Tag Archive: Adds


Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

HQ Trivia’s new ‘Friends on HQ’ feature adds a social element to the game

Now you can see how much better (or worse) your friends are doing during the game.

HQ Trivia exploded in popularity last year, and it continues to be just as big of a phenomenon in early 2018. I’ve found the game to be most enjoyable when played with a group of friends, and a new “Friends on HQ” update aims to extend the social element even when you aren’t in the same room as your buddies.

On  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring adds Alexa compatibility, expands to Android

Motiv Ring will finally be available or users of Android phones. On top of that, the Ring-shaped wearable has also gained Alexa compatibility.

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SwiftKey 7.0 adds stickers, location sharing, new languages, and more

Available now for Android and iOS.

Microsoft purchased the ultra-popular keyboard app SwiftKey in April of 2016, and since then — well — let’s just say the keyboard’s had better days. In an attempt to better compete with the likes of Gboard and other competitors, SwiftKey is getting its biggest update since the Microsoft acquisition.

There’s a lot going on in SwiftKey 7.0, but perhaps the biggest change lies with the new Toolbar. The Toolbar is represented  [Read More…]

Google adds video and audio voicemail to Duo

Rolling out to Android and iOS starting today.

Google Duo has become one of the best video-calling apps around, and today it’s adding a helpful tool for when contacts you try to reach aren’t available.

Next time you call someone on Duo and they don’t answer, you’ll have an option to leave them a video message. Messages can be up to 30-seconds long, and once you’re happy with how your message turns out, you can send it to  [Read More…]

Twitter adds Bookmarks so you can save tweets for later without liking them

Say goodbye to awkwardly liking tweets you don’t actually agree with.

Twitter’s my go-to social network of choice, and while I enjoy most parts of it, there are a few areas that are in desperate need of improvement (I’m looking at you, un-editable tweets). While edits still aren’t here, Twitter is adding something that a lot of people have been asking for for a while — bookmarks.

As you can probably guess, the purpose of bookmarks is  [Read More…]

Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more!

The Pokemon Company had pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration.

February 27th has become a holiday for Pokemon fans, marking the anniversary of the original launch of the first game in 1996, and this year the celebration is leaning heavier than ever on your phone. While there are still limited collectibles at Pokemon Centers and access to the latest Pokemon Movie on Pokemon TV, your digital assistant is also going to play a bit  [Read More…]

YouTube TV adds more channels and markets but gets a price bump

Google announced today that its YouTube TV service is expanding to more cities, as well as adding a list of new channels to its lineup. The new crop includes TNT, Adult Swim, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. What’s more, sports lovers will be thrilled to hear that NBA TV and the […]

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Latest Essential Phone update finally adds Auto-HDR

Eight months later, the Essential Phone finally has Auto-HDR.

Ever since its launch in late May, the Essential Phone‘s camera has been, well, a bit of a mess. While the camera hardware seemed awfully promising, the Essential Camera app was slow, buggy, and just a pain to use out of the box. Essential’s regularly been updating the app to provide the best possible experience, and the latest one finally adds Auto-HDR.

Similar to most all  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v34 adds new animations and improved adaptive icon support

The v34 update has a new folder animation, better adaptive icon support, and more.

A little less than a month ago, Action Launcher v33 was released with a highlight feature called “AdaptiveZoom.” AdaptiveZoom is a new app-opening animation that gradually fills your phone’s screen with the background color of each app icon, and with v34, there’s a new zoom animation that perfectly compliments it.

The new zoom animation features the same gradual zoom of AdaptiveZoom  [Read More…]