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Microsoft breaks down how it’s improving search in Outlook mobile

Outlook is gaining support for several features from Microsoft Search to help you find your content.

What you need to know Outlook on iOS and Android will gain several new features to improve the search experience. The features center around Microsoft Search, which helps find contextual content based on your queries. The new Search experience will start rolling out in April 2020.

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NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 review: Improving on the best

The only Android TV box worth buying finally got a refresh.

While there are some Android TV boxes that are cheaper, or smaller, or maybe come with an extra feature or two that seem like fun, it’s difficult to recommend anything other than the NVIDIA Shield TV. It’s by far the most feature complete set top box running Android TV, due in no small part to the company’s tireless efforts to fill in the gaps where Google  [Read More…]

Here’s how OnePlus is improving the camera experience on its phones

OnePlus set up a camera lab in Taiwan to better compete with the likes of Google and Samsung.

OnePlus has come a long way in the last five years. The company had humble beginnings — selling its phones in limited quantities via an invite-only system — but over the years it has transformed into the brand to beat in the value flagship category. This year the Chinese manufacturer is going after the likes of Google and Samsung  [Read More…]

YouTube outlines plans for improving video recommendations in 2019

Another day, another set of changes coming to YouTube.

There’s a lot to watch on YouTube. From gameplay commentary, makeup tutorials, comedy sketches, and more, it can be difficult to find stuff that you want to see. YouTube tries to help you out with its recommended videos, but if you’ve ever watched one cooking video only to have your YouTube app filled with nothing but cooking clips, you’ll know that it doesn’t always work very well.

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Google improving Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth headphones across Android devices

One year after launching Fast Pair to streamline the Bluetooth pairing process, Google announced today that it’s updating the feature.

Google is updating Fast Pair to make it easier for people to connect compatible Bluetooth accessories to Android devices associated with their Google Account. Fast Pair will connect accessories to your current and future phones running Android 6.0 or higher, and Google says that it’s planning to add support for Chromebooks in 2019.

Google’s effort to improve Fast Pair also  [Read More…]

Evie Launcher review: Still simple, stylish, and steadily improving

In the vast world of third-party Android launchers, Evie Launcher cuts through the crowd with simple sophistication

The world of Android theming is beset with big, bold, bombastic launchers that throw everything but the kitchen sink into their features, bells, and whistles, but sometimes you don’t need all the pomp and pizzazz. Sometimes, you want a launcher that’s light, lithe, and luxurious. If you’re in the market for a launcher that’s as simple as it sophisticated, Evie  [Read More…]

VR coasters are improving rapidly and discarding what doesn’t work

Rapid iteration and constant improvements are leading to and incredible future for VR in theme parks.

Alongside the launch of Galaxtic Attack, the new virtual and augmented reality layer to Mind Eraser at Six Flags America, Samsung and Six Flags have rolled out some significant improvements to the concept of VR coasters. The Samsung Galaxy S6 that sat in the heavily modified Gear VR for Superman: Ride of Steel has been upgraded to a Galaxy S7, and  [Read More…]

Google is improving accessibility features in Android, Chromebooks and more

Google is making efforts to improve accessibility features in many of its products for users who have hearing, visual or other disabilities. It has posted an overall update on those efforts, which include new features for Android, Chromebooks and more.

Google’s blog says that the upcoming Android N will offer two specific accessibility features:

As part of this update we’re bringing Vision Settings—which lets people control settings like magnification, font size, display  [Read More…]

Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google’s latest investment aims to improve life in the city with new technologies.

Google announced that it has co-created a new company focused on developing innovative technologies to improve cities. Called Sidewalk Labs, the company will tackle issues surrounding urban living, including more efficient transportation, reducing energy consumption, and lowering the cost of living.

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Google Currents update hitting the Market, improving data sync performance

Android Central

Google Currents has received its first update, with no new features to report but a couple of important fixes.

In the changelog we get stability improvements, and performance improvements in data sync. The second of these in particular will be welcome, with sync initially proving to be quite slow in some cases.

Download link below, although remember folks officially the app is still only available in the US.

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