Tag Archive: Features

Google Play Books is launching new beta features for true bookworms

You can try the latest Play Books features while the team is still working on them.

What you need to know New opt-in beta program gives you early access to experimental Play Books features. Custom shelves, granular searching and “Ready to Read” shelf are the first features to roll out. Beta features are only available on the web at first, and will change regularly.

Google Play Books isn’t the flashiest of Google’s services, but many frequent readers  [Read More…]

DarwinMail brings back the best Inbox features and more, just $30

Your email is a mess. Try as you might, stuff gets missed, overlooked, deleted, and forgotten about. What’s more, you don’t even treat it like a place for email anymore. No, you’re also using it for tasks and reminders, too. It’s okay, you’re not alone.

While we might have loved the features that came with Google Inbox, some of them are no longer available. Now that the app has been closed down, features like pinning, reminders, snoozing, and categorizing aren’t  [Read More…]

Unannounced Android Q DP 4 update adds new features to OnePlus 7 Pro

You can now customize the length of Zen Mode and access Digital Wellbeing in the settings.

What you need to know The Android Q Developer Preview 4 update began rolling out to OnePlus 7 Pro users unannounced over the weekend. The update includes several new features, such as customizable times for Zen Mode, Focus Tracking for the camera, and Digital Wellbeing. If you haven’t received the update you can try checking with Oxygen Updater or downloading and  [Read More…]

Google exposes Pixel 4 features and tests Play Pass subscription service

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk in depth about Google’s recent tease of Pixel 4. They also discuss rumors about the Play Pass subscription service, which will offer access to hundreds of premium apps and games. Finally, NVIDIA updates Shield TV to Android 9 Pie, and a group of industrious users have developed a hack to run Android on Nintendo Switch.

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Google officially confirms gestures and face unlock features for Pixel 4

Google on Monday confirmed that its forthcoming handset, the Pixel 4, will support gestures and facial recognition for unlocking. A post on its blog advises it will be used in areas such as snoozing alarms, skipping songs, and dismissing calls.

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The last five years has seen a division within Google working to bring motion-sensing radar technology to devices. Dubbed  [Read More…]

How to enable RCS Chat features in Google Messages

RCS Chat, Google’s vision for the future of messaging, is slowly rolling out to people around the globe. In the United States and most parts of the world, you need to be on a carrier that supports the RCS Universal Profile (such as Google Fi). However, rather than waiting on carriers to adopt the RCS standard, Google’s taking matters into its own hands and enabling RCS Chat for all phones regardless of carrier in select countries. If your  [Read More…]

Android is adding new features for truly wireless headphones with Fast Pair

The features are coming later this year for headphones with Fast Pair support.

What you need to know Headphones with Fast Pair will be getting some new features later this year. Truly wireless headphones will have the ability to display battery levels for each individual bud and the case. Fast Pair devices will also gain support for Find My Device.

With more and more phones dropping the headphone jack in favor of Bluetooth, it’s more important than  [Read More…]

Cyberpunk 2077 features dynamic weather and acid rain

CD Projekt RED is making Cyberpunk 2077 the most dynamic world it’s ever created.

What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 features dynamic weather, acid rain, and other deadly environmental hazards. It releases on April 16, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC You can preorder it today.

In an interview with Wccftech, CD Projekt RED’s Alvin Liu discussed a few gameplay features making their way to Cyberpunk 2077, one of which is a dynamic weather  [Read More…]

Instagram is working on two new features to prevent online bullying

The AI comment warning is live now and Restrict will begin testing soon.

What you need to know Instagram has been working on two new features to help combat online bullying. The AI comment warning will prompt you when a message seems harmful giving you a chance to rethink the message you are sending. Restrict will hide a user’s comment from everyone except them and prevent them from seeing when you’re active or if you’ve read their  [Read More…]

Google’s RCS Chat features now rolling out to phones in the UK and France

Now the question remains — which countries are next?

What you need to know Google’s RCS Chat features are now live in the UK and France. They enable read receipts, typing indicators, messaging over Wi-Fi, and more. We don’t know which countries Google will offer this to next.

On June 17, Google announced a big shift for its RCS Chat messaging plans. Rather than waiting on carriers to slowly add support for the messaging standard, Google is now  [Read More…]