Tag Archive: Features


Spotify testing new features, including importing your own music

Spotify is a great service, but there’s always room for improvement. Spotify’s attempts at improvement have now been revealed thanks to Twitter user @wongmjane. The first, and perhaps most notable, feature in testing is the ability to import music directly from your Android phone into Spotify. This is a huge boon for those who have extensive past music collections, or who may own music that isn’t published on Spotify. In short, while you won’t be able to find Jay-Z’s music  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Google Assistant gains new tricks and features ahead of holidays

Google is adding a host of new features to its AI-powered Google Assistant, making the experience more interactive and smarter than ever. Aimed at improving the experience at home, it makes the Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Hub more compelling gift ideas as the holidays approach.

Family members will now be able to reply to broadcasts, making it more of a two-way conversation, of sorts. Until now, it has been a strictly one-way means of communication — a broadcast.  [Read More…]

Pocket Casts 7.0 brings a complete redesign and tons of new features

The update’s available as a beta for Android right now.

If you’re a podcast lover, you’ve probably been using Pocket Casts for quite a few years now. It’s easily one of the best podcast apps available for Android, and now it’s getting even better thanks to its big 7.0 update that’s rolling out now. This is the first major update Pocket Casts has received since it was acquired by the NPR-lead radio group in May, and for  [Read More…]

Aukey’s 2-in-1 USB-C cable features a USB-A adapter for $4

One cable for all of your devices.

There are tons of USB-C cables on the market, but hardly any of them are as capable as Aukey’s 2-in-1 option. It’s a USB-C cable that features a separate USB-A connector attached, and right now it’s available for just $ 3.95 with the promo code YJSCF47V.

This cable is cable of charging your USB-C devices at up to 3A, while boasting data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps. Its connected USB-A  [Read More…]

New OnePlus 6 features, Google’s new Emoji movement, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Tuesday, October 30, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we’ll tell you what OnePlus 6T features are now available on the  [Read More…]

Aukey’s $12 Power Strip features 4 outlets and 4 USB ports

Power all the things.

Aukey’s Power Strip with 4 USB Ports and 4 Outlets is down to a new low price of $ 11.99 when you enter coupon code 6YI3ALOA at checkout.

With four outlets and four USB ports, this power strip is super useful for areas like your home office, bedroom or for plugging in the multitude of devices behind your TV while keeping the cables out of sight.

It can output up to 2.4A per  [Read More…]

Best Buy’s 2-day sale features speakers, computer monitors, and more

This 2-day sale from Best Buy features all kinds of electronics on sale. While My Best Buy members got early access to the sale yesterday, it is now open and available to anyone. You can find these prices online and in store. The sale runs through the end of the day Saturday.

If you’re a student, you can also sign up for Best Buy’s student program to add more discounts onto the savings.

Some of the best deals  [Read More…]

These are the unique features that make EMUI 9.0 the best upgrade yet!

The next big upgrade is coming soon. Here’s why you’ll want to update.

Every major software update comes with its own cycle of anticipation, skepticism, and acceptance. Most solve a bunch of problems and introduce a few others.

But EMUI 9.0, which is set to be released for Huawei and Honor phones later this year, is on its way to delivering all the good stuff and none of the bad. How? Because Huawei listened to its customers  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL review: Fewer features make incredible phones

Google’s latest phones shine a light at just how good Android can be.

It’s true: Google’s new Pixel phones aren’t all that different from its last Pixel phones. Specs, features, design and overall philosophy are effectively constant between generations, particularly when you take into account that last year’s Pixels have been updated to Android 9 Pie and will thankfully be receiving many of the Pixel 3’s new camera features.

But to dismiss the Pixel 3 for its  [Read More…]