Tag Archive: Focus


Group apps for different Focus mode schedules in ActionDash 5.0

New feature automatically kicks you to the home screen after your screen is off for a set time period.

What you need to know ActionDash 5.0 brings app groups and all-day modes to Focus mode. New Fresh Start feature hopes to end you returning to distracting apps when waking your phone up. App groups for Focus mode finally allow you to easily block different types of apps during different times of day.

ActionDash has been on a  [Read More…]

How to use Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode on Android 10

Digital Wellbeing offers a great set of tools to curb phone addiction, and Google is rolling out a new feature in Android 10 called Focus mode. You’ll be able to select the apps that usually cause a distraction, and enabling Focus mode effectively pauses them for the entire duration the mode is active. That means you won’t get any notifications, and won’t be able to use those specific apps.

How to enable Focus mode in Android 10

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How to get Android 10’s Focus Mode for your phone now

Android Q, or Android 10 as it will be officially known, is right around the corner. Google’s next-gen platform is about ready to make its debut in the coming months as part of the Pixel 4 experience.

With Android 10 there figures to be quite a few handy features and options available to users. Key among them is a new option known as ‘Focus Mode’, a setting that essentially turns off all distractions.

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Digital Wellbeing gets ‘Focus mode’ in latest update to keep you on task

Available now with the latest Digital Wellbeing beta update.

What you need to know The latest Digital Wellbeing beta update now includes Focus mode. When enabled, it locks you out from using specified apps. You can add a Quick Settings toggle for easy access to it.

Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite of tools can be genuinely helpful for monitoring your phone usage to develop a healthier relationship with it, and as part of the 1.0.263 beta update that’s  [Read More…]

Focus mode schedules come to ActionDash and I’m begrudgingly thankful

What you need to know ActionDash 4.0 is pushing out on the Google Play Store. This update brings Schedules to Focus mode, turning it on at set times during your day. You can automatically backup your ActionDash data to Google Drive. Action Launcher v43 integration also let you see when your schedule is set to end or app time limits from the long-press menu on an app.

Digital Wellbeing was supposed to be a game-changing way to keep  [Read More…]

Why wait for Q? ActionDash 3.0 brings Focus mode and app limits

Easily monitor your phone usage throughout the day with the new Usage Assistant notification.

What you need to know ActionDash 3.0 is pushing out today. The update includes Focus mode, app time limits and Usage Assistant. Usage Assistant is a persistent notification to help show usage details as you use your phone.

ActionDash, by Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy, is Digital Wellbeing for the rest of us who don’t have a Android Pie device with it. Since  [Read More…]

Google launches Change the Game Design Challenge with focus on female developers

Google has done a great job over the years of investing in encouraging the next generation to embrace technology as a field of study. The company often hosts code challenges and classroom settings for youngsters to learn to code.

It continues that trend with launching the Second annual Change the Game Design Challenge for hoping to inspire teens to build the next great game for Google Play.  Google has taken a step further this year by focusing on female developers with a  [Read More…]

MediaTek’s new mid-range Helio P90 chip puts a focus on AI

Low-cost chipmaker, MediaTek today unveiled the Helio P90 platform, which according to the company can rival most premium chips out there.

Mind you, this is not a 5G-capable chip, but still, one that brings plenty to the table, as we will see in what follows.

MediaTek new processor is an octa-core affair that comes equipped with two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2.2GHz for tasks requiring power and six Cortex-A55 efficient cores running at 2GHz. MediaTek relies on its new CorePilot  [Read More…]

Today’s 12 Days of Deals discounts focus on all your PC accessory needs

Flash drives, hard drives, keyboards, oh my!

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, the holiday shopping season is still very much in full swing. Amazon has just kicked off its ’12 Days of Deals’ promotion, which will bring along with it a variety of discounts each day in a particular product category. Today’s deals are all focused around the topic of toys. From hard drives to networking gear, monitors, webcams, and more, there are a  [Read More…]

Facebook is putting focus back on simplicity with Messenger 4

Facebook and its various services like Instagram and Messenger are widely known to be overly crowded with unnecessary features and menus, but that may be changing soon with the rollout of Facebook Messenger 4. The company said that it ran a study on Messenger and found that 71% of participants considered simplicity a top priority.

What a wild concept that people just want to use Messenger to message their friends and family without rummaging through a clunky UI.

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