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4K TVs from Panasonic and Samsung are gaining HDR10+ support

If you’ve recently bought a new TV from either brand, it’s about to get better.

If you’ve been paying attention to high dynamic range formats in TVs lately, you might recognize the name HDR10+. No, not just HDR10 — the plus is an important differentiator. Created by Samsung, HDR10+ is a competitor to Dolby Vision and HLG that contains dynamic metadata. Translation: filmmakers can control the dynamic range of their movies down to the frame.

Owners of  [Read More…]

Printing from an Android phone no longer sucks thanks to Mopria

When it comes to using phones instead of computers, things are fairly seamless. What’s more, we live in a digital age where we don’t print things out all that often. Getting a physical copy of an email, movie ticket, or school paper is virtually a thing of the past.

This hardly means we can toss the printer out the window. There are still going to be times where it’s those vital times to have something printed. In the era of  [Read More…]

Here’s what Android fans can expect from IFA 2018

Let’s get ready for some fresh tech, coming live from Berlin.

IFA is a yearly electronics trade show held in Berlin, Germany — and the 2018 version kicks off this week! The show technically runs from August 31 to September 5, but for the purposes of the technology enthusiast things get going around August 29. And of course, that’s when Android Central starts hitting all of the news.

As MWC has grown and several companies have decided  [Read More…]

UK Deal: Save big on smartphones from Motorola, Nokia, Huawei and more

Prices start from just £59 in this limited time offer

Amazon UK is offering a number of smartphones with up to 35% off, meaning some big savings for those in the market for a new handset. The deal includes phones from Motorola, Nokia, Honor, Huawei and more with over £100 off selected models.

Whether you want the cutting edge camera tech of the Huawei P20 Pro, the balance of price and specs in the Nokia 7 Plus,  [Read More…]

Google Assistant should actually take some notes from Bixby

Google Assistant may be bigger and better than Samsung Bixby, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing Google could learn from it.

Bixby isn’t all bad. There, I said it.

Samsung’s take on the AI assistant has been widely panned since it debuted back on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and few things have been more hated on the last few Samsung flagships than Samsung Bixby and it’s dedicated and mostly useless Bixby button — which you can’t disable  [Read More…]

How to Chromecast footage from your Lenovo Mirage Solo

A Chromecast is on of the best accessories for your Mirage Solo.

Gaming in virtual reality has a giant draw: total isolation. With the headset covering your eyes and some big headphones cutting off any outside noise, you can be completely immersed in your game. This also means that no one else can watch you play your game, since you’re not going to squeeze another person into the headset while you’re wearing it. Fortunately, it’s really easy  [Read More…]

How to protect your Wi-Fi network from hackers

It’s your house and your network, filled with your stuff. Nobody wants some random intruder snooping around in it.

The digital information age is pretty awesome. I can find the answer to almost anything in just a few seconds, I can look at a screen small enough to carry in my pocket to know where to go and why I need to go there, and I can even make the lamp brighter by telling Alexa or Google  [Read More…]

Saturday Savings: Massive discounts from Huawei, Anker, Belkin, Toast, and more

It’s back-to-school time once again and we’re heading into the dog days of summer. The fourth quarter is breathing down our neck, and with that another fun buying season of discounts and limited-time sales.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for Labor Day or Black Friday for some incredible savings. In fact, there are plenty of items on sale on a regular basis.

Whether you are looking for a phone from a big-name player or some accessories from a few  [Read More…]

Skype Preview for Android will soon relay SMS messages from your PC and Mac

You’ll soon be able to send and receive SMS messages on your Android phone via Skype for desktop.

Skype is making a bid to be your texting app of choice with its latest preview update. The Skype Preview app for Android has been updated with a new “SMS Connect” feature that will let you send and receive SMS messages from the Skype app on your PC or Mac (via Windows Blog Italia).

Unfortunately, while the  [Read More…]

How to print from your Android smartphone or tablet

As much as we strive to live in a paperless world, there are bound to be times when you need to print.

Fortunately, you can do that directly from your Android phone or tablet, even if you don’t have a wireless printer. Good old Google has created a system that links your printer, Chrome account and phone in order to let you print seamlessly from your mobile device.

It’s called Google Cloud Print and works with most printers out there.  [Read More…]