Google Maps Immersive View, New Translate Languages, Docs TL;DR

Google’s 2022 I/O Conference is finally here. From virtual maps that come to life to a new way to communicate with your home security system, there’s a lot of unexpected surprises from the keynote to unpack. Here are some of the highlights. Stare Your Google Nest Down Till It Does Stuff For You One of … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

Netflix Hid Subscriber Losses, Shareholders Allege in Lawsuit

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings is one of the three heads of Netflix, along with the company, named in a lawsuit brought by investors saying the company misled them into Q1 of this year.photo: Ernesto S. Ruscio (Getty Images) Netflix’s big pool of investors are not happy, not happy at all. Some shareholders are so unhappy … Read more

How to Record Video When Protesting, Pulled Over, or in Danger

There are numerous situations where you might want to quickly record a video on your phone without it actually looking like you’re recording a video on your phone, whether you’re looking to stay safe in a vulnerable situation, protesting in a country that doesn’t necessarily want to see anyone protesting, or keeping law enforcement accountable. … Read more

Nothing Launcher Beta for Android Available in Google Play Store

The Nothing Launcher is nothing for right now. photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Being an Android user can be fun when you get to try out new apps, launchers, and even the next version of the operating system before they’re ready for showtime. But what’s not fun is taking advantage of that perk and realizing … Read more

5 Things to Check Before Selling or Trading in an Old Phone

When it’s time to upgrade your phone, you can substantially cut down on the cost of a new handset by either trading in or selling your old one. Before you part ways with your older smartphone, though, you need to run through some quick and simple checks to make sure you’re taking all of your … Read more

Google Pixel Watch Leaks After Being Abandoned at Restaurant

Someone needs to remind Google employees to check their pockets before they leave a restaurant. New leaked images and info shared with Android Central by an anonymous source show what appears to be an early version of Google’s yet to be released Pixel watch. The watch was apparently abandoned at a US restaurant for weeks. … Read more

How to Record Calls on Android Without a Third-Party App

image: ninephotostudio (Shutterstock) Sometimes—and for reasons that don’t involve future blackmail plans—you need to record your phone calls. Maybe you’re interviewing someone over the phone and want to refer to the call later, or you’re talking with a shady company that will deny the details of your call without proof. Whatever the case, Android users … Read more

Instagram nears super app status with new messaging upgrades

photo: SOPA images (Getty Images) Instagram Direct Messages just got a major overhaul. The overhaul, which adds seven new features to enhance the platform’s messaging functionality, comes amid a broader spectrum reinvent from Instagram away from sharing pictures and towards super app Status. Among the functions announced is on Thursday the ability for users to … Read more

Instagram nears super app status with new messaging upgrades

photo: SOPA images (Getty Images) Instagram Direct Messages just got a major overhaul. The overhaul, which adds seven new features to enhance the platform’s messaging functionality, comes amid a broader spectrum reinvent from Instagram away from sharing pictures and towards super app Status. Among the functions announced is on Thursday the ability for users to … Read more