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

3 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

4 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

4 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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Qualcomm says Apple in breach of China iPhone sales ban because it is still...

Qualcomm says Apple in breach of China iPhone sales ban because it is still selling iPhones in China

Apple is currently embroiled in a wide-ranging legal battle with Qualcomm over patents and royalties. Earlier this week, Qualcomm got an injunction on iPhone sales in China but... Read more ...

Premium Apple News Subscription May Be Launched Next Spring

Premium Apple News Subscription May Be Launched Next Spring

Apple may be looking to revamp its News offering next year if a new report is to be believed. The company is reportedly thinking about launching a premium Apple News... Read more ...

Huawei P Smart 2019 smartphone revealed

Huawei P Smart 2019 smartphone revealed

A new Huawei smartphone had been revealed, the Huawei P Smart which comes with a 6.2 inch display with a Full HD+ resolution. The Huawei P Smart is powered by a Kirin 710... Read more ...

Nokia 8 Android Pie Beta Has Been Released

Nokia 8 Android Pie Beta Has Been Released

HMD Global has done a good job so far of sending out the Android 9 Pie update for some of its devices. However, the Nokia 8 flagship from last year still hasn't received it... Read more ...

Samsung Shutting Down A Smartphone Factory In China

Samsung Shutting Down A Smartphone Factory In China

Samsung used to be a major force in the Chinese mobile phone market but its share has steadily eroded in the past few years. It's particularly bad for the company now because... Read more ...

China accused over Marriott data breach

China accused over Marriott data breach

The recent data breach affecting millions of guests of the Marriott hotel chain was reportedly the work of a Chinese cyberespionage campaign, officials have claimed. The data... Read more ...

Things 3 Updated With Support for Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad

Things 3 Updated With Support for Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad

Popular to-do list iOS app Things today has been updated to version 3.8, which introduces full support for a new Dark Mode. Specifically, users will be able to chose between... Read more ...

Future iPhones Could Have Apple-Designed Cellular Modems, But Possibly Not...

Future iPhones Could Have Apple-Designed Cellular Modems, But Possibly Not Until 2021

Apple is actively building its own cellular modem chip for future iPhones, according to a paywalled report by The Information today. The report, citing a person briefed on the... Read more ...

ADATA Unveils Ultra-Compact UE700 Pro External Flash Drives: Up to 360 MB/s

ADATA Unveils Ultra-Compact UE700 Pro External Flash Drives: Up to 360 MB/s

ADATA has released a new lineup of USB flash drives that combines compact dimensions, high capacity, and high performance. The UE700 Pro drives come in a metallic chassis and... Read more ...

Google Finally Transfers Duck.com To DuckDuckGo

Google Finally Transfers Duck.com To DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a search engine focused on privacy that some of you might be familiar with. It has long been hoping to get its hands on the Duck.com domain that was owned by... Read more ...