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Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app’s latest update. Ticking up to version 4.13, today’s update includes a couple of major highlights and some smaller tweaks, including a cleaner feed and Cortana dictation for incoming texts.

The most visually striking tweaks are to the Launcher Feed, which will no longer  [Read More…]

New partnership lets you use Samsung Pay’s MST chip with Chase Pay

You can now earn double the rewards with each purchase.

Samsung Pay is one of the best mobile payment solutions to-date, with its two most standout features being Samsung Rewards and its combo of NFC and MST technology that allows you to use it at virtually any sore. On July 27, Samsung announced a new partnership with Chase that brings these goodies over to Chase Pay.

Starting today, you can jump into the Samsung Pay app and  [Read More…]

Alexa Cast lets you send your Amazon Music playlist to Alexa devices from your phone

Have an Alexa-powered device around the house? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon announced today a new feature called Alexa Cast which will allow users to control what’s playing on their Alexa device from their smartphone.

For the time being, Alexa Cast works only with the Amazon Music app in order to let you play, pause and rewind songs, all from your Android and iOS device.

Once users update the app on their phone, they should notice a  [Read More…]

This great deal lets you learn a new language with Mondly on the cheap

Do you wish you had paid better attention during language classes in high school? Been debating going back to school to learn a new language but don’t have the time? Want to learn some conversational French or Italian for your next European adventure? Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn a new language, the hardest part is finding a curriculum that fits your schedule.

Android Central Digital Offers might have a compelling option for you with this great  [Read More…]

Facebook’s new Keyword Snooze lets you mute keywords

Trying to avoid American Horror Story spoilers or you’re simply sick of seeing the name of a certain politician in your Facebook newsfeed? We have some good news for you.

The social media giant recently announced that it’s testing a new snooze option called Keyword Snooze which will allow users to hide any posts from their timeline that contain certain keywords.

Facebook is rolling the new feature to a small number of users, so you might not be able to  [Read More…]

Don’t buy a USB-C adapter that lets you use headphones and charge at the same time

A 2-in-1 adapter could let you listen while you charge if only your phone was built that way.

When the Pixel 2 was first introduced there was an uproar about removing the headphone jack. Much of it was centered around a very real dilemma — you can’t listen to music through wired headphones and charge your phone at the same time.

Those fears were slightly abated when we saw an adapter from Moshi in the Google Store  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you buy items directly from Stories

Instagram has taken yet another step towards becoming a shopping app. The Facebook-owned company announced it will now allow users to shop directly from Stories.

Up until now, Instagram only let users to shop via their feeds. But with the Shopping feature available in Stories, folks will be able to purchase the desired items via Stories, thus eliminating the extra step of heading to another website.

Now when viewing Instagram Stories from brands, you can tap stickers with a shopping  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]

Gmail now lets you customize swipe actions on emails

Available in v8.5.20 of the app.

Gmail’s desktop site got a huge redesign in late April, but since then, the Android app has remained more or less the same. However, the v8.5.20 update adds a handy trick we think a lot of you will like — customizable swipe actions.

Prior to this update, swiping left or right on an email in your inbox would archive it. This is a handy tool, but the limitation to  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you share Stories you were mentioned in

Instagram this week announced a new feature that allows users to easily reshare Stories that mention them.

The Facebook-owned company introduced the resharing feature within its app last month, and now the tool is getting an upgrade.

Now the latest update to the app brings the ability to reshare any Stories that mention you. Until now, when someone mentioned you in a Story, you received a notification via Direct Messages that alerted you that you got tagged.

If you wanted  [Read More…]