Tag Archive: Gives

The best VPN service is now 49% off and gives you three free months

There are a ton of VPN services out there you could try out, but ExpressVPN will likely be the last. Not only is it our favorite VPN service of them all, but its latest deal makes it even more affordable to sign up than usual. For a limited time, you can save 49% off its annual subscription plan and score three additional months for free in the process. That means your subscription will last 15 months for less than $  [Read More…]

Google’s new Podcast Manager gives creators useful data

The more data creators have, the better they can serve their audience. Analytics from the app curtails the need for podcasters to run surveys.

What you need to know Google has launched a new Podcasts Manager for content creators. It’ll provide detailed analytics for podcasters, allowing them to craft their content accordingly. They’ll be able to learn helpful little things like attention retention and what devices their core audiences tune in on.

Google is rolling out a  [Read More…]

TikTok’s Family Pairing gives parents remote control over teen accounts

With Family Pairing, parents now have remote access to restrictions.

What you need to know TikTok has introduced a new Family Pairing feature. Parents will have the power to control who their kids can talk to, as well as limiting screentime and restricting inappropriate content. It’s rolling out within the coming weeks.

Social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok are going to get a lot more use as children and adults increasingly become housebound. With that  [Read More…]

New leak gives us our first look at Xiaomi’s overhauled MIUI 12 UI

Xiaomi halted MIUI 11 beta development last month to focus on MIUI 12.

What you need to know Xiaomi has accidentally leaked its new MIUI 12 UI on its Community forums. Some of the key differences revealed by the new leak include a revamped refresh rate menu and a new graph style for the screen time week view. MIUI 12 is expected to begin rolling out in Q3 2020.

Xiaomi is slated to release the next iteration  [Read More…]

Facing backlash, Ring gives users additional privacy controls

In light of recent privacy scandals, the security company Ring has made a concerted effort over the past few months to empower its users to take greater control over their data and video feeds. Features such as two-factor authentication are now officially required to set up a new account, and the company is phasing in additional user controls like the ability to control what information is shared with third-parties (coming this spring) and opt-out of personalized advertising. We’ll  [Read More…]

This Moment lens gives Pixel 4 the ultra-wide lens we’ve been begging for

The Pixel 4 is easily one of the best phones around when it comes to photography, with phenomenal dynamic range and the ability to pull off miraculous low light shots using its Night Sight and Astrophotography shooting modes. There’s just one problem: where’s the ultra-wide lens?

During the Pixel 4 launch event in New York a few months back, Google engineer Marc Levoy boldly made the claim that telephoto is more important than ultra-wide — something that baffled  [Read More…]

Two months of delayed security updates for the Pixel 4 — what gives?

First the November patch, and now this.

What you need to know The December 2019 security patch began rolling out on December 2. It made its way to all Pixel devices, except the Pixel 4, which is getting it next week. Last month’s November update was delayed for many, and has still yet to arrive on some handsets.

One of the main reasons to buy a Pixel phone is that it’s the first to receive software updates  [Read More…]

Google moves Duo buttons downs and gives us fun Scooby-doo effects

Google Duo is testing a bottom bar navigation style for its video calling app and adding some fun new effects.

What you need to know The change appears to be a server-side switch for app version 67. The current layout has the navigation buttons and options on the left side of the screen. Scooby-doo is getting three new effects in Duo to help promote the upcoming 2020 movie.

The possibly underused but well-liked video calling app from  [Read More…]

Google Photos gives unlimited storage at full quality, but only to iPhone

What you need to know iPhone owners can enjoy unlimited photo storage at full quality with Google Photos. Pixel 4 owners are currently left without the benefit. A high-efficiency file format that iPhone supports is the cause of the mishap.

It’s not mad science, it’s just file formats.

A new finding shows that iPhone owners will enjoy unlimited storage of all of their photos at full quality on Google Photos, while Pixel 4 owners are being left  [Read More…]

New leak gives us our first look at the upcoming Google Pixelbook Go

The Pixelbook Go will come in “Just Black” and “Not Pink” colors.

What you need to know Several photos showing Google’s upcoming Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go have surfaced online. The photos show the Pixelbook Go in a “Not Pink” color with a unique ribbed back. Google will formally unveil the Pixelbook Go at its hardware event in New York City on October 15.

A report published by 9to5Google last month had revealed that a new Google Chromebook  [Read More…]