Tag Archive: swipe


Android 8.1 causing swipe issues on Pixel and Nexus devices

Swiping woes.

Android 8.1 was a pretty minor update when it was released in early December, and while it added nice touches such as enabling the Pixel Visual Core and a new security patch, it also introduced a new bug that doesn’t appear to have been fixed since it was discovered nearly a month ago.

On December 7, a thread was started on Google’s support site titled “Android 8.1 Issues” with a user reporting that swiping up  [Read More…]

Reigns : Rule your kingdom with a swipe of your finger (Review)

When it comes to games that give you the role of a ruling king, I’d say that 9 times out of 10 you are in the middle of a deep strategy game, requiring you to know who to barter with, go to war with, and when to adjust the price of wares sold to keep […]

Android 7.1.2 adds fingerprint ‘swipe for notifications’ to Nexus 5X (and probably Nexus 6P)

A small but useful gesture is coming to older Nexus devices.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P inherited a few of the Pixel’s biggest features when they were upgraded to Android 7.1.1 last year, but one thing the popular devices didn’t receive was the ability to swipe down from their rear fingerprint sensors to open the notification shade — a minor but popular convenience on the Pixel.

Now, despite assertions from Googlers that it may  [Read More…]

Swipe It: Simple premise, simple play, simple game (review)

Overview Swipe it is an unabashedly simple Android game for all ages from developer M/Games, where the goal is to swipe your screen in the same direction as the game indicates, as long as you can until you screw up and have to start over. That’s really all there is to say for an intro;

Swipe Elite Note offers a 5.5-inch 720p display, 3GB RAM and LTE for just ₹7,999

Swipe Technologies has launched the Elite Note in India, with the phone going up for sale on Flipkart. The highlight of the phone is that it offers a 5.5-inch 720p display as well as 3GB of RAM and LTE connectivity for just ₹7,999.

The dual-SIM Elite Note runs the vendor’s custom Freedom OS atop Android 5.0 Lollipop. Under the hood, there’s a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6735 SoC with Mali-T720 GPU, and the phone offers 16GB internal storage,  [Read More…]

Your smartphone is really dirty. Start controlling the grime and bacteria with an all in one tool (Hans Swipe)

I was watching Jimmy Kimmel the other night and he reminded me of an old article I read from Time Magazine about the dirtiness of our hands and smartphones. According to London scientists, 1 in 6 phones has fecal matter on it. In another word, there is a high chance your smartphone has poop on it. The

Accidentally swipe away a notification? Here’s how you can get it back!

One of the best things about Android is the notification system. It’s elegant in its simplicity. It stays out of your way until you want to deal with the notification, and it’s easy to dismiss the unimportant ones and move on with your task. But, what happens when you accidentally get rid of that notification without reading it? Is it gone forever? Today we’re going to help you get it back in a few simple steps.

This feature was first  [Read More…]

Dirty phone? Clean it up with the newly improved HÄNS Swipe

You know what the problem is with seeing all of these shiny new gadgets launching at CES? We’ll tell you; the second you start playing with them, they get smudged and start accumulating oils and grime. Heck, you should the display models of some of those smartphones we looked at last week. Let’s just say that we were creeped out by some of the products we encountered. People are dirty. Period.

What to do when you’ve got a phone that  [Read More…]

How to change the swipe shortcuts on the BlackBerry Priv

On a regular Android phone, swiping up from the home button gives you access to Google Now. On the BlackBerry Priv it can do much more than that. Swiping up will give you three options instead of one, and two of them can be customized. Google Now is locked in place, you can’t change that, but the left and right slots can be changed to almost anything you want.

Here’s what you need to know.

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AC editors’ apps of the week: Omni Swipe, Raise, WifiMapper and more

Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we  [Read More…]