Tag Archive: Control


6 Apps to control your Windows 10 PC from Android

Whether it be a PC or laptop running Windows 10, it’s sometimes not always practical to carry it around with you. Something you do tend to have to hand almost constantly is your Android smartphone. Microsoft offers the ability to remotely control your Windows PC and here are the ways in which you can do […]

Voice Control, Call Activate! [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie take a look at some fresh Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 rumors before diving into Android Central’s Best of CES 2018 Awards.

They also take a look at other news from the show, including Google Assistant penetration into the automotive market, Lenovo’s Smart Display, an NVIDIA 4K HDR TV, fingerprint sensor technology, Razer’s “Project Linda”, and more!

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Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced in February at  [Read More…]

Control your devices anywhere with a $40 two-pack of TP-Link Smart Plugs

Buy smart accessories smartly.

The TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug two-pack is now on sale at Amazon for just $ 39.99. Other than when it was $ 35 at B&H Photo on Black Friday, this looks to be the lowest price ever for these smart plugs. At just $ 5 above the Black Friday pricing, it’s nothing to scoff at. A single one of these plugs is currently selling for $ 35 on its own, so this is a really  [Read More…]

The POWERUP Dart lets you create and control the ultimate paper airplane

Take to the skies with the POWERUP Dart, a paper airplane you can control with your smartphone.

Phones and drones are by far my favorite pieces of tech — they go together perfectly like peanut butter and jelly. So it was pretty easy to get excited about the POWERUP Dart. It combines the simplicity of a paper airplane with a sophisticated Bluetooth-enabled motor and rudder that lets you take control using a smartphone app.

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Google Camera port now supports RAW images and full HDR+ control

The latest update for the Google Camera app port brings RAW image capture, full HDR customization, and numerous performance tweaks.

Last month, a developer in Ukraine created a forked version of the Google Camera app that allowed it to be installed on a lot of other Android phones not made by Google. The port’s been riddled with quite a few bugs and missing features since its initial release, but the latest update takes this from being an experiment to  [Read More…]

These are the 5 PlayStation PlayLink games you’ll be able to control with your phone

Here’s everything to expect from the 5 PlayStation PlayLink games announced so far

During E3 this past June, Sony announced its new PlayLink system for the PlayStation 4 that allows users to play games with other people in the room by using their phones. It’s a rather ingenious take on the whole party-game niche, and Sony recently outlined all of the PlayLink games that have been announced for the PS4 so far.

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Get your cable chaos under control with this $7 magnetic cable organizer

If you’re sick and tired of having to reach down to grab your charging cables hiding under your desk or couch, then this is probably going to be the best thing you see all day.

I still forget to charge my phone, even though it’s sitting on the desk right next to my laptop and I know there’s a charger within arm’s reach. The problem is the Lightning cable is on the ground underneath my chair, and I’m either  [Read More…]

Forget drones! This kit lets you control paper planes from your Android smartphone

If you’ve been flying drones as a hobby, but recently found yourself craving a new distraction, then you listen to this. Remember the good old days when you used make paper airplanes? You’re not probably aware of this but now, in the era of technology you can actually get them to perform complicated tricks.  All […]

G Suite managers can now control Android Wear devices

G Suite Managers can now administer Android Wear devices for devices using Android Wear 2.0 and later.

As strange as it may sound, a wearable device is a great match in many industries. Being able to see notifications while your hands are full or dirty may sound trivial, but in practice, it makes a smartwatch worth whatever other headaches are involved. Google apparently agrees, because now G Suite managers can manage Android Wear 2.0 devices.

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How to control Samsung SmartThings with Google Assistant

It’s easy to automate your life with a small investment in Samsung’s connected smart accessories and a free app from Google.

I figured that the easiest way to turn my home into an automated abode was to find out which platform would best pair with the existing power of Google Assistant. Samsung’s SmartThings like the right fit considering the breadth of accessories it has to offer.

I discovered that I could use IFTTT commands in my house,  [Read More…]