Tag Archive: Feature


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.

[Read More…]

How to use WhatsApp’s group calling feature for video and voice calls

WhatsApp’s group calling feature lets you talk to four people at once.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. The messaging platform picked up voice and video call support back in 2016, and the feature is very popular — every day, WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls.

To use group calling, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one video or voice call, and then add participants to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp’s group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone

WhatsApp’s group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously.

WhatsApp announced earlier this year that it would roll out group calling for both video and voice calls, and the feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. Group calling supports four people simultaneously, and to initiate a call, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one voice or video call and select the “add participants” button from the top right corner.

WhatsApp saw  [Read More…]

Instagram’s new Q&A feature is a bigger deal than you think

Bringing the photo platform another step closer to being a full-fledged social platform.

If you’ve been on Instagram in the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed some of your friends using the new Questions feature in their Stories. You might have even tried it for yourself — it attaches to an image or video in your Story just like any other sticker, and you can add whatever you want to the text field, resize or move the  [Read More…]

Here’s how Samsung can make the S Pen a standout feature again with the Note 9

It’s the one true differentiator of the Note line, and there’s room for improvement.

Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines have converged over the past three generations, to the point where very little differentiates the two lines. The one true standout feature of the Note line is the S Pen, which really has no competition in the market — but even still, it hasn’t fundamentally changed since the Galaxy Note 5, leaving even Note fans clamoring  [Read More…]