Tag Archive: Customize


How to customize Active Edge on the Google Pixel 3

One of the Google Pixel 3’s fun and interesting hardware features is one you can’t even see. “Active Edge” lets you squeeze your phone to launch Google Assistant or silence incoming calls and notifications. It’s a pretty neat trick that accomplishes a simple set of features; and if you want to turn it off, you aren’t stuck with a useless button on your phone as is the case with the competition. Here’s how you can set up and  [Read More…]

Best ways to customize and decorate your Oculus Go

Art can make anything beautiful, including your VR headsets!

Most of us love the sleek look of a plain gray headset, but some of us like a little more spark or a little more silliness. From custom art to safe stickers, I’m gonna show you how to make your Oculus Go one of a kind.

By the time you’re done checking out all your options, your creative energy will be bursting at the seams to put it  [Read More…]

How to set up and customize Google Assistant

Make it yours, and you’ll get a lot more out of the experience.

While Google Assistant made its official debut with Allo, it wasn’t until the release of the Pixel that we’ve seen more of what Google has in store for their personal AI assistant. Now, Google Assistant has rolled out to all Android phones running on Marshmallow or later.

There are so many ways to use the Assistant throughout the day, from getting a daily briefing  [Read More…]

Customize your Android with one of these six highly flexible apps

Have an Android phone that could use some freshening up? There’s nothing wrong with the performance, but you’ve just gotten a little bit tired of how it looks and feels. Fear not, one of the best things about the platform is that it allows for all sorts of customization. In fact, it has been one of our favorite things about Android since launch. Let’s customize your Android.

See Also: 10 things every Pixel 2 user absolutely should know You’re using  [Read More…]

You can now customize Gmail for Android’s swipe actions

Gmail for Android has supported a swipe gesture within the mobile app for quite some time, but, up until today, it has been severely limited in scope.

Swiping on an email within the Android app has archived that message no matter what, which may have been the best possible option for some users. However, swipe actions have become a normal feature within the majority of email apps these days, and the general rule of thumb has been to provide plenty  [Read More…]

Gmail now lets you customize swipe actions on emails

Available in v8.5.20 of the app.

Gmail’s desktop site got a huge redesign in late April, but since then, the Android app has remained more or less the same. However, the v8.5.20 update adds a handy trick we think a lot of you will like — customizable swipe actions.

Prior to this update, swiping left or right on an email in your inbox would archive it. This is a handy tool, but the limitation to  [Read More…]

How to customize the Shelf on the OnePlus 6

How do I use and customize the shelf in the OnePlus Launcher?

OnePlus has a knack for leaving Android mostly untouched in OxygenOS, but one unique aspect of its custom software is the Shelf to the left of the home screens in the OnePlus Launcher.

How to customize the Shelf How to disable the Shelf Why would you want to use the Shelf?

As a longtime user of the popular third-party home screen replacement Action Launcher, I’ve  [Read More…]

Customize your entire home with Philips Hue smart lighting systems on sale today

Make your home beautiful.

This sale on Philips Hue lighting is not messing around. There are a dozen different deals available right now, and they include everything from multi-color LED smart bulbs for $ 42.47 to the 80-inch voice-controlled multi-color light strip for $ 76.47.

If you’re new to the Philips Hue ecosystem, start with this four-bulb starter kit for $ 169.99. It normally sells for $ 200, so you’re saving $ 30 off the regular price.  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S9 navigation bar and home button

Samsung offers several customization options to change up the color and orientation of the nav bar on the Galaxy S9.

With the switch to the Infinity Display design language last year, Samsung got rid of the home button and capacitive navigation keys, instead option for on-screen keys. Doing so has opened up a lot of customization options for the navigation bar itself, including changing the color, the orientation of the back and recents keys, and hiding the  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S9’s Always On Display

Make the most of that beautiful AMOLED display.

Samsung was one of the first on the scene with an “always-on” display, leveraging its use of AMOLED displays to show you information when your screen is “off” while also preserving battery life. The Always On Display has picked up plenty of customization and configuration options over the generations, and now on the Galaxy S9 it’s worth looking at the settings to see how you can customize the look, and function,  [Read More…]