Tag Archive: Feature


Speed limit feature now showing up in Google Maps for some users

Yes yes, a thousand times yes.

Earlier in the week, some Google Maps users began seeing speed trap warnings pop up in the app to alert them of areas where speed cameras were being used to watch drivers going faster than they should. Now, just a couple days later, users are now reporting that Google Maps is getting a new speed limit feature.

Speed limits in Google Maps aren’t technically new seeing as how they kind  [Read More…]

Bang & Olufsen’s updated Beoplay E8 earphones now feature wireless charging

These truly wireless headphones are getting a big update next month.

Everywhere you turn, more and more people are adopting truly wireless headphones. The AirPods are easily the most desired, even for Android users, and eyes have been on Apple lately as people eagerly await an announcement regarding the next edition of its wireless earbuds. In the meantime, it looks as if one company just beat Apple to the punch on one of its potentially upcoming features  [Read More…]

Samsung’s foldable phone may feature 6,000mAh battery

Samsung has already shown off its first foldable smartphone, the device it plans on launching in the early stages of 2019. Before that happens, though, rumors and leaks are starting to painting us a picture of the device.

That’s where CGS-CIMB Research of Korea comes in. In a new prediction, the group says that they believe Samsung could launch the upcoming foldable phone alongside the oft-rumored Galaxy S10 in February of next year. And if that doesn’t pan out, then the device  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ For You feature expands to iOS, 130 new countries for Android

For You is available in over 40 countries for iOS.

When Google Maps got its big visual refresh back in June, one of the new features it introduced was something called “For You.” For You is a section in Maps that recommends new places to check out based on your preferences, lets you know about new restaurants that open, and events happening in your area.

Today, Google’s announcing that For You is now expanding to 130+ additional  [Read More…]

How to use the Call Screen feature on the Pixel 3

One of the most interesting and useful new features of the Pixel 3 is Call Screening, which uses automated prompts and Google Assistant to ask unknown callers why they’re calling. You get a real-time transcription of the conversation, and can choose from a handful of follow-up questions to get more information out of the caller before answering or hanging up. Luckily, using it is dead simple.

Products used in this guide Google Store: Pixel 3 ($ 799) Using  [Read More…]

Oukitel U23 tipped to feature notch on top and wireless charging (Promoted)

Oukitel’s upcoming flagship, the U23 will arrive on the market this November. We don’t know the exact date yet, but the company will probably reveal this information soon enough.

While we wait on that, let us tell you the U23 is expected to land with a 6.18-inch display with 1080 x 2246 resolution (FHD+). The front panel is of Huaxing LCD variety, which compared to the regular LCD standard, should be able to display more details in pictures for a  [Read More…]

This new eBay feature makes it easy to sell your phone instantly

Sell what no longer serves you.

eBay just unrolled a new Instant Sell feature that makes it easier to get cash for your old phone without having to worry about any sort of hassle.

Similar to other reseller markets like Gazelle, you’ll need to fill in details about your old device. Things like condition, color, carrier, and storage size all play a part in the quote eBay will give you.

If your phone is eligible for Instant  [Read More…]

YouTube TV’s DVR feature is now a lot more powerful

You can now pause, fast forward, and rewind shows for many more channels.

YouTube TV is jam-packed with features to help you get the most out of your cord-cutting lifestyle — one of which is a cloud DVR that allows you to record shows and watch them at a later date. On October 4, YouTube TV announced that it’s partnering with a bunch of networks to make its DVR even better.

YouTube TV has announced on Twitter  [Read More…]

Object detection doesn’t need to be a user-facing feature

It benefits the user, regardless of whether or not they’re aware it’s happening.

It seems like almost every phone these days offers some sort of object detection within its camera software. As mobile photography shifts towards relying more on computational data rather than sheer megapixel count and sensor size, phones from the likes of Samsung, LG, Huawei, and others are doing their best to identify the subject of your shot, whether it’s a beautiful landscape or just  [Read More…]

Xiaomi render suggests the Mi Mix 3 will also feature a mechanical slider

Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix 3 will also have a mechanical slider, but it could be very different from what we’ve already seen so far.

When Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix 2 last year, it mentioned that it experimented with different designs for hiding the front camera before settling on the current implementation — positioning it in the bottom bar. One of those designs included a notch much like the Essential Phone, and at the time Xiaomi said  [Read More…]