Tag Archive: Features


Android Oreo features you’ll love: Picture-in-Picture mode

We all love things we can see when we get an update, and that’s why Picture-in-Picture mode is so cool!

Android Oreo allows developers to build apps that launch in a new Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. PIP is a special kind of multi-window mode that’s most commonly used for video playback. You might have PIP on your television or through your cable box. It’s been available for Android TV since the release of Android Nougat, but Oreo brings  [Read More…]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Notification badges and previews

Keeping up with notifications is a constant struggle.

Notifications. It’s the first thing most of us deal with in the morning, and no matter what time of day, there’s probably three or four of them sitting just waiting there. Unread badges have existed on mobile home screens since before Android to help remind us of things we need to take care of. Up until this year, they’ve mostly just been these awkward blobs in the corner of  [Read More…]

Android O features you’ll love: Background execution limits

Android O keeps apps under control when you’re not actively using them.

Your Android phone will let you do many things at once, even though all of them might not be on your screen. Besides system processes that can do things like checking your location or seeing if you have any new email, apps can be opened and then be left to run in the background while we are doing something else.

A good example would be  [Read More…]

New G Suite features let you work together and apart more efficiently

Google has announced new features for G Suite users to make collaborating in documents even easier.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are well-known for letting multiple users work on the same document at the same time. Google has announced new features to improve version control, more preview options, and manage changes.

From Google:

Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to  [Read More…]

LG V30’s software features get detailed: floating bar, advanced photography tools

In anticipation of the LG V30’s launch on August 31, the Korean tech giant is providing us with more details regarding its upcoming flagship. This time, we get to learn more about the upgraded UX 6.0+ which will come pre-installed on the new phone. The new UX has been updated in order to provide more […]

Action Launcher gets big update with Google Now, Android O features, and more

Fans of Action Launcher, you may want to visit the Play Store, because there’s a pretty significant update that’s now rolling out.

Action Launcher v26 is now rolling out, says developer Chris Lacy. The update is a biggie, adding Google Now integration, Android O features, and more.

First up, you can now enable Google Now with Action Launcher on devices running Lollipop or later. You’ll just need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin and you’ll then be able to  [Read More…]

Action Launcher is getting Google Now integration and a bunch of Android O features

Action Launcher’s had a lot of big changes recently, and they just keep coming.

Action Launcher went old school with their name, made their Pixel features free by default, a butter-smooth Clock widget, and a more standardized gesture system for App Shortcuts, Covers and Shutters. But as Chris Lacy said in a podcast with Android Central, there was more to come, and it’s coming tonight.

Get ready for some Google Now action.

Action Launcher  [Read More…]

Light in the Box’s current sale features Xiaomi’s top car accessories for cheap! (Promoted Deals)

I dunno about you all,  Android Guys, but I’m always on the lookout for quality mobile accessories for my car. As such, Light in the Box‘s most recent sale really caught my eye, with a number of interesting gadgets that can make your driving life a bit easier. MIJIA Car DVR – $ 46.99 Great for […]

Best tricks to fix YouTube’s most annoying features

YouTube is a simple service with a lot of not-so-simple problems to it.

It’s easy for YouTube to frustrate users because beneath the cat videos and endless comment sections are a lot of features that can really make or break your experience. You thought you turned off Autoplay, but it still seems to be turned on when you’re showing your family videos on the TV. You get notifications when people across the house are casting. Why? And  [Read More…]

Top Allo features you need to know

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Allo is Google’s latest attempt at a messaging app that competes with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, both of which boast a userbase of over a billion users. The main differentiator for Allo is Google Assistant, a chatbot that provides answers to your queries by drawing on the search giant’s machine learning smarts. AI is at the core of Google’s strategy, with Assistant available on hundreds of millions of phones as well as  [Read More…]