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Android Pie vs iOS 12 – Feature Comparison

iOS 12 is a work in progress as it is currently in beta testing, but plenty of user feedback shows that the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system brings a lot of promise with it. On the other hand, we have Google’s Android Pie, which is officially out for flagship devices like the Pixel series. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see which …

How to enable picture-in-picture video playback in Google Chrome

If you are one who enjoys watching YouTube videos while working, but do not have an extra monitor to do so, we know how you feel. While most other browsers have a solution to this, those of you with Google Chrome might be feeling left out.¬†While Safari on macOS has picture-in-picture video playback as a native feature, along with Opera for Windows and Mac, it’s …

How to apply for Instagram verification and keep your account secure

Instagram has introduced some new security related features, aimed at protecting its users from hacks. This features include authenticity information for popular accounts, verification system for public figures and improvements to how two-factor authentication works on Instagram. The aim behind these measures is to ensure that users know who they are following or interacting with, as well as keep their accounts secure and better protected …

Google’s Gboard can turn selfie into stickers called ‘Minis’

Google has added a new feature called ‘Minis’ to Gboard, which lets users create customized stickers by taking a selfie. This creates a Bitmoji/Memoji like virtual avatar that can be copy and pasted in different apps. The feature works by using a combination of algorithms and neural networks, along with a number of personalization options, to create a digital replica of you.

YouTube now lets you track your time spent watching videos

YouTube has introduced new tools to help users manage their digital wellbeing. These tools let users track how much time they spend on the service while watching videos, and lets them configure notifications and break reminders to control their usage. Google just introduced digital wellbeing tools in Android P, which also let users track and control their usage. Expanding similar tools to Youtube only makes …

Google releases Android P, names it Android 9 Pie

Google has released the latest major update to Android, version number 9, and named it Android 9 Pie. Codenamed Android P during testing, the new update has a number of new features which include a new gesture based multitasking interface (very similar to iPhone X), a Digital Wellbeing feature for tracking device usage, improved battery management, app actions, Slices and more. The update is now …