Tag Archive: Features


Accessibility features on the 2014 Moto X and Moto G

We continue our look at accessibility options on today’s latest phones with the 2014 editions of the Moto X and Moto G. Motorola’s phones, as we’ve been saying for the last year or so, mostly stick with the “stock” builds of Android, only adding some select features here and there. And the Moto X is going to have more of those than the more bare-bones Moto G.

So it’s not a huge surprise that we don’t  [Read More…]

Inside the new Moto app, home to most of the cool Moto X features

All of your favorite features are back on the Moto X, this time housed in a single app

On one level, not too much has changed in the 2014, insofar as the software is concerned. You still have the hotword voice actions, you still have the peeking notifications, and Motorola Assist is still on board, with its bevy of cool features.

New with the 2014 Moto X is that they’ve all been moved under a single  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the LG G3

LG’s additions to Android’s accessibility settings are notable and helpful

Modern smartphones, like the LG G3, are built for everyone in mind. That means folks who get up every morning, strap on their FitBit and go for a run, as well as those who just need a bit of help holding something small and slippery like a smartphone in their hands. We’re not all built the same or can perform the same functions, and a good  [Read More…]

Accessibility features on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Accessibility features may not be important to the vast majority of users out there, but for those who need them, these tweaks deep in the settings can be a make-or-break features for whether a new Android phone will work for them on a daily basis. It’s the inclusion of accessibility settings in these phones that allows Android to have such an amazing reach, and we want to highlight where they are and what they do.

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Accessibility features on the HTC One M8

Accessibility is one of those areas of the settings menu that most of us gloss over, unless there’s some specific setting we need to enable manually for a specific app, usually to allow devices like smartwatches to piggyback on notifications.

But for a good many folks out there, accessibility features allow for smartphones to be used more easily — or at all. Maybe you need bigger text. Or some audible readouts.

We’re taking a look at the  [Read More…]

CyanogenMod 11 M10 adds a bunch of new features, loses support for CDMA Galaxy Nexus

CyanogenMod 11 M10 release is upon us, and is as the case with new builds, M10 features a host of new features that include a new bug tracker, ability to access the last used app by long pressing the recent apps button, a soft reboot option and support for glove mode and smart covers (like this one).

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New Samsung videos show off Galaxy Note 4, Gear Live S features

Just after it unveiled new products in Berlin at the IFA trade show, Samsung has now released official videos showcasing its latest products. In two videos uploaded to YouTube, Samsung is showing off the new features in the Galaxy Note 4 and the Gear Live S.

Google to add GPS and more features to Android Wear in upcoming updates

Google has plans to release a number of updates to its Android Wear software before the end of 2014, which will include adding GPS features for the devices that support such a feature in hardware.

Modern cell phone video conferencing features

Cell Phone Video Conferencing - shutterstock

As smartphones grow in popularity, the number and variety of features they offer grow as well. Here is a guide to mobile video conferencing features. Video-telephony has been around in concept for almost a century. With the advent of the telephone, the general public has been fascinated by the idea of having face to face… Read more »

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Volvo’s 2015.5 lineup has standard features that can be controlled by your phone

Volvo (volvocars.com), the Swedish automaker, has just announced that their new 2015 models will include the company’s Sensus connectivity and infotainment system as standard. This includes the 2015.5 Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S80, and XC70.

Volvo’s Sensus Connect system includes smartphone connectivity through a free app called Volvo On Call. It’s available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. What can you do with app? Let’s take a look at the features.

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