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Android 11 revamps notification long press

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 tweaks the menu when you long press a notification.

Android 11 tweaks native notification log and history

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 tweaks the notification log and adds a notification history to make sure you never miss notifications.

Android 11 is experimenting with moving media controls to quick settings

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 DP1 is experimenting with moving the media controls to quick settings.

Android 11 reorganizes the Do Not Disturb menu

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 DP1 completely reorganizes and changes up the Do Not Disturb menu.

Android 11 battery share feature hints at reversible charging for Pixel 5

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

A feature flag in Android 11 reveals that the Pixel 5 could get a battery sharing feature.

Chat bubbles now works in Android 11

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 Developer Preview 1 now has working chat bubbles.

Android 11 brings conversation grouping to notifications

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

Android 11 Developer Preview 1 brings conversation grouping to the notifications shade.

Android 11 teases scrolling screenshots

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta is showing signs of scrolling screenshots.

Android 11 won't turn off Bluetooth when you enable Airplane mode

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta doesn't turn off Bluetooth when you toggle on Airplane mode while connected to a device.

Android 11 allows you to pin apps in your share sheet

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta finally allows you to pin apps in the share sheet.

Screen recording makes a comeback in Android 11

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta brings back the screen recording feature that was being tested with Android 10.

Android 11 adds option to display refresh rate

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta adds a developer option to display the refresh rate of the screen.

Android 11 blocks apps from nagging for permissions

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta introduces a function that blocks apps from repeatedly asking for permissions.

Android 11 brings API for apps to mute notifications while recording video

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta introduces a new API that apps can use to mute notification buzzes while recording video.

Android 11 adds automatic dark theme based on time or sunset

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta can now toggle dark theme based on time or sunset, just like night light.

Android 11 brings temporary permission and scoped storage

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The first Android 11 Beta adds temporary permissions and a feature called scoped storage.

The first Android 11 Developer Preview is here

February 20, 2020 | Android 11, Beta, Developer Preview

The very first Android 11 Developer Preview is here and it brings a ton of new features and changes.

Google Sites has refreshed settings

February 20, 2020 | Google Sites, Update, Feature

Google sites has refreshed it settings design, making it easier to change settings.

Google Sites now has draft comparison

February 20, 2020 | Google Sites, Update, Feature

Google sites has now added a feature where you can compare your draft to the published version. This makes it easy to see the changes before you publish the page.

YouTube Music is rolling out user uploads

February 19, 2020 | YouTube Music, Update, Feature

YouTube Music has seen a ton of updates since it was redesigned. It is now time for the long awaited user uploads feature from Google Play Music.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review

November 11, 2019 | Smartphones, Review, Samsung

Samsung has come a long way in the recent years and it has been a while since I last owned one of their phones. I decided it was time to return to the brand with the S10+, but what are my thoughts after a few months of use?

Smartphone Blind Camera Test:

Apple vs Samsung vs Google

October 19, 2019 | Cameras, Smartphones, Test

The camera on smartphones has come a long way since first introduced. Every company pours huge resources into developing the best shooter, but which one is actually the best?

Android Q Beta 6 struggles with notifications

August 9, 2019 | Android, Smartphones, Bug

Google recently released the last and final beta for Android Q, but it isn't immune to bugs.

Photographing a Volkswagen golf during sunset

July 22, 2019 | Cars, Sunset, Google Pixel

The Volkswagen Golf is a very popular and iconic car. I stopped to take some quick sunset photos while out for a late evening drive.

Photographing an Audi A4 during sunset

June 30, 2019 | Cars, Sunset, Pixel

The Audi A4 I photographed in the snow is now back and better looking than ever. This time I am shooting it in front of a very pretty sunset with my Google Pixel.

Photographing a BMW 320D during sunset

May 11, 2019 | Cars, Sunset, S10+

The BMW 320D from earlier is back and this time it is under the sunset instead of the dark. Adding to the mix I also tried to shoot this using my Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Featured by Mashable

April 20, 2019 | Pixel, Feature, Mashable

Mashable just posted an article featuring several of my Aurora photos taken on the Google Pixel 1 XL.

The future of Google Sites

April 10, 2019 | Google, Sites, News

Google held a session during their Next '19 Cloud event where they unveiled new features for Google Sites.

Google+ is no longer available for consumer (personal) and brand accounts

April 2, 2019 | Google, Google+, Sunset

Google's struggling social media platform is shutting down today for consumers.

Android Q brings freeform windows

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Android Q adds freeform windows which allows application to run in windowed mode.

Android Q adds haptic feedback when plugging in charger

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Your phone now vibrates when plugging in a charger to let you know it is charging.

Android Q app info gets an overhaul

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Android Q overhauls app info with statistics and renames 'disable' to 'uninstall' for system apps.

Android Q adds built-in screen recorder

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Android Q finally introduces a built-in screen recorder and it is amazing.

Android Q now lets you search through your apps in settings

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Another addition to Android Q is the function to search through your installed applications.

Android Q lets you undo home screen icon removals

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Android Q gives you the option to undo home screen icon removals in case it was an accident or you regret your choice.

Android Q blurs the lock screen while playing media

March 14, 2019 | Pixel, Android, Beta

Android Q blurs the album art on the lock screen while playing media like videos from YouTube or music from YouTube Music.

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