Technology & Internet

  • Android Central Android 1 week 16 hours ago
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    • Past deals have seen the RainMachine Mini8 go as low as $135, but the next best price available now is at Amazon for $149.
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  • Android Central Android 2 weeks 5 days ago
    • Samsung has pushed out an update to Bixby for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 that allows users to completely disable the functionality completely.
    • One of the biggest frustrations with the Bixby button is its placement; the button is right under the volume keys and nearly directly opposite the power buttons.
    • The Bixby button is also not mappable to another action; Samsung wants you to use it for Bixby, or not at all.
    • It's easy to disable the Bixby button, as long as you have the latest version of Bixby, which as of writing is version 2.0.03.3.
    • Now neither the Bixby button nor the Bixby Home screen will work and you can move on with your life, Bixbyfree.
  • Android Central Android 2 weeks 6 days ago
    • What are the best racing games for VR? If you've invested in a VR setup, like the HTC Vive or Samsung Gear VR, and haven't yet tried a racing game, you owe it to yourself to at least experience it once.
    • Here are the best racing games you can grab right now.
    • PlayStation VR's premiere racing game, DRIVECLUB VR, delivers over 80 detailed cars and over 100 tracks to race them on.
    • See at Steam | HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Looking for beautiful graphics, indepth tuning, and a sandbox career mode for your racing sim?
    • See at Steam | HTC Vive and Oculus Rift What's your favorite racing game for VR? Which ones have you tried so far and on which platform?
  • Macworld 1 month 1 week ago
    • Plus, a glass back also enables inductive charging, which also comes to the flagship iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will support existing Qi inductive charging accessories for the home, office, and car.
    • Phil Schiller pointed out on stage that some cars, restaurants, and even furniture already have Qi charging integrated, and Apple will offer Qi products in its retail stores.
    • The display is a Retinaquality LCD, with resolutions of 1334x750 for the iPhone 8, and 1920x1080 for the iPhone 8 Plus.
    • It also takes 12megapixel stills, naturally including the Portrait mode and optical zoom introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus.
    • We all take lots of photos of people, so the iPhone 8 Plus has a beta feature called Portrait Lighting.
  • Macworld 1 month 1 week ago
    • You can learn more by taking a look at our favorite High Sierra features listed below.
    • Apple makes its operating systems free, so macOS High Sierra is a free upgrade for users who have macOS Sierra installed.
    • If you have macOS Sierra (the current macOS version), you can upgrade straight to High Sierra without doing any other software installations.
    • Check the Mac App Store on a regular basis to install updates on apps you have bought there. (To do this in the Mac App Store app, click on the Updates tab.
    • How do I install macOS High Sierra?
  • Android Central Android 1 month 2 weeks ago
    • Now that Android Oreo is available, Pixel and Nexus owners are clamoring to get the latest updates as soon as possible.
    • If there's a single reason for consumers to buy a Nexus or Pixel device, it's this: the newest software first.
    • For the following process, all you will need is the adb and fastboot files which are located in the Platform Tools folder.
    • Now use the volume down button twice until you have scrolled to Recovery mode, and press the power button to select it.
    • Next hold down the power button and press the volume up button, and you will be in recovery mode.
  • Android Central Android 1 month 4 weeks ago
    • Want to upgrade your Android experience?
    • Do you just want to put your mostused apps front and center, maybe a widget or two, and get one with your Android experience?
    • It's a quick launcher that's also getting quick updates, so look forward to more optimizations and tweaks to help speed up your launcher experience.
    • Recently, both of our best customization launchers began offering companion apps to add a Google Now pane to your home screen.
    • Nova Launcher is over 5 years old, and this storied launcher has been a major player in the Android launcher market longer than most of us have used Android.
  • Android Central Android 2 months 1 week ago
    • Keep your Note 8 well protected with a rugged case!
    • The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here, and as expected it sports a gorgeous (and ginormous) allglass design.
    • The next step is finding the right solution, which just might be the mighty rugged Supcase Unicorn Beetle Shield Series case.
    • The goto rugged case for many smartphone users, the UAG Plasma is a rugged and lightweight case that's arguably the coolest looking case on this list — although that's always a matter of personal opinion.
    • The OtterBox Commuter Series balances its duallayer design while maintaining a fairly compact form for a rugged case.
  • Android Central Android 2 months 1 week ago
    • ARCore is for developers right now, but there are some fun things for us laymen to try out.
    • Once you have everything downloaded open your command window and follow the instructions at ARCore to send the APK to your device.
    • ArCore GR is the most basic thing you can do with ARCore but it does show the mechanics hiding in the background.
    • ARCore Experiments does exactly the same as ARCore GR but with a few added extras.
    • One shows a spinning logo that help shows how movement works in ARCore, again it's very basic but at least it moves!
  • Android Central Android 2 months 3 weeks ago
    • Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but sadly it hasn't become as widely adopted as we'd like.
    • However, many popular phones are beginning to embrace wireless charging, and if that's something you're looking for in your next phone, here's a list of those lucky devices.
    • The best wireless charging pads for Galaxy S8 Note: All devices below support Qi charging.
    • Devices marked with a * do not offer support for AirFuel or PMA wireless charging.
    • While wireless charging may not be as fast as a traditional plug, being able to plop your phone on a wireless charging block/stand/mat while at your desk, eating dinner, or sleeping can make a world of difference to the phone and its user.