Tag Archive: Support


Android Auto coming to BMW cars in 2020 with wireless support

Support will be limited to certain vehicles and phones with support for Android Auto wireless.

What you need to know Android Auto is coming to select BMW vehicles starting in July 2020. It will work with Android Auto wireless and require one of the latest Nexus, Pixel, or Samsung flagship phones. Previously, BMW offered Apple’s CarPlay system, but thanks to consumer demand Android Auto support is finally coming.

BMW has finally announced it will be adding support  [Read More…]

Google brings Assistant support and more to Arabic users

15 new countries are getting access to the Assistant.

What you need to know Google is improving its support for countries that speak Arabic as a primary language. It’s bringing Google Assistant to 15 more countries as a result. Maps will also get added safety features.

Google has announced improved support for Arabic speaking results. It’s making updates to Assistant, Search, and Maps.

First, let’s start with the most significant feature — Assistant. Google’s bringing support for  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies is prepping support for Dolby Vision HDR

Dolby Vision HDR support requires a licensing fee from Dolby.

What you need to know Google Play Movies is prepping Dolby Vision support in the app. A recent APK teardown by XDA Developers of the 4.17.22 version of the app revealed strings referencing Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision gives a superior picture quality over HDR10 by using dynamic metadata.

Google Play Movies is apparently working on adding Dolby Vision HDR support for its app soon. The revelation comes  [Read More…]

Heading home for Thanksgiving? Be prepared to play tech support with us

Going home this Thanksgiving? Time to give tech support to our extended families!

I think it’s an unwritten law that when more than ten people gather for a holiday meal, at least two of them will need some kind of technological assistance. Whether it’s trying to fix a misbehaving app, get a neglected laptop back in working order, or getting two smart home system to talk to one another, there’s no shortage of things you’ll need to  [Read More…]

Mainline kernel support for Android is complicated and maybe impossible

Android has its own special variant of the Linux kernel and that’s not a good thing. But, for now, at least, it’s a necessity. Why can’t it be more like everything else?

Google once again had a major presence at the yearly gathering of top Linux developers known as the Linux Plumbers Conference. This is where all the smart people who work hard to make the framework that most of the world’s computers run on gather so  [Read More…]

Does Amazon Echo support Apple Music?

Best answer: Yes, you can stream Apple Music to any Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled Amazon devices. You can also stream Apple Music to your Echo via Bluetooth if that’s what you prefer.

A classic speaker, updated: Amazon Echo (3rd gen) ($ 100 at Amazon) Best-sounding Echo speaker: Amazon Echo Studio ($ 200 at Amazon) Subscribe: Apple Music (From $ 10 a month at Apple) How to stream Apple Music to your Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device  [Read More…]

Project xCloud game streaming is getting DualShock 4 support

Microsoft is expanding Project xCloud.

What you need to know Project xCloud is Microsoft’s game streaming service. The platform launched in October on Android phones. Project xCloud is coming to Windows 10 in 2020. It’s also getting more controller support.

Project xCloud is Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming service along the lines of Google Stadia. The preview launched in October, and since then many gamers are testing it out on Android phones. However, it looks like that’s about  [Read More…]

Verizon Stream TV set-top box with 4K HDR support goes on sale for $70

Stream TV buyers will get one month of free YouTube TV service.

What you need to know Verizon has launched a new set-top box called Stream TV with 4K HDR and Google Assistant support. The Stream TV runs on the Android TV platform and comes with the Disney+ app pre-installed. It is now available for purchase from Verizon for $ 70.

Verizon has quietly introduced its first set-top box based on Google’s Android TV platform, called Stream  [Read More…]

Skype gets built-in support for Translated Conversations

Skype now has a feature built-in to translate conversations, rather than using a bot.

What you need to know Skype’s Translated Conversations feature will replace the Skype Translator bot. The feature supports 11 languages and instantly translates messages and calls. Translated Conversations are available on all platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and the web.

Microsoft’s Skype has a new update that brings support for Translated Conversations, making it easier to stay in touch with more  [Read More…]

Here’s the ‘real’ reason why the Google Pixel 4 lacks 4K/60fps support

Both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL top out at 4K/30fps.

What you need to know Pixel camera product manager Isaac Reynolds has said that the Pixel 4 series doesn’t support 4K/60fps because “nobody actually needs it.” Most Android flagship phones released this year support 4K video recording at up to 60fps. Reynolds also revealed that the face-retouching feature for the two phones was developed by utilizing the expertise of wedding photographers.

In an interview with  [Read More…]