Battle of the widgets Activating launchers, theme packs, and widgets felt as transformative as the world turning to color in Pleasantville . Michael L Hicks 25 Feb 2021 5 Source: Android Central As part of my Switching to Android journey, I'm documenting the differences between the two operating systems, exploring the Android features that you might take for granted, but that iOS users may find a compelling reason to switch sides. My first couple of days with Android 11 and One UI 3.1 underwhelmed me. I successfully transferred my compatible iOS apps over, and there they sat as plain little circles or rounded squares, crowded in on one another. In particular, my Pixel 3a icons looked insubstantial, the display so cramped that several app names ended in ellipses (i.e., Google P...). Bad aesthetics didn't exactly make me enthusiastic about the transition. Before iOS 14, iPhone users happily lived with the same aesthetics and similar UI for … [Read more...] about Switching to Android: iOS 14 may look great, but Android launchers still put it to shame
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Winner winner chicken dinner This is a new, futuristic battle royale game set in the PUBG universe that'll only be out on mobile. Rachel Kaser 25 Feb 2021 0 Source: PUBG/Krafton What you need to know There's a new PUBG game for mobile devices called PUBG: New State. It's set in the PUBG universe, a few years into the future. It will launch some time later this year. PUBG was one of the first modern battle royales and it's beginning to expand. The company behind the game announced PUBG: New State, and it'll only be available on mobile. New State is being developed by PUBG Studio, the same company behind PUBG Classic, and promises to "push the limits of mobile gaming" with its graphics. The game will launch some time later this year, with alpha tests for both Android and iOS on the horizon. PUBG: New State is set within the same universe as PUBG Classic, a few decades into the future — 2051, specifically. Information on what exactly has … [Read more...] about PUBG: New State is a new mobile-only battle royale set for Android, iOS
Chinese phone brand Realme doesn't have a premium smartphone line, but that's about to change, because the Realme GT is coming and we already know that it's going to have top specs. Previously thought to be called the Realme Race, the Realme GT is expected to be a premium phone with impressive specs, features and design, and it's likely coming alongside a Pro-grade sibling. While the Realme GT hasn't been launched yet - that's happening on March 4 - the company has already teased (and confirmed) various aspects of the phone, so we're not in the dark as to what it'll be like. We've collected all the information we have on the Realme GT, both confirmed and speculation, and you can read all that below, to give you a glimpse as to what the device will be like. Cut to the chase What is it? Realme's premium flagship smartphone When is it launching? March 4 How much will it cost? Possibly just $460 / £330 / AU$580 Realme GT price and launch date Realme isn’t a … [Read more...] about Realme GT release date, price, news, rumors and leaks
There are a lot of strange terms that come with using a computer. One that you may have seen is “Human Interface Device” or “HID.” It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but what exactly does it mean? “Human Interface Device” may sound strangely alien, but the name is actually very descriptive. Simply put, an HID is a standard for computer devices that are operated by humans. The standard allows these devices to be easily used without any extra software or drivers. A Standard to Simplify Accessories “Human Interface Devices” is a standard that was created to simplify the process of installing input devices. Prior to HID, there were several specific protocols for each type of input device. That meant there was a protocol for mice, a protocol for keyboards, and so on. Devices needed to use the existing protocols or create custom drivers. People had more work to do when installing and configuring devices. In comparison, an HID-compliant device includes “data … [Read more...] about What Is a Human Interface Device (HID)?
more subscriptions Twitter secures a new revenue stream with its latest announcements. Derrek Lee 25 Feb 2021 0 Source: Twitter What you need to know Twitter has just announced that it plans to introduce two new features to the platform. Super Follows will allow influencers to charge followers for access to perks like exclusive content. Communities will allow users to join groups around their favorite topics. Earlier this month, it was rumored that Twitter had been considering a subscription model and "tipping" to bolster the platform , which has often lagged far behind its closest competitor in terms of revenue. Other possible revenue streams that were reportedly being considered, included charging for TweetDeck or to use more advanced features like higher-quality video. During Twitter's virtual Analyst Day on Thursday, the company announced that it is, in fact, developing some of these products. The first is Super Follows, which is … [Read more...] about Twitter will soon allow you to charge people to see your tweets