Review: The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the Android smartwatch king of the hill – for now

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Samsung’s Gear lineup of Tizen smartwatches has impressed me since the Gear S2 first made its debut, and the Gear S3 Frontier sat on my wrist for well over a year after its debut. Now, Samsung has thrown out that branding with the new Galaxy Watch, but also reinvigorated that same hardware with one killer feature. Should you buy it? Spoiler alert, yes you should – here’s why. more… The post Review: The Samsung Galaxy Watch is the Android smartwatch king […]

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app’s code to discover an unannounced “Lists and Notes” web app for Assistant t…

A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi had long been a target of a Saudi troll army, according to the report, which employed hundreds of people to stifle the speech of government […]

Gearing up to step into virtual reality

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Makula Dunbar Contributor Makula Dunbar is a writer with Wirecutter. More posts by this contributor 5 apps and services for productivity and wellness The best gear for starting a small business Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn affiliate commissions. For the past two years, we’ve been closely following the advances of new VR experiences. Much of this gear is still in […]

YouTube video embeds now include a ‘Subscribe’ button

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Up until now, if you saw a YouTube video you liked embedded in a website, you had to click through the video to YouTube’s page in order to subscribe to that channel. Now, YouTube is making it a little easier for viewers to see the videos they want (a…

Google app 8.33 preps Assistant ‘Personalized News,’ Lists and Notes web app, more [APK Insight]

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

After releasing a beta release on Monday morning, Google is back with a new version this Friday evening. Google app 8.33 — another jump from version 8.28 — features a number of discoveries related to Assistant, including “Personalized News,” Android Auto, and Notes and Lists. more… The post Google app 8.33 preps Assistant ‘Personalized News,’ Lists and Notes web app, more [APK Insight] appeared first on 9to5Google.

[Update: Floating keyboard live] Gboard 7.6 briefly enables floating keyboard, preps Smart Reply, more [APK Insight]

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Following the last beta revealing that Google was developing a new floating keyboard, the new mode is momentarily visible to users after installing this latest update. Meanwhile, version 7.6 of Gboard also features more work on Smart Reply for notifications and other minor tweaks. more… The post [Update: Floating keyboard live] Gboard 7.6 briefly enables floating keyboard, preps Smart Reply, more [APK Insight] appeared first on 9to5Google.

Google Assistant has a new dedicated ‘Lists and Notes’ web app

October 20, 2018 Editor 0

Our upcoming APK Insight of Google app 8.33 uncovered a URL for a new “Lists and Notes” web app that ties into the Google Assistant. It comes as Google is working on allowing users to set their own default list and note taking provider in Assistant. more… The post Google Assistant has a new dedicated ‘Lists and Notes’ web app appeared first on 9to5Google.