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Polk Audio’s Alexa-enabled soundbar picks up multi-room support

Polk Audio Command Bar is the first third-party speaker to support Amazon’s multi-room music protocol.

Polk Audio’s $ 249 Command Bar is one of the best options if you’re looking for a soundbar with Alexa integration, and the speaker is now picking up support for Amazon’s multi-room music (MRM) protocol. Essentially, you’ll now be able to group the Command Bar with the rest of your Echo devices and Alexa-enabled devices for seamless multi-room audio.

So if you’re  [Read More…]

Microsoft To-Do picks up ‘Planned’ smart list on Android

Keep a handle on your upcoming tasks with To-Do’s latest smart list.

Microsoft To-Do has been gradually rolling out its new “Planned” smart list feature across platforms, and Android is the latest on deck. The feature offers a quick overview of your tasks for the upcoming week, and it’s rolling out now with the latest update to To-Do for Android (via OnMSFT).

The “Planned” list sits alongside your “My Day” and “Important” tabs within the To-Do menu.  [Read More…]

Spend less on earbuds with these sub-$20 picks!

A headset — earphones or earbuds (or even a single earbud) with a microphone and controls — is a different beast than a set of earbuds or headphones without a mic. For starters, not every set works with every brand of phone once you add the third wire. You need to make sure what you’re buying is made specifically for one brand (Blackberry and Apple come to mind) and will work with Android when you need to answer calls and  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher picks up custom icon gestures, Android O support, and more

Now you can perform custom actions with nothing more than a swipe of an icon.

Following a couple of weeks in the oven with beta testers, Microsoft is shipping out another new set of features for Microsoft Launcher on Android. Included in the latest update are custom gesture controls for app icons, full Android O support, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable of these additions is the new gesture controls for  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta picks up new family feature, Edge improvements

Microsoft Launcher continues its focus on family features with the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher is shipping out another new set of features for beta testers to check out on Android. And like other recent updates to the launcher, this one focuses on a new family feature and some smaller tweaks here and there.

One of the biggest pieces of this update is the ability for parents to now choose which kids to show or hide on  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 picks up an upgraded OLED panel and NFC, costs just $30

The Mi Band 3 offers a heart rate sensor, NFC, and a 0.78-inch OLED screen, all for $ 30.

Xiaomi is one of the most popular wearable manufacturers around, which is entirely down to the Mi Band series of fitness trackers. With its latest model, the brand is looking to kick things up a notch. The Mi Band 3 has made its debut alongside the Mi 8, offering a heart-rate sensor, a larger 0.78-inch OLED screen (up  [Read More…]

Google Home picks up Gaana and Saavn integration, will be exclusive to Flipkart in India

Google Home now lets you play back music from India’s leading music streaming services ahead of April 10 launch.

Yesterday, Google confirmed that it was launching the Google Home and Google Home Mini in India, with a launch event scheduled for April 10. The landing page for the product is now live on Flipkart, suggesting the retailer will be the exclusive destination for Google’s upcoming smart speakers.

The Google Home also picked up Gaana and Saavn  [Read More…]

The OnePlus 6 hype train picks up even more steam

OnePlus has started teasing the OnePlus 6 with a new animation on Twitter. The teaser states that the device will offer “The Speed you need” before flashing the number 6.

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Android Messages picks up Allo’s Smart Replies feature

Smart Replies, one of Google Allo’s most notable features, is now finding a new home in Android Messages.

Although Google Allo may not have a user base as large as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, it has some of my favorite features of any messaging platform – one of which is Smart Replies. Smart Replies are those little bubbles under your Allo conversations that let you send off automated responses with just the tap of a button, and they’re now  [Read More…]

Essential Phone picks up 360 livestreaming for YouTube

There’s also “various stability fixes” for the regular camera.

We’ve still yet to see the full potential of the Essential Phone‘s two-pin modular system, but the 360-degree camera attachment that launched aside the Phone has proven to be a fun little accessory if you can find it at the right price. With the latest update to the Essential Camera app, the 360 camera picks up one feature that we’ve been waiting on since its release.

The update  [Read More…]