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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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

6 monthes 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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Google app beta for Android testing an easy way to share searches

Google app beta for Android testing an easy way to share searches

If you've been around the internet long enough, surely you've seen someone ask a question online that can easily be answered with a Google search. The latest Google app beta... Read more ...

Code in macOS Catalina Suggests Apple is Working on Catalyst Versions of...

Code in macOS Catalina Suggests Apple is Working on Catalyst Versions of Messages and Shortcuts for Mac

Apple appears to be working on full Project Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts for Mac, according to hints of the new apps found by developer Steve... Read more ...

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google

Several Pixel 3a users get a glimpse of the future thanks to Google

You can't blame some Google Pixel 3a owners for double checking the calendar today. That's because a few of them received the July Android security update on June 19th, just... Read more ...

How to Enable or Disable Chat Heads in Facebook Messenger on Android for...

How to Enable or Disable Chat Heads in Facebook Messenger on Android for Quick Access to Conversations

Popular chat apps like Messenger allow us to communicate with friends and family across iOS and Android phones alike. However, that interconnectivity doesn't mean both apps are... Read more ...

Gear up for summer and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!

Gear up for summer and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite!

It's time to get your wands ready, folks. Niantic's next AR game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite , follows after the hugely successful Pokémon GO and is launching globally on June... Read more ...

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18922

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18922

Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18922 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the... Read more ...

Chrome OS change means Android apps will sometimes be offered in lieu of web...

Chrome OS change means Android apps will sometimes be offered in lieu of web apps

Chrome OS has become one of the best operating systems on the market today by its ability to seamlessly combine traditional web browser experiences with progressive web apps... Read more ...

How to Hide the Home Bar on Android 10 - No Root Needed

How to Hide the Home Bar on Android 10 - No Root Needed

With the new navigation gestures in Android 10, you reclaim a lot of screen real estate that used to be occupied by the back, home, and recent apps buttons. But there's still a... Read more ...

You can now take your Apple products to Best Buy for repairs

You can now take your Apple products to Best Buy for repairs

The partnership will apply to every Best Buy location across the US. What you need to know Apple has partnered with Best Buy to expand its repair service. Best Buy has nearly... Read more ...

Upcoming NVIDIA Shield TV to feature Google Stadia support, new controller

Upcoming NVIDIA Shield TV to feature Google Stadia support, new controller

News about NVIDIA working on a new Shield TV set-top box emerged over the weekend, but not many details on the device were mentioned at that time. We only learned that the... Read more ...