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How to check which version of Android is running on your device

If you own an Android device, you might want to know which version of Android is running on it. That could be because a new app is only supported by the latest versions, or you might be wondering if the hot new feature you read about is going to be coming to your device.

It could also be that you’ve read about some security issues and wondered if your phone has the fixes for mitigation. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to check which version of Android your system is running, as well as updating it to the latest version.

We’ll show you how to get the information you need.

Here’s how to check which version of Android you are running

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The first point of call is the Settings app. You can get to this either by hitting your app drawer and finding the gear icon saying Settings

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Four monitors later, the sense of work-at-home dread is subsiding

Working at home can be a challenge. Some of the finer points of setting up your home workstation are deciding how you want to spend your days, in the sense of available technology.

A lot of us are going to be doing this for a while, so there are a couple of approaches. You can either set it up to mimic the pit of cubicle-despair you had at the office, or you can set it up to be a freaking control center; a cockpit of resolute productivity and technology. Obviously, since no manager is looking over my shoulder, I chose the latter.

I have four monitors, plus a laptop screen that is hidden behind one of the monitors. So you can either count that as four or five. Whatever helps you sleep at night. The large monitor is in the center, with one on either side and a floater up

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There’s a secret cow level in Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is a mostly okay take on the ARPG formula. It’s maybe a tad simplified, but it’s got the Minecraft branding all over it so the kids will like it. But wait! There’s a little something for us old-timers tucked away in there too. In what can only be a nod to Diablo II, […]

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Can PC players of GTA V crossplay with consoles?

The latest episode in the Grand Theft Auto series from Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V, came out almost seven years ago. Since then, GTA V has had releases on all the major consoles, and finally, on PC. With all of those players adding up to a huge fanbase, you’d think they could play together, right?

I mean, the game runs on the same core (presumably), needs you to create a Rockstar Social Club account, and sign in with that. You can even join crews that are on other platforms, so why wouldn’t it let you crossplay?

So, since GTAV is everywhere, can PC players crossplay with console players?

Short answer: No

See, even though GTA V is on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC – none of the platforms can play together. There was a huge uproar when the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 came out because

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AT&T has to drop misleading 5G E icon because it’s not 5G, it’s a lie

I told you so moments are rare for me these days. Either my wild predictions are years ahead of the trends and I can’t find the article or tweet where I swore I predicted that or it’s all in my head. But for a while now I’ve been admonishing your dumb ass for thinking you had 5G cell service just because your phone says “5G” on the stripe at the top.

For two years, AT&T has been promoting its marketing-based “5G Evolution” service with that 5G E icon. People proudly hold their phones up to my face and say “look I gots the 5G!” No, you don’t. You have slightly faster 4G LTE. Now, AT&T is being told by the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau to drop the misleading 5G E crap. Because it’s not 5G!

What it is, is marketing. Pure and simple. It’s a way

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