Tag Archive: Support

Speech-to-text on Pixel phones is gaining offline support and lower latency

An “end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer” is to thank.

Whether you’re running errands, driving, or have difficulty typing on a touchscreen, speech-to-text can be an incredibly helpful feature. It’s something that’s gotten a lot better over the years, but it can still have its pitfalls.

On its Google AI Blog, Google announced that Pixel phones which are set to English will soon see noticeable improvements with the performance of their speech-to-text abilities.

Typically, speech-to-text needs to communicate  [Read More…]

Does the Moto G7 support Verizon?

Best answer: Yes, the Moto G7 supports all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Budget champ: Moto G7 ($ 300)

The Moto G7 does work on Verizon

Yep, you can use the Moto G7 on Verizon with no issues.

A lot of unlocked Android phones are limited to only working on GSM networks, such as AT&T and T-Mobile, so it’s great to see that the G7 bucks this trend and supports Verizon’s network.

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Do Android devices support PS4 Remote Play?

Best answer: Yes, Android devices do support PS4 remote play, but only specific ones. You have to buy a Sony Xperia smartphone if you want to continue your game on the go.

Ready for Remote Play: Sony Xperia XZ3 ($ 618 at Amazon) Play the best games: PlayStation 4 Slim ($ 300 at Amazon) Only Sony Xperia phones can play

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to buy a PlayStation Vita in order to enjoy PlayStation  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield update adds support for Xbox Elite controller

Improved defense against Wifi wonk also makes an appearance.

NVIDIA Shield is getting a small but welcome software update today. In addition to new apps — we’ve already detailed the NCAA March Madness app (and the NHL app actually has been available for a couple months now), there also are a few nerdy improvements worth noting.

Adds the option to restart Wi-Fi service if wireless APs aren’t visible (Settings > Network > Restart Wi-Fi) Improves customizability for  [Read More…]

Microsoft Edge beta for Android adds picture-in-picture support

We heard you like windows in your windows.

The Microsoft Edge beta for Android is catching up with its iOS sibling this week, adding support for picture-in-picture mode. As with other apps sporting the feature, you’ll now be able to “float” a video over the main Edge window while you continue browsing (via Windows Blog Italia).

Aside from picture-in-picture support, the latest beta version doesn’t pack any other new features. Instead, you’ll find the usual smattering of  [Read More…]

Telna launches eSIM support for its 800+ partners around the globe

Now we wait for carriers to start using the technology.

We all know that signing up for phone service is a pain — especially when you have to wait for a SIM card to ship so you can start using it.

eSIM technology makes this process a lot easier by essentially building SIM cards into phones, and at MWC 2019, North American telecom company Telna announced that it’s now integrating eSIMs into its service.

Commenting on the  [Read More…]

Does Anthem support cross-platform saves?

Best answer: Not between Xbox, PlayStation 4, or PC at launch. As for cross-generational saves between PS4 and the in-development PS5, Anthem will allow players to carry over saves.

PlayStation: Anthem Standard Edition ($ 60) Amazon: Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition ($ 80) When will Anthem support cross-platform saves between Xbox One, PS4, and PC?

BioWare hasn’t offered a window as to when cross-platform saves could come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC but as of  [Read More…]

Does Anthem support cross-play?

Best answer: Not at launch. BioWare hasn’t closed the door on cross-play possibility somewhere down the line, but it will not be supported when Anthem launches.

PlayStation: Anthem Standard Edition ($ 60) Amazon: Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition ($ 80) Why won’t it support cross-play at launch?

BioWare hasn’t stated exactly why Anthem won’t support cross-play at launch, but it likely comes down to time and resources. The studio probably felt it was best to put their  [Read More…]

Which voice assistants does Samsung SmartThings support?

Best answer: SmartThings works seamlessly with both Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. It takes a few extra steps to get up and running, but it’s smooth sailing once set up.

Amazon: SmartThings Hub 3rd Generation ($ 65) Amazon: Echo Dot 3rd Generation ($ 30) Talk to Me

One of the best things about SmartThings is that it truly does integrate extremely well with a ton of different devices and services. Unlike some other smart home products, SmartThings  [Read More…]

Verizon-backed Visible adds support for Android

Backed by Verizon, Visible bills itself as a digital carrier – not a prepaid one. Still, though, for your money each month you get a no-contract plan that provides unlimited talk, text, data, and hotspot.

After having launched as an iPhone-only service less than one year ago, Visible has officially expanded to begin supporting Android. Today sees the brand offering an Android app in beta so that you can bring your own compatible device.

The plan is straightforward; there’s just  [Read More…]