Setting up a new phone is like setting up a new apartment: there's a lot to do and it can be easy to forget a few things along the way. Here at Android Central, we set up a lot of new phones during our device reviews — and of course as we play live-in tech support to our families and friends — and so we're here to help remind you of some of the smaller tasks to do after your get all your apps downloaded and your Google account logged in on the new device. A new device is a chance for a new start, which makes it the best time for you to get into some better habits concerning your apps and Android use. So grab a nice soothing beverage, sit down in a comfy chair, and let's unpack your Android experience. Check your Do Not Disturb rules Always forgetting to silence your phone before church or school? Or to turn the volume back up once it's over? Do Not Disturb's Automatic rules can silence your phone at 8 AM when mass starts and turn the ringer back on at 9:15 when you're … [Read more...] about Top 9 things to do after setting up your Android phone
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did an excellent job with the Best of Android 2018 for smartphones. However, there are still two more major categories that still need judgment. They include Android apps and Android games. We don’t have a super scientific method of measuring apps. Different apps do different things and appeal to different people, after all. Thus, we couldn’t immediately figure out a way to determine the very best Android apps. Instead, we’re going to ask you! Below is a massive poll with the 20 best Android apps as narrowed down by our editors. They include launchers, browsers, productivity apps, keyboards, security apps, and even one gaming emulator if you can believe it. To help keep to expectation, our criteria for this list include: The apps (or services) are from 2018 or at least the last few weeks of 2017. We cut off the wait time in early December every year. The developers had to update the app at least a few times to overcome new app bug problems. We do not include apps … [Read more...] about Cast your vote for the best Android apps released in 2018!
Mehrdad Mahdjoubi makes the process of founding his company Orbital Systems sound easy. If the fact that the idea arrived while working with Nasa is taken into account, it perhaps sounds less simple. Mahdjoubi's idea to use space technology to change the way we consume water here on earth has earned him backing from the likes of H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson and Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. The truth however is that this wasn't the original plan. As a teenager, the Malmö native wasn't thinking about the earth. He was thinking about the greatest game on earth. "I played football to a good level as a kid, in the highest junior league, the Juniorallsvenskan for Malmö as part of the 89 generation," he explains to The Local. The goal was to make it in football, and considering he was playing with Sweden's most successful ever football club at domestic level, there was a decent chance he would. As is so often the case with sport however, injury put the dream to bed, … [Read more...] about Meet the Swede who wants to bring Nasa-level technology to your home
ALREADY hankering for a console upgrade? You'll be glad to hear there are plenty of PS5 rumours circulating online. We've scoured the web for the latest PlayStation 5 news, bringing you all the PS5 release date rumours, plus chatter on specs, price and more. PS5 release date – when is the PlayStation 5 out? This is the big question – when can you actually buy a PlayStation 5? Sony is playing its cards close to its chest, so we won't have strict confirmation for a while yet. But we can take a guess based on history. The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995, followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000. Sony announce the new PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro with 4k and HDR technology The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006. Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013's PS4 launch. That means there's an average of six years between each next-generation PlayStation model – which suggests a 2019 launch for the PS5. But 2016's PlayStation … [Read more...] about PS5 release date news – your guide to the 2018 PlayStation 5 rumours, specs, games, and price
This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.When Shannon Conn puts her hearing aids in her ears in the morning, a few things happen.The lights in her bathroom turn on.The coffee maker starts brewing. When someone rings the doorbell, the chime streams straight into her ear.Conn, a 43-year-old special education advocate from College Grove, Tennessee, wears the Oticon Opn, which features the ability to link up with other connected devices. She's put that capability to good use, connecting her Opn to her smart home and setting up commands that allow her hearing aids to trigger her house's morning routine."I can't live without them," Conn says. "I haven't said that in a really long time about anything."The Oticon hearing aids represents a growing crop of hearing assistance devices that are benefiting from an injection of technology. Helping is the growing interest in augmented hearing, or so-called hearables -- … [Read more...] about Hearing aids are about to get super smart and motion-savvy