Facebook Messenger finally rolling out UI redesign

It’s been 8 months since Facebook initially announced that they were redesigning their Messenger app during the F8 developers’ conference but the roll-out has been pretty slow. Now they’re finally bringing it to a wider audience as the update is now available on the Google Play Store. However, they say …

Wear OS 2.3 (not 2.2 H) update starts rolling out to smartwatches

If you received a notification on your smartwatch that there was an OS update available, you might be forgiven for thinking that you were finally getting the battery-focused Wear OS 2.2 H that they were promising previously. But even as that particular update is still rolling out to selected devices, …

Google Maps starts rolling out speed trap icons with vocal alerts

When you use navigation apps, you don’t just need directions on how to get there but also pertinent information on your way to your destination. This includes how heavy the traffic is, if there’s an accident that will affect your route, and for some who like a little bit more …

Alexa now has context-based delivery style, more natural voice

Amazon is continually trying to evolve its Alexa digital assistant, particularly in the way it responds to our queries and commands as well as the actual voice that delivers the answers and confirmations. Now through the Neural text-to-speech (TTS) technology, they are able to not only make Alexa’s voice sound …

Sony intros ‘Imaging Edge Mobile’ new camera software

Sony cameras and lenses are definitely top of the line. The brand is one of the few trusted by many major OEMs for their camera modules. As part of Sony’s campaign to do major major changes in the mobile business, it’s launching a new mobile app called the ‘Imaging Edge’. …

Android Q early build features system-wide dark theme

Android Q is expected to be official in May at the Google I/O 2019. That’s a major event where the Android team makes public the next Android dessert. The ‘Q’ may not be revealed yet but we’re looking forward to learning about the features and enhancements Google has to offer. …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie OS update rolls out globally

We knew it’s happening soon–the Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie’s global rollout, that is. After months of development and beta testing, the South Korean tech giant is ready to serve S9 owners a taste of the Pie. Both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting the major OS update in …

Pandora launches hands-free Voice Mode for Android app

With the advent of digital voice assistants and artificial intelligence, most people expect gadgets and even apps themselves to have it baked in them or to support most of the available assistants out there like Alexa, Google Assistant, Bixby, etc. If you’re a Pandora user, whether the free version or …

Twitter’s switch to chronological timeline option now on Android

It took them almost a month to bring it to the Android app but Twitter users can finally rejoice. The option to have a chronological timeline instead of the algorithmic one that we’ve been “suffering through” for years is finally here after they initially gave it to iOS users first …

Android 9 Pie One UI beta starts rolling out to Galaxy Note 8 owners

It’s been over two months since Samsung announced the One UI. The new user interface replaced Samsung Experience. The system helps a mobile user focus on a task at hand with the design and features. We were told Android Pie for Galaxy Note 8 would be coming and would already …