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YubiKey 5C NFC review: Everybody should have one of these

YubiKey 5C NFC review: Everybody should have one of these – By Taylor Kerns Android Police
If you’re at all serious about online security, you’re sure to have at least a passing familiarity with two-factor authentication, or 2FA. Single-use codes sent in text messages or emails are probably the most common type of 2FA, but there are more secure methods. The YubiKey 5C NFC facilitates several of those methods in a small, affordable package: at 55 bucks, it’s a pretty fantastic little gadget. Honestly, everybody should have one of these things.

Holiday 2020: The Best Affordable Phones

Holiday 2020: The Best Affordable Phones – By Eric Schoon

A shiny new phone is sure to be a gift that anyone can appreciate. The issue is, there are a lot of extravagantly expensive phones on the market today. While these phones may receive a lot of attention, they’re hardly your only options for gifts this year. And to prove that, we selected five phones that all cost under $500 which would make excellent gifts for those in need of a new phone.

Pixel 4a Review:

Pixel 4a Review: Superb smartphone on a budget, and a formula Google should remember by Ben Schoon

Google’s long-awaited Pixel 4a starts landing in the hands of customers next week, and by now, you’ve probably heard the narrative. This is all the phone anyone needs, and it has the best camera. Beyond that, though, Pixel 4a has a larger job. With Google’s smartphone lineup flailing at the high end, this mid-ranger can teach the company a thing or two.

Pixel 4a Review: Google’s Best Phone Yet, at Any Price – By Michael Crider

A year ago, our editor Cam declared “I love you, little plastic phone” to the Pixel 3a. It took all the good parts of Google’s Pixel flagships, filtered out the bad (the awful screen notch, battery life, and price), chopped off whatever wasn’t necessary, and became a budget sensation. The Pixel 4a is that, for the Pixel 4 … only more so.

Pixel owner set up the Personal Safety app

Every Pixel owner needs to set up the Personal Safety app — it could save your life – By Andrew Martonik

Google's Personal Safety app didn't make any headlines when it was launched. But with its recent expansion to all Pixel phones, and the latest focus on personal health and safety in our society, it's worth reminding every Pixel owner that they should get familiar with this app.

Google Fi’s holiday gift for all subscribers is a free Nest Mini

Google Fi's holiday gift for all subscribers is a free Nest Mini – By Abner Li

The early days of Google Fi were littered with MVNO subscribers getting great branded swag from the annual holiday gift. That diminished as the cellular service grew, but Fi customers this year are getting a free Nest Mini.

There is a “Get your free Nest Mini” card at the top of the Google Fi companion app for Android and iOS this evening:

Pixel 4 tips and tricks:

Pixel 4 tips and tricks: Get the most out of your Made by Google phone [Video] – By Damien Wilde

Hopefully, you’re enjoying your brand-new Pixel 4 or 4 XL, had one for a little while, or are thinking that you might get one soon. For that reason we’ve compiled a few of our best tips and tricks for any potential Pixel 4 users out there.

Top 30 Unknown / Hidden Google Pixel 4 XL Features! – By Techisode TV

Here are the top 30 unknown and hidden features for the Google Pixel 4 XL! Some of these are just not commonly known, while others are legitimately hidden. If you're aware of any hidden Pixel 4 features that I missed, let me know in the comments below!