Tag Archive: Automatic


Chrome is getting a new, tabbed interface for automatic webpage translation

The new UI matches what’s found on iOS and Android.

What you need to know Google has modified the UI for its automatic webpage translations in Chrome, powered by Google Translate. The new design features a tabbed interface. It brings the desktop UI more in line with the current iOS and Android designs.

Google is making a slight change to the UI of the Google Translate widget you’ll see automatically translating webpages in a foreign language when  [Read More…]

Stop automatic app updates from happening without your knowledge

There are a few reasons why one might want to stop the Play Store from automatically updating an app. Maybe a new update broke functionality, or you need to keep track of your data usage and don’t want to burn through your cellular data limts. Whatever the reason, here’s how you can stop automatic updates from occurring on your Android phone.

How to stop Automatic App Updates for all apps Open the Google Play Store on your Android  [Read More…]

Google has begun rolling out Automatic Call Screening to all Pixel phones

You’ll no longer have to worry about robocalls — if you own a Pixel, that is.

What you need to know Google is bringing its Automatic Call Screening feature to all Pixels. Call screening was previously exclusive to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4. The feature lets you avoid robocalls, by having Google Assistant answer the call for you.

Among the most useful features Google has released for its Pixel lineup — and the most enviable, since  [Read More…]

All Pixel phones running Android 10 will get automatic screen calling

“Over the coming weeks.”

What you need to know On December 9, Google introduced new features for the Pixel smartphones, including automatic screen calling exclusively for the Pixel 4. Later, Google revealed to Business Insider that automatic screen calling would be coming to previous Pixel smartphones running Android 10 “over the coming weeks.” Like the original Call Screen feature, automatic screen calling is expected to be exclusive to the U.S.

On December 9, Google had a Pixel  [Read More…]

Google One now offers automatic backup for Android phones

The new Google One feature will automatically back up your device data, multimedia messages, photos, and videos.

What you need to know Google One memberships now include automatic phone backup for Android phones. The Google One app will now automatically back up all your texts, contacts, apps, photos, videos, and multimedia messages. Google One subscriptions start at $ 2/month for 100GB cloud storage.

Google is rolling out a new automatic phone backup feature for Google One subscribers.  [Read More…]

Galaxy Watch Active gets low heart-rate alerts and automatic swim detection

Samsung’s also launching new bands for the smartwatch.

What you need to know The Galaxy Watch Active is getting updated with a bunch of new features. Samsung’s added automatic swim tracking, SmartThings control using Bixby, and a lot more. There’s also a new lineup of watch bands, including a reflective textile band and stylish active leather collection.

The Galaxy Watch Active is already one of the best smartwatches you can buy in 2019, but now it’s about  [Read More…]

YouTube Music picks up automatic download feature for up to 500 songs

Smart downloads will allow you to set a limit lower than 500 if you want to save storage space.

What you need to know Smart downloads is an expansion of Offline Mixtape that will download up to 500 songs for offline playback. It will download music overnight while your phone is charging and on Wi-Fi. If you’re worried about storage space you can adjust how many songs it will download.

The YouTube Music app will soon have  [Read More…]

The $100 Automatic Pro OBD-II car adapter can track your car and diagnose problems

Real-time diagnostics and easy solutions.

The Automatic Pro real-time car tracking Connected Car OBD-II adapter has dropped to $ 99.99 on Amazon. This is its lowest price ever outside of Prime Day and Black Friday events. We have seen it hit $ 110 a couple of times, but this is the first drop to $ 100.

If you have a car that’s newer than the mid-90s, you most likely have an OBD-II port in it. You can  [Read More…]

How to disable automatic downloads on your PlayStation 4

You get a say in when your games download updates.

To surprise you with a cool new game you might want to play, your PlayStation 4 is set up by default to automatically download game updates the moment a publisher makes them available. It’s a nice feature, right until it isn’t. Whether you’re on a metered internet connection some of the time or you want some additional control over how your console handles data, sometimes you want  [Read More…]

YouTube Live updated with IFTTT integration and automatic captions

Live chat replays and location tags are also here.

If you’ve ever hosted a livestream, chances are you did so on YouTube Live. YouTube’s feature set for livestreaming is already pretty great, but now it’s getting even better with four new features.

First off, Google’s finally launching something that it announced almost a year ago at Google I/O 2017 — IFTTT integration with Super Chat. Super Chats are paid comments you can make during a live stream  [Read More…]