Tag Archive: Improved


Google Assistant smart displays gain improved smart home controls

Your smart display can now be used to fully control a few more smart home devices.

What you need to know A new update is now rolling out to Google’s Nest Hub and other Google Assistant smart displays. The update enables the smart home displays to properly control smart home devices such as smart locks, vacuums, and blinds. It also adds live light status for smart lights and a few other new features.

Google is rolling out  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S11 tipped to come with an “improved” 108MP camera sensor

All current Samsung flagship phones feature a 12MP primary rear camera.

What you need to know Chinese leaker Ice Universe has claimed that Samsung Galaxy S11 will use a “new” 108MP camera sensor. Samsung’s first 108MP camera sensor, ISOCELL Bright HMX, was announced in August this year. Samsung’s Galaxy S11 family is rumored to be announced sometime in February next year.

A report published by The Elec in September had claimed the Samsung Galaxy S11 will feature  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new and improved Galaxy Fold can still be easily broken

Welcome to the unfortunate reality of gen-one folding phones.

What you need to know Samsung’s re-designed Galaxy Fold has already broken for one user. A random blob has appeared under the screen, likely something that got caught under the plastic display. This appears to be a side effect of normal use and not a serious design flaw like last time.

Samsung built a lot of hype for the Galaxy Fold earlier this year, and shortly before the  [Read More…]

July 2019 security patch rolling out with improved “OK Google” detection

There are also fixes for some pesky bootloader bugs.

What you need to know The July 2019 Android security patch is now rolling out. Pixel 3a, 3, and 2 devices get improved “OK Google” and music detection. There are also patches for bootloader bugs for the Pixel 3.

The beginning of each month always means that it’s time for a new Android security update, and for July, Google’s pushing out its latest patch on the very first  [Read More…]

Louis Vuitton upgrading Tambour Horizon with Snapdragon Wear 3100, improved display

We’ve already seen brands like Fossil and Montblanc adopt Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, and now we can add Louis Vuitton to that list, too.

The Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon is getting a new version with the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor. With this upgrade, the new Tambour Horizon should get a full day of battery life, and another five additional days if you’re using it just to display time.

That’s not the only upgrade that the new Tambour Horizon  [Read More…]

New Casio WSD-F30 smartwatch has improved dual-layer display, smaller case

This is still a huge watch, but Casio has made important changes.

Casio has made some of the most unique-looking smartwatches in the business, and is iterating its lineup with the new rugged WSD-F30 running Wear OS. At a glance it looks very similar to its predecessors, but it actually has some important changes both externally and internally to keep it compelling heading into 2019.

The WSD-F10 and -F20 models were unabashedly large, which kind of fit  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: Improved notifications, 2018 edition

Small but significant changes are coming to your notification shade with Android P.

One of the best features of Android is its notification system. It uses the best ideas from companies that originally got it right, like Palm and Nokia, then blends them into a display of information and rich content that we have all come to rely on. Because the notification system is very important for a handheld device that’s supposed to keep you in touch  [Read More…]

Spectacles v2 launch for $150 with sleeker design and improved features

The second-gen Spectacles iron out most all of the kinks found with v1.

In November of 2016, Snap Inc. threw a curveball at everyone with the release of Spectacles – those funky sunglasses that allowed you to record videos and post them to Snapchat. It was an incredibly novel idea, but a handful of first-gen quirks kept them from truly catching on with the masses.

Fast forward to April of 2018, and we now have Spectacles v2  [Read More…]

LG’s new ‘Global Software Upgrade Center’ promises Oreo for the G6 by end of April, improved stability

Committing to faster software updates is always a good move.

Ahead of the May 2 launch of the LG G7, the company has announced the opening of a new “Software Upgrade Center” at its headquarters in South Korea dedicated to improving the process of creating and releasing software updates for its smartphones. As the name would imply, the goal is pretty simple: “providing customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.”

The rest of  [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…]