Tag Archive: Icon

How to always show the fingerprint sensor icon on the Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that’s embedded underneath the screen, and by default you can’t see the sensor when the screen is off. Fortunately, you can change the option in the phone’s settings and have the sensor always visible. Here’s how to set it up.

How to enable Always on Display on the Galaxy S20

Before we can show the fingerprint sensor on the S20’s Always on Display (AOD), we have to enable the feature.  [Read More…]

How to remove the persistent battery icon in YouTube on the Pixel 4

Turn off ‘skip songs’ in Motion Sense gestures.

What you need to know Pixel 4 users are experiencing a persistent battery icon over YouTube videos while watching in full screen. Motion Sense gestures seem to be the unlikely culprit behind it. The persistent battery icon can be disabled by turning off “skip songs” in Motion Sense gestures.

Since the Pixel 4 first launched, it has garnered plenty of criticism for a variety of reasons. Some of them  [Read More…]

Get a new icon, new features, and new searches with Action Launcher v40

Action Launcher is expanding its business model once again.

For years now, Action Launcher has been one of the best home screen experiences around, and its done this through smart features and passionate development from its developer Chris Lacy. The business model for apps has changed many times over the years for apps as a whole, and Action Launcher’s models have changes with them. With v40, Action Launcher opens the door on another way to support itself and its  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Buds vs. Icon X (2018): Should you upgrade?

The wireless earbud market has been flooded in recent years, and we have tried and tested just about every different one to help determine which are worthy of your hard-earned dollars.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

Hard to pass up

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros Longer battery life Wireless charging Better quick charging Bluetooth 5.0 Less expensive Cons No onboard storage for music Lack of workout detection IPX2 water/dust resistance

The Galaxy Buds are likely what Samsung  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher picks up custom icon gestures, Android O support, and more

Now you can perform custom actions with nothing more than a swipe of an icon.

Following a couple of weeks in the oven with beta testers, Microsoft is shipping out another new set of features for Microsoft Launcher on Android. Included in the latest update are custom gesture controls for app icons, full Android O support, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable of these additions is the new gesture controls for  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gets new icon gestures and family controls

You can set custom app icon gestures and much more with Microsoft Launcher’s latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting a small batch of new features to check out this week with the app’s latest update. Rolling out now, the update adds new custom gesture controls for app icons and folders, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable addition is that of custom gesture controls for apps. To get started  [Read More…]

Icon Pack Studio means never having gaps in your app drawer again

App drawers have always been a mess, and Icon Pack Studio is the closest anyone’s come to fixing it.

Adaptive icons and icon packs try to make our app drawers and docks look uniform, consistent, and beautiful, but they both have their limits. Where they fail, however, Icon Pack Studio not only succeeds but thrives. Whether you just want your apps to have a consistent look and feel or you want to create an icon pack that  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v34 adds new animations and improved adaptive icon support

The v34 update has a new folder animation, better adaptive icon support, and more.

A little less than a month ago, Action Launcher v33 was released with a highlight feature called “AdaptiveZoom.” AdaptiveZoom is a new app-opening animation that gradually fills your phone’s screen with the background color of each app icon, and with v34, there’s a new zoom animation that perfectly compliments it.

The new zoom animation features the same gradual zoom of AdaptiveZoom  [Read More…]

Best icon packs for Android

Without icon packs, we are left with chaos.

App icons are different shapes, different sizes, different color schemes and follow different design guidelines. Samsung’s icons look different than Google’s icons, look different from Microsoft’s icons, look different from every other developer’s icons. They are messy. They are awkward. They need to be brought under control. And until Adaptive Icons are implemented consistently and required for all third-party apps, that’s where icon packs come in.

Icon packs bring  [Read More…]

How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy Note 8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who’s used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the  [Read More…]