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Google redesigns the Favorites UI for Android, replacing squares with circles and more

10 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Just yesterday, we were about to make a phone call on our Google Pixel 2 XL when we noticed that Google had redesigned the UI of the Favorites tab on the Phone app. Previously, there were large colorful blocks with an image or the first letter of the name of each contact that was assigned to the Favorites section. This has been replaced with a series of circles with the same images and letters (view image at the top of this article, seen in dark mode). They are arranged in up to three rows with three favorites in each row. Underneath the favorites is a list of frequently called...
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Google Phone 27 preps tweaked feedback as Favorites redesign, Call Screen on 2016 Pixel rolls out

Google Phone 27 preps tweaked feedback as Favorites redesign, Call Screen on 2016 Pixel rolls out

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Following an update to Messages yesterday amid the past week's discussion about the company's communications future , Google Phone 27 is rolling out. The latest beta of the dialer coincides with the “Favorites” tab redesign rolling out, along with Call Screen for the original Pixel.
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Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds Pixel Stand Ambient Display setting

Google app 8.70 preps personalized audio news, Material Theme tweaks, adds Pixel Stand Ambient Display setting

10 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

The latest Google app beta is rolling out with more details about Assistant's personalized audio news feed that was announced this week. Google app 8.70 also includes a new Pixel Stand option to disable personalized results on the Ambient Display, as well as other design tweaks.
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Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Apple releases a tiny iOS update in 12.1.2, fixing connectivity bugs

Enlarge / The iPhone XR. Apple released a new version of iOS yesterday, and the public notes this time apply just to iPhones. Labeled iOS 12.1.2, it arrives just two weeks... Read more ...

T-Mobile gains Sprint merger approval from the Committee on Foreign...

T-Mobile gains Sprint merger approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

The two wireless providers must still receive approval from the FCC and the DOJ By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs December 18, 2018 T-Mobile has been granted approval for... Read more ...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official...

Google ‘presenting' 2019 NBA All-Star Voting, now exclusive to official app/site, Search, & Assistant

The NBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition game where fans get to pick the players. For the 2019 competition, Google is playing an exclusive role in the voting process, and... Read more ...

Catalyst's Waterproof AirPods Case is Now Available From Apple

Catalyst's Waterproof AirPods Case is Now Available From Apple

The Catalyst Waterproof AirPods Case , designed to protect your AirPods case from liquids, is now available from the Apple online store and Apple retail locations. Priced at... Read more ...

These two iPhone and Android-compatible Aukey wireless chargers are insanely...

These two iPhone and Android-compatible Aukey wireless chargers are insanely cheap right now

Choosing the perfect wireless charging accessory for your Qi-compatible Android handset or iPhone can be quite the hassle any day of the year, but with so many last-minute... Read more ...

LG reportedly bringing a foldable smartphone to CES 2019

LG reportedly bringing a foldable smartphone to CES 2019

CES is a yearly show where companies try to show off the latest and greatest technology, but it's becoming less and less about new smartphones. For 2019, though, it's being... Read more ...

Instagram adds new ‘Questions in Live' and interactive music features in Stories

Instagram adds new ‘Questions in Live' and interactive music features in Stories

Instagram is out today with two updates to its iOS and Android apps. A new “Questions in Live” feature allows users to interact in the moment with Instagram Live, while a new... Read more ...

Driverless vehicle startup Nuro begins delivering groceries to Kroger...

Driverless vehicle startup Nuro begins delivering groceries to Kroger customers in Arizona

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has begun ferrying groceries from Kroger stores in Scottsdale, Arizona to customers, the companies announced. Read more ...

World's first SD855 smartphone benchmarks kill the competition

World's first SD855 smartphone benchmarks kill the competition

When Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 855 last month, they promised that the new 7nm chip would be significantly more powerful than the Snapdragon 845 and would also give... Read more ...

Snap pro-level photos on your iPhone 8 with these amazing photography cases

Snap pro-level photos on your iPhone 8 with these amazing photography cases

Shooting with your iPhone is fun and everything, but having a photography case can seriously take your snapshots to the next level. Here are the best of the best iPhone 8... Read more ...