at mid-range Android tablets that outperform the cheaper models but cost hundreds less than the popular premium tablets. Its 2.5K 120Hz display makes gaming and streaming shows a blast, as do the quad speakers and large battery. It'll become an even better option once it gets the update to Android 13.

HiDock Pro speaker phone USB-C hub with noise reduction & voice recorder

HiDock is a new professional speaker phone designed for conference calls and meetings, providing noise reduction technology, voice recorder and clear clarity audio in a 5 m 360° range. As well as providing a speaker the HiDock is also equipped with five USB-C ports allowing you to connect a wide variety of different applications and technology.

Connecting AirPods to your Mac or PC

Earlier this month Apple unveiled its second generation AirPod Pro earbuds building on the technology and features released in the originals launched a few years ago. Ever since the introduction Apple has been slowly adding new features and refining the designs of their wireless earbuds incorporating a wide range of technologies including Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency and Spatial Audio.

Adobe Fresco review

Adobe Fresco is an excellent drawing program that offers numerous tools and a great variety of brushes to help you be as creative as you like. The customization options and layer flexibility are great, and some interface designs are innovative and most useful. On top of which you can take your work into other Adobe software for further editing should you want to. It’s important to note that this app is not currently available on Android.

Huawei Wi-Fi Mesh 7 review: a well-priced, tri-band Wi-Fi 6 package

The Huawei Wi-Fi Mesh 7 wants to be one of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems around, particularly for those shopping at the budget end of the market – it comes in at a price well below some of its rivals, though of course there are trade-offs to talk about too.

PS5 supply issues are 'resolved' in Asia, but what about the US and the UK?

The PS5 shortage has been 'resolved' in Japan and Asia, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan. Here's what that could mean for the rest of the world looking ahead to next year. Speaking at the recent annual PlayStation Partner Awards, Ryan addressed the PS5 availability issues...

Google Pixel Fold animations offer best look at the foldable yet

Readers like you help support Android Police. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More. At this point, it’s an open secret that Google is working on its very first folding phone, which will presumably be called Google Pixel Fold. We’ve already had a good look at what we can expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 competitor thanks to leaks, and now, some newly surfaced renders give us the closest look at the upcoming folding phone yet.
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Full Google Pixel Fold design renders pop up: Take a look at next year's foldable contender

Fresh new renders of the upcoming Google Pixel Fold have just surfaced online, giving us nearly a full look of the Pixel Fold. The anticipated foldable phone that Google has reportedly been preparing for quite some time now is likely looking at a possible 2023 release date. We've been hearing information about the Pixel Fold since mid-2021, so it's safe to say that 2023 could very well be the year we see the foldable materialize before our eyes, hopefully!

Top Android phone leaker busts chops – calls out Samsung Galaxy S23

The Samsung Galaxy S23 range of handsets has received a mixed response ahead of its slated launch early in 2023, but now a top Android phone leaker has called the handset out over how its leaked specs will compare unfavorably to other contemporary rivals. Speaking on Twitter (opens in new...

Xiaomi 13 series gets a revised launch date

Readers like you help support Android Police. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More. The Xiaomi 13 series was scheduled to go official on December 1 with an iPhone-like design. It was also going to be the Chinese smartphone maker's first smartphone lineup featuring Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. However, Xiaomi had to postpone the launch event at the last minute following the death of the former President of the People's Republic of China, Jiang Zemin. At that time, the company did not announce a new date for the event. That's changing now, as Xiaomi has confirmed its next premium smartphone lineup will launch on December 11.

The best diet and nutrition tracking apps on Android in 2022

Readers like you help support Android Police. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More. Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is looking after your dietary habits. Of course, snagging takeout frequently and snacking on the wrong kinds of foods won't do you any favors in the long term. But sometimes, we need more awareness of how to overcome our current eating habits, and we need to know where to start when it comes to developing a better diet. So we've created a list of some of the best Android apps that are easily accessible on your favorite Android phone to help enable healthier choices for your daily food intake and meal planning.