Google Hangouts is on the way out, and we already knew that. But despite being so late in its life cycle and so close to the end of the road, Google has just updated it to add a new feature to it. Pretty strange move, even by Google’s standards. It’s a small feature, but now […]
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Feature phones still have a place in the market, however small. In countries like the US, there’s still some small demand for a phone that’s a little more basic without all the bells and whistles of something like a Galaxy S10, and in emerging markets there’s a need for devices that are less expensive and […]
Come comment on this article: Nokia is bringing the feature phone back, but this time they’re using Android, too
Samsung looks to be improving their update game with One UI 2.0 based on Android Q already slated for release on existing devices and the imminent Note 10 later this year. When Samsung first announced their revamped Android Pie-based ‘One UI‘ back in late 2018 it was received as a huge improvement over the much-maligned […]
Come comment on this article: One UI 2.0 on Android Q coming soon, S11 to feature v2.1 in 2020
One of the coolest features about Android Auto is that if you have an Android smartphone, you can use it, regardless of whether or not you’re using an Android Auto head unit in your vehicle. Simply open the Android Auto app and let your phone turn into the hub for your vehicle. But like all […]
Come comment on this article: Google is nixing a pretty big Android Auto feature on smartphones
Huawei is looking to make 2019 a year full of crazy innovations, and they’ve already started on the right foot with the folding Mate X. The P30 Pro will be one of their next devices, and it’s expected to pack in a ton of camera features that will stand out from an incredibly crowded smartphone […]
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Microsoft Excel for Android has been updated with a nifty new feature that was originally teased at a conference last year. If you’re in a rush and need to turn a photo or image into a spreadsheet that you can actually edit, this is now your go-to app. The update uses image recognition and AI […]
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Verily announced a health watch in 2017 aimed at unearthing insights into medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD. One of the focus areas for Alphabet's health division and its prescription-only Study Watch is cardiovascular health, a…
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Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Watch Parties, a way for group members to watch the same videos together. Now, it looks like the company is testing a similar feature for Messenger. TechCrunch reports that code spotted by mobile investigator An…
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Facebook didn't take long to roll out Messenger's unsend feature, although it may be a while before you have the option of correcting missteps in your part of the world. Unsending is now available in Messenger's Android and iOS apps in Bolivia, Colo…
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When LG officially announces the LG V40 on October 3rd, one of the features they are sure to highlight will be the triple lens camera. The triple lenses are unique – for now – but outside of being different, they will only really add value to the smartphone if they help people do things better […]
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It has been almost three months since Apple's last incremental update for various devices like Apple Watch, iPhones and Apple TV. While the upcoming iterations of the company's operating systems (iOS 12, watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave are still in beta,…
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Google has been updating a lot of their apps and services recently, but one that has not received much attention is YouTube TV. However, users of the service may notice a new pop-up message the next time they launch the app on their smartphone letting them know that a new “voice remote” feature is available. […]
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Instagram has announced a new feature to help you quickly take excellent photos of yourself or the people around you, emulating the portrait mode that we’re seeing on most new smartphones. The feature is called Focus and gives your shots a professional, softly blurred look and makes them quick and easy to share. If you’ve […]
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Google is testing out a new feature for the mobile version of its Chrome web browser that should make your browsing experience a bit better. Currently accessing your recent web history involves a few taps behind some settings menus, but a new feature in the works will allow you to long press the back button […]
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Google Photos is among the most popular of Google’s apps and it continues to evolve and improve. The latest feature adds location data to the right of date dividers as you scroll through your photos. Photos on the web has been doing this for a few months, but the feature is new to Android. This […]
Come comment on this article: A new feature has popped up in Google Photos showing locations next to date dividers
OnePlus used their home-grown version of face unlock on the OnePlus 5T this year, giving users a quick and mostly secure way to unlock their devices. And honestly, the feature worked pretty well compared to some previous Android devices that utilized face unlock. However, one of the potential reasons for the OnePlus 5T’s successful feature may be […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 5T may have violated a patent with its face unlock feature
