Tag Archive: Features


2nd gen Chromecast launch imminent, new design and features in tow

It’s been over 2 years since the original Chromecast debuted (yeah, time flies).  And while the little streamer that could is still working fine for the lot of us, that doesn’t mean there aren’t improvements to be had.  Allegedly, this is what Google has in store for us soon.

According to a leak spotted by 9to5Google, the 2nd gen Chromecast will be a pretty hefty update, both in design and capability.

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Behold the first footage and new features of Order & Chaos Online 2

Last month, Gameloft announced that Order & Chaos Online 2 would be coming to all mobile platforms this year. The prospect of a huge and fully featured massively multiplayer online RPG certainly got this gamer excited, even if we didn’t have any screens or footage to show what it would be like.

At last we have some concrete information to go by! Gameloft has just released footage and details describing some of Order & Chaos Online 2’s  [Read More…]

New Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides features make schoolwork less miserable

Being a college student myself, Google Drive has been one of the best tool to use for writing papers, working on group projects, and otherwise staying organized. The best part is, I don’t have to spend my precious student’s budget on it: it’s free!

Google is continuing to add value to Google Drive with its slew of updates, tailored for students (although, anyone can use them!).

First up, the “Research” tool, which has been accessible in Google Docs on  [Read More…]

Motorola pushes updates for its Camera and Gallery apps with new features in tow

Motorola has pushed updates for both its Camera and Gallery apps, bringing some new features and functionality to both. For Gallery, Motorola has added the ability to better organize your photos and videos into albums. Additionally, you can now move the albums to an SD card.

As for the Camera app, Motorola has added QR and barcode active viewfinder capability to older phones. This will allow you to both recognize and act on barcodes and QR codes,  [Read More…]

Pocket 6.0 introduces Recommendation, lays the foundation for future features

Popular read it later service Pocket has been updated, adding recommendations for users. Recommendations are meant to focus on “high-quality content”, offering you interesting or important stories that you may have missed.

Microsoft beats Google to the tap with Bing On Tap features

Android Marshmellow, confirmed to be Android 6.0 (versus 5.2), is sure to bring many big changes to the Android ecosystem. One of the new features discussed briefly during Google I/O 2015 was something called Google Now on Tap.

Despite a mouthful of a name, Google Now on Tap will bring Google Now-like abilities for use in other apps. For example, activating Google Now on Tap while viewing a message from your spouse asking you to pick up milk on the  [Read More…]

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge updates for new features are under way

If you watched last week’s Unpacked event and then sadly looked down at your old Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge because out its outdated software, you will be glad to know that Samsung is well under way to get your phone up to speed.

According to a report via Sammobile, Samsung has begun to update handsets in Korea to the latest version of TouchWiz.  This includes that new minor makeover (bubbly icons) and new features:  Samsung Pay, Apps Edge (for the S6 Edge),  [Read More…]

Here are all the new features in MIUI 7

At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi’s global VP Hugo Barra unveiled the global ROM for MIUI 7. The latest iteration of the ROM — which has over 150 million users globally — comes with a bevy of new features, including new themes, better battery life, lockscreen animations, and much more.

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Samsung’s latest flip phone features a Snapdragon 808, dual AMOLED displays

Samsung has announced the G9198 in China, a brand new dual-screen flip phone, powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor and runs Android 5.1.1. The G9198 follows the Galaxy Folder, which was announced for Korea last month.

Google Play Services version 7.8 now available with some new features

You might notice that Google Play Services is prompting you to update via the Google Play Store – this is to bring it to version 7.8, and with it some pretty cool new features. Included in this release is Nearby Messages, Mobile Vision API, as well as Google Cloud Messaging.

Nearby Messages: Nearby Messages introduces a cross-platform API to find and communicate with mobile devices and beacons, based on proximity. Nearby uses a combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and an ultrasonic audio  [Read More…]