Tag Archive: Works


Pixel 2 portrait mode now works on 2016 Pixel, Nexus 6P, and 5X

Available now as part of v7.3 of Camera NX.

It’s no secret that the Pixel 2 has an incredible camera, and one of its standout features is portrait mode. Google’s kept this locked to the Pixel 2 and likely won’t release it to other phones anytime soon, but thanks to the hard work of developer Charles Chow, you can now get portrait mode on your first-gen Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.

If Chow’s name sounds familiar,  [Read More…]

Google Store drops Pixel C, but another detachable tablet is in the works

Google’s last Android tablet is dead.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Android tablets are in a really awkward place right now. Devices like the Galaxy Tab S3 and Amazon’s line of Fire tablets stick out as some of the best options, but as a whole, the interest in large touch-screen canvases with Android has died down a lot.

Now, it appears even Google is calling it quits with Android tablets. The Pixel  [Read More…]

This $20 LG external DVD writer works great with laptops that no longer have optical drives

Finally you can bust out that dusty movie collection.

This LG 8X USB 2.0 ultra slim portable external DVD writer is down to $ 19.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 25. This is a match for a price it only dropped to briefly over the Black Friday weekend. Before that, the last time this DVD writer dropped even as low as $ 23 was back in 2016.

An external drive like this would be a  [Read More…]

Sentio Desktop is a Samsung DeX alternative that works with any Android phone

Many companies have tried – and mostly failed throughout the years – to make smartphones work like PCs for years now. Just think of Motorola’s Atrix or HP’s crazy Elite x3 smartphone. But Samsung’s new DeX station seems to have challenged the perception that using a phone as a dedicated computer is something unattainable. Trouble […]

Google Lens will gain shopping features, AR component in the works

There are some exciting features planned for Google Lens.

Google Lens wasn’t much more than a party trick when it first launched on the Pixel 2 as a part of Google Photos, but now that Google’s visual search service is integrated right within the Google Assistant, it’s quickly become a truly functional tool for finding more information on objects around you in the real world. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police recently reached out to Lens’ Engineering Lead, Rajan Patel,  [Read More…]

Job listing confirms Google Home with display is in the works

Google’s looking for a “touch sensor hardware engineer.”

Google’s Home series already has a little something for everybody, ranging from the insta-buy Home Mini all the way up to the audiophile’s dream that is the Home Max. Google’s been catching up quite well to Amazon’s Echo hardware, but one thing that’s still noticeably missing is a Google Home speaker with a display. Thankfully, we’re not one step closer to the day when we finally get this.

First  [Read More…]

YouTube TV now works on Android tablets

You can now download YouTube TV on Android tablets, but where’s our Android TV app?

YouTube TV is one of the many Internet-based services aimed at stealing people away from traditional cable and satellite television solutions in favor of something that’s more hassle-free and easier to use, and in its latest update, Google has announced that the YouTube TV app can now be downloaded and used on Android tablets.

Prior to this change, YouTube TV could only be downloaded  [Read More…]

Premium Google Home Max with stereo speakers said to be in the works

Just last week we found out Google is gearing up to introduce a new Google Home Mini speaker during the Pixel 2 launch event. But according to recent information coming to us from 9to5Google, it seems the search giant is also developing a larger version of its Google Home smart speaker. Two industry insiders revealed […]

Action Launcher beta now works with Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons

Our favorite third-party launcher is getting a nice, delicious Oreo boost with its new beta.

Action Launcher v28, which is currently on its second beta as I write this, now officially supports Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons feature, which has eluded third-party launchers until now.

Adaptive Icons are a new feature in Android 8.0 that allow app developers to create home screen icons of various shapes to suit manufacturer preferences and, in the case of themers,  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 BOGO deal in the works, leaked document suggests

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 just days ago, and already, we’re starting to see deals emerge. First, Samsung decided to give trade-in values for current and veteran smartphones. Next, Verizon and Sprint have already provided discount deals for the Galaxy Note 8, with both carriers offering up to 50% off the new Galaxy Note 8 […]