Tag Archive: Features


Google Assistant gets new look, additional features on mobile devices

Google on Wednesday introduced a new version of its Google Assistant app for mobile devices. The refreshed client, available for both Android and iPhone, combines voice and touch-based elements to deliver a more intuitive experience that also closely resembles the other apps getting UI overhauls.

Why It Matters

Google Assistant, first introduced with  [Read More…]

Huawei Watch GT image and features leak out

Huawei is expected to introduce the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro later this month, and now it looks like the company may have a new smartwatch to go with their new phones.

The Huawei Watch GT has leaked out. The upcoming smartwatch is expected to feature a round 1.39-inch AMOLED display, according to WinFuture.de, along with a waterproof body. Inside that case is said to be 4GB of storage, GPS, NFC, a compass, a pressure sensor, and an accelerometer.

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Wear OS badly needs to catch up with the Apple Watch’s health features

Wear OS tracks fitness nicely, but that doesn’t save lives.

Call smartwatches “dead” all you want (and I’ll grant that they’re not the most exciting topic these days), but I see them on more wrists than ever before — and the vast majority of them are Apple Watches. That’s not just because of how many people carry an iPhone, or some dumb generalization about Apple fans, it’s because the Apple Watch is genuinely useful in ways that  [Read More…]

Hands-on with Windows 10’s new ‘Your Phone’ Android SMS features

SMS sync is now available in the Your Phone app, and we’ve gone hands-on with its new features.

Last week, Microsoft rolled out a second new feature to the Your Phone app on Windows 10 that further integrates your smartphone and PC. Now, Windows Insiders can test out SMS capabilities in addition to Photos sync, allowing you to send, receive, and read SMS conversations that you’re having on your Android phone in the Your Phone app.

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RCS features will work between Android Messages and Samsung Messages users

Typing indicators, read receipts, and more will work seamlessly on both apps.

RCS, the new messaging standard that Google’s working on to replace SMS, just got new backing from one of the world’s largest companies — Samsung.

In a press release published on September 12, it was announced that RCS features will continue to work like normal even if two people are communicating between Android Messages and Samsung Messages. Such features include typing indicators, better group chat  [Read More…]

Samsung Health v6.0 update brings cleaner UI and new social features

The update is rolling out to the Play Store now.

Samsung Health has come a long way since the early days of S Health back in 2012, and today, the app’s getting better once again thanks to the new v6.0 update. The new version of the app was announced on Samsung’s website, and first and foremost, the biggest change lies with the app’s UI.

With v6.0, Samsung Health aims to be simpler to use and more personalized  [Read More…]

Samsung is looking to bring new features to midrange phones first

Samsung makes a big splash every year with their top two phones from the S and Note series. However, these are generally expensive and not in everyone’s price range. Many consumers turn to midrange phones looking for a good compromise on specs and price.

While Samsung offers a variety of midrange phones they are feeling the pressure from Chinese brands as they increase their sales each year. Companies such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi often offer better bargains in  [Read More…]

Google’s Chrome browser gets a new look and features as it turns 10

Google’s Chrome browser turned 10 over the weekend and to mark the event, the developer team has announced a big update that brings a new look and a few other improvements.

Chrome usually gets updated every six weeks, but on the browser’s 10th birthday, Google is going the extra mile in the enhancement department.

The new update will be coming your way today and will be visible on all platforms including desktop, Android and iOS. Here’s what you can expect.

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Harmon Kardon’s new Citation 500 speaker features Google Assistant

High-definition wireless streaming is the future.

If you’ve been searching for a high-end speaker capable of accessing Google Assistant and also streaming your music wirelessly, look no further. This week at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Harmon Kardon is set to unveil its Citation 500 smart speaker.

Premiering at a regular price of £549 (roughly $ 700 USD), this will be one of the most expensive Google Assistant-enabled devices to date, offering 200W stereo speakers and the ability  [Read More…]

The best ways to utilize the S Pen’s remote features on the Galaxy Note 9

The S Pen is more useful than ever before.

A Galaxy Note just isn’t complete without its accompanying S Pen, and that’s truer than ever with the Note 9, whose new and improved S Pen includes a supercapacitor that allows for Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. That gives it the ability to control your phone from further away than ever before — you’re not limited to being just an inch or so away from the screen anymore, and  [Read More…]