Category: Android News

Xcentz 36W PD Wall Charger review

As we move from microUSB to USB Type-C for our devices, we have to transition away from some of our existing chargers. Look around the home or office and you’ll likely find more than a couple plugs lying about.

The problem with tossing them out completely is that you may still use the traditional USB. Yes, even though it’s nowhere near as fast as today’s chargers, that trusty old wall plug can still work for a pair of headphones. [Read More…]

Starz ads during Disney+ signups is a small price to pay for new films

One ad after sign-up is worth it to get all the Star Wars films in one place.

What you need to know Starz had an license agreement with Disney for several films that Disney wanted to include on Disney+. As a result of modifying the agreement, Disney has agreed to a banner ad for Starz on the Disney+ signup/login page. This banner ad will appear on the login page for the Disney+ Android app and website.

Trying  [Read More…]

Nokia 6.2 arrives in US at just $250

HMD earlier this year announced its Nokia 6.2 for the international audience, but remained tight-lipped about a potential US release. Things get clearer today as Nokia brings its unlocked phone to the US, offering it up for just $ 250.

Read: Who is HMD Global?

The Nokia 6.2 isn’t the most powerful phone on the market, but its price tag is justified. It runs Android 9 Pie and is on the Android One program. This means at least two years  [Read More…]

Physical media has its place, but when can I stream the movie on Disney+?

Best answer: Theatrical releases should arrive on Disney+ about four months after they hit Blu-ray and DVD.

Enter the fantasia: Disney+ (From $ 7/mo at Disney+) Putting the magic on hold

The anticipation for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ launching November 12, is steadily building and for good reason. Until now, it took scouring the various streaming services to see what was available; even then, the pickings were relatively thin. The other factor for getting our Disney fix  [Read More…]

The Lenovo C340-11 outdoes the C330 in every single way

Lenovo Chromebook C340-11

New best Chromebook

$ 301 at Amazon Pros Double the USB ports More premium look with aluminum lid Expanded configuration options Cons No 8GB version yet Limited availability for silver variant so far

Lenovo’s follow-up to its most popular Chromebook brings some class and extra productivity to a compact machine that could already run all day with ease. Combined with aggressive pricing and two color options, the C340-11 is a slam dunk Chromebook.

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Can you download PlayStation Now games to your PC?

Best answer: No, you can’t download PlayStation Now games to your PC. PlayStation Now only supports streaming to PC. You can only download PlayStation Now games to a PlayStation 4 console.

Stream hundreds of games: PlayStation Now 12-month ($ 60 at Amazon) Nearly limitless choices: PlayStation Store Gift Card (From $ 10 at Amazon) What is PlayStation Now?

PlayStation Now is an on-demand subscription service similar to Xbox Game Pass or Netflix. By subscribing each month, members  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is here with a 108MP penta-camera setup, 5260mAh battery

It is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to offer 5x optical zoom.

What you need to know Xiaomi unveiled the Mi CC9 Pro at an event in China today. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature a penta-lens camera setup with a 108MP primary sensor. The Mi CC9 Pro runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G chipset and packs a massive 5,260mAh battery.

Xiaomi today announced its second Android smartphone featuring Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX camera sensor. Unlike the  [Read More…]

Your Google Home or Amazon Echo can be hacked using laser pointers

Phones are less susceptible to such attacks as they use voice authentication.

What you need to know Researchers have found that smart speakers such as Google Home and Amazon Echo can be hacked with the help of laser-powered “light commands.” Apart from smart speakers, Facebook’s Portal devices as well as smartphones can also be easily tricked by “light commands” from as far as a few hundred feet away. Researchers suggest smart speaker makers can fix this vulnerability  [Read More…]

Photoshop Camera coming in 2020 with live view filters powered by AI

Will also feature filters from ‘well-known artists and influencers.’

What you need to know Photoshop Camera is coming for iOS and Android in 2020. There is a limited preview version that you can sign up to try out right now. Photoshop Camera will apply filters and effects before or after taking a photo and uses Adobe’s Sensei AI to help choose or apply effects depending on what is in the photo.

Adobe may have just released Photoshop  [Read More…]

The November 2019 security patch improves the Pixel 4’s 90Hz display

There’s also better mapping for the Xbox wireless controller.

What you need to know Google is now rolling out the November 2019 security patch for Pixel phones. The Pixel 4, specifically, is getting improvements for Smooth Display. There’s also the usual array of patches/fixes to secure any vulnerabilities.

It’s a new month, and in the Android world, that means a new security patch. On November 4, 2019, Google began rolling out its November 2019 patch to the  [Read More…]