Tag Archive: Longer


How to enable Continued Conversation in Google Assistant for longer interactions

At I/O 2018, Google spent a lot of time talking about the Google Assistant. One of the most interesting features announced was Continued Conversations. This was designed to allow users to continue talking to the Google Assistant without using the wake-up word each time. Basically, it lets you string string multiple commands together by saying “Hey Google” only once.

The feature started rolling out to users in the US last week. If you haven’t had the chance to test it  [Read More…]

YouTube picture-in-picture no longer requires YouTube Premium/Red

The change appears to be live in the U.S. right now.

Android Oreo brought a lot of exciting features to our beloved OS, but one of the most interesting/useful was easily picture-in-picture. One of the first apps PiP worked with was YouTube, but ever since Oreo’s release, you’ve needed a YouTube Premium/YouTube Red subscription in order for it to work.

Thankfully, it looks like Google’s reversing its decision here.

According to a growing thread on Reddit, multiple  [Read More…]

Marcelo Claure is no longer the CEO of Sprint

Claure’s now serving the company as Executive Chairman.

In late April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced the two brands were merging together to form one new company to spearhead the 5G revolution. Current T-Mobile CEO John Legere will act as CEO of the new venture, but as part of the deal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will be stepping down from his existing role.

May 30, 2018, was officially Claure’s last day. His new position within the company will  [Read More…]

Google no longer dev-centric, has become a consumer hardware and mobile brand

Over the last few years we have seen Google transition away from developer-centric devices and experiences into a company that loves general consumers. Much like we’ve seen in the iteration of Android and Chrome, today’s Google has evolved into a polished and refined endeavor.

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OnePlus 5T no longer being sold in North America

After four months on the market, OnePlus has run through its entire stock of OnePlus 5T smartphones for North America. The upstart Chinese company practices business a little differently than its competitors, relying on buzzy marketing strategies, rabidly loyal fans, and limited production runs for one device at a time. When the stock of a device is depleted, that’s the end of the line.

For OnePlus, the success of the OnePlus 5T is an important vote of confidence from the  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 5T is no longer for sale in North America

OnePlus has stopped selling the 5T to North American customers.

OnePlus has a certain pattern with its phone releases: there is a new release about every six months, and it stops selling the current model before the new one is announced. To that end, OnePlus has stopped sales of the 5T before announcing the OnePlus 6.

Engadget reports that the stock shortage is due to higher-than-expected demand, and the company does not intend to manufacture any more  [Read More…]

Substratum themes no longer work in Android P

Theming days are over.

Shortly after the public launch of Android 8.0 Oreo, it was discovered that there was built-in support for system-wide theming. With the help of the Andromeda desktop client, you could (fairly) easily start changing the look of your notification panel, apps, settings, and much more with a variety of Substratum themes. Unfortunately, this functionality is being neutered in Android P.

As discovered by XDA Developers, trying to install one of these custom themes  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: We don’t need longer battery life, we just need to use our phones less

Consider this option.

I haven’t met someone who doesn’t complain about the battery life on their phone to some extent. Walking through airports, as I so often do, people aggressively hunt for power outlets so they can charge up their phone. On the streets of every major city I visit there are people walking with a power bank stacked underneath their phone with a USB cable so they don’t have to stop using it on the go. Market demand  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Exclusive phones will no longer include lockscreen ads

Bargain hunters looking for affordable Android phones have been able to turn to Amazon Prime Exclusives to save money, though with a big catch – buying a Prime Exclusive phone meant putting up with frequent ads for Amazon products delivered to the lockscreen. Well not anymore. Amazon released a statement indicating that starting today, February […]

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gets better, longer lasting and a ton cheaper

Shaky smartphone videos be damned, the new DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is so cheap that almost any mobile videographer should have one.

DJI is best known for its range of drones, but at CES 2018 the company’s focus is away from the skies and into your hand. Along with a new gimbal designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, DJI has introduced an all-new Osmo Mobile to stabilize all your smartphone videos.

And the biggest news of all  [Read More…]