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HTC U11 adds Amazon Alexa support, turning it into a venerable portable Echo

HTC triples up on its artificial intelligence offering.

The HTC U11 launched in June with Google Assistant as its primary artificial intelligence service, though the promise was that at a later date we’d receive Amazon Alexa as a secondary choice. Now the time has come — with a new software update and an app install, you can use your U11 almost identically to the way you’d use an Amazon Echo sitting on your kitchen counter.

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Android Pay adds support for another 72 US banks

Android Pay is constantly expanding support and has just added another 72 US banks to the list. It was only last week that 60 banks were added to the list of supported banks for Android Pay and now we see a further 72. The full list of the new banks who have added support for […]

Netflix adds Dolby Atmos support, but you probably can’t use it yet

Netflix is adding Dolby Atmos support, but it’s not coming to Android or Chromecast anytime soon.

It’s often said that video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and even YouTube focus too much on video enhancements at the expense of audio. As we’ve moved from 1080p to 4K to HDR to wide color gamut, we’ve remained stubbornly adherent to audio standards that are approaching 10 or 15 years old.

Netflix wants to change that with the  [Read More…]

Amazon adds the Nokia 6, Moto E4 to its lineup of Prime Exclusive Phones

You’re probably familiar with Amazon’s line of Prime Exclusive Phones which awards Prime members big discounts on select phones. Well, today’s Amazon updated the portfolio to include a few new additions. The most notable one is the Nokia 6 – which was introduced back at MWC 2017 in late February. Initially, the phone will be […]

The Defendroid adds a new twist to classic block busting games (Review)

Overview Ball and paddle-style games were all the rage in the early days of computers and The Defendroid wants to offer a trip down memory lan while adding its own twist. Developer: Takeshi Games Cost: Free (in-app purchases) Impressions In theory, Defendroid is a fun remake of the classic block-busting game in a new crazy […]

Nova Launcher Beta adds Android O style notification dots, but Dynamic Badges are better

Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.

Notification badges have made huge strides on Nova Launcher in the last few months. We got Dynamic Badges to replace the hum-drum numeric badges back in March, and now, Nova is letting us downsize our badges and try out the more simplistic Android O-style dots in its latest beta update. And while I’m all for bringing the latest Android goodies to older versions, this is  [Read More…]

AOL’s Alto email update adds full calendar capability, improved Alexa integration

Email apps are getting smarter and smarter these days. They need to in order to be able to survive in today’s competitive landscape, where messaging apps reign supreme. Case in point, this week, Alto – the email app developed by Verizon (more specifically AOL) – announced the advent of a new Alto experience for iOS […]

Mophie’s Juice Pack for the Pixel XL adds Qi wireless charging

Just because you chose Google’s Android over every other rendition doesn’t mean you should be left out of the wireless fun.

Mophie has concocted a clever solution for those of you who may adore your Pixel XL smartphones, but have been secretly ruing the day you abandoned your wireless charging privileges. The newly released Juice Pack case for the Pixel XL not only tacks on an additional 2950mAh battery, but it also adds Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Gmail adds Smart Reply on Android and iOS

Smart Reply is a feature in Inbox and Allo that suggests quick responses that are created by analyzing the email you received. Rather than pre-made quick responses, the suggested responses are relevant and in your style of writing.

Google Gmail quick reply

Now when you view a message in Gmail, three smart replies are suggested for you. Once you press them, you can edit them before sending. The more you use this  [Read More…]