As a follow-up to Google’s surprisingly popular Files Go app, Google just released Gallery Go, a lighter gallery app to make managing your photos super easy.
Gallery Go is a 10MB app (that’s small, FYI) that works offline, automatically organizes your photos by the people and stuff you take photos of, and provides you with a set of editing tools. Those editing tools include auto enhancing, filters, cropping, and rotating.
By no means is this the fanciest, most feature-rich photo or gallery app you will use and that’s by design. It’s meant to work on almost any phone and without using data. It’s pretty slick too and most definitely fast.
Gallery Go is free and available now through that link below.
Alaska Airlines announced through an update to their Android app that they now support Google Pay boarding passes.
Once you have the new update, which is available right now, you’ll be able to check-in to your flights, then choose “Save to phone” to have it show up in Google Pay. By performing that action, you’ll have access to your boarding pass from within Google Pay and from lock screen notifications, according to the app’s changelog.
Also new, you can press and hold on confirmation codes and mileage plan numbers to quickly copy them.
Google Pay boarding passes were first introduced last year to select airlines.
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Old school mobile gamers, rejoice! Plants vs. Zombies 3 has been released as a pre-alpha title on Google Play, playable right now on a wide range of devices.
According to the app’s description, “In this plant-tastic Pre-Alpha, you should anticipate experiencing bugs (zombies don’t bathe very often) and other issues. Pre-Alpha is focused on getting your feedback on combat features only. We’re saving a lot more for later!”
Downloads are very limited, so if you want to play, you best hurry!Read More
For a brief moment, I thought today might be the day that YouTube Music finally delivered the option to switch our libraries over from Google Play Music. I got halfway through the title of a new post to the YouTube Blog that read, “YouTube Music now lets listeners switch…” and began raising my hands in the air, only to be disappointed by the finish. We hit full peak then valley of emotions there, because the title ended with “…switch seamlessly between audio and music videos.”
Still, as I mentioned in a post earlier this week, the excessive focus on video in the YouTube Music app has been a part of why I’m so turned off by it. Seeing a new simple switch to toggle between song or video is certainly welcomed. And not only can you quickly switch between that experience, YouTube Music will now let you … Read the restRead More
As much as I like Arlo cameras from Netgear as a battery-powered security system, they certainly aren’t without flaws. One of their biggest issues was eliminated today, though, and I’m super excited about it.
You see, I have an Arlo Pro 2 in my backyard and another on my front porch. They do a fantastic job at allowing me to cover areas of my house that a wired camera can’t without a lot of work I’d rather not perform.
Because they are perfectly placed and see everything, they are constantly sending me notifications to any movement. While that’s mostly a good thing, it also includes notifications for every single time I walk out of my backdoor to check on what meat I have sizzling on the grill (as well as the walk back inside), if my child is out crashing dump trucks for an hour, if my wife and … Read the restRead More
Wear OS users are being met with the following message when opening up the Nest app on their smartwatches — “Nest is no longer supported for Wear OS.”
Reported by 9to5 Google, who received the following comment from Google, it just seems that no one was using the app in the first place.
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We took a look at Nest app users on smart watches and found that only a small number of people were using it. Moving forward our team will spend more time focusing on delivering high quality experiences through mobile apps and voice interactions.
You will still get notifications on your watch with Nest app via your mobile device. Wear OS users can control their thermostat with the Google Assistant from any Wear OS device, check out more details here. If you’re using an Apple watch you’ll no longer be able to adjust
Pujie Black, one of the better watch face store options out there for Wear OS devices, is now available for the majority of Samsung’s wearable lineup. You can currently find it for the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and Gear Sport, but Gear S3 support is marked as coming soon.
To be clear, Pujie Black is not a single watch face, but instead, lets you take existing templates and customize them, as well as design a lot of the individual aspects themselves. It’s a very sweet app we think all Wear OS and Tizen owners should use.
On top of Galaxy wearable availability, the developers have also introduced a new numbers and tickmarks section for further customization capabilities. You can now add multiple layers of custom tickmarks and place them on their required positions on a watch face.
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Spotify launched Spotify Lite this week, available in 36 markets, all of which are not the US.
Like other Lite apps, Spotify Lite is focused on conserving data, allowing users to have greater control over the amount of data the app uses. Additionally, the app’s initial download size is limited to just 10MB.
According to Spotify, any user of the Lite version will still be able to search and play their favorite songs and artists, save them, share with users, discover new music, and enjoy playlists made just for them.
Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, India
Feel free to bring this to the US at any time, Spotify.Read More