Tag Archive: Options


Google’s longstanding search widget could add customization options soon

The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.

Ever since its inception, one of Android’s strongest characteristics has been its ability to customize just about everything to your heart’s content. There are a ton of third-party customization solutions throughout the Play Store, but thanks to a teardown of the Google app, it would appear that Google itself will soon be giving users more options for changing up  [Read More…]

Anki Cozmo is getting a big app update, new color options, and a carrying case

Lots of important little changes are coming to this adorable little robot.

It’s been a little over a year since Anki took the world by storm with the adorable little AI-powered robot called Cozmo. Even though it was only big enough to be the champion of your average desk or counter, Cozmo has stolen hearts all over the globe.

Today, Anki is announcing a big software update to Cozmo alongside the launch of some killer new accessories,  [Read More…]

HTC U11’s Edge Sense squeeze function updated with in-app customization options

Because we’re all still looking for something to do with Edge Sense.

The HTC U11 is an awesome phone, but the touted “Edge Sense” feature for performing actions by squeezing your phone hasn’t exactly been the feature that’s driving sales. Hopefully that will change today. With an update that’s rolling out now, U11 owners will be able to further customize Edge Sense to perform specific actions in specific apps — in addition to the current slate of  [Read More…]

Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen

Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen.

Action Launcher has been a fan favorite launcher for years now, partly due to developer Chris Lacy consistently adding new features. Action Launcher 27 is out now, and here are some highlights of the new features:

The App Shortcuts and Notification Dots can now be colored to match either the wallpaper or the icon itself. Action Launcher’s custom search bar widget  [Read More…]

Motorola’s GamePad Moto Mod is arriving this summer for $79.99 alongside other fresh Mod options

Game better, charge better and listen better with new Moto Mods coming soon for the Moto Z lineup.

Back at Mobile World Congress, Motorola announced a number of interesting Mods for its Moto Z line, and we now know how much they’ll be and when they’ll be available.

If you’re not familiar, Moto Mods are Motorola’s take on augmenting smartphone features by magnetically attaching accessories through very strong magnets to a high-speed data port on the back  [Read More…]

Understanding the Galaxy S8’s display resolution options

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ default to ‘Full HD+’ resolution, but it’s easy to go higher or lower. Here’s why you might want to do that.

The Galaxy S8’s Quad HD+ SuperAMOLED panel is one of its standout features. Indeed, that big, almost bezel-free display features heavily in Samsung’s ads for the phone. By default, though, it’s not set to run at its full, native resolution of 2960×1440, instead it’s downsampled to “Full HD+,” or 2220×1080. And  [Read More…]

Hate the Galaxy S8’s unlocking options? Buy a Fitbit

The Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor placement has some people in a tizzy. Here’s how to avoid using it and still keep your device safe.

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone with a lot of ways to unlock the screen. That stems from the fact that Samsung relocated the fingerprint sensor from the front below the screen, which is easy to reach, to the back next to the camera, which is considerably harder. Then it added two  [Read More…]

The LG K20 V and Samsung J7 V are coming to Verizon to provide low-cost options

Starting this morning, Verizon prepaid and post-paid customers can now pick up two new phones from LG and Samsung. While these phones aren’t the flagships stealing headlines the last few months, they do provide some nice low-cost options for customers that aren’t looking to spend an entire paycheck on a new phone.   The first […]

Button Mapper: Full customization options for your phone’s buttons (Review)

Modern phones currently have so many different shortcuts for all kinds of things. My current phone lets me double push the home key to get to the camera. Prior to that, I had a phone where you only had to twist your wrist twice to open the camera, and if I did a chopping motion […]

How-To enable developer options

For the standard Android user, we don’t see a need to get excessively technical with our devices. We want to install the apps we want to use and let the device do it’s thing. For those people that do like to fiddle enabling developer options is a must. Why bother: Developer options actually has some […]