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Getty Images Kicks Off the First Notable AI Art Lawsuit

Last month, we explained that it’s only a matter of time before AI art tools like Stable Diffusion are the subject of copyright or IP lawsuits. Getty Images now says that it’s taking Stability AI to court. This is the first meaningful lawsuit against an AI image-generating company. Details of the lawsuit are mostly unknown. Legal proceedings were filed in London’s High Court of Justice, with Getty Images claiming that Stability AI (the maker of Stable Diffusion) unlawfully “copied and…

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Apple’s M2 Pro and M2 Max Debut In New Macs

In a surprisingly understated announcement, Apple finally debuted the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. They launch with a new set of 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Plus, Apple revealed the new M2 Mac mini, which starts at just $599, a lower price than its predecessor. As expected, these are the most powerful Apple Silicon chipsets to date. The M2 Pro features 40 billion transistors and delivers some notable improvements, including 30% greater graphics performance and a 40% faster Neural…

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The Android 13 Update Is Coming to Your PC

Microsoft has confirmed that the Android 13 update is officially coming to Windows 11. A headline feature when Windows 11 first arrived was Android app support, which has slowly become a reality. Now, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is getting upgraded to Android 13. For those unaware, Windows 11 users can run many Android apps that act and work as native apps thanks to the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. Terrible name aside, the feature opens several…

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Galaxy S23 Reservations Are Live Ahead of Samsung Unpacked Event

In December, a Samsung executive said the next “Galaxy Unpacked” event would be in February. As promised, today Samsung officially confirmed its big Galaxy S23 launch event begins on February 1st, 2023, in San Francisco. Update, 1/31/23: This is the last day that you can reserve a Galaxy S23 and save up to $100. More importantly, those that know they’ll want the new phone can reserve the Galaxy S23 starting January 10th at Samsung’s website or the Shop Samsung app. As you…

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Your Next Android Phone Might Have MagSafe

Apple Apple’s MagSafe chargers combine the convenience of wireless charging with a secure magnetic lock that ensures charging won’t be interrupted. Now, MagSafe is going wide thanks to the new Qi 2 standard. The Wireless Power Consortium has released version 2 of the Qi wireless charging specification, simply named “Qi 2” — USB could learn a thing or two from Qi. It’s the most significant revision we’ve seen to the standard ever since it was first published back in 2008, and…

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How to Install the Amazon Appstore on an Android Phone

Tada Images / Shutterstock.com Visit Amazon's Appstore download page, download the APK file, and open it. Grant permission to "install unknown apps" if prompted. Finally, tap "Install" to install the Amazon Appstore.Android devices almost exclusively come with the Google Play Store for downloading apps and games. However, if you want to use Android without a Google account, there are alternatives. One popular option is the Amazon Appstore. The Amazon Appstore is the app store that’s available on Amazon Fire tablets, Fire…

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How to Tell If Someone Blocked Your Number on Android

Justin Duino / How-To Geek One way to check if someone's blocked your number is to call them, then try calling them from another phone. If the response is the same, it's unlikely you are blocked. You can also try calling multiple times, waiting before calling again, and checking their social media.Have you been trying to reach someone on their phone but to no avail? They may have blocked your phone number. Here are a few ways to know if…

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The Pixel 7 Now Has a Free Built-in VPN

Joe Fedewa / How-To Geek Google released the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro earlier this year as the company’s new flagship Android smartphones. Now the devices are receiving a feature that normally requires a paid Google One subscription. Back in October, Google quietly revealed in a support document that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro would soon have free access to Google One VPN, a basic VPN service included with the Premium tier of Google One (priced at $9.99/month).…

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How to Reset Network Settings on Samsung

Thomas Andre Fure/Shutterstock.com You can quickly reset your Samsung phone's network settings by opening the Settings app and then tapping General Management > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Reset Settings > Reset.If you’re experiencing issues with your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or network on your Samsung phone, it’s worth resetting your network settings to resolve those issues. We’ll show you how to do that using your Galaxy phone’s Settings app. Table of ContentsWhat Happens When You Reset Your Network Settings?Reset the…

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How to Check Your Voicemail on Android

To call voicemail on Android, open the Phone app, press the "1" key and hold it down. You can also read your messages by using your carrier's Visual Voicemail app or a third-party app.Did you know that you can call your voicemail on your phone or someone else’s? Major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular make it easy. Here’s how to check your voicemail on Android. Table of ContentsHow to Check Your Voicemail on an Android Phone    How to…

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1Password Users Can Now Test the “Passwordless Experience” of 2023

In early 2023, the 1Password manager will gain a password-free login feature called “Passkeys.” It’s an interesting concept that could increase users’ security and convenience, and customers can test a live demo at the 1Password website. While passwordless login may seem like a futuristic idea, it already exists through the FIDO security standard (which is most commonly used in hardware security keys). Major players like Microsoft, Apple, and Google are all working with the FIDO alliance to advance this technology, which relies…

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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Will Power 2023’s Best Android Phones

Qualcomm Most top-tier Android phones and tablets use either Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or 8+ Gen 1 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs from Qualcomm. Now there’s a new chip on the block for next year’s big devices: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. At the company’s Snapdragon Summit 2022, which is being celebrated in sunny Hawaii, Qualcomm announced its newest top-tier chip for phones and tablets. It will likely make an appearance in devices from Samsung, ASUS, and OnePlus next year, and it’s…