Tag Archive: Changed


The Google Pixel 2 XL has changed how I take photos

I have loved photography ever since my grandfather got me into collecting old film cameras over a decade ago, but that love has never extended into mobile photography. For years, most of the photos you would find on my phone were of documents, notes, or something I wanted to remember for later. Sure, there were […]

Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface high-performance apps

There’s more to an app than just its features and price.

How stable an app is, how well it performs, and its consistency are just as important to the app experience as anything else — and Google knows it. That’s why it has announced today that Google Play has changed its ranking algorithms to surface apps that exhibit the best performance, lowest number of crashes, and the highest stability, rather than just the most installs or highest ratings.

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Google has changed its developer guidelines to protect users against phishing attacks

Taking steps to prevent future phishing scams.

Google has updated its app identity guidelines and put new review processes and restrictions on web apps that request user data in response to the phishing scam that popped up last week. It’s all outlined on the Google developer blog, which outlines the new steps web app developers will need to abide by in order to help Google and its users better detect spoofed or misleading app identities.

On May  [Read More…]

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus: What’s changed and which offers more value?

The Moto G5 Plus offers a lot of value, but there are tradeoffs.

The Moto G5 Plus is all set to make its debut in the U.S. shortly, featuring several key upgrades over its predecessor. Motorola has announced that the variant with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will retail for $ 229, $ 20 less than what the Moto G4 Plus debuted at last year. The model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will  [Read More…]

Evernote has changed its mind, won’t actually read your notes

Thanks, but no thanks.

Evernote has backtracked on a controversial update to its privacy policy that would have, in the name of machine learning, allow select employees to read small portions of user content. From the company’s corporate blog:

In the coming months we will be revising our existing Privacy Policy to address our customers’ concerns, reinforce that their data remains private by default, and confirm the trust they have placed in Evernote is well founded. In addition, we  [Read More…]

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature shows how much the world has changed in the last 32 years

See how the planet has changed over the last three decades.

Google Earth’s Timelapse feature made its debut in 2013, offering a wealth of satellite imagery data from 1984 to 2012. The feature picked up a comprehensive update today, with Google adding four additional years of imagery and petabytes of high-resolution data from Landsat and Sentinel-2A satellites, giving us a “sharper view of our planet.” Google combined 5 million images — sifting through three quadrillion pixels — to create  [Read More…]

Android M vs Android N: What has changed?

Announced in May at Google I/O, Android 7.0 Nougat brings with it a slew of updates and improvements to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android Marshmallow itself brought great features to Android. Android Nougat brings Android to another level. Let’s dive into each flavor of Android to see the changes that Marshmallow brought, and compare them to

Google has changed the name of Project Tango to . . . Tango

During Lenovo’s press conference today, Google announced that their Project Tango division, which is making 3D sensing smartphone technology, is now just called Tango.

Project Tango began three years ago at Google as a small research and development team, but as explained during the press conference, that team has grown much larger as it has helped to create the technology inside the just announced Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro smartphone. Google felt that having “Project” in the  [Read More…]

What has changed: Xperia Z5 vs Xperia X lines

Sony surprised us all when it debuted a new Xperia X line of smartphones at MWC 2016, with no typical Xperia Z refresh in sight. Fortunately, the company later addressed the

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LG G5 vs LG V10: What has changed, and was it for the better?

Many would have thought that the LG V10 was a preview on what was to come of the LG G5. But scratch that. Today, LG dropped the G5, and it turned out to be more of an overhaul than a progression. Let’s breakdown the differences. I have a V10 myself and I’m honestly conflicted on whether to upgrade or not.

Design

The V10 and G5 are back-to-back releases, but you wouldn’t be able to guess it. The V10’s design was a progression from the  [Read More…]