Tag Archive: handling


Google Home now supports handling three commands at once

Late last year, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant, by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once.

This meant you didn’t have to keep saying “Ok, Google” with each individual command, making everything a bit more streamlined. Now, the company has officially confirmed that it is rolling out support for Google Home to hear that special prompt and then keep tabs on three separate commands.

Of course, you can also  [Read More…]

BlackBerry details its plans for handling Android security updates

BlackBerry has released some more information about its plans to keep the Priv up to date with security patches as they are available. The company has already given some details about how it added another layer of security to Android, and now it is detailing how it will keep that going forward.

BlackBerry plans to push hotfixes for critical issues, along with monthly security updates like other smartphone manufacturers have already committed to.

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Handling the loss of Google Voice features in Project Fi, and how things change

We’ve already established that moving from Google Voice to Project Fi isn’t all that scary, but now that we’re using Fi ourselves we can talk about exactly how it works once you make the switch. Thankfully most of the high-level features remain the same, but just pick up a simpler interface and a reliance on Hangouts.

And then when it comes to the more advanced features, you actually still have access to the old Google Voice interface  [Read More…]

Call Handling Pro: A replacement for Sony’s smartwatch call handling [‘Watch’ This App]

If you’ve had problems with Sony’s smartwatch call handling and are looking for an app to replace it, then it may be time to check out Call Handling Pro. For the SmartWatch 2 it includes a phone book, a call log, and ringer mode switcher. It also includes a widget support for the SmartWatch 2… Read more »

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Pebble updates watch firmware with better notification handling

Pebble has rolled out an updated firmware for its smartwatch today that brings some performance improvements, bug fixes, and better notification management. The Pebble watch firmware is now at version 2.3 after the update is applied.

Google Glass XE17.2 rolling out to bring better handling of low-power states

There’s an update for Glass on it’s way — XE17.2 to be exact — that kills a few more bugs and offers better device management when the battery gets low.

Among various bug fixes, this release better handles instances when Glass is extremely low on power. One thing you might notice is a new screen with a red flashing low battery indicator when Glass doesn’t have enough power to turn on and needs to be plugged  [Read More…]

Google’s self-driving cars are hitting the city streets, handling the chaos well

With a post on its official blog today, Google is giving an update on its self-driving car initiative, showing that the latest goal is to improve driving on city streets. Google’s self-driving car project has already driven thousands of miles without a hitch, but until recently has primarily focused on simple highway driving. As anyone who has driven through a busy city core before knows, there are new and drastically more difficult to handle situations in the city than  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson also tells how it’s handling Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Ericsson ICS

Two manufacturers explaining the upgrade path to Ice Cream Sandwich on the same day? It’s gotta be a coincidence, right? Anyhoo, Sony Ericsson — hot on the heels of Motorola’s own post — has explained in great detail on its developer blog what all goes into updating its devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It’s a pretty interesting read (if a little long) and gives a great look  [Read More…]