Tag Archive: Useful

6 useful features in Google Maps you may not know

I don’t have to sit here and stress the importance of Google Maps. Being that the mobile app has a billion+ users, chances are that you’ve already used it extensively and know how valuable it can be for everyday life. That said, such a long-standing and crucial app from Google has naturally gone through a […]

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7 useful OnePlus 5T tips and tricks you should definitely try out

The OnePlus 5T is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now, especially considering the competitive price tag. One of the phone’s stand-out features is Oxygen OS which injects some nifty features into Google’s standard Android operating system. But some of them are buried deep within the Settings menu. In what follows we’re […]

You can now download Google’s super useful Contacts app

Google’s Contact app is now available on Lollipop and higher.

The contact application isn’t something most people worry too much about when they set up a new device. So long as the user can synchronize their contact information and make any necessary edits throughout time, what else is there to worry about? Well, good design is something users may appreciate, and today users will have one more option for contact management.

Google’s Contact application was  [Read More…]

Newton adds a useful Tidy Inbox feature to its email client

Email just got a whole lot better because it’s so much less noisy.

Newton, a simple and powerful email platform, has released another one of its so-called Superchargers to clean up its users’ messy inboxes.

Formerly called CloudMagic, Newton has transformed into one of the most elegant and powerful email platforms out there, and it’s available on practically every platform, including Android. With today’s update, the Tidy Inbox feature brings  [Read More…]

Google Home is even more useful with support for new services

You can now use Assistant to control iHome, Leviton, Emberlight, and Samsung Artik Cloud devices.

There are so many different smart home startups out there attempt to do their part to contribute to the ever-growing ecosystem of connected devices. And the Google Home, which is meant to be used exclusively inside your dwellings, now supports a few more standards to make it easier for you to control those third-party products.

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New Home Control section in Google Assistant makes the Pixel way more useful

Google Assistant is starting to look more like an assistant.

If you have a Google Home or use the Nest or WeMo app on your Pixel, you probably already have a setting for Home Control in Google Assistant. With the latest Google app suite, everyone will see the same thing and know that Google Assistant can do more than tell you the weather or recite a poem.

The Home Control section is where you can  [Read More…]

Seven useful apps for 1-year-old kids and under

You might have noticed it too, but kids these days tend to develop and mature a lot faster. And while it’s not recommended letting small children spend long periods of time interacting with smart devices like tablets and smartphones, exposure to such gadgetry might help them develop their budding learning skills quicker. A small child’s

Fitbit’s personal fitness and goal-setting features just got a lot more useful

At CES 2017, Fitbit has announced a load of new features coming to its app in the next few months that should make using its trackers a much more personal experience. On deck is an all-new social experience, along with new personal goal setting features and more.

Perhaps the biggest changes are in the revamped social experience, which will come in the form of a new Community section of the app. In the Community section, you’ll be able  [Read More…]

Google makes Android Pay more useful, partners up with Visa and Mastercard

Google is looking to make Android Pay easier to use for mobile website transactions, so this week the search giant has announced it has partnered up with Visa and Mastercard in order to offer more options. The new alliance will permit Android Pay users to pay on websites that allow payments to be made via

HTC’s new Boost+ app is one of the least useful things they’ve ever made

HTC. Stop. What are you doing?

HTC has made their Boost+ app available for everyone today. It’s also a pre-installed application on the HTC 10. And it’s something they never should have spent time to make, and that you should never use.

To be fair, there are a couple good things happening in the Boost+ app. You can lock apps away from prying eyes if you give the app access to track what apps you  [Read More…]