Tag Archive: Running


Google warns against installing Android 11 DP4 on phones running June patch

To install DP4 on your device, you will have to flash the DP4 system image instead.

What you need to know Google has warned users against sideloading Android 11 Developer Preview 4 on devices running the Android 10 June 2020 update. If your Pixel phone is running the June 2020 patch, you will have to flash the Android 11 DP4 factory image instead. While the exact reason hasn’t been specified, Google says doing so could “cause device  [Read More…]

Time is running out to convert your old Minecraft maps to the PS4

It might be time to switch.

What you need to know Minecraft is available on a ton of different platforms, including older systems like the Playstation 3. People on these platforms still enjoy Minecraft, but these older systems are being left behind. This is the last month players can convert their maps from the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita to the Playstation 4. This will let you access all your old maps and worlds, when you do  [Read More…]

Dreams PSVR support is coming soon and the game is already running on PS5

New features are on the way and PlayStation 5 support is confirmed.

What you need to know Dreams is, essentially, a game engine turned into a game, developed by Media Molecule. According to a new interview with Eurogamer, PlayStation VR support for Dreams is almost done. Media Molecule also indicated that Dreams is already running on PlayStation 5. You can grab Dreams for PlayStation 4 for $ 60 from Amazon.

Media Molecule worked on Dreams for several  [Read More…]

Is your Wear OS watch running the latest software? Here’s how to check

Your Wear OS watch is a powerful tool. It keeps you updated on incoming notifications, tracks your physical activity throughout the day, and — depending on the model you have — can even make/receive phone calls. With so much going on, it’s important that your watch is running the latest available software. Checking to see if there is an update takes only a couple of seconds, and today, we’re going to show you how to do just that.

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Running out of storage on your Android device? Here’s what to do!

One of the most important features of your smartphone is its storage. This is how you download your favorite apps, save all of your special photos, download music playlists for long road trips — you name it. The longer you hold onto your phone, the more likely it is you’ll start to run out of space at some point down the road. Should you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips on how to free  [Read More…]

All Pixel phones running Android 10 will get automatic screen calling

“Over the coming weeks.”

What you need to know On December 9, Google introduced new features for the Pixel smartphones, including automatic screen calling exclusively for the Pixel 4. Later, Google revealed to Business Insider that automatic screen calling would be coming to previous Pixel smartphones running Android 10 “over the coming weeks.” Like the original Call Screen feature, automatic screen calling is expected to be exclusive to the U.S.

On December 9, Google had a Pixel  [Read More…]

Spotify is running an awesome holiday deal for new and lapsed Premium users

The offer will run until the end of the year.

What you need to know Spotify is offering a three-month premium subscription for just $ 9.99 this holiday. The promo runs from October 18 to December 31. It’s available to new users and to those who may have previously canceled their subscription.

If you’ve never tried Spotify Premium — or if you have, and just decided to stop paying for the streaming service’s ad-free premium tier —  [Read More…]

What’s MediaTek? The processor running your Amazon Echo, and much more

You’re probably using MediaTek devices every day … you just don’t know it.

The average technology enthusiast who actually cares about what processors are in different devices may know the name MediaTek. The Taiwanese company has been making processors and myriad other components for a couple of decades, and is best-known in Android circles for the company’s processors that mostly power mid-to-low-end Android phones and tablets. But what you probably don’t know, and I didn’t realize until  [Read More…]

The Play Store’s dark theme now works on Samsung phones running Android Pie

It’s rolling out now as a server-side update.

What you need to know Samsung’s One UI night mode will automatically enable the Google Play Store dark theme. The Google Play Store is one of the few apps that only support system-level automatic theme switching. Google needs to flip the switch on the server-side for this to happen, so you may need to be patient.

Night mode has been all the rage lately. From various Google apps like  [Read More…]

Galaxy S10 running Android 10/One UI 2.0 shown off in new video

The video comes from Brazilian YouTuber Dudu Rocha and is in Portuguese.

What you need to know Brazilian YouTuber Dudu Rocha shows off a leaked build of Samsung’s Android 10 update on a Galaxy S10+. The One UI 2.0 update includes mostly subtle changes to the quick settings tiles, adds new gestures, and some Note-exclusive features. It’s possible we could see a beta for the new One UI 2.0 update at the Samsung Developers Conference in October.  [Read More…]