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New Nova Launcher 5.5 Beta Adds Searchbar to Dock Option, Fun Icon Animations, More

14 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

A new Nova Launcher v5.5 beta update is available now to beta participants and it includes some of the goodness from the Pixel Launcher in the Pixel 2, as well as other Oreo-styled items. For one, you can now add the search bar directly...Show More Summary

Your Pet Photos Will Now Show Up Alongside Your Friends and Family in Google Photos

14 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Because we all take massive amounts of pictures of our pets thanks to all of our pets being awesome, Google is making it easier to locate them all in Google Photos. Starting today and rolling out globally, Google will start showing your cats and dogs in groups alongside all of the people you currently see. Show More Summary

Google WiFi Adds Site Blocking to Keep Away Inappropriate Websites From Your Kids

16 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Google WiFi, a heck of deal in the mesh WiFi router game, received an update today that gives admins the ability to turn on site blocking. That’s a techie way of saying that Google is giving parents a way to block unwanted content from their kids’ devices. Show More Summary

DEAL: Get $150 Off Verizon and AT&T Galaxy Note 8 Models at Best Buy

16 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

For what’s sure to be a limited time, folks can save $150 on select Galaxy Note 8 models at Best Buy when you purchase the phone with a device payment plan. According to the listings on Best Buy’s website, only the Verizon and AT&T variants are listed at the discounted pricing. Show More Summary

Download: Pixel 2’s Live Wallpapers on Your Device

16 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Last week, the Pixel 2’s updated Pixel Launcher and Camera app both made their way onto online Android nerd rooms, so it’s no surprise that the new live wallpapers from Google’s new phones did as well. We’re talking about the live wallpapers...Show More Summary

Open Beta for Oreo Update Now Available to OnePlus 3, 3T Owners

17 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Announced this weekend, an open beta for Android 8.0 “Oreo” is now available to owners of a OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T. Is that awesome? You better believe it. Somewhat on the sad side of this news, it was announced back in August thatShow More Summary

Huawei Announces the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, Once Again Without US Details

17 hours agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

Huawei announced its new flagship phones this morning, the Huawei Mate 10 (pictured below) and Mate 10 Pro (pictured above). These phones have been reported about, thanks to leaks, for weeks and weeks now, but we’ve been handed the official details to share. Show More Summary

Weekly Recap: LG V30 In-House and White Essential Phone Available for Purchase

At long last, our retail unit of the LG V30 arrived in the DL offices, so we started the process or reviewing it. We can’t say when exactly we’ll have it up, but it won’t take forever, we promise. In the meantime, we posted up an unboxing,...Show More Summary

You Can Now Order Food Via the Facebook App

Announced today, users can now order food for takeout or delivery directly through the Facebook app. We’re talking pizza, burgers, or anything else you might be in the mood for. Simply open the app, search for what you want, place the order, and then eat. Show More Summary

Good Guy Google Drops Price of Headphone Jack Adapter From $20 to $9

When the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were announced, I think it’s safe to say that everyone was a little shocked to learn Google’s own USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter was priced at a whopping $20. That ain’t cheap for a littleShow More Summary

DEAL: Grab Aukey’s USB to USB Type-C Adapters at a Discount Thanks to Coupon Codes

For a limited time, you can grab yourself a handy dandy 2-pack of USB-A to USB Type-C adapters from Aukey, perfect for usage with your new MacBook Pro or Android device that features USB Type-C. According to the product listings, these adapters are USB 3.0, capable of data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps. Show More Summary

DL Q&A Sessions: Volume 49 Answers

We have answers to your questions on this lovely Friday, wrapping up Volume 49 of the DL Q&A Sessions. This week, we got a nice variety of questions, ranging in topic from batteries, disappearing bezels, Android Wear, and our recommendations for devices in certain price ranges. Show More Summary

Download and Try Out the Pixel 2’s Custom Launcher and Camera App

Courtesy of the good folks over at XDA, the Pixel 2’s custom Pixel Launcher and updated Google Camera app with Motion Photo and Face Retouching are available for download and installing on other Android-powered devices. For the Pixel Launcher, it appears it will work on any Android device running Lollipop or higher. Show More Summary

T-Mobile Offers Buy One LG V30, Get One for $500 Off

T-Mobile is currently hosting a promo, offering buyers of the newly launched LG V30 to get a second V30 device at $500 off. There are a few requirements, but that’s nothing new for deals such as this. To lay it out as simply as possible, folks will need to purchase two V30 devices on an … Continued T-Mobile Offers Buy One LG V30, Get One for $500 Off is a post from: Droid Life

Bixby 2.0 Might Show Up Next Week

Samsung is hosting its developer conference in San Francisco next week and it may act as the showcase for Bixby 2.0, according to a report from the Korea Herald. The report also suggests that Samsung already put someone new in charge of the smartphone assistant because of a “lackluster” response to it so far. Show More Summary

Amazon Echo Devices and Alexa Now Accept Multiple Voice Profiles

One of Google Home’s coolest features has for a long time been its ability to present specific information to the voice that activated it. For example, if my wife were to ask Google Home for information from her calendar, it would give her just that – her calendar info. Show More Summary

FYI: No Oreo Update for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1

Sorry to break the news to you, but if you own the SHIELD Tablet or SHIELD Tablet K1 from NVIDIA, you won’t ever see an Oreo update. Confirmed by NVIDIA’s Manuel Guzman, though, the company is sending out a Nougat-based update to the SHIELD Tablet K1. Show More Summary

Google Updates Google Store Trade-In Policy to Accept Trades 30 Days From Receipt of Phone

Remember all that Google Store trade-in confusion we talked about the other day? We now have some clarification, thanks to Google, as well as a retroactive coverage for those of you who got in early pre-orders, yet aren’t expecting your phones to arrive for some time. Show More Summary

Samsung Gear Sport, IconX Earbuds (2018) Up for Pre-Order Starting Tomorrow

Samsung announced availability for its new Gear Sport smartwatch and improved IconX earbuds for US residents. Previewed back in August, the Gear Sport features a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display (360×360, 302ppi), 20mm strap width, dual-core...Show More Summary

Shopping With Google Assistant Coming Soon, Target Added to Google Express

Announced this morning, all of Target is now shop-able via the Google Express application for all US residents, with exception to Hawaii and Alaska. With this move, if you need to order some coffee or paper towels, or even some clothing, you can now do so quite easily through the Express app. Show More Summary

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