Tag Archive: Added


Android Q dark theme support (and AMOLED theme) added to Smart Launcher 5

Smart Launcher 5 continues to bring more features to its new 5.2 overhaul for the second month in a row.

Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2’s modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.

The changes outlined for April 20’s Build 40  [Read More…]

VRidge has added better Oculus Go controller support for SteamVR games

A major VRidge update has added extra support for using Oculus Go controllers with SteamVR.

Thanks to some savvy developers, it’s possible to stream SteamVR games to mobile VR systems, like Oculus Go. I already wrote a guide on using Air Light VR (ALVR) to get this done, but a recent update to RiftCat’s VRidge software, an alternative method for streaming, has added better controller support. This is key when trying to make up lost ground between  [Read More…]

Google ‘inadvertently’ added a government helpline number to contact lists of all Android phones in India

Google apologizes for coding a government agency’s number into all Android phones in India.

Over the course of this week, several Android users in India took to Twitter over the mysterious appearance of a government helpline number on their devices. The number in question is the toll-free helpline (1-800-300-1947) for the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government agency that oversees the Aadhaar biometric identity program.

The agency’s number seemingly popped up on all Android phones  [Read More…]

Google Maps has added wheelchair-accessible transit routes, and it’s life-changing

Sometimes the little things can make the biggest differences.

A feature that’s been in the works for a while debuts today in Google Maps as wheelchair accessible routes are added to public transit navigation. It’s going to be life-changing for a good many people. I know, because I’m one of them.

Starting today in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney (though I see the feature for the greater Washington, D.C. area, too) when searching  [Read More…]

Pokémon GO Legendary Week starts today with some added bonuses

Niantic has announced that the popular Pokemon Go Legendary Week is back and begins today and will run through until March 5. The long-anticipated event sees the return of Groudon and Kyogre back to Raid Battles alongside Rayquaza in Raid Battles around the world. There’s an added challenge for trainers around the world where if Trainers defeat […]

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Amazon Echo’s biggest feature was just quietly added to Google Assistant

Assistant got a silent update with massive implications.

If you take a look at your Google Home app, down at the bottom of the “More settings” tab, you’ll see an option that wasn’t there after the last big update. Your Home app didn’t update while you were asleep, Google silently added the tab in preparation for something much bigger. In fact, it’s probably going to be the biggest single jab at Amazon’s Echo platform yet.

The new  [Read More…]

Final Android 7.1 Developer Preview build released, Nexus 9 added to Beta Program

The second and final Android 7.1 Developer Preview is here.

Just a couple days over a month since the first Android 7.1 Developer Preview was released, we now have Developer Preview 2 available for Nexus phones and tablets to get a near-final taste of the latest software. Those who have enrolled in the Android Beta Program for their compatible device — which now includes the Nexus 9 — will receive Developer Preview 2 this week via an OTA update.

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Verizon took $30 billion in revenue, added 615,000 postpaid additions in Q2 2016

Verzion has published the U.S. carrier’s results for Q2 2016, noting total revenues of $ 30.5 billion for the quarter. The company also recently finalized its acquisition of Yahoo, which will sit comfortably alongside AOL. Operating income for Q2 was $ 4.6 billion and the carrier announced 615,000 new postpaid net additions. Verizon now has 113 million retail connections, up just over 3% from last year.

Some highlights from the financial report:

The composition of the  [Read More…]

Android Pay added over 100 banks- check to see if yours is on the list!

The list of financial institutions supporting Android Pay continues to grow. Google just released a list of 115 new banks and credit unions, mostly small institutions, that now support the mobile payment application. What we’re still missing, however, is a key player- Capital One. Back in May Cap One was added very briefly before being

Shared album comments bring added social flair to Google Photos

Google Photos is making it much easier to tease your friends and loved ones over that latest embarrassing picture in your shared album. Thanks to the latest update to Google’s premiere photo app, people using a shared album can now leave comments on both the photos contained within and the album itself.

Aside from that social boost, Google Photos has also added smart suggestions to shared albums. Says Google:

Plus, to make it easier  [Read More…]