Tag Archive: Mode


Chromecast upgrades its ambient mode

One of the best things to watch when you’re not watching video just got even better.

When it comes to using your TV as a bit of an art piece, Chromecast is right up there — especially when it comes to customization. And now it’s got a new ambient mode that allows for even more options, and more control — and an even better experience. Here’s what’s up:

Within the Google Home app (you’ll need the most recent update  [Read More…]

YouTube for Android just got a new Incognito mode, here’s how to use it

YouTube for Android recently received an important update which adds a new feature called Incognito.

Google has been testing this option for months and now the tool is live for people who are using YouTube on their Android devices. Just like Incognito Mode in Google’s Chrome browser, Incognito Mode for YouTube lets you browse content in private.

So if you ever wanted to hide your Despacito addiction from your partner, Incognito mode is here to help you get away with  [Read More…]

How to use YouTube’s Incognito Mode

Here’s how you can watch videos on YouTube without leaving any trace of them.

YouTube, one of the most popular services in Google’s lineup, now has a new tool called “Incognito Mode.” Just like the Google Chrome feature of the same name, Incognito Mode on YouTube allows you to watch videos in the app without leaving any trace of them in your watch or search history.

Google’s been testing this feature with users for some time, but  [Read More…]

How to allow extensions in Incognito mode on your Chromebook and why you want to

Sometimes being incognito just isn’t enough.

Chrome’s Incognito mode is a great thing. It won’t hide who you are on the internet but it does keep all traces of the websites you’ve visited out of your Google account and local browser storage.

Sometimes, you want to keep those cookies and trackers from being stuck to you and your account. Reasons range from looking at porn to using a computer on someone else’s account to sneaking around the  [Read More…]

Google drops latest Android P Dev Preview with Dark Mode and more

It’s been almost two months since the first Android P Developer Preview was released in the wild. Google has just released the latest preview, coming with a build number of PPP4.180612.004. This update is available now for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

While you may think this is just another boring update, you would definitely be wrong. Thanks to our friends at Droid Life, we know about a slew of new features that have arrived.

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How to manually turn on dark mode in Android P

Let’s do this thing.

Beta 3 / Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it’s not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out — a manual dark mode. Google told us this was coming in mid-June, and now that that day has finally arrived, we’re here to tell you just how to enable it.

In order for this to work, you’ll need to have a  [Read More…]

Amazon enhances tablet line with Show Mode, new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

Amazon on Thursday announced a couple of new additions to its ever-growing Fire tablet lineup. First up, Show Mode and a new Show Mode Charging Dock, are coming to existing (Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10) tablets. Additionally, Amazon has introduced a new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet.

Show Mode

Show Mode gives tablet users an “immersive hands-free Alexa experience” and allows for full-screen visuals to complement voice responses from Alexa. Ask her to tell you the weather, for  [Read More…]

Google’s Datally app gets guest mode, daily limits, and other features

All of this is rolling out to the app now.

In late 2017, Google launched an app to help you cut down on your mobile data usage called “Datally.” Datally’s already pretty great as is, but Google recently announced four new features for the app that aim to help you use even less data.

The feature that users will likely find the most useful is Daily Limit. With this, you can tell Datally how much mobile data  [Read More…]

OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for the OnePlus 6 enables portrait mode for the front camera

The latest OxygenOS update is packed with new features.

The OnePlus 6 is now picking up the OxygenOS 5.1.6 OTA update, which brings a host of new features to the device. The OTA update brings portrait mode for the front camera, and gives us a first look at the Light Bokeh effect that OnePlus talked about at the launch of the phone.

Aside from the camera tweaks, the update includes the ability to schedule Do Not  [Read More…]

Battlefield V for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know about Grand Operations Mode

Our hands-on preview of Grand Operations on the Norway map

At EA Play 2018, Battlefield V was one of the show’s highlights, and if history is any indicator (GET IT) this title will truly shine on PlayStation 4. EA DICE’s reimagining of World War II looked fantastic in its brief presentation. EA dropped details during the presentation including campaign types (Battle Royale, folks!), and hints at what was to come from the game’s War Stories mode. The  [Read More…]