Tag Archive: Soon


Chrome Canary will soon let you send webpages to your phone via QR code

The experimental feature is not up and running yet.

What you need to know Chrome Canary just received a new way of sharing webpages with your phone. The experimental new flag generates a QR code for the URL of any page you are visiting. You can scan the code using your smartphone to access the page.

While you can already send webpages from your PC to your phone — and vice versa — on Chrome, that currently  [Read More…]

Portrait mode coming soon to Google Duo, Google Photos

Focusing on the subject will soon be quite a bit easier.

What you need to know Google Duo may soon get a portrait mode that will blur the background to keep you in focus at all times. The Google Photos app may also soon be getting a feature that allows background blurring to creatively separate people from their surroundings using a “bokeh” effect. These were all discovered in the latest Pixel Tips app update, which helps Pixel  [Read More…]

Google Maps might soon let you know which streets are well lit

It is not currently known when it will launch or if the feature will be region-specific.

What you need to know Google Maps is working on a way to show which streets are brightly lit at night. The feature was discovered by XDA-Developers during a recent APK teardown of the Google Maps 10.31.0 beta app. There is no indication of when the feature may launch or if it will be region-specific when it does.

Google Maps is,  [Read More…]

Google Stadia Pro subscribers get Farming Simulator 19 and Tomb Raider soon

These are some great games.

What you need to know Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that launched last week. Stadia Pro members get access to Destiny 2 and Samurai Shodown already. On December 1, they’ll gain access to Farming Simulator 19 and Tomb Raider. You need an active Stadia Pro subscription to keep on playing these titles.

Google Stadia is a game streaming service that launched last week. It includes a number of great  [Read More…]

WhatsApp could soon let Android users send ‘self-destructing’ messages

The “Delete Messages” feature was previously named “Disappearing Messages.”

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta version for Android includes a new “Delete Messages” feature. Currently under development, the feature will allow users to send messages that will automatically be deleted after a set period of time. Since it hasn’t been enabled yet, you will not be able to try out the feature even if you install the latest WhatsApp beta on your phone.

Last  [Read More…]

You will soon be able to shop on Amazon with your Capital One rewards

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Shop with Points is coming soon to Capital One.

What you need to know Amazon is partnering with Capital One for its Shop with Points program.  [Read More…]

Realme’s first 5G smartphone to arrive soon, will be called the Realme X50

The smartphone might be announced in China before the end of the year.

What you need to know Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase has revealed on Weibo that the company’s first 5G-enabled smartphone will be launched in China very soon. The smartphone will be called the Realme X50 5G and offer dual-mode 5G support. Chase’s Weibo post also shows the silhouette of the upcoming phone, hinting at dual selfie cameras.

Realme unveiled its first proper flagship smartphone  [Read More…]

U.S. companies will soon start receiving licenses to trade with Huawei

It may soon be able to add Google services to its phones.

What you need to know The U.S. government announced its intent to allow some companies to resume supplies of ‘non-sensitive’ tech to Huawei earlier this month. It has now finally gotten around to making decisions on those requests. The department has received over 290 such requests from different firms.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed to the Fox Business Network (via Reuters) that his department has  [Read More…]

Mint Mobile’s Black Friday offer is here, and T-Mobile’s kicks off soon

One thing you may not think about during Black Friday is the “hassle” of switching carriers or upgrading your phone, but that could mean that you’re missing out on a pretty great offer that could really benefit you. Not a week goes by that a phone carrier isn’t trying to entice people to switch over, but during big shopping events you tend to see them take these offers to the next level.

We’ve seen company’s like Mint Mobile offer three  [Read More…]

You can follow your favorite Local Guides on Google Maps soon

There are now more than 120 million Local Guides across 24,000 cities

What you need to know Google’s Local Guides program has exploded since its launch in 2015. The company is now testing a feature that would let you follow your favorite guides from within Maps. Each guide will get an Instagram-like feed to show off their latest escapades.

Google Maps is taking a cue from the world of social media and is currently testing a feature  [Read More…]