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Pixel 3 Voice Match opens a second door: Personal Assistant

Pixel 3 Voice Match opens a second door: Personal Assistant

Previous Google Pixel devices could be unlocked with a user-matched, recognized voice saying OK Google. The Google Pixel 3 does not have said functionality. Instead, this device does something just a little different. This device brings Google Assistant functionality to the lockscreen, before the phone needs to be more fully unlocked.

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Your Samsung Galaxy phone probably needs an update

Your Samsung Galaxy phone probably needs an update

Software delivered to your Android (Samsung Galaxy in this case) smartphone can be confusing - so today we're breaking down what's most recent to your device. This set of updates includes a Samsung Galaxy S7 October security patch update, an October 20th security patch for the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8 security patch update, Galaxy S9 security patch update, and a Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta program for good measure. There's a Galaxy J7, J7 Prime, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A8 update in the mix as well.

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How to Delete more default Windows 10 apps

How to Delete more default Windows 10 apps

Microsoft is gradually allowing the deletion of more default apps in Windows 10. This comes after many, many years of presumption that the most major operating systems in the world would come with a catch. If you downloaded or bought an OS from Microsoft or Apple, you'd be getting the apps they wanted you to have. Now, that trend might be fading.

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NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

This week the folks at NVIDIA revealed their longest-lasting device in the history of the world, NVIDIA SHIELD, will get a Google Home update. This isn't the first time users were able to command their NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device to do things. It's just the most major expansion of commands available on the NVIDIA SHIELD that work not only with the NVIDIA SHIELD, but with other Google Home voice command-capable devices.

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Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Hearthstone NERFs confirmed: Poor Giggling Inventor!

Today Blizzard confirmed a number of changes to several new or nearly-new Hearthstone cards that've become a bit too powerful. This isn't a new occurrence - Blizzard changes the costs of cards and/or switches the power of cards every once in a while to bring balance to the force. Or the game - whichever. In this most recent set of switches, Blizzard's Hearthstone gameplay specialists took on Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana.

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Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Candy Crush Friends Saga is new: Beware!

Today we're going to run down a few reasons why the new Candy Crush Friends Saga game will reel you in with its hooks and won't let go until the end of time. Inside this game is a new way to play Candy Crush, with new graphics and a newly deepened conglomeration of methods for keeping you addicted to the candy just like candy companies keep you in sugar in the real world - say goodbye to your teeth!

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Google just said goodbye to old Jelly Bean Androids

Google just said goodbye to old Jelly Bean Androids

Google's Chrome app is one of the most popular web browsers in the world - especially on mobile devices. Whenever the app has an update, we draw closer to a time at which older devices will no longer be supported. Today is one of those days. The latest version of the Chrome web browser app for Android removes support for Android 4.1-4.3 Jelly Bean.

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Galaxy Note 9 update improves camera, takes a new stab at P20 Pro

Galaxy Note 9 update improves camera, takes a new stab at P20 Pro

The newest Galaxy Note 9 software update includes notes about improvements made to the device's back-facing cameras. With this set of improvements, Samsung attempts to re-take the throne for best smartphone camera in the world, contending with the likes of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, HTC U12+, and the Google Pixel 2. With a dual-camera backside camera array and improvements to all the most important parts of said setup, what's stopping Samsung from winning the day?

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All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

All 10 new update features in Fortnite Season 6

The Fortnite Season 6 update is released and all players should, by now, have their updates activated on all platforms. The release date for this update meant we'd inevitably see some Halloween goodness splayed across the gameplay map and the store - and what do you know, it's all here, it's all happening! In addition to some creepy and/or spooky happenings in the landscape, there's now a puppy dog. It's a puppy dog, it's so super cute!

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OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

OnePlus 6 Android 9 Pie update out now: OxygenOS 9 in tow

This morning the OnePlus 6 began receiving the software update for OxygenOS 9.0 and Android 9 Pie. As OnePlus creates their own-branded version of Android, OsygenOS 9.0 is what the downloaded update is called, but it includes all the goodies present in Android 9 Pie, where applicable. This update is approximately 1521MB large (1.5GB) and includes feature updates both in Pie and in OxygenOS specifically for the OnePlus 6.

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Twitter just fixed its worst “feature”

Twitter just fixed its worst “feature”

Today Twitter reversed implementation of a "feature" in which users were shown "in case you missed it" and "recommended Tweets" instead of a standard chronological order. In a non-curated world, Twitter would display all the Tweets made by all the accounts one person follows, and it'd do so in reverse chronological order, with the newest Tweets showing up first. That's what Twitter was at the beginning. That's what it (temporarily) is again.

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iOS 12 released: 5 new features for your iPhone

iOS 12 released: 5 new features for your iPhone

Apple released iOS 12 to the public today, September 17th, 2018, and right here we're running down how users can join in on the download. The iOS 12 experience is that of the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR, delivered here in the weeks leading up to all of Apple's 2018 smartphone in-store releases. This new software has many new features, perhaps the most important of which is increased performance for all compatible iPhones and iPads.

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