Tag Archives: Android

Snapshot: The Android feature you didn’t know you needed – TechRepublic

Jack Wallen introduces you to a Google Assistant feature that will help kick off your day with efficiency and ease.

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by Jack Wallen in Mobility on May 4, 2021, 11:43 AM PST

The Android developers are always sneaking in new features to the mobile platform.

Some of these features make the tiniest ripple in an already vast ocean, while others make waves. However, sometimes those ripples have a cumulative effect and can make a big difference in how people use their devices.

More important, some of those tiny ripples help to make Android easier to use and more efficient.

Such is the case with Snapshot, a feature you had no idea about and didn’t realize you needed. This feature is a part of Google Assistant and gives you (as the name suggests) a snapshot of your day.

Source: Snapshot: The Android feature you didn’t know you needed – TechRepublic

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your videos

By Jon Porter@JonPorty, Apr 13, 2021, 7:50am EDT

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Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools appear to have arrived with a server-side update, though you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they’re not yet live in your app.

As Google explained back in February, the new video editing tools include over 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

Source: Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

iOS users could already watch in 4K.

YouTube has added the capability for users of its Android app to watch videos in 4K quality, with iOS users having been given the option last year.

 
Here’s an example of a nice recent video showing the 4K:

Source: How To Watch YouTube Videos In 4K On Its Android Mobile App

(134) FLYING OVER NORWAY (4K UHD) 1HR Ambient Drone Film + Music by Nature Relaxation™ for Stress Relief – YouTube

And now for something completely different.. what’s nice about this video is you can watch it in 4K UHD on your Android phone now, just check the settings in YouTube app, and pick the highest resolution, 2160p…

4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter artist concept (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The Ingenuity helicopter, which landed on Mars this week via the Perseverance rover, runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, while the rover itself has similar power to early iMacs.

Mars has a new inhabitant: the Snapdragon.

The common Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which powers most of the Android smartphones in the US, is running inside Ingenuity, an autonomous drone now on Mars, Qualcomm says. It arrived on the Red Planet yesterday via the Perseverance rover (which uses a processor similar to those you’d find in early iMacs), and will be our first attempt to fly something in the atmosphere of Mars.

Source: 4 Android Smartphones With as Much Power as NASA’s Mars Helicopter

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Android app and game sales roundup | TalkAndroid.com

“If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps that are on sale, most of them at least 50% off, but there are tons more. You can always search “Black Friday Sale” or “Cyber Monday Sale” in the Google Play Store to find even more apps. Hit the break for our roundup.”


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