Tag Archive: Mode


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…]

Boost Mode on PlayStation 4 Pro doesn’t do much for PSVR

VR is already great though PlayStation 4 Pro, so it’s not likely to improve much more.

The 4.5 update to PlayStation 4 Pro consoles added a Boost Mode feature, which was designed to offer more processing and GPU power to existing games that weren’t going to update to the more capable “enhanced” mode. For normal PS4 games, this Boost Mode offers a slight stability bump to make things look consistently good throughout the experience. There was some  [Read More…]

How to use multi window mode on the Galaxy Note 8

Multitask using two apps on one screen with multi-window mode on the Galaxy Note 8!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 delivers the tallest screen yet in this line of phones. This, of course, means that using multi-window mode is more awesome than ever before. We’ve got the details on how to use multiple windows with your Note 8 so that you never miss an email or a message!

How to open multi window mode How to close  [Read More…]

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo’s Picture-in- Picture mode on any Android

Give your current Android one of the coolest features from 8.0 Oreo!

Enable Reader Mode in Chrome for Android [How-To]

As most of you probably know all too well, reading on a mobile device isn’t always a pleasurable experience. In cases where a web page is heavily loaded with ads, pop-ups and other additions trying to read text you came becomes quite inconvenient. The good news is that there are solutions to this problem. For […]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Picture-in-Picture mode

We all love things we can see when we get an update, and that’s why Picture-in-Picture mode is so cool!

Android Oreo allows developers to build apps that launch in a new Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. PIP is a special kind of multi-window mode that’s most commonly used for video playback. You might have PIP on your television or through your cable box. It’s been available for Android TV since the release of Android Nougat, but Oreo brings  [Read More…]

Spotify testing new safe driving mode for Android

Smartphones are compelling devices which can fully capture our attention quite easily, even while walking or driving. But in order to prevent accidents from happening, some tech companies have started developing solutions to keep pedestrians or drivers from looking at their smartphones when they should be looking ahead at the road. It’s the case of […]

Try hands-free mode on the Amazon Tap with a certified refurb for $70 today

With Prime Day rapidly approaching, the team at Thrifter is back again with a great deal on an Amazon Tap!

The Amazon Tap sits in the middle of Amazon’s Echo lineup, and if you’ve been looking to grab one for your home or the office, today is the day. Amazon is running a bunch of one-day sales leading up to Prime Day, and this one scores you a certified refurbished Amazon Tap for just $ 69.99, a savings of  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new Walk Mode app aims to keep safe while you text and walk

Our growing smartphone addiction has prompted authorities in the Chinese city of Chongqing to designate a 100ft “cell phone lane” for people who use their phones while walking. While other cities are yet to adopt a similar measure, Samsung has come up with a solution which aims to keep distracted mobile users from bumping into […]

Dreams do come true: Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode

Your circadian rhythm thanks you.

Night owls, I understand your perspective. Night time is the right time to hunker down, light a few candles, and get into the zone with your Chromebook. But all that blue light shining in our faces is detrimental to our sleep health, which is why Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode.

By way of Android Police, there’s a Night Light feature that’s just entered the Canary channel, where new features get  [Read More…]