Every once in a while, you want to make sure that your opinion on a subject is perfectly clear. Pins have long been used for protests, elections, and other favored causes. The idea might not be for everyone, but I’m sure we’re all familiar with the concept, at least. And now a company called BEAM Authentic has released a self-titled product that lets you broadcast anything from a customized message or logo to an endless stream of cat GIFs from a battery-powered AMOLED screen on your chest.
I feel like it has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty has officially launched on Android, and you can pick it up today for $ 7.99. For some odd reason, Oddworld Inhabitants Inc. had only released two of their later Oddworld games (Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee) on the Play Store despite the fact that the first title in the series has had an HD port on PC and consoles since 2015.
SoundCloud has announced today that it’s given the home screen of its Android app a fresh lick of paint. Until now, the app would open with a stream of the latest releases from the artists and labels you follow. That content is still there, in a new tab highlighted by a lightning bolt, but the home screen has a few new goodies to keep you interested.
The new home experience is headlined by personalized playlists such as ‘More of what you like’ and ‘Artists you should know,’ which are automatically created based on your listening history.
BLU makes a lot of phones—it can actually be hard to keep them all straight. The latest device to join the collection is the BLU Life One X3. To set this one apart, BLU has equipped the Life X3 with a gigantic 5,000mAh battery. The phone has some other interesting qualities, but that battery is probably something else.
The BLU Life One X3 has a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD under curved glass, and the frame is all aluminum.
Spell check is, thankfully, something that smartphones support in this day and age. Grammar is a tougher nut to crack, though. On the desktop, Grammarly offers tools that go beyond a simple spell check, and now you can do that on Android, too. The new Grammarly Keyboard will pedantically pick apart everything you write in search of grammatical errors. However, it’s a little lacking in actual keyboard features.
Grammarly Keyboard is easy to set up—just enable it and set the default like you would any other keyboard app.
It’s been a bit of a bumpy road for Canary and its connected security cameras. While Rita had mostly nice things to say about the all-in-one camera in her review, the company has since done its best to annoy users (particularly those on the free tier) by changing its subscription model and then backtracking slightly. Perhaps some new features will go some way to win back the trust of its users.
Corporate data security is paramount—particularly in industries with regulations like HIPAA which include steep fines for negligently handled personal data. Accordingly, allowing employees access to that data on mobile devices is not without its share of risks, as the potential of malware or lost/stolen devices may result in expropriated data. Google has introduced an extra step for IT managers to ensure that devices are compliant with corporate-defined security policy. Device Policy will now restrict apps determined to be nonessential (like Chrome or Gmail) from running until a device is returned to compliance.
At I/O this year, Google promised support for the Korean language would be coming by the end of the year to Assistant. Then at the October Pixel event a couple of weeks ago, Google also stated that Actions on Google (third-party Assistant integrations from different services) now support Korean.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen an update to Google’s handy photo digitizing app, PhotoScan. Back in April, version 1.4 brought with it in-app sharing and the ability to turn off the glare removal feature – although I’m not sure why you’d want to do that. Version 1.5 is now available on the Play Store, and it now saves your creations to Google Photos automatically.
Previously, you would have to select which photos from PhotoScan you wanted to keep, and then choose to save them to Google Photos.
Imagine a world where Bridge Constructor combines its bridge-building gameplay with Valve’s puzzle-platformer Portal. Well, imagine no longer as apparently Headup Games have been secretly working on just that very thing. That’s right, Bridge Constructor Portal is a thing and it’s coming to Android really soon. There is even a trailer available for your viewing pleasure, so hit that “Read More” button and check it out!