Tag Archive: Mode


Set yourself up for victory in Call of Duty’s new battle royale mode

Learn how to play the world’s favorite new Battle Royale game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has three fantastic multiplayer modes on tap. Blackout is the sole newcomer of that bunch, and we’d understand it if more than a few of you have more than a few questions. Read these tips and take what you learn into Blackout mode to see if you can survive as the last one standing.

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Blackout basics

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Pokemon GO for Android gains AR+ mode

Pokemon GO just keeps getting better. With the fourth generation of Pokemon set to arrive any moment, we’re anxiously keeping an eye on the game and readying for our friends from the Sinnoh region.

Things are going to be fresh and fun and new all over again, regardless of which phone you’re using to play. But, before that happens, many gamers can dial things up to another level. That’s right, AR+ mode has finally arrived for Android

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WWE 2K19 Universe Mode puts you in control of your own wrestling promotions

Show Vince McMahon how it’s done.

WWE 2K19’s Universe Mode is one of the most interesting ones in wrestling video games. The mode essentially lets you play the role of pro wrestling booker. That is, you’re in charge of which matches go on the show card, who wins championships, and who becomes the face of your company.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to put on the best wrestling shows you can? Don’t worry. We have a few  [Read More…]

How to use Oculus Go in airplane mode

If you’re trying to take your Oculus Go with you on a plane you’re probably looking for the safest way to use your device in flight. Well, look no further. Here at Android Central, we specialize in answering all the tech-related questions you have, so read on below to see how to get your Oculus Go into airplane mode!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Oculus Go Headset ($ 199) How to turn off your W-iFi settings Select  [Read More…]

Gmail for Android gets a new Confidential mode, here’s how to use it

Google rolled out a new feature meant to heighten the security of Gmail users on Android. The new tool is called Confidential mode and as the name suggests it can be used to send and receive “confidential emails.”

Confidential mode was first introduced when Google’s big Gmail redesign, but the feature was nowhere to be found in the Android app version of Gmail. But not anymore.

With the new mode enabled, users can now set an expiration date for messages.  [Read More…]

Android Messages gets new Material Theme UI and dark mode with 3.5 update

DARK. MODE. IS. HERE.

Android Messages is one of the best texting apps on the Play Store, and with the new v3.5 update that’s rolling out now, it’s about to get even better.

Similar to Tasks, News, and Contacts, v3.5 refreshes Android Messages UI to match Google’s new Material Theme aesthetic. This means that a lot of Android Messages’ colorful accent colors have been replaced by even more white and the in-app text now uses the Google  [Read More…]

How to enable dark mode in the Twitter app for Android

AKA, how to use the best version of Twitter.

Even though Google still can’t seem to figure out how to implement a system-wide dark mode in Android, the Twitter apps’ been rocking one since July 2016.

As you’d expect, dark mode on Twitter takes all of the white elements of the app and transforms them into a dark navy that not only puts less strain on your eyes at night but also looks downright fantastic no matter  [Read More…]

Don’t have Portrait Mode on your Android? Use these apps instead

Portrait pictures with a blurred background (or bokeh) are all the rage right now. Once considered a feature of DSLR cameras, today a large number of smartphones has a dedicated portrait mode to help you create these such photos.

The majority of these phones feature a dual-camera setup where the primary lens is used to capture the subject while the secondary one (telephoto or wide lens) creates depth to differentiate between subject and background.

However, handsets like the Pixel 2  [Read More…]

YouTube’s Dark Mode is frustratingly everywhere except Android

This vision of loveliness brought to you by Substratum and Andromeda, which I should not need to enjoy YouTube in the dark.

I just want to binge YouTube in bed without burning my retinas with a sea with white. Is that so much to ask?!

YouTube announced a dark theme for its website way back in May 2017, and it released its dark theme to iOS users back at the beginning of the year. When you  [Read More…]

This $250 Asus Chromebook Flip can be used in tablet, stand, or laptop mode

Download apps directly from Google Play and more.

The Asus Chromebook Flip C101PA-DB02 is down to $ 249.99 at Amazon for a limited time. When not on sale, it can generally be found selling for up to $ 300.

The C101PA features a 360-degree hinge and a 10.1-inch touchscreen which allows you to use the device in tablet, stand, or laptop mode. It weighs just two pounds and is only .6 inches thick with a battery which  [Read More…]