It's as if Google finally realized that a real photo-editing app has Curves.
Snapseed is getting its first major update of the year. The photo-editing app, which Google purchased from Nik Software back in 2012, finally features a Curves tool, which helps provide precise control over the brightness levels and varying colors of the picture you're editing. And with smartphones becoming almost as...
What are the best cases you can buy for the Huawei Mate 9?
The Huawei Mate 9 is a big phone, but just because it's well-made — full of precisely-machined metal and Gorilla Glass — doesn't mean it is unbreakable. If you're concerned about damaging this new-to-the-U.S. smartphone, here are some picks for the best cases you can buy right now.
Sometimes, there is no time to finish that article. Stow it away for later with these helpful apps and services.
Smartphones are mobile, so naturally, you're using your mobile device to get a bulk of your reading done throughout the day. I know I do — even if my tablet is nearby, I'm still reading the news, perusing Twitter, and delving into articles with the device that's already in my hand...
Which apps are worth using to stay in touch? We've got the scoop.
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There is almost no contest. WhatsApp is an all-inclusive messaging app that's all you need for staying in touch, no matter where you are in the world. WhatsApp merely relies on whether your phone has an Internet connection — whether that's through cellular or Wi-Fi — so it's great...
Get involved and stay informed. The device that's already in your pocket is all you need.
Here's the deal: You won't enact change by simply posting news articles to Facebook and arguing with people on Twitter. That's a waste of time. Instead, your best bet is to stay informed and encourage others to do the same. That's incredibly easy to do with the smartphone you're already equipped with.
So what if the phone cost you nothing? Use the savings on accessories!
The Honor 6X isn't particularly outstanding, but it's capable enough to keep up with everyone else without costing you an arm and a leg. If you're looking for some basic accessories for your very basic smartphone, read on.
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The perpetually late can easily see how long they'll be circling around the block for a spot.
Be honest: when you're factoring how long it takes somewhere, you sometimes forget that parking your car is actually a part of the equation. This is especially an issue if you live in a giant metropolitan area, which is why Google has introduced a parking difficulty featurette to Maps.
Now when you...
Verizon's latest update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force makes the ringtone louder and adds the latest Android security patches.
Good news for those of you who jumped the gun on the modular smartphone fad. Your Moto Z and Moto Z Force will see software updates from Verizon as soon as they're seeded.
The update, as denoted on Verizon's support page, fixes the default notifications volume level so...
Here's how to edit photos when you're on the road with just your smartphone (or tablet!).
Going somewhere? Packing is tough enough. The last thing you want to do is have to worry about whether you have all the proper hardware to produce well composed, vibrant photography for sharing online. When I travel, I like to reflect on the photos I've snapped every few days. It's my way of appreciating...
Now we know when Google I/O is.
Every new year brings us another year of Google I/O, the company's annual developers conference. Not only is it the week that we'll learn about all of Google's upcoming projects — and Android's future products — it's also a time when developers from around the world can come together and learn about making better apps for Android.
Around the world, from here to...
Even cheap smartphones deserve protection.
You may have dropped only a few Benjamins on the Honor 6X, but that doesn't mean you have to throw it around and scratch it up! Before you hit the purchase button on Amazon, here are a few cases to consider placing in your shopping cart to protect your new purchase.
What are the best cases you can buy for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus?
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are two phones that have taken the entry market by storm. With resilient bodies, attractive designs, great performance, and awesome cameras, they're worth the money — big time. But they are also phones, and can break if dropped or mishandled. That's why you need an equally good case!
The Honor 6X is proof that an affordable device doesn't have to be a disappointing buy.
The bottom line
Cheap is cheap, but it doesn't have to be a waste of money. The Honor 6X may be cheap and at times cheap out, but it's definitely worth its $250 price point. In fact, if all you're looking for is the most basic smartphone in a societally acceptable package, the Honor 6X is it.
Now what you make in virtual reality can be exported into real life.
Google announced that it's released the Tilt Brush Toolkit, an open source library that lets you bring those Title Brush creations over to other projects.
Tilt Brush is one of the more creative apps available for the HTC Vive — after all, it essentially allows you to paint your world. The toolkit comes equipped with Python...
Equip yourself with a solid set of specs for the bare minimum.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini
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The ZTE Axon 7 Mini's price tag has finally dipped below $300. This stylish aluminum device is essentially a mini-me of its regularly-sized flagship, the Axon 7, but don't expect to move mountains with its mid-range hardware.
At the very least, the Axon 7 Mini's 16-megapixel camera...
Because life is crazy and we should all take a little time to settle down.
Meditation is not just something that flower children do. You can do it, too, and you don't have to go to a yoga studio or spend a weekend at an ashram to get started. All you have to do is download an app to your smartphone.
Meditation offers plenty of benefits. A consistent meditation practice can help reduce stress...
Hummingbad, Ghost Push, and Googligan — malware that didn't stand a chance against Google's DOI metric.
Security! No, really, security. That word is practically synonymous with the Android operating system, which is why the Android Developers Blog is always taking about it. In today's installation, Megan Ruthven, Software Engineer for Android, writes about how the development team developed a...
Take the guesswork out of light painting and let the Honor 6X do it for you.
The Honor 6X features a solid rear-facing camera that's equipped with a bevy of fun camera modes to help spark creativity. One of those features is light painting mode, a photographic technique that can only be composed with a long exposure.
Most smartphones now come equipped with "manual" camera settings so that you...
The future is now where we don't have to visit a seedy fortune teller to get the scoop. Maybe.
One reason I love reading Leigh Alexander: She always manages to find a connection between the ethereal parts of our culture and technology at large.
In one of her latest pieces on Motherboard, Alexander draws relations between our smartphone keyboard's predictive text feature and how that could be...
Tossing out the old to make room for the new.
With Google's smartwatches making headway in the rumor mill, it's likely this won't surprise you: the second-gen Moto 360 is no longer available in the Google Store.
The Moto 360 was one of the first worthy Android Wear smartwatches for the mainstream by virtue of its pleasantly circular watch face. It was then followed up with a second-generation...