Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

[Update: Windows app live] Amazon Prime Video finally gets a Windows app and may add live TV

Streaming services are among the most popular applications on any platform, and that's certainly the case for Microsoft's Windows as well. While users on Windows have the option to stream videos from these services in a web browser, they can also opt for downloading dedicated apps from the Microsoft Store. Netflix and Hulu have apps...

Amazon Prime Video’s “Watch Party” feature lets you watch TV shows and movies together

Every day, more of our interactions with others happen over the Internet. You can play video games with a friend across the country, watch your nephew's soccer game at home, and do a video call with a group of people all around the globe. Amazon's latest feature for Prime Video is called "Watch Party" and...

Android’s AirDrop-like Nearby Share feature is rolling out in beta

Google has been working on a sharing feature similar to Apple's AirDrop for a while now. Originally discovered over a year ago as "Fast Share," it was eventually renamed to "Nearby Sharing" and finally just "Nearby Share." The feature is getting very close to a public release as Google has confirmed it's rolling out through...

Google Photos temporarily disables image backups from Facebook, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps by default

Last week, we discovered that Google was preparing to disable Google Photos backups for a number of social media/messaging apps. The app's strings explicitly mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, stating that "in an effort to conserve internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off" for messaging apps. Today, that change is officially...

Google Store adds a dedicated page for Pixel and Nest product tutorials, tips, and more

While it's possible to buy Google products from a variety of retailers, the central "home base" is the Google Store. Everything from Pixel phones to Chromecast dongles to Nest speakers and displays can be purchased from the Google Store. To make the store even better, the company is adding a "Helpful Videos" page for customers...

Chrome OS is getting a clipboard manager that stores the last 5 copied items

Copy and paste is an essential feature that most of us use every day. If you do a lot of work from a computer, it's even more important. Windows 10 has a handy feature (Windows key + V) that allows you to see the last several things you copied. Chrome OS will soon be getting...

Google is working on another bottom tab switcher for Chrome on Android

Google has been toying with adding a bottom bar on Chrome for Android for a long time. First appearing in 2018, "Duplex" (as it was known at the time) was an experiment that added a bottom navigation bar to Chrome. It was later renamed to "Duet" to avoid being associated with Google's AI project, and...

[Update: Now in Search results] It’s now free for any business to list products on Google Shopping

While many people have probably used Google Shopping, it's one of Google's lesser-known services. On the surface, it seems like a simple aggregator for online shopping, but there's actually more going on. Previously, businesses had to pay to appear in Google Shopping. Now, the company is letting any business owner list products for free. It's critical...

Waze reveals a new logo, bright new colors, and icons

New logos are often controversial, but they can mark the start of the revitalization of a service and bring new attention to it. Waze is a service that has been around for a long time, 14 years to be exact, and it's getting its first major brand refresh in a long time. Along with a...

Download the OnePlus Wallpaper Design Contest winners

While OnePlus is busy teasing their upcoming affordable phone that could be called "Nord," the company has been running a wallpaper contest on the community forums. The “Creative Wallpaper Contest” started in May and the winners have just recently been announced. The rules of the contest said that the wallpapers should be made with the OnePlus...

Advertisements can soon show feeds in a Google Ads app campaign and deep link from YouTube and Gmail

With all the devices and services that Google offers to consumers, it's easy to forget that a large part of what the company does revolves around advertisements. Google is responsible for a lot of the ads you see around the Internet, and it's also how people make money from ads. Google recently announced some new...

Apple Music for Android gets gapless playback and Android Auto enhancements

While it may not be a favorite for diehard Android fans, Apple Music is certainly popular in the music streaming space. According to a research firm, it was estimated that Apple Music is just behind Spotify in market share. Clearly, there are Android users who use Apple Music, and the app just got updated with...