How to customize your Hello Bixby cards

Image result for How to customize your Hello Bixby cardsFeeling overwhelmed by all the content displayed when you check Bixby? It’s set to display content from all supported apps by default to showcase everything it can do. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to customize your Bixby experience

  1. Press the Bixby button or swipe right to access Hello Bixby.
  2. Tap the settings icon in the top right corner.
  3. Tap Hello Bixby cards.

     

  4. Tap the switch next to all Apps
  5. Tap the switch next to the apps you want to see on Bixby.

     

Bixby only currently supports a limited number of apps, and as you might expect, they’re mostly Samsung’s stock apps. If you use Google apps such as Gmail or Google Photos, you’re out of luck for the time being.

How will you customize Bixby?

Image result for How will you customize Bixby?Personally, I decided to turn off almost everything, even mostly useful features like Flipboard briefing. While I generally liked the content it was providing, I always find that Bixby cuts off the full headline and that’s really annoying.

What do you think of Hello Bixby so far? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments!

How’s Aviate Launcher these days? Let’s take a look!

Four screen, four ways to find contentAviate Launcher has garnered hype since it first debuted on Android, and after being acquired by Yahoo has actually seen steady improvement through updates. It’s been awhile since we last examined it, and now it’s time to take a fresh look and see how it works today.

Aviate aims to analyze how you use your phone to better surface information and apps that are relevant based on a variety of factors, taking the burden of customization away from you

New HTC U11 Camera Samples Prove Cameras Worth

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A set of HTC U11’s camera samples surfaced a couple of days ago, and now we have yet another such set of images to talk about. This new set was also uploaded to Flickr, and there are quite a few images included in it. If you take a look at the gallery down below, you’ll be able to check out 10 randomly selected images from the source link, do keep in mind that the provided images have been compressed though. Now, if you’d like to take a look at the original samples, and check out all 60 of the uploaded images, you can do so by clicking on the source link down below.

That being said, these images are actually great, they’re quite clear, with plenty of detail and colors are also spot on, even in low-lit environments. Now, this is not all that surprising considering that the HTC U11 has one of the best cameras on smartphones at the moment, it is currently the highest-ranked smartphone by DxOMark, actually. We did not get a chance to test the HTC U11’s camera just yet, but as soon as we do, you’ll be the first to know, Until then, we can only look at the provided images and see what we’re missing. The HTC U11 is actually HTC’s all new flagship smartphone, and aside from a great camera, it packs quite a punch in some other areas as well. Having said that, the HTC U11 features a 12-megapixel camera on its back, which comes with an f/1.7 aperture, while this is a BSI sensor we’re looking at here. HTC’s UltraPixel 3 technology is also included here, pixels are quite large, 1.4um, to be exact.

The HTC U11 features a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 835 64-bit octa-core processor, and the device packs in a 3,000mAh non-removable battery on the inside. A 16-megapixel shooter is placed on the front side of this smartphone, and the HTC U11 is made out of metal and glass, while it also comes with some interesting, unique features. The sides of this device are actually squeezable, which means that you will be able to apply some pressures on the sides in order to trigger certain actions, like launch the camera, for example. Android 7.1 Nougat comes pre-installed on the phone, along with HTC’s Sense UI. If you’d like to know more about the HTC U11, feel free to visit our HTC U11 device page

Android O feature spotlight: The proximity sensor can turn off ambient display

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Ambient display on the Android O developer preview is doing some odd things right now. It’s showing a minimal and less useful UI for some people, while others see something more akin to the old version. Whatever is going on there, we do know of one small (but useful) change to ambient display in O—covering the proximity sensor now puts the phone back to sleep.

In Nougat and earlier, ambient display won’t kick on if the proximity sensor is covered. For example, if the phone is in your pocket. Android O takes that a step further and will actually turn the display off again if the sensor is covered. Again, imagine putting the phone back in your pocket after checking ambient display. It’s easy to brush the screen in ambient mode and wake the phone up completely. However, that’s less likely to happen if the screen shuts off as soon as the proximity sensor is covered.

Android Pay expected to come to Canada on May 31

Android Pay is set to come to Canada on May 31, according to internal documents received by MobileSyrup. Google made the announcement earlier this month at its annual developer conference, but neglected to spell out a specific date. If the leak is to be believed, Canadians should be able to use their Android phones to pay at contactless-enabled retailers starting early next month.

It’s not clear which banks and payment processing systems will support Android Pay, but like Apple Pay it will likely be Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac, with all five major banks on board from the beginning.

Rumor has it that Android Pay took so long to come north of the border because Interac, Canada’s de facto debit standard, required significant internal restructuring to support Google’s payment system. A similar reason was given for Apple Pay’s delay, which was more than a year after it launched in the U.S. Samsung Pay is already available in Canada, but is limited to CIBC credit cards

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Will Let You Decide Where to Set a Live Wallpaper

Android 7.1.2, Google’s latest maintenance release for Android Nougat, was released to compatible devices merely few days back and new features from the new build are slowly being reported. The latest in the series is a feature that many Android users have been waiting for years to arrive. With Android 7.1.2, Android users will be able to opt where they want to put the live wallpaper, as in, on the home screen or on both the home screen and lock screen. Unfortunately, earlier Android versions by default applied live wallpapers to both home screen and lock screen. The new feature was first reported by Droid-Life.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat Will Let You Decide Where to Set a Live Wallpaper

A recent report said that Android 7.1.2 also introduced the fingerprint ‘swipe for notifications’ gesture to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones. The feature was first available only on Pixel devices. The new feature for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P can be found in the Settings menu under Moves and can be enabled. The swipe for notifications gesture lets you open the notification panel just by swiping down on the fingerprint sensor at the back.

