Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

The Diesel On Fadelite smartwatch runs Wear OS and has a translucent band

Fossil's sub-brands have been busy working on new Wear OS watches. Last week, we saw Skagen's new Falster 3, and now today at CES 2020, Diesel announced the Fadelite. These watches feature stylish bands and vivid color options along with some respectable specifications for Wear OS. The Fadelite (pronounced fade-lite) comes in one size meant for...

[Update: Rolling Out] Google Chrome adds tab groups to organize tabs by name and color

Everyone uses browsers differently and that's most apparent when you ask about tabs. Some people have almost a "hoarding" mentality as they keep dozens of tabs open at a time. Others go the "minimalist" route and close tabs as quickly as possible. Regardless of how you use tabs, Google Chrome is making it easier to...

[Update: Print Job Available] Chrome OS may soon get a native printing and scanning app

Late last year, Google announced that Cloud Print will be killed off in 2021. Cloud Print was a service that allowed users to connect a local printer to the cloud to print to it from any device. This tool was especially useful for Chrome OS devices, which left us wondering if some sort of replacement...

[Update: Launched] Twitter is revamping its API with much-requested features for 3rd-party apps

Twitter is having an interesting week, to say the least. A day after numerous high-profile accounts were hijacked to promote cryptocurrency scams, leading to Twitter temporarily halting new tweets from many verified accounts, the social media company is announcing some big changes to its API. Twitter API v2, as they are calling it, is a...

How to download Android 11 Beta for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Google has officially kicked off the Android 11 Developer Preview program, just five months after the stable release of Android 10. They're starting things a little earlier this year (the first Android Q beta dropped in March). If you're curious about the next version of Android, you can download Android 11 right now for the...

[Update 2: Pricing & Launch Date] Here’s our first look at the Nest successor to the original Google Home speaker

The Nest Mini (formerly known as "Google Home Mini") has become an incredibly popular little smart speaker. However, Google's ambitions with Assistant-enabled speakers started with the original Google Home 4 years ago. That device is long overdue for a successor and it appears one is on the way. A new Google device recently passed through the...

Google Assistant is testing a floating Chat Head bubble

Android 11 is coming soon and one of the big new features is "Bubbles." The API for these floating Bubbles has been around since Android 10, though they're now available for all users and developers without toggling a developer option. Google is also testing a similar Chat Head-like bubble for Google Assistant. "Chat Heads" is a...

Google Stadia can now play games over 4G and 5G mobile data

Google Stadia launched last year as the company's ambitious entry into the growing market of cloud game streaming services. Understandably, Stadia was limited to Wi-Fi networks at launch. After all, streaming games from the cloud racks up data usage very quickly. If that doesn't matter to you, though, it's now possible to play games over...

Spotify for the desktop can finally initiate casting to Google Cast devices

Spotify isn't a perfect music streaming service, but it is easily one of the best options out there. One of the features that makes Spotify so great is "Spotify Connect." It allows you to open the app on any device and control the music wherever it's playing. Google Cast devices are included in Connect, but...

Smart actions can now set reminders from notifications of other apps

One of Android's best features is the contextual actions that show up in the notification shade. The smart actions can give you easy responses to messages, a shortcut to copy a code, quick access to Google Maps navigation, and many more things. Now, there's a new button showing up to let you quickly create a...

Gboard image pasting is now live, Lens replaces Google Search

Earlier this year, we discovered in an APK teardown that Google was preparing to add image pasting to Gboard. This allows you to copy and image and paste it from your Gboard clipboard. That feature finally appears to be rolling out along with Google Lens integration. As you probably know, Gboard currently allows you to copy...

[Update 2: Live in US] Samsung is planning to offer a debit card this summer

Samsung is the latest tech company looking to get into the personal finance game. According to Samsung, the company is planning to introduce a debit card for Samsung Pay this summer. The card will be backed by SoFi, an online personal finance company that has gained traction in the last five years. Tech companies getting into...