Tag Archive: Trying


Google is trying to fix Android camera apps but it’s not going to work

Google has an excellent solution to let developers build camera apps that will work on every phone but it’s not going to work because manufacturers need to support it.

There is a reason a lot of people think Android phones have bad cameras. That’s not true of course, and there are several phones from companies like Samsung or Huawei that disprove it, as well as Google’s own Pixel series of phones. But there is a tiny nugget  [Read More…]

Get a great microphone delivered to your door in these trying times

It’s hard to look on the bright side with everything that’s going on in the world right now, but during this period of self-isolation, most people have more free time than ever to finally kickstart that podcast idea or record more voiceovers. I’ve been using XLR mics for a number of years now, but USB mics are quicker and easier to set up, and work with just about any computer — some even work with phones! Best Buy’s currently offering  [Read More…]

Google still trying to get consumers to ditch new Microsoft Edge for Chrome

Google keeps trying to make people switch away from the new Microsoft Edge.

What you need to know Several Google services show pop-ups within the new Microsoft Edge to try to get people to switch to Google Chrome. Google docs, Google’s search page, Google News, and Google Translate show prompts to switch to Chrome. Google also shows pop-ups in the Chrome web store to try to get people to switch to Chrome.

Google continues to try to  [Read More…]

The new Telltale says it is trying to build a crunch-free studio

The new Telltale wants to do things differently.

What you need to know Telltale Games was revived by LCG Entertainment after the original company closed. The new Telltale is trying to make a crunch-free studio. The first new project under the new Telltale is a reboot of the The Wolf Among Us 2.

After Telltale Games began shutting down, it was eventually restarted by LCG Entertainment, who purchased Telltale’s assets. While the new Telltale is still growing,  [Read More…]

The best Pixel 4 leak so far shows Google trying to justify huge top bezel

What you need to know New leaks show Pixel 4 front design. Google appears to be integrating its Soli sensor on the front of the phone. People will complain about the bezel size and asymmetry.

Google’s Pixel 4 is coming in October, based on previous years’ announcements, but as it tends to every year, we’re getting a glimpse of the final product early thanks to leaks and renders from reliable sources.

The oval opening of the  [Read More…]

This Kindle Unlimited 40% off sale is just Amazon trying to get you to read

If you’re getting ready to hibernate for the winter, you might as well keep your reading supply fresh.

Kindle Unlimited is Amazon’s $ 10 per month subscription service to Kindle books. Amazon is discounting the service by 40% if you sign up for twelve months, bringing the total down to $ 80.32 (from $ 120) when you enter promo code PDKU18 at checkout. This product would be a fantastic, easy pick gift for the reader in your  [Read More…]

Sony’s trying to cash in on Pokémon Go’s success with Ghostbusters World

Coming to Android and iOS at some point in 2018.

If you’ve been itching to catch more virtual monsters and Pokémon Go is starting to get long in the tooth, you’ll soon have a few new options to choose from. In addition to Niantic’s own AR Harry Potter-themed game that’s coming out this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment just announced it’s taking its own stab at this game type with Ghostbusters World.

Ghostbusters World will be available for demo  [Read More…]

Sony’s trying to cash in on Pokémon Go’s success with Ghostbusters World

Coming to Android and iOS at some point in 2018.

If you’ve been itching to catch more virtual monsters and Pokémon Go is starting to get long in the tooth, you’ll soon have a few new options to choose from. In addition to Niantic’s own AR Harry Potter-themed game that’s coming out this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment just announced it’s taking its own stab at this game type with Ghostbusters World.

Ghostbusters World will be available for demo  [Read More…]

Someone is trying to make a Galaxy S8 case that covers the Bixby button

Sick of accidental Bixby launches? This might be a case you want.

Calling Samsung’s Bixby service not fully baked is perhaps the most gracious way to put the thing that was supposed to totally change how we interact with the world around us. Bixby Vision barely works, Bixby Voice still doesn’t exist yet, and the core Bixby recommendation engine really only sees the light of day when I accidentally press the dedicated Bixby button on the side of my  [Read More…]

Google Allo is the best way to send love notes without even trying

This one quick trick made possible by Assistant is a great reminder of the inherent power that exists in Google’s little messaging app.

Admittedly, it was a bummer that Google failed to make any mention in the I/O keynote of what else Allo might have in store for it. There wasn’t even a tease for the much anticipated desktop app coming to fruition, nor was there much hope that SMS integration would come and take the chat  [Read More…]