Another OnePlus 8 Pro leak teases bright display, new haptics, OxygenOS optimization

The OnePlus 8 Pro isn’t far from its official debut and this week we’ve learned a lot about the device. To add a cherry on top, Ishan Agarwal has posted more tidbits about the OnePlus 8 Pro, including its display and more. A huge leak earlier this week from the same source revealed the full spec sheet for the … Continue reading Another OnePlus 8 Pro leak teases bright display, new haptics, OxygenOS optimization

Hands-on with 3D Animals in Google Search [Video]

At I/O 2019, Google unveiled the fantastic new 3D Animals alongside a flurry of other augmented reality filters for Lens and Search. The new features rely heavily on your smartphone to place 3D rendered creatures (and more) within your camera viewfinder in real-life scale. From the outset, it’s worth noting that this isn’t a brand-new … Continue reading Hands-on with 3D Animals in Google Search [Video]

Google Classroom is the most popular education app on Android and iOS amid corona virus

With schools out in many locations around the United States, teachers and parents alike are looking for alternative ways to keep students occupied. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has boosted Google Classroom to 50 million downloads on Android and to the #1 education app on both Android and iOS. Google Classroom has been around for quite … Continue reading Google Classroom is the most popular education app on Android and iOS amid corona virus

First AR objects launch in Google Search with 3D animals

At I/O 2019, Google announced a slew of AR features, including Dining and Translation filters for Google Lens. The ability to preview animals via augmented reality in Google Search is one of the more whimsical additions and it’s now live. AR in Search is part of Google’s belief that the “easiest way to wrap your head around new … Continue reading First AR objects launch in Google Search with 3D animals

Google Maps listings add ‘temporarily closed’ option during corona virus outbreak

Many businesses depend on Google Maps and Search to drive customers to their locations, but during the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses have had to shut down temporarily. Now, Google Maps is adding a “temporarily closed” option for these businesses. Google announced recently that it would allow business owners to mark their location as “temporarily closed” … Continue reading Google Maps listings add ‘temporarily closed’ option during corona virus outbreak

Google cancels I/O 2020 entirely in light of coronavirus

Google earlier this month announced that it was not hosting a physical developer conference in light of coronavirus. I/O 2020 is now entirely cancelled and will not be taking place “in any capacity this year.” Out of concern for the health and safety of our developers, employees, and local communities — and in line with … Continue reading Google cancels I/O 2020 entirely in light of coronavirus

Leak suggests next Chromecast Ultra upgrade will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote

Google will be launching its next-generation Chromecast Ultra later this year, and ahead of its release, the FCC has approved what is evidently its accompanying remote. The debut remote will be a cross between an Apple TV remote and Daydream View remote.  It features both a Google Assistant Button and a microphone, so you can … Continue reading Leak suggests next Chromecast Ultra upgrade will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote

Spotify ‘Home’ revamped w/ personalized shortcuts, rolling out on Android, iOS

Spotify has been tweaking its mobile app quite a bit recently, and today, the company is announcing a revamp for the first screen you see in its app. Spotify’s “Home” tab is getting a redesign. With this latest change to the Spotify mobile app, the “Home” tab is getting better at serving you the content … Continue reading Spotify ‘Home’ revamped w/ personalized shortcuts, rolling out on Android, iOS

You can donate to support coronavirus relief efforts w/ Google Play Store

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has been spreading rapidly around the globe, hitting certain areas much more heavily than others. Many are in need in regard to this outbreak, and now Google is making it easy to send a donation to coronavirus relief efforts through the Play Store. Through a banner that is popping up at … Continue reading You can donate to support coronavirus relief efforts w/ Google Play Store

Google brings Wear OS app to Samsung’s Galaxy Store

Google’s Wear OS platform isn’t the best for wearables today, but it’s a solid foundation that powers a lot of smartwatches that might soon get a lot better. Now, if you have a Samsung smartphone, Google is making the Wear OS app available through the Samsung Galaxy Store. We’re not exactly sure when Google brought … Continue reading Google brings Wear OS app to Samsung’s Galaxy Store

Google marks International Women’s Day with 3D mandala Doodle, Duo effect, more

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and Google is celebrating with a homepage Doodle that features a multilayered 3D paper mandala animation. The unique design is meant to convey “women coming together throughout the world—and generations.” The desktop homepage features a pulsating play button acting as the second ‘o’ in the company’s logo. Tapping … Continue reading Google marks International Women’s Day with 3D mandala Doodle, Duo effect, more

Galaxy Note 20: Samsung reportedly downgrades storage to 128GB on base model

Here’s something that will surely shock you. Samsung is working on its next Galaxy Note — probably called the Galaxy Note 20 — and now we’re getting reports it will ship with 128GB of storage in its base model. SamMobile reports from sources familiar with Samsung’s plans that the Galaxy Note 20 will have a … Continue reading Galaxy Note 20: Samsung reportedly downgrades storage to 128GB on base model

Google cancels ‘physical’ I/O 2020 their biggest event due to corona virus concerns

Following a string of other tech cancellations in recent days, Google just announced that it will not host an in-person I/O 2020 over coronavirus concerns. The company is looking into an alternative format. Google I/O 2020 was announced in January, with the ticket application and drawing process taking place late last month. Hosted at the … Continue reading Google cancels ‘physical’ I/O 2020 their biggest event due to corona virus concerns

Google Play hides search results for ‘coronavirus’ Android apps

Back in January, Google Search enabled an SOS Alert for all coronavirus-related queries to provide trustworthy information. Google Play now looks to have disabled searching for “coronavirus” Android apps. searching for “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” on the Play Store app or play.google.com this evening returns a “no results found” message for Android apps and games. Similar … Continue reading Google Play hides search results for ‘coronavirus’ Android apps