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YouTube TV is getting PBS and PBS Kids

What you need to know YouTube TV hasn’t yet carried local PBS member stations. That’ll change later this year. You’ll also have access to on-demand content.

PBS today announced that it’s bringing its member stations to YouTube TV. In addition to live shows, YouTube TV subscribers also will have access to PBS content on-demand. The new channels will be available sometime later this year, PBS said in a press release.

It marks the first time PBS has done  [Read More…]

Assistant is getting smarter about talking to you when turning off lights

The feature isn’t available for everyone yet.

What you need to know The Google Assistant will now respond with just a chime when you ask it to switch off the lights. In addition to lights, the change will apply for switches and plugs identified as lights. It might take some time for the feature to be rolled out to all users.

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for its Google Home and Nest Hub devices  [Read More…]

TicWatch S2, E2, and C2 getting updates to reduce system lag

The update will also come to the TicWatch Pro at some point in the future.

What you need to know Mobvoi is rolling out an update for the TicWatch S2, E2, and C2. The update fixes system lag and upgrades some pre-installed apps. The always-on display is also now turned off by default.

Mobvoi makes some of the better Wear OS watches on the market right now, and on July 18, the company announced an over-the-air update  [Read More…]

Pixels and Nokias are getting amazing discounts for Prime Day

Prime Day deals are coming for dependable phones with clean software.

What you need to know Buy a Pixel 3a XL during Amazon Prime Day, get a $ 100 gift card. Get $ 260 off on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Prime Day discounts also announced for Nokia models.

Prime Day is almost here and it’s bringing deals on everything and the kitchen sink, and if you’ve been eyeing a new Pixel phone, Prime Day  [Read More…]

The back gesture is getting better in Beta 5, but it’s still a hot mess

Peeking and exclusion zones try to fix Google’s broken gesture system, but it’s still not enough.

What you need to know Leaked Beta 5 build shows new ‘Back Sensitivity’ option for gestures. A Google developer outlined new change that allows ‘peeking’ drawers for hamburger menus. Exclusion zone size limits also being introduced for back gesture conflicts.

There’s a lot of changes going on with Google gesture system in Android Q, and we’ve already said plenty about how  [Read More…]

Stop Getting Cheated by Store Warranties

Are you paying a monthly fee for smartphone protection? Were you pressured by a salesperson to add on protection for your new device at the store? If you answered yes, you are paying way too much. Most people do not know that warranties at the store can be marked up as much as 900%. Some of the worst offenders are big box stores and cell phone carriers.

In 2015, Upsie was created to give consumers a more affordable,  [Read More…]

The Moto Z2 Force on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile isn’t getting a Pie update

Motorola promised Pie for the entire Z2 Force line back in August 2018.

What you need to know The Moto Z2 Force on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile isn’t getting a Pie update. Only the Verizon model is so it works with the 5G Moto Mod. Motorola promised Pie for the Z2 Force lineup in August 2018.

Android updates have been a fragmented mess for a long time, with some companies being worse at pushing them out than  [Read More…]

Google’s search results page is getting a tiny splash of color

Google starts rolling out Material Theme icons next to search filter categories.

What you need to know Google is adding icons next to search filter categories on the desktop. The icons add a splash of color to the search results page. The feature is rolling out to all users.

Earlier this year, Google started testing Material Theme icons next to the Search menu filters. The feature is now being rolled out to all desktop users starting today.

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Some Google Maps users are getting an off-route alert for taxis

The new feature has only been spotted in India so far.

What you need to know The new off-route feature will alert you when your driver goes more than 500m off course. So far the new feature has only been spotted being tested in India. Google Maps has added the option to see speed cameras and a speedometer recently as well.

Google is testing a new feature for Maps which could save you some money or even  [Read More…]

Google’s not getting nearly enough credit for Stadia’s pricing

No one ever said this would be the Netflix of games.

On June 6, Google held its first Stadia Connect. After initially announcing Stadia back in February during GDC, this is where we learned what games will be coming to Stadia, what kind of internet connection is required, and — most importantly — how much it costs.

When Stadia was first unveiled, a lot of speculation arose surrounding how Google would monetize the platform. It was unclear  [Read More…]