Pixel phones are getting personalized battery life estimates, see how the new feature works

Pixel phones are getting smarter by the day. A Google Product Manager recently announced that the tech giant has introduced a neat new feature to its handsets. It’s called “Smart Battery”, and it aims to provide Pixel users with personalized battery life estimates. 
In order to understand how Smart Battery works, let’s take a look at the way these estimates were made in the past. Let’s say that you’ve used your Pixel device for several hours. If you drained an average of 10% of your battery per hour for that period of time, the old system would …


The imitation game: Facebook is about to steal yet another Snapchat feature

It looks that Facebook is once again getting inspired by Snapchat’s features and importing these in its popular Messenger app. This time around, the sights are set on Snapchat’s streaks functionality, which is a fun little game that encourages you to send more and more snaps to your pals and adds an emoji to the names of your favorites.
It seems that a cartain amount of Facebook Messenger users have been chosen to test out a similar functionality in the messaging app, which will adorn your favorite Messenger contacts with a lighting emoji provided that you’ve …

New Tamagotchi game coming to iOS and Android in 2018, could feature AR mode

If the word “Tamagotchi” hits you right in the nostalgia gland, we have great news for you. The biggest toy fad of the 1990s and early 2000s is making a comeback on mobile. Bandai is planning to release a new game called “My Tamagotchi Forever” for iOS and Android.
My Tamagotchi Forever will be free to play (most likely with in-app purchases) and will premiere sometime in 2018. The gaming company also released a video trailer (see below) which reveals several interesting details. 
All the basic …

Twitter to add a 'save for later' feature called Bookmarks

So let’s say you have received a tweet from your cousin’s best friend’s dental hygienist’s step son. In other words, it isn’t an urgent bit of communications and in fact, you’d rather save it to read later. Right now, hitting the “Like” button is the only way to save the tweet, and by clicking on “Like,” you might be giving a false impression about how you feel about this particular tweet.

Twitter has come up with a new feature called “Bookmarks” that will appear in the lists on the sidebar. In a demo that Twitter demonstrated last month, the user pressed the “…” icon and clicked on ‘add …

Xiaomi's next flagship rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People’s Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company’s 2018 flagship that’s tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

Design 

Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area …

SlideBoard feature comes to BlackBerry Keyboard beta app in Google Play Store

If you own an Android-powered BlackBerry model without a physical keyboard, a new beta version of the BlackBerry Keyboard app is waiting for you in the Google Play Store. And with the app comes “SlideBoard.” With this new feature, sliding your finger left or right on the virtual keyboard will reveal two panels. One shows four phrases that can be customized by the user for quick replies while messaging. The other panel has a dedicated numbers pad along with some widely used symbols.

As we said, this new feature is in beta, which means it might require additional work to make it ready for …

New feature in Android Oreo will help you combat battery drainage

A new feature in Android 8.1 Developer Preview, which is a test-bed for all the new functionalities that will most certainly make it to stock Android down the line, is a built-in wakelock detector that will potentially save you a lot of battery by identifying and highlighting apps that have prevented the phone from going into deep sleep.
The feature will pinpoint culprit apps that are causing too many wakelocks and are essentially draining your battery by preventing the device from going into deep sleep mode. Aside from telling you which apps are doing that, …

SwiftKey announces new Photo Themes feature and partnership with National Geographic

SwiftKey has just announced a new feature is now available for its Android and iOS keyboard – Photo Themes. Photo Themes enables users to upload their own images for the purpose of creating personalized themes on SwiftKey Keyboard.

To highlight the importance of the new feature SwiftKey has teamed up with National Geographic, more specifically with a contributing photographer, to inspire users with a gallery of 12 curated images exclusive to its keyboard.

For this purpose, SwiftKey has worked with Keith Ladzinski, a well-known professional adventure photographer …

New Microsoft Bing Search update brings personalized news feeds, auto-close tab feature, and more

Bing Search might not be your go-to app when you’re looking for something online, but Microsoft is certainly trying to change that. The tech giant has been releasing some big updates for its search engine recently, the latest of which introduces some very useful functionalities. 
After updating, users will be able to set up a personalized news feed. What’s interesting about it is that it features a “fake news filter”, which will tell you if the statements within a given article have been verified. 
The …

WhatsApp announces Live Location feature is now available on Android and iOS devices

Live Location is a brand new feature that will be available on both Android and iOS devices starting today, WhatsApp announced. The developer confirmed the Live Location will be slowly rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks, so it might take some time be available to everyone.

The new Live Location feature will allow WhatsApp users to share their location in real-time with family and friends. It’s an end-to-end encrypted feature that enables users to control who they share with their location and for how long.

If you’re using WhatsApp on a daily basis, …