Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Google TV app adds a remote control for your Android TV

Google has been working on a virtual remote control in the Google TV app for quite a while. We first spotted the feature in version 4.25 of the app back in March. While the feature wasn't live at the time, we managed to enable it manually to give us a glimpse of what to expect...

Android’s latest accessibility features let you control your phone and chat with facial gestures

Google is adding new accessibility features to Android, called Camera Switches and Project Activate, to help users with disabilities control their phones with facial gestures. We first spotted the Camera Switches feature in a beta build of the Android Accessibility Suite app that rolled out with the first Android 12 beta release. And it's now finally...

Google Assistant adds a hub for your reminders and lets you pay for gas from your phone

While the Google Assistant supports a simple voice command to help you set up reminders quickly, it currently doesn't let you see all your reminders in one place. Google is now changing that with the latest update for the Google Assistant, which brings a new hub for all your reminders. Organize your reminders with the Reminders...

Mobvoi’s next-gen TicWatch Pro with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ just got leaked

In September last year, Mobvoi launched the TicWatch Pro 3 -- the first Wear OS smartwatch based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform. Up until Samsung launched the Galaxy Watch 4 series earlier this year, the TicWatch Pro 3 was one of the best Wear OS smartwatches you could get on the market. But...

Microsoft’s new Surface Duo 2 is a big step up from its outdated predecessor

Microsoft made a comeback to the smartphone space last year with the launch of the Android-powered Surface Duo. The device wasn't well-received, as it came with a hefty price tag, year-old hardware, and several other shortcomings. But many praised its slim dual-screen design and its multitasking capabilities. Microsoft has now unveiled its successor, the Surface...

Google Messages and Google Podcasts get a Material You makeover

After rolling out the Material You updates for Google Keep, Drive, Duo, Photos, and Google Phone last week, Google is now rolling out a Material You refresh for the Google Messages and Google Podcasts apps. The update brings several design changes to both apps, including updated UI elements, Android 12's Dynamic Color theming, and more. According...

Google makes it easier to search emails in Gmail by adding filters

In February last year, Google introduced a new "Search Chips" feature in Gmail for G Suite (now Workspace) users. The feature provided users easier access to Gmail's search filters by providing clickable suggestions underneath the search bar. A few months after adding the feature, Google rolled it out to Gmail for consumers. The company is...

Google Keep’s Material You update is here with new widgets as well

Soon after showcasing the new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up the Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Google partners with Reese’s Book Club for a unique, hands-free reading experience

Google has partnered with Reese's Book Club to bring a unique reading experience to Google Assistant-powered devices. This new experience will give users access to Reese Witherspoon's monthly book picks, exclusive commentary about each book, and even personalized book recommendations. To try this new feature, say "Hey Google, read with Reese's Book Club" on your Assistant-enabled...

Save up to $300 on select Samsung Frame TVs today!

Samsung is hosting the Discover Samsung event this week, during which it will offer some attractive offers on its latest tablets, TVs, and other home appliances. Today, the company is offering up to $300 off on select Samsung Frame TVs. So, if you've been thinking of getting a new TV, now would be a great...

VLC 3.4 update brings bookmarks and a better audio player to Android

Almost a year after rolling out VLC for Android v3.3, the developers behind the popular media player have started rolling out VLC for Android v3.4. The latest update brings with it several new features, including a better audio player, bookmarks, and more. As highlighted in a recent blog post, VLC for Android v3.4 is the fourth...

The new iPad Mini 6 is already on sale at $39 off

At its recent California Streaming launch event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 13 lineup, a new entry-level iPad, the Apple Watch Series 7, and the new iPad Mini 6. Out of these, the new iPad Mini is the most exciting new announcement, as it brings several significant improvements over the older model, including a brand...