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Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of service -- and, more importantly, could be used as stalkerware. That doesn’t mean they’re deleted from your Android device, though, so now’s a great time to remove them.

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Google has unveiled a new social media site called Shoelace and it's looking to take on the neighbourhood king, Facebook. Unlike the reigning social media site, however, Shoelace focuses on community rather than creating a global network and to get access, you'll need an exclusive invite. It's a little bit mysterious so here's what we know about it.

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Wimbledon officially ends this weekend. To celebrate the tournament, Google created a fun Easter Egg that allows you to battle in your own tennis match on your phone or computer — you just need to know where to find it.

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If you’re curious about what the Android Q experience will be like, but have been holding off on installing any Android Q betas, it might be time to try out the latest version, released today. Not only is this iteration of Android Q “very close” to what you’ll experience in Android Q’s full public release, as Google describes, moving up to Android Q is a great way to thwart annoying apps from harvesting data they shouldn’t otherwise be able to access.

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While Chrome has let users mute audio in individual tabs for some time, Google is currently testing a new media control feature in the browser’s latest Canary build. When enabled, users can play, pause, and skip/rewind audio and video content directly from the browser’s toolbar - incredibly convenient for silencing (or starting) Spotify while you work, for example, even if you’re not looking at the Spotify tab.

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Most of us have probably been enraged at some point by poor customer service and have wanted to let the world know about it. Whether it be to your loyal following on social media or anonymously on a product review site, we've all been there.

While it definitely doesn't solve the original problem, it leaves us feeling vindicated and that's what truly matters. Except that vindication could come at a huge cost.

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No matter how clean or secure your phone is, we all experience some anxiety when someone borrows it - even if only for a few minutes. For better or worse, we use our smartphones to manage critical parts of our lives, and one errant text or accidental “I left that photo up in my list of recently used apps” can cause a tremendous amount of grief.