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Some Android P DP2 Users Seeing Redesigned Lock Screen

7 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Although Google's I/O 2018 event has now passed, the company appears to be continuing the slow trudge toward Android P with yet another test feature appearing for some users associated with a redesigned lock screen. More precisely, some users are noting a Pixel Launcher-like redesign for the weather and calendar widget which appears on the lock screen and for devices with an always-on display. That means a minimalized time readout followed by upcoming calendar events above other notification cards. The weather, in this case, is inserted just behind the calendar event so that users can...
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Android P beta features battery-saving dark mode after all

Android P beta features battery-saving dark mode after all

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

When it comes to implementing a dark theme in Android P that's more friendly to battery life, Google seems to be against it for now. Or at least, that's what we initially thought. To the contrary of reports that a display mode that switches white user interface elements for black ones was supposedly in the works, then wasn't, we've found it in decent working order in the Android P beta. We discovered for ourselves that swapping our wallpaper to a darkened photo seems to activate dark mode. Seen in the picture below, swiping left to take a look at news stories reveals a black background...
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Apple quietly cuts price of its USB-C to Lightning cable down to $19

Apple quietly cuts price of its USB-C to Lightning cable down to $19

Charging your iPhone, iPad, or Mac just got cheaper as Apple cut the price of its 1 meter USB-C to Lightning cable from $25 to $19 at some point in the last month or so. As... Read more ...

Intel Discloses New 'Variant 4' Spectre-Like Vulnerability

Intel Discloses New 'Variant 4' Spectre-Like Vulnerability

Intel, Google, and Microsoft today disclosed a new variant of the Spectre design flaw and security vulnerability that impacts millions of computers and mobile devices from a... Read more ...

Instagram testing new ‘You're all caught up' feature to improve digital health

Instagram testing new ‘You're all caught up' feature to improve digital health

Last week, Instagram said that it would be adding a new “Usage Insights” feature to help users better track how much time they were spending in the app. Now, as reported by... Read more ...

Verizon Starts Rolling Out Android 8.0 Oreo To LG G6

Verizon Starts Rolling Out Android 8.0 Oreo To LG G6

Verizon has started rolling out a software package to the LG G6, which will upgrade the handset's operating system to Android 8.0 Oreo. This deployment comes several weeks... Read more ...

How to turn Twitter's custom emoji on/off on Android

How to turn Twitter's custom emoji on/off on Android

Earlier today, Twitter started to implement its own “Twemoji” to make sure Android users could see every emoji used on the platform even if their phone doesn't support specific... Read more ...

Get your Apple Watch ready for summer with these new Coach bands

Get your Apple Watch ready for summer with these new Coach bands

Itching to switch up your style now that the weather's getting warmer? Consider splurging on Coach's new luxury summer line of Apple Watch bands. Designer brand Coach has... Read more ...

Google Photos Now Lets Users Favorite Individual Photos

Google Photos Now Lets Users Favorite Individual Photos

Given how many photos we tend to take with our phones and cameras, it's easy to amass hundreds if not thousands of photos over the years. This means that going back in our... Read more ...

IPhone: How to toggle tolls or highways in Apple Maps

IPhone: How to toggle tolls or highways in Apple Maps

Apple Maps has the convenience of being the default mapping solution on all of your Apple products, whether it be iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch. But one thing that may be... Read more ...

PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else

PSA: Asking Siri about WWDC does not reveal a new HomePod or anything else

Over the last few days, a story has been making the rounds claiming that Siri itself is teasing a major overhaul coming at WWDC next month, as well as a new HomePod... Read more ...

Google Duplex explained: How it works, controversy, and passing the Turing test?

Google Duplex explained: How it works, controversy, and passing the Turing test?

The amazement over Google Duplex at I/O 2018 quickly veered into criticism over the lack of disclosure and questions about the on-stage demo itself. I think, somewhat lost in... Read more ...