Tag Archive: Finally

After so many years, MIUI will finally get an app launcher

It’s one of the most requested features for Xiaomi’s phones.

What you need to know Xiaomi is adding an app launcher to MIUI 11. Users will still have the option of using the ‘classic’ iOS-style app lists. MIUI 11 will be rolling out to various Xiaomi phones by the end of the year.

If you’ve ever read a review for a Xiaomi phone or bought one for yourself, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the ‘software shock’ that comes with  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

It works using the ToF sensor on the front.

What you need to know With One UI 2,0, Samsung is enabling 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S10 5G. It uses the ToF sensor on the front to map your face in three dimensions. The end result is a far more secure facial unlocking experience that cannot easily be fooled with a picture of your face.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is the most expensive, and the most  [Read More…]

Ready to finally learn QuickBooks? Start with this $29 bundle

Tax season might be months away but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about your finances. Keeping track of, and managing, your money isn’t necessarily easy but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult.

Plenty of people turn to professionals for income taxes and managing their money. And what tools do those pros use? More often than not, businesses, startups, freelancers, and corporations are using QuickBooks.

We get it – you’ve heard of Quickbooks for years but you’ve  [Read More…]

Your long wait for the Mate 30 Pro may finally be over in November

The Mate 30 series will start at €799.

Despite holding a flashy launch event for its newest flagships in Germany last month, Huawei shied away from announcing a European release date for the phones. That was a particularly striking omission, especially since the phones’ pricing was in Euros. It was, no doubt, a result of the company’s ongoing spat with the U.S. government, and its apprehension about releasing a flagship device in Europe sans Google services.

It  [Read More…]

Google Home and Home Mini can finally be paired with other smart speakers

Once paired, you won’t be able to change Assistant or sound settings on individual speakers.

What you need to know Google’s original Home and Home Mini smart speakers can be now be paired for stereo sound. Users will be able to set up a speaker pair with the help of the Google Home app. The Google Home Max and the new Nest Mini already support this feature.

The original Home and Home Mini speakers have finally gained  [Read More…]

PlayStation Now is finally worth the price

It’s some worthwhile competition for Xbox Game Pass, but PlayStation Now still has a long way to go.

For the longest time, I couldn’t in good conscience recommend PlayStation Now to anyone. The streaming quality was subpar and the price was ludicrous for the service you received. Compared to Xbox Game Pass, it was inferior by a large margin. I still wouldn’t say it’s quite reached the levels of Xbox Game Pass yet, but with improved streaming,  [Read More…]

Top wireless carriers finally come together for RCS messaging

The biggest names in wireless service (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) have finally gotten around to working together on a replacement for SMS. Long anticipated, the next generation RCS messaging standard should ship with phones in 2010.

The four carriers have formed a joint venture called the Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) and pledge to launch a new text messaging client for Android phones in the coming year.

Known as Rich Communication Services (RCS), it’s yet to really take off with  [Read More…]

You can finally buy the Lenovo Chromebook C340-11, the best pink Chromebook

Pretty, pink, functional, and affordable: who says you can’t have it all with a Chromebook?

What you need to know Lenovo announced the C340-11 at IFA for a September release, but had been hard to find during the last month. The Lenovo Chromebook C340-11 is available with 64GB of storage in Sand Pink on Lenovo.com If you prefer Platnium Grey, you can find the 64GB model at Costco for $ 20 off.

I’ve been practically vibrating with  [Read More…]

You can finally turn the lights out on Twitter for Android

The ‘darker’ dark mode is perfect for your OLED smartphone.

What you need to know Twitter already had a dark mode, which featured a dark blue background across the app. ‘Lights Out’ mode makes things darker by adding an option for a truly black tone. Your OLED-equipped smartphone should see a bump in battery life.

After pushing its new dark mode to alpha users late last week, Twitter has finally made the new UI experience available to  [Read More…]

YouTube Music app finally gets gapless music playback

You can finally listen to full LPs without that annoying skipping or pausing sound between songs on the YouTube Music app.

What you need to know The YouTube Music app will now seamlessly play long albums without the pause that occurs in playback when switching tracks. This is a server-side update that needs to be flipped by Google before you can get the full experience. It’s one more step toward YouTube Music being a viable Spotify or  [Read More…]