Tag Archive: Notifications


How to set up priority notifications for your home security system

When your home security system needs to tell you something, chances are you’ll want to listen. Here’s how to make sure you get those critical notifications you need.

Products Used In This Guide Best Buy: Nest Secure ($ 399) Amazon: Ring Alarm ($ 199) Setting priority notifications

We’re using the Nest app and the Nest Secure for demonstration purposes, but the process is the same for the Ring Alarm. too. There may be slight variations in the settings  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: Improved notifications, 2018 edition

Small but significant changes are coming to your notification shade with Android P.

One of the best features of Android is its notification system. It uses the best ideas from companies that originally got it right, like Palm and Nokia, then blends them into a display of information and rich content that we have all come to rely on. Because the notification system is very important for a handheld device that’s supposed to keep you in touch  [Read More…]

Twitter doubles down on news with new app features and notifications

Twitter wants to make it easier to see the news it thinks you care about.

Twitter, the social media platform filled with good boys and endless political screaming, is getting serious about the way it tackles news. On June 13, the company announced a few new features coming to the app that should make it much easier to find topics you care about and get information from sources you trust. There’s not a name for any of  [Read More…]

How to enable swipe-down notifications on the Galaxy S9

Stop struggling to reach the top of your screen.

The Galaxy S9 is an incredible phone that combines beauty and brawn, packing the latest and greatest specs into a relatively small and comfortable form factor. The curved glass feels great in the hand, and the modern 18.5:9 aspect ratio helps turn almost every inch of the phone into usable screen space.

There’s just one problem: that extra-tall aspect ratio makes the top of the screen hard to  [Read More…]

Honor 7X not receiving push notifications? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re having problems with push notifications, this quick fix might help.

The Honor 7X is a great low-cost phone — in fact, it’s one of our top recommendations under $ 300. But the included EMUI software isn’t always the best part of using the phone, and one area it’s particularly known to cause problems with is receiving push notifications.

A number of users have complained about infrequent notifications on their Honor 7X, and some just don’t  [Read More…]

Android Wear to gain Android Oreo-like notifications dots soon

When Google didn’t share any news about Android Wear during its Pixel 2 event, some people started wondering whether it signaled the beginning of the end for the wearable platform. Fast forward a few months later and it’s clear that Google hasn’t forgotten about Android Wear. Actually, this week the search giant announced it has […]

Android Messages latest update has broken new SMS notifications

Google updated Android Messages to version 2.5.207 but in the process seems to have broken one of the most important functions of the app. It seems that notifications have stopped working as of the latest update so you’ll no longer be notified of incoming SMS. The only way of identifying if you’ve received an SMS […]

How-to manage annoying notifications on your Android

You probably have a ton of apps installed on your Android phone and as a consequence receive plenty of notifications. These alerts are very useful most of the times, especially for people who want to stay constantly connected. But at times, notifications can become quite annoying, especially in scenarios where you need to focus your […]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Colored notifications

It truly is the little things that can make or break the Android experience.

Android Oreo is full of little tweaks and fixes to the Android experience both behind the scenes and in plain sight, and while there’s plenty to be excited about, my hands-down favorite feature isn’t Android finally fixing their emoji problem or the colorful new notification dots on my home screen. It’s a divisive and inescapable feature on Android Oreo, and one my esteemed  [Read More…]

Android Oreo will make you love notifications again

Android Oreo brings some great new features to one of the most important parts of the OS: the notification shade.

One of the major areas that get updated with Android Oreo is the notification system. Notifications and the tray method of showing them to us have long been one of Android’s strong points and making changes to something that’s already great can be difficult. Android Oreo builds on the current rich notification system that started a few  [Read More…]