Tag Archive: Lets


YouTube lets you donate to your favorite creators with new applause feature

It’s available in a select few regions.

What you need to know Google is adding a Twitch-like Viewer applause feature to YouTube. Users will be able to pay $ 2 to clap for a video they like. It’s limited to Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S at this time.

YouTube is testing a new way for viewers to support creatives on YouTube in select countries through an Applaud feature (via The Verge).

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OnePlus TV update lets you disable motion smoothing in Dolby Vision

The OnePlus TV is picking up welcome features and fixing lingering bugs with new update.

What you need to know OnePlus TV is getting a software update with new content integration and bug fixes. Spotify, MX Player, Voot, ShemarooMe, Alt Balaji, and JioSaavn are now baked into OxygenPlay. You can also disable MEMC in Dolby Vision and use the Prime Video button to switch the TV on and off.

The OnePlus TV is getting a laundry list  [Read More…]

Duo now lets you send personalized notes when you can’t get to a video call

Can’t make it to your Duo video call? You can now send a one-off note.

What you need to know Google is rolling out a new feature in Duo that lets you send one-off notes when you’re unable to answer a video call. You get to choose from several background colors, fonts, and brushes. The feature will roll out globally this week to users on Android and iOS devices. Similar to calls and video messages, notes are  [Read More…]

Uber testing feature that lets some California drivers set their own fares

It’s one of several changes being made in response to California’s new gig-economy law.

What you need to know Uber is testing a feature that will let drivers set their own fares. It’s being tested in California, specifically by drivers picking up from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Sacramento. It will allow drivers to set fares in 10 percent increments, up to five times the Uber base price for the ride.

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YouTube now lets you filter your subscriptions for easier content discovery

First on iOS, then Android later.

What you need to know Google will add filters to its YouTube app, letting users now tab between select categories on its subscription page. These new filters are coming to iOS first, and then Android soon after. Google first introduced content filters on the homepage.

If you’re anything like me, your YouTube subscription tab is chockfull of half-watched videos sandwiched between a torrent of new content pushed by YouTubers. It can  [Read More…]

Fancade is a mobile game that lets you make your own mobile games

I typically try to avoid writing about early access games, but I felt like an exception needed to be made when Fancade popped up in my Google Play Store. This is an app that absolutely deserves heaps of attention and praise not only for the concept but also the execution.

Developed by indie game developer Martin Magni, probably best known for his breakout game Mekorama, Fancade is an ambitious project that is both a growing collection of simple  [Read More…]

Bye bye IGTV, Quibi lets you watch in both portait and landscape modes

No matter which way you watch, each orientation provides a unique perspective.

What you need to know Quibi is a new streaming service that’s designed to be viewed on your phone in small segments of time, often seven to ten minutes. 175 new shows are planned for the first year, and at least three hours of new content are scheduled for release every weekday of the year. Subscription pricing starts at $ 4.99, and the service starts  [Read More…]

Samsung Pay now lets you opt-out of selling your data to third parties

It’s only confirmed to be working in the U.S. as of now.

What you need to know Samsung Pay users in the U.S. can now opt-out of having their data sold to third-parties. The new setting appeared in the app after the California Consumer Privacy Act took effect on January 1, 2020. With “Do Not Sell” enabled, it could cause some features to cease working in the app.

If you’ve opened Samsung Pay recently, you might have  [Read More…]

Yale Smart Cabinet Lock lets you remotely monitor your stash drawer

The Yale Connect Wi-Fi bridge is also required.

What you need to know Yale Smart Cabinet Lock is a smaller smart lock you can attach to any cabinet with adhesive. Yale Smart Delivery Box collects packages and protects against theft. All of the new Yale devices require a connection to the Yale Connect Wi-Fi bridge.

Lock maker Yale has taken the smart door lock concept and wisely applied it to cabinets in a much smaller form factor.  [Read More…]

The Philips Hue Play Sync Box lets you sync your lights to your TV

Finally, a way to sync your Hue lights with your TV without needing to use your computer!

Philips Hue is one of the best smart lighting systems you can buy, offering precise color reproduction and compatability with a series of accessories like dimmer switches and motion sensors. However, its biggest competitor, LIFX, has a key advantage in that it makes it easy to show off your range of smart lighting and can use the microphone on your  [Read More…]