Tag Archive: Brings


Facer 5.0 now out, brings Facer Premium and a new Facer Feed

Facer, the popular app for customizing your smartwatch’s face, announced this week the arrival of Facer 5.0.

This is a major update which brings a bunch of new features to the table, the most note-worthy being Facer Feed.

Given that hundreds of new watch faces are being published on Facer every week, sometimes it might be a bit hard  [Read More…]

Google Sounds brings Pixel ringtone and visuals to other Android phones

At least, it will once the app is actually ready to launch.

An app from Google called Sounds recently surfaced on the Play Store that, when installed on compatible phones, enables a collection of alarms, ringtones, and notification sounds previously only available for the Pixel. You’ll also get the visualizations that go with them — those flowing gradients of soft, muted colors that show up on the display of a Pixel when, say, your alarm goes off  [Read More…]

The Roomba 690 brings robotic vacuuming to your home for just $249

Robotic vacuums aren’t necessary, but damn are they fun to have.

I’ve never minded vacuuming as a regular chore around the house, but when my fiancé and I moved into a bigger apartment earlier this year, I decided it was time to pick up a robotic vacuum to finally see what all the hype was about. I remember looking at Roomba’s when I was younger and thinking they were just about the neatest thing, so I was  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.0 brings a complete redesign and tons of new features

The update’s available as a beta for Android right now.

If you’re a podcast lover, you’ve probably been using Pocket Casts for quite a few years now. It’s easily one of the best podcast apps available for Android, and now it’s getting even better thanks to its big 7.0 update that’s rolling out now. This is the first major update Pocket Casts has received since it was acquired by the NPR-lead radio group in May, and for  [Read More…]

Anker brings Google Assistant to a Wi-Fi speaker and pocket projector

Anker has a range of new products ready for the holiday season

Anker is known for its range of excellent mobile charging products, but the company has expanded beyond providing power in recent years with its Nebula, Eufy and SoundCore brands. At a launch event in New York, the company announced new products across its range of brands that it hopes will persuade you to part with your hard earned money this holiday season.

The new products  [Read More…]

Moto brings Android 8.1 Oreo to the G5 and G5 Plus

Who’s ready for some Oreo?

Android Pie has been out for over two months now, so when Moto G5 and G5 Plus users in the US were notified that there was a system update for them, they might have gotten their hopes up for getting a slice of the latest and greatest Android has to offer.

Well, sorry to steal your dessert, but Android 8.1 Oreo is still an upgrade, right?

Android 8.1 Oreo may not  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 brings lag-free gaming to mid-range phones

Qualcomm’s latest mid-range platform is aimed squarely at gamers.

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 in recent months, and the vendor is now launching the Snapdragon 675. The latest mid-range chipset shares a lot of the same hardware as the Snapdragon 670, but Qualcomm says it optimized the platform to facilitate smoother game play, prioritized connectivity, improved AI capabilities, better throughput and latency, all the while eliminating stutter by up to 90%.

Qualcomm is  [Read More…]

Spotify update brings simpler navigation + offline radio to Premium users

The Search page is also more powerful.

Way back in August of this year, Spotify rolled out a new UI for its Android app that’s much simpler and easy to use. This was a very welcome change considering how cluttered the app used to be, but up until now, this new UI has only been available for free users. Now, Spotify’s expanding this to its Premium subscribers.

The bottom navigation bar that used to have tabs for  [Read More…]

This discounted 3-pack of USB-C adapters brings new life to your old cables

Don’t ditch your old cables completely.

The transition from micro-USB to USB-C has been a pretty positive one for most, but that means that a lot of our old cables are no longer useful to charge our gadgets. Odds are you have tons of old cables laying around that you don’t want to get rid of, and luckily you don’t have to.

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s micro-USB to USB-C adapters for just $ 4.52  [Read More…]

Google Home v2.6 brings huge redesign, in-app smart home controls

Google’s Home app is looking better than ever.

While Google’s Home line of smart speakers has been outstanding ever since the first Google Home, the companion Home app has never been fantastic. Thankfully, with the v2.6 update that’s rolling out now, Google’s made the best version of it yet.

The new Home tab is what you’ll see upon open the app, and here you’ve got quick controls for toggling your smart lights on/off, playing music on any  [Read More…]