+ Monday March 25th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Continued Conversations rolling out to all Google Assistant Smart Displays, even in Australia

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of both Google Assistant and Google’s Smart Displays here at Ausdroid, and as such any time the Assistant ecosystem reaches feature parity with itself it’s a cause for celebration. This week Google is finally rolling out their ‘Continued Conversations’ feature to all Assistant …

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New streaming service iwonder brings current affairs and documentaries for $6.99/month

iwonder, a new streaming service dedicated to purely to current affairs and documentaries, has launched in Australia. Available via web on desktop and mobile apps, the new service will include entertainment, sports, history, politics, science, technology, religion, music, movies, nature, war and also biographies programming. It’s free for 30 days, …

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Huawei launches StorySign to help deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to read Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

Huawei has launched its Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered StorySign app, which helps deaf and hard of hearing kids learn to read using Sign Language. After being announced in December, the app is now live on the Google Play Store for download. The app bridges the gap between sign language learning …

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Smart Compose in Gmail is now available to all Android smartphones

Smart Compose in Gmail is basically predictive text taken to the next level. Unlike your keyboard, though, which predicts one word at a time, Gmail’s Smart Compose can predict whole sentences. The feature examines what you’re writing, and guesses the intent behind your communication. Smart Compose attempts to understand what …

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How to stop screenshots automatically uploading to Google Photos on your Samsung Device

For some of you who’ve only used recent Samsung devices, you may not be aware that it’s not “normal” behaviour for your screenshots to appear as photos and thus appear in the ‘photo’ section of your gallery. Worse, a consequence of this decision by Samsung is that all your screenshots …

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Samsung now allows users of Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Note 8 and Note 9 to remap the Bixby button

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 series last month, it made an announcement that would be quite popular amongst users; the Bixby button can be remapped to something else (perhaps more useful). We understood that it would come to other Galaxy S and Note series handsets, and now it has. …

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