Google’s Pixel XL smartphone is out now, but its release is followed by some controversy. The high price aside, lots of people are complaining about its uninspiring design. Now where is a solution for that.
Bill Stebbins is selling a set of two stickers for the Pixel XL – one to freshen up your G logo, and the other is a replica of the Pixel C battery bar.
While those have no functions whatsoever (unlike the Pixel C battery bar), they really add some spirit to the Pixel XL and it looks, well, more Google’s than before.
The set costs just $9 (or $10 for non-US citizens) and can be easily applied on the Pixel XL. You can get those stickers from here.
I have to admit the stickers seem capable to change the attitude toward the Pixel XL, as those make it more unique and recognizable, and in the meantime, they ease the transition between the glass and metal pieces around the back.
Microsoft has released the final version of Office 2016 for Mac. The company had released a preview back in March but now you can purchase the full version from Microsoft.
Office 2016 for Mac is a complete revamp of the old Office 2011. The new app brings the new UI design seen on the Windows and mobile versions of Office while harmonizing with the new design and features of OS X. It supports features like fullscreen mode, multi-touch gestures, and also has Retina assets for all the high resolution Macs.
Office 2016 for Mac comes with five applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. If you are an Office 365 user, you can just download it for free. If you are a student, you could get it for free or at a substantial discount. If you are a home user, you can get it for the same monthly or yearly subscription price as the Windows version or from your local retailer.
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 4 promo videos take us away from the cute animals, and into the chilly New York City. The trio of clips feature a Snapchat artist and a Vine star, who team up to make New Yorkers’ lives more interesting.
The duo of social media stars connect with people who participate in Samsung’s #NoteMyDay campaign.The guys turn up in a retro bike with sidecar and take part in a boxing session, a dangerous looking selfie, and indoor beach volleyball.
Of course, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a permanent fixture in all three videos. Check them out below.
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Earlier today Sony opened its first of a kind underwater store. But before you put on your bathing suits, there is a slight catch. The Xperia Aquatech store is a promotional activity, carried by the Japanese company in Dubai, or rather 4 meter under sea level near the city.
The three daylong event aims to demo the marine capabilities of some of Sony’s water-proof devices and most of all build publicity. The guest list is very short, with only competition winners, media and VIPs attending and from the looks of it was nothing short of a spectacular experience.
Attendees are required to participate in some mandatory scuba diving training and are put under the constant supervision of a diving instructor. The preparations extended even further as gкests, who happened to own a Sony Experia Z3 or Z3 Compact are even given special waterproof cases to ensure that their smartphones will survive even further beyond the 1.5 meters of water they were rated for.
The store experience underwater itself is more of a technical demo by a company representative and arguably Sony could not have picked a better setting to make it as convincing and engaging as possible.
The whole endeavor looks extremely pricy and even somewhat risky, but it definitely is very out of the box and should bring about a lot of viral heat. Photos from the thrilling event, tagged #XperiaAquaTech, are already floating around Twitter so be sure to check them out for a glimpse of the catchy venue.
Just a few weeks after releasing it, Google has updated its Messenger app with the ability to allow you to choose your own colors for individual contacts, a feature requested by many. Earlier, the app used to do this automatically.
To access the feature, go to the “People and Options” button from the overflow menu and select the color you want to assign to the contact. In addition, the update also brings some Material Design related animations following complaints of a significant delay and lag in the old sliding animation.
The update is gradually rolling out so it may take a few days before it reaches everyone. Meanwhile, if you have yet to give the Google Messenger app a try, you can download and install it from Play Store — the app is supported on devices running Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, and above.
Google is about to launch a redesigned Play store app for Android. Version 5.1 of the application features refreshed looks and layout changes.
The upcoming new Android Play store features full-height navigation drawer and real-time card shadows.The My Account page has been thoroughly redesigned and features order history and easily changeable payment methods.
The My apps page has been tweaked too. It features improved scrolling and visuals.
Google has added seven new Android apps to the Chrome Web Store, including cooking community app Cookpad Recipes, travel app Couchsurfing, eBook and audiobook lending service OverDrive, and more.
These apps join existing Android apps that are compatible with Chrome OS, including Evernote, Duolingo, Vine, Sight Words, and more, and can be found in the “Available for Android” collection on the Chrome Web Store. The company is also encouraging users to nominate new apps that they want to be added next.
Google revealed its plans to bring Android app support to Chrome in June during this year’s I/O Keynote address. A few months later, the company added the first set of Android apps to the Chrome Web Store.