Google recently released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update to eligible devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. The company claimed that the update is focused on fixing a number of bugs and also brings optimisations. The latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat update will be initially available to Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices while the company has confirmed that an update for Nexus 6P can be expected to be released soon. The final release of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is expected to be made available in a couple of months. Same as the beta update, the final release will be available to Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices.

Google Play Movies Offering Tons of New Films at Rs. 20 for the Next Month

In the spirit of Christmas, Google has launched a promotional offer for its online movie streaming service, Play Movies, that allows you to rent any movie for Rs. 20. Surprisingly, this covers some recent big films such as Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Sultan, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, and a whole lot more.

Google Play Movies Offering Tons of New Films at Rs. 20 for the Next MonthPlus, you don’t have to watch the film necessarily during Christmas or New Year. Google is keeping the offer open until January 23, 2017 so if you’d rather use it next month/year, so be it. The only catch here is that you can only use the promo once, so it’s not as great as it first sounds. If you’ve a Google Play gift card from someone, you *can* use that to redeem the offer.

 

 For what it’s worth, you won’t run out of options to choose from though, with a whole splattering to look at in addition to the ones above – be it Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kung Fu Panda 3, Star Trek Beyond, Now You See Me 2, Ki & Ka, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jurassic World, Minions, The Intern, Kapoor & Sons, and… okay we’re going to stop here. You can just head over to the page yourself to look at everything that’s on offer.

Google has also put a bunch of other titles on sale too, the likes of Piku, Filmistaan, Money Monster, The Big Short, the new Ghostbusters, and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Samsung Teases New Metal-Body Smartphone; Galaxy C9 Launch Expected

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Teaser says “The next big thing is coming”
The Galaxy C9 is expected to pack 6GB of RAM
The Galaxy C9’s specifications were leaked last month
Even though Samsung may be going through a most tumultuous time in the history of its smartphone business, it seems like it is refusing to give up. The company has reportedly taken the decision to temporarily halt the production of its flagship device Galaxy Note 7 due to safety concerns, but it hasn’t stopped it from teasing the launch of another smartphone.

Samsung has posted a teaser for the launch of its next smartphone on Chinese website Weibo. In the teaser, the company says, “The next big thing is coming.” The smartphone in the teaser appears to be much-rumoured and metal-clad Samsung Galaxy C9, which was spotted in benchmark listing last month.

As per the listing on the benchmark website Geekbench, the smartphone is expected to don a 6-inch display and be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. Samsung Galaxy C9 is further expected to pack 6GB of RAM, which will make it the first phone by the South Korean company to sport such amount of memory.

Even though Samsung was rumoured to introduce a 6GB variant of Galaxy Note 7 for China, the company eventually went ahead with 4GB of RAM variant for the country just like the rest of the world.
In terms of optics, Samsung Galaxy C9 is expected to pack a 16-megapixel camera at rear as well as front. The rear camera is also tagged with an LED flash. The smartphone is expected to come with a fingerprint scanner and is tipped to house a 4000mAh battery.

However, we will have to wait for an official word by the company before anything can be confirmed.

Why is Android the leading platform in online gambling?

In a previous article we’ve taken a look at the share of mobile operating systems among those engaged in online gambling in one form or another. The numbers are clear: they show that online gambling is much more popular among Android users, which leads with 64%, Apple trailing behind in the stats with a much smaller percentage. But, aside from their preference for an open mobile platform, what makes Android users the leading consumers of mobile casino games?

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The rules are different

The numbers don’t lie: Android is clearly the leading mobile operating system. It’s also the more restrictive: the rules of the Google Play Store don’t currently allow the listing of real money online games. This means that there are no native Android apps available for those who want to play the games at Vegas Palms Mobile on the go – they have to make do with the mobile browser version of the casino. Not that this would be a problem: the Vegas Palms Mobile is a great cross-platform solution, with more than 100 games for its players to explore.

Compared to Google, Apple is much more permissive. A few years ago it has eliminated its restriction on listing real money betting apps, so all major gambling businesses launched their native iPhone solutions – to a great success. While this might sound like a reason for Apple’s platform to be a market leader when it comes to mobile casinos, betting shops, and poker rooms. But it’s not – and this has nothing to do with policies.

It’s a matter of the market

Android might be the market leader on a global scale, but iOS rules supreme in the US. And that happens to be the country with the strictest anti-online gambling laws in place. This means that players from the US are not allowed to play at the Vegas Palms Mobile, and the Vegas Palms Mobile is not allowed to accept players from the United States. US players that visit https://www.vegaspalmscasino.com/casino-games/slots/ will see the games, will be able to try them free, but they won’t be able to register an account at the casino, and play its games for real money.

In Europe, where players are free to play at the Vegas Palms in most countries, iOS has a smaller market share – and Android is the mobile platform that dominates the market. Thus, when it comes to online gambling, iOS will always trail behind Android. And the difference between the two will be widened by the better availability of affordable Android phones in most regulated markets as well.