Twitter is working on a few different ways to shake up their social media service, including longer character limits and easy ways to create tweetstorms. With a shift to longer form content instead of just 100 word jokes, you might want to go back and read some of the posts later, right? That’s why Twitter […]
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Twitter is rolling out a new feature that should help you rant and rave about your favorite topics, which apparently we’re calling a Tweetstorm. The feature was reportedly in testing before now, but the social network is slowly beginning to push it out for more public users. The change, at least on the Android app, […]
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PayPal announced a new feature that they hope will help people deal with the stress of the holiday shopping season. According to PayPal, 54% of people who responded to a recent poll say they are stressed out by the prospect of holiday shopping and only 32% find it a joyful experience. To help with that, […]
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While Snapchat struggles to nab more users, Instagram is steaming ahead the only way it knows how: By copying Snapchat. The Facebook-owned service is adding a feature to its (vastly more popular) take on Stories that's all about throwbacks. The updat…
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Uber announced a new feature they are adding to their service that will allow for multiple stops to be added to a ride. With this update, users can do things like stop to pick up friends or family from different locations who are all on their way to the same final destination. In the past […]
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Facebook has quietly launched a new feature for Live videos that makes sharing your screen a painless experience. Instead of downloading a third-party service, you can now simply click the "Share Screen" button that appears once you enter the Live mo…
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A new beta version of the Google app is rolling out to users and a teardown shows several new features that will either be included in the next version or possibly a subsequent version. The improvements and features cover both the Google Assistant and will presumably be available for all users as well as some […]
Come comment on this article: Google app teardown points the way to new Google Assistant features, Pixel squeeze feature
Tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter these days — it's not uncommon to see someone shout "thread" and point to a mammoth 30-tweet piece of political commentary. Whether or not you feel that's the best use of Twitter, it could soon be much easier to…
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Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which is a personalized playlist of new release music with da…
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Omni-Wearables’ FaceShot active sunglasses include a built-in video camera that docks into one of the arms. The camera can be activated simply be flipping it outward to begin filming the action around you.
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Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]
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Sketched out by Craigslist? Overwhelmed by eBay? Try Facebook instead. On Tuesday, the social media site expanded its functionality once again, and has now dipped its toe into the waters of digital commerce.
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It seems like it was just yesterday Google rolled out version 5 of its keyboard on Android. Those on the newly released Android N Developer Preview can install version 5.1 of the Google Keyboard, which includes one substantial new feature. The update is only for those running Android N, but sources have got it working partially […]
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To help protect users from harassment, Skype has added a new feature to its desktop and mobile apps that hides IP addresses by default. The company recommends that users update across all devices as soon as possible.
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If you’ve got something to sell, you can go to eBay, Craigslist, Amazon, Etsy and many other places on the web to do just that — and now Facebook is working on something similar too.
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If you are looking for a messaging platform that can provide end-to-end encryption from a variety of platforms, you may want to check out LINE. The messaging client is receiving a new security feature called Letter Sealing that enables users to apply encryption on messages sent from the desktop as well as on the mobile client on both Android and iOS. LINE claims they are the first provider to offer this level of security combined with flexiblity to end users.
The Letter Sealing feature uses a key that is only available on user devices, not on a central server. This makes messages “technically impossible” to be cracked according to LINE. Initially Letter Sealing will be available for all chat sessions and for Location Sharing. However, LINE plans to expand the encryption to other features provided by their platform in the future.
LINE says Letter Sealing joins other security features of their app like Hidden Chat, time limited messaging, and a Passcode Lock to offer users a high level of security. You can get LINE from the Google Play Store using the link below. To take advantage of the new Letter Sealing feature, the app needs to be updated to at least version 5.3.0.
Come comment on this article: LINE messaging app announces End-to-End Encryption feature