Tag Archive: Live


Google Duo picture-in-picture mode is now live on Oreo devices

Duo’s picture-in-picture mode is now available for everyone on Oreo.

Oreo introduced picture-in-picture mode for phones and tablets, and Google is now flipping the switch for Duo. The feature is now available on all Oreo devices, as noted by Duo’s technical lead Justin Uberti.

You don’t need to make any changes to enable picture-in-picture mode. As long as you’re using a device running Oreo and have the latest update  [Read More…]

How to use Live message on the Galaxy Note 8

You can add some flair and personality to your messages by using Live message on the Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great phone that gives you more control over aspects of your experience using the S Pen. One of these great features is Live message, a widget that lets you animate messages using text, drawing, and backgrounds. We’ve got the details on how to use it right here!

How to create a live  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV can now show live video feeds, but the lag remains

Live video from your connected cameras works on the Fire TV, but the experience still needs a lot of work.

Tucked amid all the new hardware announcements from Amazon this week was a little nugget about Amazon Fire TV. Specifically, that you can now view live video feeds from Alexa-enabled cameras. That’s the same sort of functionality we have on the Echo Show, of course. And as it turns out, it’s exactly the same functionality. Just on  [Read More…]

Instagram now lets you use face filters in live video

Instagram enthusiasts have a new feature to play with, as of this week. The photo-centric app just announced a new feature which allows users to add face filters while sharing live video. To add face filters to your video, tap the face icon which now lives in the bottom corner and start exploring the filters […]

Plex Live TV now available for web and Amazon Fire TV

Plex’s Live TV feature is now available on the web and on Fire TV.

Owning a Plex Pass just keeps getting better and better. In addition to longtime features such as being able to access your own content and accessing other content through channels, Plex recently added a Live TV feature. Users with a compatible antenna and adapter would be able to hook into over-the-air (OTA) TV broadcasts for free. Combined with Plex’s metadata, the interface looks just like  [Read More…]

Watch the LG V30 launch at IFA 2017 — live at 3:00 a.m. ET Aug 31!

LG is hoping to make a splash just a day ahead of the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin.

We’ve seen the leaks, checked all of the latest information from LG and set our expectations — it’s time for the LG V30. Coming just a week after the Galaxy Note 8 was announced, and several months after the LG G6, it’s more important than ever that LG get this one right. All indications are that it’s going  [Read More…]

Honor 9: Should you import it if you live in the U.S.?

This sub-$ 500 device is worth wielding stateside, as long as you don’t mind making a few compromises.

I’m digging the latest trend of sub-$ 500 smartphones that are worth using. These aren’t just generations-old flagships offered at a discount; they’re marquee devices in their own right.

One particular phone that fits into this category of “worth it for the price” is the Honor 9. It’s the successor to the Honor 8, which saw much fanfare in  [Read More…]

OnePlus Student Program is now live, shaves 10% off the OnePlus 5

OnePlus is bringing out the big guns this back to school season. The Chinese company just announced a Student Program which will allow students (obviously) to get 10% off its products including the new and shiny OnePlus 5. The Student Program is available for all students in a select number of regions including the USA, […]

Watch the Galaxy Note 8 launch live — 11:00 a.m. ET Aug 23!

Samsung’s biggest device of the year is about to take center stage.

The moment is finally upon us — it’s time to watch the Galaxy Note 8 be unveiled officially. The stage is set in New York City for yet another Samsung Unpacked event, where the company pulls out all of the stops to launch its devices with as much style as possible. Samsung is going to be livestreaming the event, and we’ll have that video stream  [Read More…]

Bluetooth functionality now live for Google Home

Google Home adds Bluetooth functionality, allowing users to pair their phones to the smart speaker.

While a lot of music services integrate Google Cast, not all do, particularly fan favorite music players such as Poweramp. While streaming music to an ordinary Bluetooth speaker would work fine with those apps, the Google Home did not work with any music service that did not integrate Google Cast.

That changes today. Users can now pair Bluetooth devices to the Google  [Read More…]