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  • LG announces Pie update schedule for South Korea, V35 and V40 are up next

    Last year, LG promised future software updates for its phones would come faster, thanks to its ‘Software Upgrade Center’. Unfortunately, that hasn’t quite worked out. Almost all of LG’s phones are still waiting on an update to Android 9 Pie, which was released in August of last year. The company just announced its timeline for […]

  • Google Maps speed limit feature goes live for some across the United States

    If you’ve never heard of speed limits popping up in Google Maps, we can’t blame you. As of July 2017, Maps’ speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There’s been little news since then, but tonight we received three […]

  • Files by Google hits 100 million installs on the Play Store

    Google introduced its smart file manager back in November 2017 as “Files Go,” though the Go moniker has since been dropped in favor of a more simple “Files by Google.” In a little over 14 months, Files by Google has managed to get over 100 million downloads on the Play Store, which is pretty impressive […]

  • Hands-on: Elegant bucket list app ‘Soon’ launches on Android

    In a world that bombards us with things to do, it can be tough to stay on top of everything we think is worth checking out. Movies we want to see, music to listen to, books to read, restaurants to try, and places to go, there’s just so much to do and almost no central […]

  • Wear OS 2.3 is now rolling out to some smartwatches

    While Google’s battery-focused Wear OS 2.2 H update continues to roll out, version 2.3 of the wearable operating system is now beginning to hit smartwatches as well. The new Wear OS version comes with a Home app update from 2.20 to 2.21, which promises a more intuitive, efficient design; improved health coaching; and more proactive […]

  • Google buys undisclosed smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million, includes some personnel

    Google’s wearables platform hasn’t been as successful as Android itself, but that isn’t stopping Google from investing in it further. Today Fossil has announced that Google is acquiring undetermined “smartwatch technology” it is currently developing for a cool $40 million. Together with the IP acquisition, Google is also picking up part of Fossil’s research and […]

  • New Apple AirPods 2: When will we get the second-gen earphones?

    There will be new AirPods early in 2019. Although we’re not totally sold on the look of the Apple AirPods, there’s no denying that they’re one of the best new gadgets of the last few years and we’ve found ourselves using them constantly.   Completely wire-free? Check. Compact charging case? Check. Seamless connection? Check. Use one […]

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes updated Alexa Voice Remote

    Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is already a good deal, but today it’s getting even better. The retailer has decided to start bundling the improved Alexa Voice Remote with the HDMI streaming dongle, and the price remains at $39.99. If you want to purchase that remote for your existing Fire TV, it’s 50% cheaper as a […]

  • You can now reset Adaptive Brightness in Android 9 Pie without clearing all battery data [APK Download]

    Android 9 Pie’s Adaptive Brightness feature uses machine learning to optimize your display brightness based on past adjustments – which is great, as long as your circumstances don’t drastically change in the near future. However, if you’ve moved recently, or changed jobs, or done something else that changed your brightness preferences and made those settings […]

  • Material Design comes to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on the web

    Following a slew of second-generation Material Design updates for the web over the past month or so (namely Calendar, Classroom, and Google Accounts), Google is bringing its modern design aesthetic to several more G Suite platforms on the web. Material Design is hitting Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites beginning today, January 15. These updates […]

  • Google Assistant is now available in Polish

    Beta tests for Google Assistant’s Polish language support have been going on for several months, so it’s no surprise to see the feature officially launch. If you speak Polish, you will now (or soon, at least) be able to use Assistant in that language. Developers can also build Actions on Google in Polish. Just like […]