Tag Archive: Finally

Google Currents will finally replace Google+ in July

Google+ is finally shutting down for good.

What you need to know Google Plus is finally shutting down and being replaced with Currents. The service had migrated to be an enterprise exclusive one in 2019. Currents is rolling out from July 6.

After being shut down in 2018 and shunted into the enterprise, Google+ is finally shutting down for real next month (via The Verge) as Google replaces the service with a new Currents app (not to  [Read More…]

G Suite for Education is finally getting Smart Compose and Autocorrect

The two features combined can automate some of your writing duties.

What you need to know Months after their availability on G Suite, Autocorrect and Smart Compose for Google Docs are finally making their way to G Suite for Education and Nonprofits. Autocorrect automatically correct any spelling and grammatical errors in your writing. Smart Compose, meanwhile, uses machine learning to suggest the rest of the sentence based on what you’ve written.

It’s been over six months since  [Read More…]

Twitter finally lets you schedule tweets

Scheduling tweets was once the exclusive domain of third-party apps and services.

What you need to know Twitter now lets you schedule tweets on the web. The service started testing out scheduling for a select group of users earlier this year. Twitter’s web-app has also been updated to include saving of drafted tweets and draft syncing to other instances of the web-app.

Twitter has officially announced and rolled out tweet scheduling for its web-app. Tweet scheduling is  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 and 5T phones are finally receiving the stable Android 10 update

OnePlus is rolling out the update in batches.

What you need to know After a long wait, the OnePlus 5 and 5T phones are finally receiving their stable Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update. OnePlus had promised in October last year that it would update the two phones to Android 10 by Q2 2020. The update brings a refreshed UI design, full-screen gestures, enhanced location permissions, and more.

The highly-anticipated stable Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 update for the  [Read More…]

The Simpsons is finally coming to Disney+ in its original 4:3 aspect ratio

There’s only one thing to do at a moment like this: strut!

What you need to know Disney+ is replacing its 16:9 versions of the first 19 seasons of The Simpsons with the original 4:3 content. The streaming service landed exclusive rights to the show last fall. Many of The Simpsons’ details and punchlines were cut off with the lost vertical space in the converted widescreen episodes.

The Simpsons is one of the longest-running shows of all  [Read More…]

The Google Search app finally gets dark mode

Google introduced dark mode to its mobile platform with Android 10 last year.

What you need to know Google is finally adding a dark theme to its eponymous search app. It’ll be available on iOS 12, iOS 13, and Android 10. The rollout starts from now through the end of the week.

Dark mode, after rolling out in Android officially last year with Android 10, has been making its way slowly to all of Google’s apps. Now,  [Read More…]

New Nest Aware pricing announced last fall finally arrives

No more nickel-and-diming based on just how many cameras are in your home.

What you need to know The new pricing structure announced at the “Made By Google” event in October are rolling out. This means that all of your Nest devices will be covered under a single Nest Aware subscription, but you might lose some third-party app integration if you migrate to the new plan. You’ll now have to choose for the whole house whether you  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are finally getting Android 10

The two phones were originally slated to receive the update in “early 2020.”

What you need to know Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have started receiving the stable Android 10 update. The update brings a bunch of new features, including a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, and smart replies. It comes with the March 2020 Android security patch as well.

In November last year, Sony had revealed its Android 10 update roadmap, promising to  [Read More…]

Xiaomi finally launches Mi Box 4K in India: Everything you need to know

The Mi Box 4K could just become the go-to option for those looking for an Android TV-based streaming box in India.

Xiaomi is slowly but surely making its foray into the lifestyle segment in India. In 2015, the brand launched the Mi Band series of fitness bands in the country, and in 2016 we got the Mi Air Purifier 2. Then in 2017 Xiaomi rolled out its wireless router (the Mi Router 3C), and 2018 saw the  [Read More…]

Google is finally doing something about its incoherent messaging strategy

This is a big step in the right direction.

What you need to know All of Google’s chat/communication apps are now being led by one person. Javier Soltero is now in charge of G Suite, Messages, Duo, and Google’s phone app. There are currently no plans to merge any of the apps together.

To say that Google’s messaging/communication strategy is a mess would be quite the understatement. Google makes good services in these regards, but it just  [Read More…]