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New Google Lens Features From Google I/O are Rolling Out!

New Google Lens Features From Google I/O are Rolling Out!

Some of the new Google Lens features that were announced at Google I/O are now available. I’m seeing them on the Pixel 2 XL and OnePlus 6 sitting here on my desk, so the rollout could be quite wide.
DIRECTV NOW’s Cloud DVR Now Available to Android Users

DIRECTV NOW’s Cloud DVR Now Available to Android Users

Last week, iOS and Apple TV users were treated to a massive update for DIRECTV NOW. Well, it’s now Android’s turn, with the update available via Google Play. The big change is the addition of DIRECTV
T-Mobile Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 Updated With May Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 Updated With May Security Patch

T-Mobile and Samsung are pushing updates out to the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8. Inside, owners will find the May security patch, which was released on May 7. Following the update, the S8
Vivo’s All-Screen Phone With Pop-Up Selfie Cam is Getting World Cup Hype

Vivo’s All-Screen Phone With Pop-Up Selfie Cam is Getting World Cup Hype

You may recall one of the random stars of MWC, a Vivo phone that featured an all-display design without a notch, thanks to a clever pop-up selfie camera mechanism. That phone was a concept called
Samsung May Ditch Tizen for Wear OS on New Watch

Samsung May Ditch Tizen for Wear OS on New Watch

When Wear OS takes another crack at it this fall with the arrival of Qualcomm’s new wearable chipset, Samsung may join the party and release its first Android-powered smartwatch since the original
Google Removes ‘Trusted Places’ From Smart Lock Menu

Google Removes ‘Trusted Places’ From Smart Lock Menu

One of the first things we do whenever setting up a new Android phone is enable Trusted Places from within the Smart Lock menu. When enabled, this option keeps your phone unlocked automatically
Video: HTC U12+ First Look and Tour!

Video: HTC U12+ First Look and Tour!

We know that the HTC U12+ is a fully spec’d out device with an impressive display, pretty liquid glass back, and a bunch of audio features for the audiophile in all of us. We also know that it’s kind

HTC U12+ Specs (Official)

You’ve seen the HTC U12+ announcement and (hopefully) watched our first look video, but if you just want the raw specs, this is the post for you. The HTC U12+, to recap, features a Snapdragon 845

HTC U12+ is Official, Really Pretty With All the Specs, and a Sizable Price

HTC has announced the U12+ and there is a lot to talk about here. If you don’t feel like reading about it, that’s OK, because we have a full video tour of it. If you still want to take in some text,
OnePlus 6: First 10 Things to Do!

OnePlus 6: First 10 Things to Do!

With the OnePlus 6 now up for purchase, I’d imagine that more than a few of you have one coming. When that shiny new phone shows up, we’ve got you covered with our latest First 10 Things video. That’s
Dropbox for Android to Soon Get File Activity, Teamwork Features

Dropbox for Android to Soon Get File Activity, Teamwork Features

Dropbox’s mobile app for Android and iOS is getting updated this week, with certain changes still marked as “coming soon” for Android. Even though it may not all be live for Android just yet, we can
Twitter for Android TV, Couple Other Platforms is Going Bye-Bye This Week

Twitter for Android TV, Couple Other Platforms is Going Bye-Bye This Week

Launched in late 2016, Twitter for Android TV is going away this week, probably for good. In a Tweet sent out this morning, Twitter Support says Twitter for Roku, Twitter for Android TV, and Twitter
Google Play Music Collections, Playlists, and Preferences Will Migrate to YouTube Music

Google Play Music Collections, Playlists, and Preferences Will Migrate to YouTube Music

Readers of ours have been curious about what might happen to their Google Play Music libraries should Google shut the service down and force everyone onto their new YouTube Music service. Google
YouTube Music is Available Today, Sort of…

YouTube Music is Available Today, Sort of…

YouTube Music was announced in the middle of the night last week on a Wednesday, which sure seemed like odd timing for the launch of such a major service. Google said at the time that its new
Instagram Now Lets You Mute Accounts Rather Than Unfollow Them

Instagram Now Lets You Mute Accounts Rather Than Unfollow Them

Because Instagram doesn’t want you to have to offend the friends you dislike the most on Instagram by unfollowing them, you can now mute them instead. Like Facebook has done for a while, you can
OnePlus 6 Now Available for Purchase Starting at $529

OnePlus 6 Now Available for Purchase Starting at $529

The OnePlus 6 is now available for purchase! After last week’s unveiling, the phone can be ordered in both Mirror Black and Midnight Black colorways, as well is in a variety of configurations. The
DEAL: Anker’s Android-Powered Nebula Capsule Projector is $101 Off

DEAL: Anker’s Android-Powered Nebula Capsule Projector is $101 Off

The Nebula Capsule by Anker is a soda can-sized smart project that is powered by Android and can create a 100″ screen on any wall. It’s also a 360-degree speaker that can mirror your screen. It’s cool
Hell Yeah, Favoriting Photos Comes to Google Photos

Hell Yeah, Favoriting Photos Comes to Google Photos

Even though Google Photos is about the best app to be released in four or five years, thanks to all of its smarts like searching, sometimes a curated listed made by you is even more powerful than the
Wireless Charging is so Overrated

Wireless Charging is so Overrated

I’m going to catch a whole bunch of (probably deserved) sh*t for this, but I’m just going to say it – wireless charging is overrated. I know that most tech media and some vocal tech bros love to rail
Twitter Switches Over to Own Emoji Service for Select Android Users to Combat Missing Emoji

Twitter Switches Over to Own Emoji Service for Select Android Users to Combat Missing Emoji

Depending on the version of Android your device is running, you may see little boxes with an “X” going through them at times when browsing Twitter. They look like what you see in the header image