Tag Archive: Feature


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…]

How to get Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing feature on your Pixel right now

The feature isn’t quite finished yet, but Pixel owners can get in on it first.

Android 9 Pie‘s public launch is fresh and filled with tons of new features. But the biggest headline addition coming out of Google I/O earlier this year, Digital Wellbeing, isn’t available right away. Google still has some more work to do before it releases the feature to all Pixel owners, but in a continued spirit of open testing is offering it up  [Read More…]

OPPO’s upcoming smartphone will be the first to feature Gorilla Glass 6

The OPPO F9 series will likely be the first to offer Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.

Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 6 last month, offering better protection against tumbles. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is able to withstand multiple drops — averaging up to 15 drops from one meter — without breaking, and it’s also touted to be more resistant to scratches when seen against Gorilla Glass 5.

Today, Corning announced that Gorilla Glass 6 will make its debut  [Read More…]

Plex podcasts feature is now out of beta with Android Auto support

If you’re not already a user of the media juggernaut app Plex, then you just got one more reason to start. After two short months in beta, Plex has now officially added podcast support to the app with support for Android Auto. Not only that but one of the most important features of a podcast app is support for offline files and Plex has that too.

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