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This week's top stories: Android Messages dark mode, OnePlus cameras, Google One, Best smatwatches, more

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES: ANDROID MESSAGES DARK MODE, ONEPLUS CAMERAS, GOOGLE ONE, BEST SMATWATCHES, MORE

In this week's top stories: Google finally launched the Android Messages update that delivers Material Theme and Dark Mode, we compare...

PSA: Google is rolling back latest Android Messages update w/ Dark Mode

PSA: GOOGLE IS ROLLING BACK LATEST ANDROID MESSAGES UPDATE W/ DARK MODE

A few months after we first showed it to you , Google rolled out the new Material design for Android Messages just yesterday. Shortly...

 
 
 
Gboard 7.5 beta preps clipboard manager, floating keyboard, ‘smarter' search

GBOARD 7.5 BETA PREPS CLIPBOARD MANAGER, FLOATING KEYBOARD, ‘SMARTER' SEARCH

The latest beta of Gboard is rolling out ahead of the weekend with a number of useful utilities in development. Version 7.5 reveals...

The next version of Android will allow manual Google Drive backups

THE NEXT VERSION OF ANDROID WILL ALLOW MANUAL GOOGLE DRIVE BACKUPS

Android has almost always offered a way to backup your device, to keep your data safe in case anything should happen to it. Today,...

 
 
 
118: Google-made Smart Display, Pixel 3 XL leaks , OnePlus 5T | 9to5Google Daily

118: GOOGLE-MADE SMART DISPLAY, PIXEL 3 XL LEAKS , ONEPLUS 5T | 9TO5GOOGLE DAILY

Today we've got a report that Google is indeed planning to launch its own smart display, another leak of the Pixel 3 XL, 5 reasons...

Alphabet Scoop 020: Made by Google Smart Display, Pixel 2 XL sluggishness, Material Theme

ALPHABET SCOOP 020: MADE BY GOOGLE SMART DISPLAY, PIXEL 2 XL SLUGGISHNESS, MATERIAL THEME

This week we talk about Made by Google Smart Display, reportedly sluggish Google Pixel 2 XL issues, Material Theme redesigns , and...

 
 
 
Upcoming Google Chromecast w/ Bluetooth will also feature improved Wi-Fi

UPCOMING GOOGLE CHROMECAST W/ BLUETOOTH WILL ALSO FEATURE IMPROVED WI-FI

Back in May, the FCC revealed that Google was working on an updated Chromecast that would bear similarities with the current 2nd-generation...

Gmail Confidential Mode rolls out to mobile as EFF warns of misleading claims

GMAIL CONFIDENTIAL MODE ROLLS OUT TO MOBILE AS EFF WARNS OF MISLEADING CLAIMS

Features of the new Gmail have been rolling out to users since its unveiling just before I/O. One such feature, Confidential Mode,...

 
 
 
HTC U12+ picks up ‘Flame Red' variant in the US, pre-orders open now for September launch

HTC U12+ PICKS UP ‘FLAME RED' VARIANT IN THE US, PRE-ORDERS OPEN NOW FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH

Despite struggling sales, HTC has still been launching some of the best looking phones on the market, and its recent U12+ is no exception....

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Best Buy Anniversary Sale, Essential Phone 128GB $340, Amazon Echo Deals from $40, more

9TO5TOYS LUNCH BREAK: BEST BUY ANNIVERSARY SALE, ESSENTIAL PHONE 128GB $340, AMAZON ECHO DEALS FROM $40, MORE

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter...

 
 
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update adds toggle for super slow-motion recording speeds, August security patch

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 UPDATE ADDS TOGGLE FOR SUPER SLOW-MOTION RECORDING SPEEDS, AUGUST SECURITY PATCH

One of the biggest highlights of Samsung's Galaxy S9 earlier this year was the camera, and the super slow-motion video mode got a lot...

Artificial intelligence is now directly controlling cooling at Google data centers

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS NOW DIRECTLY CONTROLLING COOLING AT GOOGLE DATA CENTERS

In Android 9 Pie , Alphabet's DeepMind division is responsible for machine learning features like Adaptive Battery and Brightness....

 
 
 
OnePlus 6T to arrive in October w/ slightly higher price, launching on T-Mobile

ONEPLUS 6T TO ARRIVE IN OCTOBER W/ SLIGHTLY HIGHER PRICE, LAUNCHING ON T-MOBILE

OnePlus has been growing a lot year by year, and its latest OnePlus 6 is the most popular device yet. But given the company's launch...

Friday 5: Reasons the OnePlus 5T is still a good buy

FRIDAY 5: REASONS THE ONEPLUS 5T IS STILL A GOOD BUY

The OnePlus 5T really isn't that old, but its was still overtaken recently by the latest addition to the family. Its shiny new sibling,...

