Tag Archive: Edge


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…]

Microsoft Edge for Android now lets you see your book annotations

Microsoft really wants Edge to be your go-to ebook reader.

One of Microsoft Edge’s features that frequently flies under the radar is its ability to read ebooks. But that’s precisely where Microsoft is placing its focus with the latest update to Edge for Android, adding the option to see annotations you’ve made in books.

Viewing book annotations, unfortunately, doesn’t include any you’ve made using free-form inking in PDFs, but it’s still a handy addition nonetheless. It also  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge beta for Android rolls out breaking news alerts and more

Edge for Android is keeping pace with its iOS counterpart, adding breaking news alerts, annotations for books, and more.

Just a day after rolling out to the Microsoft Edge beta for iOS, Microsoft is shipping a few new features to beta testers on Android as well. The highlights of this release include breaking news alerts, the ability to check out annotations you’ve made in books, and more.

If you’re using Edge as your Android browser of choice,  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta picks up new family feature, Edge improvements

Microsoft Launcher continues its focus on family features with the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher is shipping out another new set of features for beta testers to check out on Android. And like other recent updates to the launcher, this one focuses on a new family feature and some smaller tweaks here and there.

One of the biggest pieces of this update is the ability for parents to now choose which kids to show or hide on  [Read More…]

HTC U12+ specifications: Dual cameras, BoomSound, Edge Sense 2 for $800

It’s everything you want in a 2018 flagship — for a price.

There’s a lot to like about HTC’s U12+ flagship, including some innovative features that are sure to turn heads. With an all-glass design and optional translucent back, the phone is very similar to most high-end Android phones in 2018: a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 6-inch QHD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio, dual cameras, and a 3,500mAh battery. Oh, and Android 8.0.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge reportedly getting Oreo next month

After an extremely long wait, the Android Oreo update finally started rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners a few weeks ago. But what about those who are still using Samsung’s older flagships? When will they get Oreo? Well, we have some good news for you. According to reliable Turkish website GüncelMiyiz, which is a […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs. Galaxy S7 edge: Should you upgrade?

It’s a tougher question than it seems.

The Galaxy S8 changed a lot about Samsung’s design language, but looking back on it, it wasn’t as fundamental a change over the Galaxy S7 as it initially appeared to be. The Galaxy S7 series — and especially its curved edge variant — was the culmination of many years of maturation on Samsung’s design, engineering, and software teams, and proved to be among the best smartphones released in 2016.

Now  [Read More…]

HTC Edge Launcher can now be triggered from the lock screen

HTC’s making your squeezes more productive.

After launching Edge Sense on the U11, HTC followed this up with Edge Launcher on the U11+. Edge Launcher allows you to squeeze the sides of your U11 handset to get a calendar and array of apps, contacts, and quick settings right at your fingertips, and it’s a nice alternative to squeezing your phone for one particular application.

HTC recently updated its Edge Launcher app on the Play Store,  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge browser is coming to Android soon

Using Windows 10 with an Android is about to get a lot easier, as Microsoft is bringing its Edge web browser to those phones starting today.

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said its Edge web browser is now available for iPhones, with a release for Android “in the coming weeks.”

The initial rollout for the browser will be limited to those in the U.S. but should expand to other markets over time. Currently, the browser is in preview only  [Read More…]

HTC U11 Life rumored to have Android Oreo, Edge Sense, IP67 rating around $400

Another step in the process of moving Android One toward higher-end phones.

Google’s Android One program has hit a couple of high points over the past few weeks with entries like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and upcoming Moto X4 on Project Fi. Both the Mi A1 and Moto X4 are two of the most complete handsets we’ve seen under the Android One moniker to-date, but leaked specs for the HTC U11 Life reveal that it might be Android One’s  [Read More…]