Let’s take a step back to an ancient time before Google Assistant, Siri, or Alexa. A time when smart homes were an idea almost unheard of, and voice commands were (even more) awful. Back in 2007, the world saw the launch of Vlingo, and it almost became the voice assistant everyone would use today.
Today Google announced the official Android 12 operating system release is “just a few weeks away,” but in the meantime, developers can also install the latest Android 12 beta 5. However, if Google’s promise of a global Android 12 release is that close, most people might as well skip this last beta.
After nearly six years since being released, Google has finally made a YouTube Music Wear OS app for smartwatches. Unfortunately, however, it’s not quite as functional as expected, and for now, it only works on a very small number of watches.
EA is opening the patents for five of its accessibility technologies, which are useful for both gaming and general software design. Any person or business can use these technologies for free, and EA has even open-sourced some code to make adoption and adaptation easier.
Every change to the Plex UI results in a ton of community backlash, for better or worse. But Plex’s newly-announced Modern UI might just survive the wrath of fans. Not just because it’s a beautiful, community-driven update, but because it’s opt-in and somewhat customizable.
Samsung today announced a partnership with The Commons Project Foundation making it easier for Galaxy phone owners to upload and carry a verified digital COVID-19 vaccination card. They’re calling it “SMART Health Cards,” and it’s available inside Samsung Pay.
Photoshop for iPad has come a long way. The app wouldn’t even let you resize images when it first launched in 2019, but it’s slowly becoming a usable alternative to its desktop counterpart. Today’s update is an especially large milestone; Photoshop for iPad finally has the Healing Brush and Magic Wand tools, plus some other new improvements.
Open-source software is something you’ve likely come across on the internet, commonly made by smaller development teams as free alternatives to popular programs. But this goes much further than price—open-source programs offer a lot of other positives that make them worth using.
Whether you’re looking for casual fun, brainteasers, or gripping action games, these are some of our favorite offline games for iPhone or iPad. Just remember, you’ll want to download and open any of these games before going offline to ensure they’ll work and have everything fully loaded and ready to go.
Right on time and just like the last three betas, today, Google delivered the Android 12 beta 4 release. This is the official “platform stability” release, meaning not much will change from here, and the operating system is close to being ready for a global release.