Tag Archive: Enable


How to enable One UI’s dark mode on the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung’s software has provided comprehensive theme capabilities for years, but has never had a system-level dark mode like many competitors. The Android 9 Pie update, which brings the new “One UI” interface, introduces a brand new “Night mode” that accomplishes the same goal: black out as much of the interface as possible, which is easy on your eyes at night but also friendly to your battery. This is how you enable it.

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Enable Google Assistant on most Chromebooks

Google Assistant is a huge part of the company’s current portfolio of services. So are Chromebooks. However, for now, the Pixelbook is the only Chromebook with access to Assistant on Chrome OS. Fortunately, the latest Google Canary builds show that a fix for other Chromebooks is around the corner.

What’s it do?

This tweak will allow for older Chromebooks other than the Google Pixelbook to have access to Google Assistant. We do offer a word of advice on the following instructions to  [Read More…]

How to enable hands-free “OK Google” detection

Google has hung their hat on Search for most of their existence. It collects data and enables the company to create ad revenue, which in turn, offers you some cool services and products.

One of those products is Android and it has Search built into its core. A new trick Search has is voice-enabled feature sets on mobile. Today, we’re going to show you how to make this one a must-have with hands-free detection.

What’s It Do?

Hands-free detection will  [Read More…]

How to enable spoken announcements in Google Fit

It can be a bit distracting to have to check your phone to see how far you’ve been biking. Fortunately, it’s easy to get Fit to just tell you your progress.

If you’re spending the day riding your bike, it’s natural to want to know how far you’ve ridden so far. But trying to open your phone when you should be focusing on the road is always a bad idea. Thankfully, it’s not hard to have your  [Read More…]

How to enable dark mode in the Twitter app for Android

AKA, how to use the best version of Twitter.

Even though Google still can’t seem to figure out how to implement a system-wide dark mode in Android, the Twitter apps’ been rocking one since July 2016.

As you’d expect, dark mode on Twitter takes all of the white elements of the app and transforms them into a dark navy that not only puts less strain on your eyes at night but also looks downright fantastic no matter  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversation in Google Assistant for longer interactions

At I/O 2018, Google spent a lot of time talking about the Google Assistant. One of the most interesting features announced was Continued Conversations. This was designed to allow users to continue talking to the Google Assistant without using the wake-up word each time. Basically, it lets you string string multiple commands together by saying “Hey Google” only once.

The feature started rolling out to users in the US last week. If you haven’t had the chance to test it  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversations with Google Assistant on your Google Home

Saying “Hey, Google” all the time is so 2017.

As magical and futuristic as the Google Home often is, having to repeatedly say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google” each time you want to talk to it can get very annoying very quickly.

Thankfully, with the release of Continued Conversations, Google’s offering a solution to this pain point. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will keep listening to you for a short period of time so you can  [Read More…]

How to enable Philips Hue scenes with Google Assistant

Take your smart lights to the next level with your voice and a dash of Google magic.

Philips Hue lights have been integrated with Google Assistant for years — though it was Google Home reliant for a time — but it was somewhat incomplete. You could turn individual bulbs or all the lights in a room on or off. You could make basic color changes and you could dim the lights, but you couldn’t turn on any  [Read More…]

How to enable HDR for PlayStation 4 on popular 4K TVs

Here’s how to ensure that you are ready to run HDR on your PS4 and your TV

Oh, brave new world! Resolution, clarity, and color depth are increasing all the time on new gaming consoles. If you are a PlayStation 4 owner then that means that you have the ability play games (which support it) in HDR. HDR or high dynamic range is a method of image rendering which can allow for a beautiful and staggering depth  [Read More…]

How to enable navigation gestures on the OnePlus 6

Gestures offer an interesting new take on navigation.

OnePlus introduced navigational gestures to the OnePlus 5T earlier this year, and the feature has made its way to the OnePlus 6 as well. Gestures offer a new way to interact with the interface, and in many instances, they’re a more intuitive way of navigating the UI. Google is set to roll out gestures of its own with Android P, and while OnePlus’ implementation is slightly different to that  [Read More…]