Today, the Google+ app for Android was updated in the Play Store bring a few notable improvements (besides the usual bug fixes and improved stability). Bringing it closer to the desktop web version, the Android app now has improved sharing features for sharing links from other apps. Just like on the web version, users can now view a web snippets or previews when sharing links inside the app. Also added was support for hashtags but please — use them sparingly. The last thing we need are statuses #hashtagging #every #word #in #the #sentence, something that’s plagued Instagram as of late. Proper hashtag etiquette says a hashtag is to be used as a phrase or one word conclusion to the status you’re posting. For example: “Ate a triple, bacon Krispy Kreme cheeseburger today. #YOLO.” Now get out there, and have some fun!
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If you recently updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, you may have noticed the absence of a little feature called Night Mode. Don’t worry, it’s still there and can be re-enabled using this simple app.
Yesterday, an update to Pokemon Go introduced a new appraisal feature. If you were wondering how each appraisal phrase translated into IV percentages, wonder no more with this handy cheat sheet.
more_vertHangouts gets shruggie shortcut
The Hangouts app has had a lot of big updates over the years. Most recently, it received the ability to record and share videos. But nothing can compare to the monumental update that is rolling out right now.
We’ve seen the LG V20 leaked in a handful of generic 3D renders, but today we’re getting a look at what could be an official press render nestled inside a clear rugged case.
more_vertGalaxy Note 7 Review
Last year, many considered the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be a disappointment. It wasn’t a clear upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This year, Samsung isn’t taking any chances. They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the Note. Does a list of features longer than some books make for a great device?
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We’re not sure what to make of this, but Allo is making some moves on Google Play. The app has started appearing in the New & Updated section of the Google Play Store, which could be a hint that a release is pretty close.
If this latest rumor is to be believed, Qualcomm will no longer support devices powered by the Snapdragon 800 or 801 processor, meaning devices with these processors will not receive Android Nougat.
Samsung has just updated its ‘Good Lock’ application to include support for the Galaxy Note 7 and its iris scanner. The update also includes numerous annoying bug fixes that were submitted by the community.
There’s a feature hiding inside of the recent Android 7.0 Nougat update that allows users to customize their navigation bar. Options include the ability to rearrange, adjust spacing, or add new buttons like a clipboard or keyboard keys. Yeah, it’s pretty flippin’ awesome.
more_vertNew Nexus Sailfish renders appear
We’ve seen enough of HTC’s Nexus Sailfish by now to get a pretty clear idea of what to expect in terms of looks. Still, new renders will always get us perky in the morning hours, and that’s exactly what we get today thanks to a new leak through Weibo.