Google Home v1.27 includes several cosmetic changes and shortcuts, smaller APK, and hints at new devices and reversible controls [APK Teardown]

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The latest Google Home update is rolling out with a handful of small-ish changes. Some of them are mostly cosmetic, and a few others are convenient links to matching features normally found in the Google app. A teardown also turned up some vague teases for new devices. There is also a new setting for devices that have reversible controls, but it’s not clear if that’s live for anything yet.

What’s New

Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)

  • Smaller APK
  • Shopping list removed from nav drawer
  • Redesigned settings for default output devices
  • Voice Match link in device settings
  • Clear search history

Smaller APK

From time to time, one of Google’s apps will suddenly drop a significant amount of weight.

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‘Halo Gray’ Essential Phone now available for pre-order, includes Alexa and costs $450

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Just yesterday, Essential announced three new colors for its flagship phone – Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. While the colors are appealing, the $ 599 price tag definitely isn’t, especially when the first model has been as low as $ 300. Today, Essential announced another new color, with Alexa built-in.

The new ‘Halo Gray’ color is now available for pre-order, with a shipping date of February 21. Unlike the other colors, it’s an Amazon exclusive, and Essential says it is “the first Essential Phone to come with Alexa built-in.” Presumably, this is similar to the Alexa integration that the Huawei Mate 9 has.

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Facebook now includes organizations and businesses in community help during crisis

Facebook introduced community crisis response over a year ago making it easier for people to ask for and give help during a crisis. Today it has announced that it is also including organizations and businesses to help the community and respond plausibly.  Facebook says that organizations and businesses can post in Community Help, where they can … Continue reading “Facebook now includes organizations and businesses in community help during crisis”
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Review: Nomad’s New All-in-One Charging Hub Includes USB-C & Wireless Charging

I reviewed the earlier version of Nomad’s USB Hub, and I liked it then, but since then, Apple introduced phones with Qi-based wireless charging, so I had to use a third-party charging pad next to my Nomad hub. RECENTLY, I was able to try the USB Hub – Wireless ($ 79.95) from Nomad, which was announced at CES and will become available to the public soon.

Related: 5 Fantastic Qi Wireless Charging Stations for Your New iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X

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Just like the old model, the new hub powers numerous devices and tucks cables (sold separately) out of sight. What is new about this model is that it includes a USB-C port for today’s newer devices and the top of the hub acts as a Qi charging pad with Fast Charge mode. Like all Nomad products, the sleek subtle design will look great on your nightstand.

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Pros

  • Powers almost anything
  • 3 USB-A ports
  • 1 USB-C port
  • Qi charging with Fast Charge mode
  • Integrated cable routing

Cons

  • Cables sold separately

Final Verdict

If you need to charge several devices at once, including USB-C and Qi-wireless charging enabled phones, the USB Hub – Wireless from Nomad does so in style. 

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Reminder: Apple includes a tiny AirPlay toggle in iOS 11’s Control Center for iPhone and iPad

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Apple, in its "infinite wisdom," compacted the Control Center in iOS 11, and gave AirPlay even less of a starring role on it. With HomePod now available and able to have audio streamed via AirPlay AppleInsider shows you where the AirPlay button is, and two slightly different ways to turn it on.
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