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Screen pinning is now fixed and available when using gesture navigation on Android Q Beta 5

Screen pinning is now fixed and available when using gesture navigation on Android Q Beta 5

The new gesture navigation system introduced by Google in Android Q Beta 3 had an unanticipated consequence: it broke the ability to leave a "pinned" screen, leaving you stranded. Beta 4's "fix" for
Android Q Beta 5 has a new dark boot screen, but not for all Pixels

Android Q Beta 5 has a new dark boot screen, but not for all Pixels

One of the rumored additions in Android Q Beta 5 was a dark boot screen on Pixel devices, which would address a common complaint that rebooting your phone at night flashes you with a bright light. The
Android Q Beta 5 doesn't include some previously leaked features

Android Q Beta 5 doesn't include some previously leaked features

Some early builds of what appeared to be Beta 5 have been circulating for the last week or so, with a few folks seemingly getting it ahead of schedule. From those reports, a handful of features and
Instant camera translation in Google Translate is getting a lot better

Instant camera translation in Google Translate is getting a lot better

Google has just announced a handful of improvements for the real-time camera-based translation in the Google Translate app. In addition to supporting 60 new languages, you can now also translate
[Update: OTA pulled] Get your Pixels ready: Android Q Beta 5 is landing today

[Update: OTA pulled] Get your Pixels ready: Android Q Beta 5 is landing today

Update 1: 2019/07/10 10:31am PDT Google's getting quick. The OTA is now rolling out for those in the Android Q Beta Program. Update 2: 2019/07/10 4:53pm PDT According to Google's official reddit
Galaxy Note 10 official photos leak showing off a crazy new color

Galaxy Note 10 official photos leak showing off a crazy new color

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a month away from its official launch, but we already know a great deal about it. Blurry pictures and renders have already been leaked, but now the first press images are
Nest kills its Wear OS app in latest update

Nest kills its Wear OS app in latest update

Developers have shown general disinterest in creating apps for Wear OS, but you'd expect Google to at least make an effort. Well, the Nest division is dropping all pretense of caring about wearables.
Weird auto-brightness fix could speed up your Wear OS smartwatch — but it's not clear why

Weird auto-brightness fix could speed up your Wear OS smartwatch — but it's not clear why

Among Wear OS' bigger issues is the general performance of the platform. Most smartwatches being sold today are still using the old Wear 2100 chipset, and it isn't exactly fast. While we all wait on
The JBL Link Bar is finally available for purchase

The JBL Link Bar is finally available for purchase

JBL and Google announced the Link Bar more than a year ago, but the first sound bar with Android TV built in didn't launch on time. In fact, it has been pushed back repeatedly from late 2018, to
Mobvoi launches a revamped version of the TicWatch Pro with 4G/LTE

Mobvoi launches a revamped version of the TicWatch Pro with 4G/LTE

Wear OS smartwatches are seen as sub-par compared to the competition, mainly because most of them still use outdated processors or lack key features. With the TicWatch Pro, Mobvoi managed to design
[Update: They're back] Baldur's Gate II and Icewind Dale should return to Play Store following user data policy update

[Update: They're back] Baldur's Gate II and Icewind Dale should return to Play Store following user data policy update

Update 1: 2019/07/10 7:48am PDT Games have returned to Play Store Video game developer and publisher Beamdog has had two of its apps pulled from the Google Play Store. The Android versions of
Ubisoft's action RPG 'The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot' is available on Android

Ubisoft's action RPG 'The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot' is available on Android

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot was originally a free-to-play action role-playing game developed by Ubisoft Montreal for PC. After its release in 2015, the game only lasted a year before Ubisoft shut
USA Network gets an Android TV app

USA Network gets an Android TV app

There's a general notion out there that USA Network, which NBCUniversal owns, typically acts as the receptacle for second-rate programming that NBC would not air to its white bread primetime audience
Libratone's Track Air+ true wireless earbuds offer ANC and charge over USB-C or Qi

Libratone's Track Air+ true wireless earbuds offer ANC and charge over USB-C or Qi

Danish audio brand Libratone has a reputation for attractive speakers and headphones that also sound pretty decent. Its Made for Google USB-C earbuds and made and more wireless-but-wired Track+ models
Google Drive and Photos sync goes away today, and the alternatives are not up to par

Google Drive and Photos sync goes away today, and the alternatives are not up to par

If you rely on the seamless sync between Google Photos and Drive, you've probably heard the bad news. After being rumored for a month, the dissociation between the two services was made official in
AT&T starts blocking robocalls automatically, no opt-in required

AT&T starts blocking robocalls automatically, no opt-in required

Robocalls are a problem almost everyone in the US can relate to, and the fact that carriers weren't allowed to block suspected spam calls without the explicit opt-in from customers for a long time
T-Mobile's new REVVLRY phones are basically just rebranded Moto G7s

T-Mobile's new REVVLRY phones are basically just rebranded Moto G7s

T-Mobile has been pushing its own-brand budget smartphones under the REVVL banner for a couple of years now. In the process, the series has shuffled between ODMs going through the REVVL, REVVL Plus,
[Update: More devices] Chrome OS 75 rolling out again, but just for the Pixel Slate

[Update: More devices] Chrome OS 75 rolling out again, but just for the Pixel Slate

Update 1: 2019/07/10 6:27am PDT There are still a few stragglers, but now a new build of Chrome OS 75 (75.0.3770.129) is rolling out to almost all devices, including those that saw the previous The
Galaxy Watch and Gear Sport get super customizable watch faces thanks to Pujie Black

Galaxy Watch and Gear Sport get super customizable watch faces thanks to Pujie Black

Customizable watch faces are an integral part of the smartwatch experience. What good is a digital display if you're not going to use it to make your watch look exactly like you want it to? That's why
ADT's LifeShield launches HD Video Doorbell for $200

ADT's LifeShield launches HD Video Doorbell for $200

Established security firm ADT broke away from Samsung SmartThings to launch its own fully-fledged smart home security platform earlier this year, and now its LifeShield subsidiary is releasing a video