Tag Archive: Mode


Digital Wellbeing gets ‘Focus mode’ in latest update to keep you on task

Available now with the latest Digital Wellbeing beta update.

What you need to know The latest Digital Wellbeing beta update now includes Focus mode. When enabled, it locks you out from using specified apps. You can add a Quick Settings toggle for easy access to it.

Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite of tools can be genuinely helpful for monitoring your phone usage to develop a healthier relationship with it, and as part of the 1.0.263 beta update that’s  [Read More…]

Join the Defenders or the Infected in the new PUBG Mobile Infection mode

Survive until dawn or infect the humans in PUBG Mobile’s new mode

What you need to know Update 0.14.0 has arrived for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile). The free update adds an Infection mode, pitting Defenders with guns against the melee-only hordes of Infected. This update also continues the nautical theme that was started with Season 8.

The 0.14.0 content update is here for PUBG Mobile, and this update brings something a little  [Read More…]

Huawei P30 Pro gets Super Night Mode for selfies with latest EMUI update

The “Super Night Mode” will likely be included in the next update for the global variants of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

What you need to know The latest EMUI update for the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro adds a night mode for the selfie camera. Dubbed ‘Super Night Mode’, the feature will allow users to capture better selfies in lowly lit conditions. For now, the feature is rolling out only in China.

Huawei has started  [Read More…]

Facebook is readying a dark mode for its mobile app

As of now, there is no timeline for when to expect dark mode to roll out.

What you need to know App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered Facebook is working on a dark mode for its app. The dark redesign is in the early stages and it could take some time to implement it across the entire app. Facebook is also working on a dark mode for Messenger.

If there is one thing 2019 will be  [Read More…]

Focus mode schedules come to ActionDash and I’m begrudgingly thankful

What you need to know ActionDash 4.0 is pushing out on the Google Play Store. This update brings Schedules to Focus mode, turning it on at set times during your day. You can automatically backup your ActionDash data to Google Drive. Action Launcher v43 integration also let you see when your schedule is set to end or app time limits from the long-press menu on an app.

Digital Wellbeing was supposed to be a game-changing way to keep  [Read More…]

Apex Legends gets limited-time event with a solo mode

Only one can wear the crown in Apex Legends’ upcoming event.

What you need to know Apex Legends is a popular battle royale game from developer Respawn. Usually players would need to compete in groups of three. A limited-time event is bringing a solo mode to the game.

Apex Legends is hosting a limited-time Iron Crown Collection Event for two weeks, starting on August 13 and lasting until August 27. The biggest feature coming with this event  [Read More…]

How to set up Kids Home child mode on Samsung phones

Going on a long road trip or flight with your family? Waiting in line for a ride at the theme park? Whatever the case, there are times when it can be helpful to hand your phone to your kids to keep them occupied for a short while, but you probably don’t want them rummaging through important apps when you aren’t looking. Luckily, Samsung includes a Kids Home mode on its phones that hosts a number of games and  [Read More…]

OnePlus explains how and why it created its Zen Mode feature

Created in an effort to help technology serve you.

What you need to know OnePlus shared a post on its forums detailing how and why it created Zen Mode. The idea behind Zen Mode is to help technology serve you. A lot of thought went into Zen Mode’s duration, app design, and gamification.

OnePlus’s OxygenOS is one of the best Android interfaces around, and when the OnePlus 7 Pro was unveiled earlier this year, Zen Mode was  [Read More…]

Motorola debuts $150 Moto E6 with removable battery, portrait mode

Motorola on Thursday introduced the sixth generation of its E series smartphone, offering up a $ 150 experience that’s going to be damn tough to beat. Indeed, the Moto E6 dials things up across a few fronts, yet keeps the price in line.

As is the case with all Motorola phones, the Moto E6 runs a clean version of Android (9 Pie) with just the right amount of added features. The phone is immediately available through Verizon and will be  [Read More…]

Twitter will roll out a ‘Lights Out’ dark mode for Android in September

The Lights Out mode will be coming to the web version as well in the near future.

What you need to know Twitter’s all-black ‘Lights Out’ mode for Android users will be available by mid-September. The company had rolled out the mode for iOS users in March this year. Along with reducing eye strain, the dark mode will help extend battery life on smartphones with OLED screens.

In March this year, Twitter rolled out a true dark  [Read More…]