Nokia: Connecting Devices Too Smart light bulbs are more of a thing each year. But what shall you do if you want your lamps smart but see no reason to ditch your existing ones? Nokia has an answer. Its first effort about smart homes is rather surprising: instead of “just smart” light devices, it makes brains for already existing ones.
In collaboration with SmartLabs (California), the Finnish brand has offered its own view on smart lighting. Unlike Philips or Xiaomi, Nokia does not have only a smart bulb in this portfolio. Instead, it offers external control devices like dimmers, switches, or sockets. All of these...
Jul, 29 2021
Google TV for Android: More Streaming, More Searching With Google Chromecast, every TV went smart. Then Google TV went mobile. The app (previously known as Google Play Movies & TV) is now transforming into the ultimate streaming service for Android users. At least, Google wants so.
Some discovery features were previously available on Chromecast only, and it made sense: it has more rows of recommendations, easier to browse through on a TV screen than on a mobile. The “watched” tool also made sense, as you could start watching a movie or an episode on a smartphone just to add it to that list and access it from TV. Now...
Jul, 21 2021
How to Watch Olympics Opening on Your Devices The Tokyo Olympics start on Friday, July 23. They will be broadcasted by the USA network, NBC, Peacock, and CNBC. Many users asked whether it will be possible to watch the games on iPhone or Mac. You can easily watch the ceremony and the games on any device, including the web, Mac, iPhone, and even Apple TV.
There had been many obstacles before the Olympic Games, which were to be held in 2020. Yet, after a year of lockdown, the Tokyo Olympic Games started on July 20. The opening ceremony takes place on July 23. After the ceremony, you will be...
Jul, 19 2021
Deezer Users Can Stream Music via Google Assistant French music streaming program Deezer shared the good news with its users. They offered all owners of free accounts to use Google Assistant speakers for streaming music. This feature is useful for everyone who has Nest Home or Google Home devices. You don’t have to pay for a subscription to use this option.
With Google Assistant, users receive its third-party speakers in the package. They are built-in services you can use to stream music. According to Deezer’s latest announcement, you can play the Flow on Google Assistant once everything is set up. Users can search for different artists or open playlists....
Jul, 18 2021
Apple Changes The Latest Controversial Safari Update Apple revealed a bunch of software updates for its entire ecosystem during the latest WWDC event. Users have enjoyed many of the newly introduced features, including the new Focus tools and a long-awaited option to share video content on FaceTime. However, there was a reason for a wave of criticism as well. Let’s see what went wrong.
The Broken Safari Experience
Safari, the favorite macOS and iOS users’ web browser received, the fully renovated design, and most users disliked it very much. First of all, the new browser has all the tabs, buttons, and web address bar at the bottom. Obviously, Apple...
Jul, 16 2021
Apple TV+ starts a deal with Hyperobject Hyperobject Industries and Apple TV+ officially confirmed signing a multi-year feature film contract. The contract is a part of the long-term initiative of Apple’s streaming platform to find new exclusive content deals with hitmaking and promising studios. The software giant says that it prefers quality over quantity, so we should wait for a groundbreaking lineup of shows.
Adam McKay is an already famous figure in the movie-making industry. He was the first head writer for the SNL TV show and has several big awards in his portfolio. He’s also recognized for his works with Will Ferrel, including the successful sports...
Jul, 11 2021
WhatsApp Gets Plastic Surgery? The world’s #1 messenger is about to have its looks changed. As the app’s beta version for iOS and Android displays, WhatsApp looks will be refreshed in the nearest future.
First, the app is saying adios to the lines that separate chats, it seems. While some may appreciate it for giving the GUI a smoother vibe, others will dislike a less laconic and more blurred structure.
Then, certain elements will be enlarged, while others will appear smaller in size. For instance, beta demonstrates that profile photos in the chat will become somewhat smaller.
The upcoming update isn’t about cosmetics only, though. Among functionality...
Jul, 07 2021
Changing iPhone App Icons: How? Do you want to make your iOS interface prettier? We’ll tell you how!
Icon of Style
The iOS 14 update gives you unprecedented freedom. You can customize its looks, to an extent, of course. And one of the coolest things to do is to get creative with your screen wallpapers and icons.
Let’s dig in!
To customize icons in iOS 14 — this includes all of its patches — we need to do the following:
Tap on the Shortcuts application (it’s already on your iPhone).
You’ll see a + icon there — tap it.
Then choose Add Action.
Now tap the Choose button.
This will allow you to select...
Jun, 18 2021
Google AI Will Teach You French It seems, artificial intelligence evolves faster and faster. Google works on a project that will teach foreign languages with Google Search.
Get Smarter With Smart Tech
It’s been reported that there’s a new Google creation in projects. Dubbed Tivoli Internally, the platform will teach users foreign languages using Google Search, YouTube, and Assistant.
The first language to be in the project’s repertoire is expected to be French. But it seems that later more languages will make it to the list, including such “exotic” and pretty difficult languages as Japanese, Norwegian, Swahili, etc.
Tivoli will be based on AI algorithms, and its primary tool will...
Jun, 16 2021
Slack Messenger: Scheduling Messages Is There Now Slack will allow sending delayed messages from now on. You can set the timer and wait for it to be delivered.
The most popular corporate messenger now allows you to schedule your messages. This feature is actually in huge demand. For instance, you can see it in Google Messages, Telegram, and others.
The default time mark is 9 AM. But you can easily choose your own time, make a draft, tap Send button and forget about the thing: Slack will take care of the rest.
The feature is meant for collaboration. Often, cooperating teams work in different time zones. It implies that briefings,...
Jun, 07 2021
What to Know about AppTrans While it all seems simple, there are some things you need to know to make the process even smoother.
Turn on USB Debugging mode on your Android device. AppTrans contains an instruction on how to do it and displays it to you as you start the process. It has detailed instructions for Samsung, Sony, and Huawei devices, and a generic one for the rest. It’s required regardless of whether you switch from Android to iPhone, or vice versa.
Check the storage status. It’s displayed at each phone image in the application window. If you have a lot of videos and photos in...
Jun, 04 2021
Take Your WhatsApp Data Between iPhone and Android The most scandalous thing about WhatsApp, the most popular messenger in the world, is that in more than a decade it did not offer an official way to transfer chat history across system. It’s okay if you replace your iPhone with a newer iPhone, or switch from your old Samsung Galaxy to the newest OnePlus, within Android ecosystem. But what if you jump from Android to iOS?
The problem would not exist if WhatsApp had its own cloud for storing chat logs and attachments. But as it uses iCloud on iOS and Google Drive on Android, there have to be third-party...