Google Duo gets screen sharing feature in latest update

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The latest update to Google Duo (v34) introduces the long-awaited screen sharing feature. Now you’ll be able to offer tech support to your parents and friends anywhere and at any time? Ain’t that just great?

To start screen sharing, all you need to do is tap on the screen during a Duo call and select the new screen sharing icon. Unfortunately, the feature seems to be quite buggy right now, for some users at least. Android Police reports that in their tests, they only managed to get a static image of the caller’s …


Microsoft Launcher update adds new gesture option, home screen improvements

You didn’t think that Microsoft will stop delivering new updates to its Android launcher for a month, did you? Although it doesn’t bring major changes to the mix, the latest Microsoft Launcher update does add a few tweaks that will certainly improve the user experience.

So, if you’re using Microsoft Launcher on a regular basis, you’ll notice there’s a new update available for download via Google Play Store. You can find the most important changes that made it in this version of Microsoft Launcher below:

Improved Home screen import logicSort your apps alphabetically in foldersDisplay …

OnePlus 6 is announced with Snapdragon 845, larger screen, and interface gestures

Four years – that’s how it has been since the official announcement of the OnePlus One. Hated by some and loved by others, the phone ultimately paved the way for a series of “flagship killers” to enter the stage. Meanwhile, OnePlus grew from a little-known Chinese phone company with only a bunch of employees to a well-known among enthusiasts brand boasting millions of followers. 

Today, OnePlus announced its latest smartphone – the OnePlus 6. It is a true successor to the OnePlus 5 and 5T before it, offering great specs at a price reasonable given today’s trend …

Apple iPhone with damaged battery and screen catches fire inside repair shop (VIDEO)

An unsettling video obtained by ABC’s Las Vegas affiliate KTNV shows an unknown Apple iPhone model suddenly bursting into flames inside a repair shop in Las Vegas. The unit in the video was in the shop to replace a bloated battery and a cracked screen that broke when the battery expanded. Paul Tartaglio who runs Gadget Repair in Las Vegas, which was not the shop in the video, says that the high triple digit temperatures in Vegas cause batteries to warp.

Tartaglio has two helpful tips for those who live in sweltering hot areas of the country. He says that phones should be kept out …

Microsoft will replace your out of warranty Surface Pro 4 if the screen flickers

Back in February, we told you that some Surface Pro 4 owners were putting their device on ice, literally. These consumers were having issues with a flickering screen and discovered that putting the tablet in the freezer allowed them to enjoy some flicker-free time with it. For example, one Surface Pro 4 user said that for every 10 minutes his tablet spent among the frozen peas and carrots, it would run for 30 minutes without an issue.

But now some Surface Pro 4 users can take their tablet out of the freezer forever. That is because Microsoft has finally come to the conclusion that some units …

Alleged iPhone SE 2 screen smiles for the camera

For some months now, fans of Apple’s tiniest smartphone — the iPhone SE — have been wondering if there will be an upgrade available for them. An alleged iPhone SE 2 has popped up in various rumors now and again, but Apple has shown no intention of launching such a device, at least not for now.

The latest from the rumor mill suggests that there will be an SE 2 with an all-screen front and a notch with Face ID — much like the iPhone X, but in a smaller form.

Yesterday, case maker Olixar shared some images with schematics showing the iPhone SE 2’s shapes. Today, we get to see an actual …

2019's iOS 13 "Yukon" to focus on iPad improvements, redesigned home screen and more

A tweet disseminated by Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman, gives us some insight into 2019’s iOS 13. According to Gurman, next year’s iOS update comes with an exclusive update for the Apple iPad that has a codename of “Yukon.” The home screen for the tablet will be redesigned, and an updated Files app will be included. Some of the updated features will be for the Apple Pencil.

If Gurman is correct, Apple will add in-app tabs, currently used on MacOS, and users will be able to call up side-by-side screens of the same app in Split View. In response to a tweeted response, Gurman did say that the …

YouTube adds Autoplay feature for videos on your Home screen

A new feature is rolling out to the Android version of YouTube. It’s called ‘Autoplay on Home’ and it automatically plays videos while you’re browsing on the Home screen of YouTube.

The feature, which has been in testing since October, allows you to see a muted version of the topmost video on your Home screen while browsing. There will also be a waveform in the bottom right corner of the thumbnail that will indicate if there is sound or not. This feature is somewhat similar to one on the desktop version of YouTube, where hovering over a video with your mouse would play a preview …

The Vernee M6 is slim, light, with a big screen and very modest price tag

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Vernee has been around the block for a while now, offering decent-spec phones at aggressive prices, battling for that piece of the midrange pie. With the new Vernee M6, the company has an offer that will definitely draw some attention.

So, here’s how it goes — the Vernee M6 is up for pre-sale and costs $129.99. However, …

New Apple Watch Series 4 model to come this fall with new design, 15% bigger screen

Apple is likely to release new Apple Watches – possibly the Series 4 – this fall and they will come with larger displays and a new design, according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from research firm KGI Securities.

The new watches will come with a new design, improvements in health monitoring and longer battery life. The analyst also says the watches will have a 15% larger display, but does not clarify whether this means thinner bezels or a bigger body of the watches themselves.
The last vague detail that KGI mentions is that the new timepieces …