Category: Android News


How to sign up for YouTube Premium

YouTube’s $ 12/month subscription gets you a lot for your money.

YouTube Premium is finally here, and if you’ve got $ 12/month to spend, it’s absolutely worth the cash.

For that monthly fee, YouTube Premium grants you access to ad-free videos across all of YouTube, offline downloads, YouTube Original content, and all of the perks that come with YouTube Music.

Signing up for YouTube Premium is as easy as can be, and to get started, here’s what  [Read More…]

Kano, a company teaching kids how to code, joins forces with Sesame Ventures

Kano, an educational computer company that provides kids with the tools to build their own technology, has received an investment from Sesame Ventures.

Together, the two companies will share knowledge, insights and best practices regarding parents and children and their interaction with technology from the earliest stages of life.

Sesame Ventures is the investment arm of Sesame Workshop, the company behind the popular educational children’s program Sesame Street. It seeks to partner with companies involved in tech, health, and child  [Read More…]

Samsung brings back customizale text message ringtones for each contact

Available as part of the v4.4.30.5 update for Samsung Messages.

The Android Oreo update brings a lot of goodies to Samsung phones. There’s an updated UI for the Samsung Experience skin, more emojis, adaptive notification dots, and much more. However, it also removed something that struck a chord with a lot of users — customizable text message ringtones.

Prior to the Oreo update, you could have different ringtones/notification sounds for your text messages on a per-contact-basis. If  [Read More…]

Learn Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and more with dirt cheap Adobe CC training bundle

In today’s world it’s almost a social or professional prerequisite to have a fundamental understanding of the Adobe CC suite of products. Adobe Creative Cloud is the first name in editing, creation, and animation.

Maybe you’re a journalist that needs to superimpose your publication’s logo into your article’s featured image, Or, you might be a restaurateur that needs a gripping logo design for your franchise. There are myriad reasons to know and understand Adobe and its portfolio of programs.

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Android Messages for web is officially rolling out to all users

Google also highlights smaller features that are now available in Messages.

In late-April, Google’s plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the biggest ones is finally coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you’ll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can “Text on your computer with Messages for  [Read More…]

These are the laptop bags we use and love

Carry me away.

Everyone carries a bag of some sort of bag, from tiny leather shoulder bags to massive 40L rucksacks that can carry everyone one needs for a week-long getaway.

Being a remote company, we’re always ready to work, either with a laptop, a tablet, or just a phone and a prayer.

The bag one wears is important: it speaks a lot about a person’s lifestyle, and about their priorities. Given that we spend a lot  [Read More…]

Android Messages for web desktop site is now live

The service isn’t working quite yet, but we’re getting somewhere.

In late-April, Google’s plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the big ones appears to finally be coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you’ll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can “Text on your computer with Messages  [Read More…]

YouTube Music, YouTube Premium go live in 17 countries

Google on Monday confirmed that its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services are available in 17 countries.

As we previously learned, YouTube Music is a music service designed around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new and trending videos, offline playback, and other exclusives. A paid service, it costs users $ 10 per month.

YouTube Premium, on the other hand, is essentially a refreshed approach to its YouTube Red service. Included in the bundle are  [Read More…]

Lock screen customization is dead

From start to finish, this kind of theming was a complete mess.

If you don’t like a launcher on Android, you get a new one. Hate your keyboard? Use a third-party keyboard. After all, Android is all about choice, and customization is an essential part of the Android experience… but lock screen customization is bad. Third-party lock screen customization is especially bad. There was a very, very brief moment in history when it was less bad, but  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go adds friends, trading, and gifts

Pokemon Go Trading. You’ve wait for it and now it’s here. Nearly two years into its existence, some of the biggest changes to Pokemon Go are set to arrive later this week. That’s right, friends and trading are about to change the game, quite literally.

According to the developers of the game, Niantic, players will soon be able to add one another as friends.  Once that’s done, they’ll be able to send each other gifts and trade Pokemon between them.  [Read More…]