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.
Unofficial Changelog: (the stuff we found)
Shopping list removed from nav drawer
Redesigned settings for default output devices
Voice Match link in device settings
Clear search history
From time to time, one of Google’s apps will suddenly drop a significant amount of weight.
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.
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.
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.
Powers almost anything
3 USB-A ports
1 USB-C port
Qi charging with Fast Charge mode
Integrated cable routing
Cables sold separately
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.
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. AppleInsider – Frontpage News