Tag Archive: Features

LG V30’s advanced audio features set to bring delight to ears everywhere

With only a few days to go before the official unveil, LG sent out another press release this time detailing the audio capabilities of the upcoming V30 flagship. LG says to expect “next-generation audio functions unseen in a smartphone before.” Building upon the V20’s legacy, the V30 will come boasting an upgraded Hi-Fi Quad DAC […]

LG V30 will offer audio features ‘unseen in a smartphone before’

The V30 will feature a 32-bit Quad DAC with digital filters and sound presets.

LG is continuing to serve up information regarding its upcoming flagship ahead of its release at IFA. The company is now talking up the audio prowess of the V30, saying that the phone will feature “next-generation audio functions unseen in a smartphone before.” LG rolled out a 32-bit Quad DAC in last year’s V20, and its successor will feature a “32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC”  [Read More…]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Colored notifications

It truly is the little things that can make or break the Android experience.

Android Oreo is full of little tweaks and fixes to the Android experience both behind the scenes and in plain sight, and while there’s plenty to be excited about, my hands-down favorite feature isn’t Android finally fixing their emoji problem or the colorful new notification dots on my home screen. It’s a divisive and inescapable feature on Android Oreo, and one my esteemed  [Read More…]

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…]