Nova Launcher adds support for custom Oreo-style dock widgets in latest update

This is how a great deal of the new features are added in Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, and other AOSP-like home screen replacements: Google releases a new version of Android, the developers of said launchers try to implement all the new features as quickly as possible, and after they’re done, they start looking for ways to modify and diversify the experience by granting users a greater freedom for customization.
This is also the case with the docked search bar widget, which was introduced in Android 8.0 Oreo, and which made its way into Nova …


Action Launcher update brings customizable Pixel 2-style dock search

Google revealed a completely redesigned Pixel Launcher that comes pre-installed on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. As such, the new changes are slowly starting to make their way into some of the more popular Android launchers.

The first to add some of the new Pixel Launcher’s style is Chris Lacy’s Action Launcher. Version 29.0 has just been released in the Google Play Store and brings a customizable Pixel 2-style dock search.

So, aside from the fact that you get to use the Pixel 2’s dock search box, but you’ll also be able to customize it with your …

Dock for Huawei Mate 10 allows it to be used as a PC with a desktop UI for Android apps?

Samsung’s Dex dock offers users a desktop style UI when a Android flavored handset being used is connected to a large screen via the dock. This is obviously an improvement over a simple blown up image of the Android UI that the previous technology was capable of. Now, out of France, comes word that the Huawei Mate 10 will be able to sync with a  Dex-like dock, which will enable users to use a desktop-like UI to access Android apps. This will work even if the phone is connected to a large screen wirelessly through Miracast.

MirAxess CEO Yanis Anteur said in a published report that the …

iOS 11: exploring the awesome new dock with an iPad Pro

So, iOS 11 has been unveiled by Apple and a developer preview of the new operating system is available for iPhones and iPads. Now, this is not even a public beta yet and it’s a bit unfinished, with obvious flaws and bugs shining through, but we are able to get a pretty good idea of what the new features are going to be.
iPads are getting a lot of love with the new update and iPad Pro owners will definitely appreciate the multitasking capabilities that come with iOS 11. A centerpiece of the whole shebang is the new app dock. Gone is the dock …

Best Motorola accessories – car charger, headphones, dock, and other essentials! (2017)

Motorola isn’t the phone maker powerhouse it used be, but it is still a highly relevant brand under Lenovo’s competent administration. Fans of Moto or everyone who appreciates well-built, brand-name mobile accessories ought to be interested in this selection.

It features some of the best stuff Motorola has come up with in the accessories space within the past few years – things like the VerveLoop+ wireless earbuds or the TurboPower 30 Universal USB-C Fast Charger.
Check out these nice gizmos and head to their linked Amazon if you feel like pulling …

An iPhone charging dock that looks like a vintage Mac happens to be a great combination

A charging dock for your iPhone can be anything, so Elago made one that looks like a vintage Mac. Meet the Elago M4 Stand, a charging station that looks like a miniature version of the Macintosh 128K – a model Apple released way back in 1984.

The dock is a fairly convincing and detailed replica, designed with an insert for your 4.7-inch iPhone. It’s made out of silicone material so you don’t need to worry about your phone getting scratched.

What’s more, the material’s properties let the dock feel soft and make it stay firmly on any flat surface. The custom …

The ultimate easy-charge dock station is now on Kickstarter – available for most smartphones

AutoDock represents a thoughtful combination of simple tech that, at first sight, may make most docking stations out there useless. Nothing out there does what this dock station does. When you put your phone into the slot, little arms grab it and fix it in place. You don’t need to fumble around to match your phone to the plug at all – just put your phone in and leave it, and let the dock take hold. The idea is that you are relieved of all cable hassle, while also saving dollars on replacing flimsy charging cables. Everyone knows the pain…

Deal: Buy a Surface Pro 4 and receive a free Surface Dock (worth $199)

If you’re in the market for a great 2-in-1 tablet, you might be interested in Microsoft’s latest offer. The Surface Pro 4 series are pretty much the top devices in the tablet-notebook category, and although this excellence is accompanied by a hefty price tag, Redmond is prepared to entice potential buyers with a nice new deal.

Currently, purchasing any variant of the Surface Pro 4 will get you a free Surface Dock which usually retails for $199. The accessory is really useful, as it essentially allows the 2-in-1 to work as a desktop PC by connecting it …

Price and release date for Samsung's DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 have been confirmed

A new listing on the Samsung store has confirmed the price and release date for one of the company’s most interesting gadgets. DeX, the docking station which allows users to convert their Galaxy S8 phones into a desktop computer, will retail for $149.99 and will hit the shelves in late April.

While a leak from last week already revealed the price tag and specs of the dock, information about the commercial launch for the DeX was scarce prior to the “Unpacked” event held on March 29. The Samsung store indicates that the device will ship in “late April”. Basically, …

New Lap Dock for the HP Elite x3 sequel made an unassuming appearance at MWC

As we told you the other day, the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile handset of all time, the HP Elite x3, could be getting replaced real soon. At MWC, HP had the successor to the Elite x3 enclosed inside a glass container. The new phone looks similar to the Elite x3, although it has thinner bezels and the front-facing camera has been moved to the opposite side. It also appears to no longer carry the speaker at the bottom of the handset.

Also making an appearance at MWC was a new Lap Dock meant for the next version of the Elite x3 (Elite x4?) that seemed to get lost in the excitement of the …