Tag Archive: Mode


Work in tablet or laptop mode with the refurb Google Pixelbook at $400 off

Have it your way.

Google’s Pixelbook is one of the most powerful Chromebook devices on the market, and today Best Buy is offering certified refurbished models for $ 599.99 each. Now at $ 400 off its regular price, this is the perfect time to see what all the hype is about and score a nice discount in the process. This deal is available on both the main site and its official eBay store.

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Minecraft: Story Mode is finally on Netflix

An interactive story that’s somewhere between a show and a game.

After a number of delays and the closure of developer Telltale Games, the episodic title Minecraft: Story Mode has finally arrived on Netflix as an interactive choose-your-own-adventure series.

Calling Netflix’s version of Story Mode a “game” is a bit of a misnomer. Unlike the console version, you don’t actually interact with the world around you or even control where Jesse, the lead character, moves around; instead,  [Read More…]

How to enable One UI’s dark mode on the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung’s software has provided comprehensive theme capabilities for years, but has never had a system-level dark mode like many competitors. The Android 9 Pie update, which brings the new “One UI” interface, introduces a brand new “Night mode” that accomplishes the same goal: black out as much of the interface as possible, which is easy on your eyes at night but also friendly to your battery. This is how you enable it.

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How to use Desktop Mode on your Kano Computer

The Kano OS works a little differently than a regular Windows OS. Instead of everything being accessible via clicking the start button in the bottom left-hand corner, you’ll instead see that applications are in small boxes, packed on top of one another in different sections with labels like “staff picks” and “make and explore.” Ultimately, this can be pretty confusing, but you can switch from this titled mode for your screen into the Kano OS’s desktop mode, which  [Read More…]

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!

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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…]