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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6a unboxed early, Windows File Explorer tabs are coming, and Google Talk is dead(er)

Google Talk died a long time ago when Google transitioned its chat app strategy to Hangouts… and then to Google Chat. But it turns out that third-party apps were still able to access the Google Talk protocol all this time. That ends this week, with Google pulling the plug on Google Talk for 3rd-party apps. […]

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Kindle Fire HD: Using alternate app launcher, Google Talk without root

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD hacks/tweaks keep coming. We’ve already seen that it’s possible to root Amazon’s latest tablet, install the Google Play Store, or even install some Google apps without rooting. Now some early Kindle Fire HD users have figured out how to install an alternate home screen launcher app and get Google Talk up […]