 
 
 
Google Voice for Android gets updated w/ new icon and slight visual refresh

GOOGLE VOICE FOR ANDROID GETS UPDATED W/ NEW ICON AND SLIGHT VISUAL REFRESH

Following an update to its iOS counterpart earlier this week, Google has been rolling out some server-side changes to Google Voice...

Google clarifies how it still tracks you when Location History is turned off

GOOGLE CLARIFIES HOW IT STILL TRACKS YOU WHEN LOCATION HISTORY IS TURNED OFF

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen some headlines this week talking about how Google is tracking users even...

 
 
 
Google CEO says China requires trade-offs, but ‘not close' to search engine relaunch

GOOGLE CEO SAYS CHINA REQUIRES TRADE-OFFS, BUT ‘NOT CLOSE' TO SEARCH ENGINE RELAUNCH

A report that Google is planning to relaunch its search engine in China , giving in to government demands for a censored version, has...

Report: Google-made Assistant Smart Display launching later this year

REPORT: GOOGLE-MADE ASSISTANT SMART DISPLAY LAUNCHING LATER THIS YEAR

The first Assistant Smart Displays launched last month and others announced at CES are expected to debut throughout the fall. Meanwhile,...

 
 
 
Google Pixel 3 XL notch spotted from a mile away in latest spy shot

GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL NOTCH SPOTTED FROM A MILE AWAY IN LATEST SPY SHOT

We're likely just a couple of short months away from Google's next Pixel launch, and as we approach the potential event , leaks are...

Nearing a year since launch, Google Pixel 2 XL owners report varying degrees of sluggishness

NEARING A YEAR SINCE LAUNCH, GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL OWNERS REPORT VARYING DEGREES OF SLUGGISHNESS

Over the past several weeks, there have been countless reports of the Pixel 2 XL, and to a lesser degree the smaller model, encountering...

 
 
 



Photos: Apple welcomes customers to new stores at Orland Square Mall, Irvine...

Photos: Apple welcomes customers to new stores at Orland Square Mall, Irvine Spectrum Center

Apple Irvine Spectrum Center and Apple Orland Square Mall Apple revealed two completely reimagined retail stores today as part of its continued effort to update or expand... Read more ...

PSA: Google is rolling back latest Android Messages update w/ Dark Mode

PSA: Google is rolling back latest Android Messages update w/ Dark Mode

A few months after we first showed it to you , Google rolled out the new Material design for Android Messages just yesterday. Shortly after, though, Google has mysteriously... Read more ...

More info about Samsung's upcoming Android Go smartphone leaked out

More info about Samsung's upcoming Android Go smartphone leaked out

Samsung is expected to jump on the Android Go bandwagon, and the first smartphone made by the South Korean company that will try to further popularize Google's light OS is the... Read more ...

Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football...

Chelsea vs Arsenal live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football online

The second weekend of the new Premier League season brings together two heavyweights from the capital - both of them under new managers. It's an intriguing face off, and we're... Read more ...

Flame Red HTC U12+ finally added to HTC's lineup

Flame Red HTC U12+ finally added to HTC's lineup

When the HTC I12+ was unveiled a few months back, HTC announced three distinct colors: Translucent Blue, Ceramic Black and Flame Red. The Translucent Blue color option was... Read more ...

This week's top stories: Teenager hacks into Apple's servers, low-cost...

This week's top stories: Teenager hacks into Apple's servers, low-cost 13-inch MacBook news, Apple Pencil support for iPhones, more

In this week's top stories: An Australian high school student hacked into Apple's servers , we hear more about a new low-cost 13-inch MacBook , this year's iPhones said to... Read more ...

Spurs vs Fulham live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football online

Spurs vs Fulham live stream: how to watch today's Premier League football online

Tottenham Hotspur are back in action under the Wembley arch, and newly promoted Fulham are heading across town to cause an upset in their first away game of the season. Don't... Read more ...

How to live stream Diamond League Birmingham: watch athletics from anywhere

How to live stream Diamond League Birmingham: watch athletics from anywhere

The Diamond League moves on to Birmingham this weekend for its 12th and final meeting ahead of the finals in Zürich and Brussels at the end of August. YOu can live stream the... Read more ...

Blizzard Would Love To See Diablo In Super Smash Bros

Blizzard Would Love To See Diablo In Super Smash Bros

With Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch having been made official, it opens the door to all kinds of possibilities, such as seeing more Blizzard games launched on the Switch , or... Read more ...

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Pull Up Recorded Security Camera Footage

Amazon's Alexa Can Now Pull Up Recorded Security Camera Footage

Amazon's Echo Spot and Echo Show come with displays which makes it a useful device for watching videos. In fact both the Echo Spot and Echo Show are ideal devices if you have... Read more ...