Nova Launcher Gains Google Now Side Panel

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Nova Launcher, the launcher that we’ve been followers of for years and have yet to find reason to switch off of, gained a feature that the purist of pure Android elitists have been begging for – Google Now panel access. This would be the left-situated Now panel from the Google Now or Pixel Launchers that we wish 3rd party launchers had full access to. The addition is and isn’t pretty, though, and does involve an .apk sideload since the app add-on that powers this integration isn’t ...

Google Appears to be Testing a Transparent Google Now Panel

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According to a single user on reddit (Edit: and now a bunch of our readers), Google is testing some sort of transparent UI to the Google Now panel. It’s, umm, an interesting look that I’m not sure I’d like to stare at each day, but it’s certainly different.  The redditor claims to not be rooted and running clean Android 7.1.2 on a Pixel XL with the May security patch. He has a stock phone, from what we can tell. The UI itself (seen above and below) is ...

Instagram Rolling Archive Feature Out to All Users

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The Archive feature that first popped up for select Instagram users a few weeks ago is now rolling out to all users, according to the latest announcement from the company. With Archive, users can essentially hide whatever media they want from their profile, such as old photos or videos. Archiving does not delete the content, though. Instead, it simply hides it, while still preserving the “Like” count and comments. To archive media, select a photo or video, then press on the three dot button. The top option ...

Tomb Raider Now Available on SHIELD TV Natively Via Google Play

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The Tomb Raider title from 2013, which is the Lara Croft origin story, is now natively available on Android, exclusive to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV.  This port of Tomb Raider consists of the same environmental puzzles, combat experience, and tombs to discover, but given it is now on Android, players can also expect to find Google Play Achievements and cloud saves with a Google Play Games sign-in. However, note that co-op and multiplayer modes are not currently supported. To play, you’ll need a SHIELD TV, SHIELD Controller, plus 5.5GB worth of ...

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