Tag Archive: Process

Samsung will greatly simplify update process for new emoji with One UI 2

Could this be the harbinger of simpler updates for other system features?

What you need to know Samsung is moving emoji updates from the system software to a standalone .APK package. This could mean shorter testing time and fewer approvals in between updates. The new procedure will be part of Samsung One UI 2.0, according to XDA Developers.

In the past, if Samsung updated its emoji, the manufacturer included the update as part of a larger system-wide  [Read More…]

Here’s how to order Amazon’s upcoming Echo Auto and save 50% in the process

Alexa’s coming along for the ride.

Earlier today, Amazon announced a slew of new products centering around its popular Echo devices like the Echo Dot. While that device is reaching the release of its third generation next month, Amazon just unveiled a new product to the Echo lineup allowing you to bring Alexa along wherever you go: the Echo Auto.

By first connecting with your smartphone, the Echo Auto gains access to Alexa and plays through your  [Read More…]

Amazon launches the Echo Spot in India, discounts all Echo devices in the process

The Echo Spot has an introductory price of ₹10,499 ($ 155), after which it will retail for ₹12,999 ($ 195).

Amazon introduced the Echo family in India at the end of last year, and the company is now launching the Echo Spot in the country. The Echo Spot has an introductory price of ₹10,499 ($ 155), after which it will retail for ₹12,999 ($ 195). The device offers the same great functionality as other Echo devices, but  [Read More…]

Google’s unique update process is one of the best parts of owning a Pixel

Google’s phones are updated the same way phones from other companies are, with one big difference.

There is an extremely well-defined divide between phones from Google and phones from any other company when it comes to updates. While a few exceptions exist, you know that you can only expect a timely Android update if you’re using a phone recently sold by Google. In short, unless your phone says Nexus or Pixel on the back of it, getting  [Read More…]

Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for “Verified” status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures. What was previously somewhat of a convoluted process has now been streamlined as an online application process.

From Twitter:

Twitter announced today it has created an online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations  [Read More…]

BMW to bring the HTC Vive into the vehicle development process

Luxury car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will begin using the HTC Vive as a part of its vehicle development process. According to BMW, employing the HTC Vive will allow it to iterate on vehicle designs much more quickly, enabling developers around the globe to quickly implement and test changes.

BMW notes that, while it has been using virtual reality systems as part of its development process since the 1990s, the HTC Vive is a much  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa 7870 processor brings its 14nm process to the mid-range

Samsung has announced its latest processor bound for mid-range handsets with the Exynos 7 Octa 7870. The Exynos 7 Octa 7870 is a notable step forward, as it’s Samsung’s first mid-range chip to use its 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process — a process that Samsung has only used for its high-end chips thus far. Samsung says that the 14nm process makes the Exynos 7 Octa 7870 much more power efficient, noting that it consumes “over 30 percent less  [Read More…]

Google details the creative process behind Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s stock wallpapers

There’s no doubt that Google has put some extra attention towards creating great looking Material Design-inspired wallpapers since Android 5.0 Lollipop was introduced to the world. In a new blog post, Google has now detailed the work that went into creating the new stock wallpapers that come along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including the painstaking process through which commissioned designer Carl Kleiner puts the abstract pieces together.

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This is the process of registering for and starting Project Fi service

With Project Fi invites slowly trickling out to a select few, the sign-up process is still a relative unknown. We wanted to pull back the curtain and show you just how simple it is to sign up for the new service offering from Google, and give a few bits of information on the finer points of the process.

So, are you curious about what it’s like to sign up for Project Fi? Read on.

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Help us fix email (and maybe win a new Android phone in the process!)

For the last month or so, we’ve been running a short survey to get more insight into your email pain points. While the feedback has been great (thank you!), we need more of it, and time is running out. If you haven’t completed the survey yet, today is your last chance. We close things down at midnight tonight, so take a few minutes right now and fill out the survey. As a token of our appreciation, we  [Read More…]