Google WiFi Adds Site Blocking to Keep Away Inappropriate Websites From Your Kids

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Google WiFi, a heck of deal in the mesh WiFi router game, received an update today that gives admins the ability to turn on site blocking. That’s a techie way of saying that Google is giving parents a way to block unwanted content from their kids’ devices. With site blocking turned on, Google says that more than 8 million non-kid-friendly websites won’t show through on devices you specify. The option uses Google’s SafeSearch, which is always on the hunt for new sites to add to its ...

Download: Pixel 2’s Live Wallpapers on Your Device

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Last week, the Pixel 2’s updated Pixel Launcher and Camera app both made their way onto online Android nerd rooms, so it’s no surprise that the new live wallpapers from Google’s new phones did as well. We’re talking about the live wallpapers that Google showed off during the Pixel 2 event, wallpapers that may look like a typical aerial shot of the Earth, yet have subtle motion within. You can see the wallpaper above running on my LG V30 review unit, which is the one that ...

You Can Now Order Food Via the Facebook App

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Announced today, users can now order food for takeout or delivery directly through the Facebook app. We’re talking pizza, burgers, or anything else you might be in the mood for. Simply open the app, search for what you want, place the order, and then eat. As for which services Facebook currently supports, listed is EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow and Olo. For restaurants, there is Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, Chipotle, and Panera, but there are others depending on your area. For where to find this ...

Download and Try Out the Pixel 2’s Custom Launcher and Camera App

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Courtesy of the good folks over at XDA, the Pixel 2’s custom Pixel Launcher and updated Google Camera app with Motion Photo and Face Retouching are available for download and installing on other Android-powered devices. For the Pixel Launcher, it appears it will work on any Android device running Lollipop or higher. We downloaded and tested it on a Pixel XL running Oreo and it is working flawlessly, Google Now intact. If you are curious about what’s so fancy about it, well, the search bar has been ...

Bixby 2.0 Might Show Up Next Week

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Samsung is hosting its developer conference in San Francisco next week and it may act as the showcase for Bixby 2.0, according to a report from the Korea Herald. The report also suggests that Samsung already put someone new in charge of the smartphone assistant because of a “lackluster” response to it so far. Chung Eui-suk is now the head of Samsung’s service intelligence group and in charge of further developing Bixby. Chung has been with Samsung for a bit and has previously worked in research ...

Google Wallpapers App Updated With New Categories, Bit of Pixel 2 Goodies

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The official Wallpapers app from Google received a few new categories today, including a wallpaper specifically for all Pixel users that was showcased on the Pixel 2 at Google’s October 4 event. From what we can tell, Google has added three new categories, some only accessible by Pixel device owners. In total, the new categories are Geometric Shapes, Underwater, and Keep Looking. Those are the three you’ll find on all Pixel devices. I checked on my LG V30 and only saw Geometric Shapes, though. No Underwater ...

Google to Inject Duo Video Calling Into Core Android Apps

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Duo, announced alongside Allo at last year’s Google I/O, has been available as an option for folks who want a solid video calling service directly from Google. It actually works very well and we find ourselves using it much more than we do Allo. Anyway, announced today, Google is starting to inject direct support for Duo right into core services on your Android phone. Google’s vision is to make video calling extremely easy to access, with links to it inside of the Phone, Contacts, and Messages ...

Into the Dead 2 Now Available on Google Play

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In March of 2013, one of my favorite zombie killin’ games was launched to Google Play, Into the Dead. Today, its sequel, Into the Dead 2, is now available for download. If you watch the trailer below, don’t get fooled into thinking there is a compelling story to be overly concerned about. Into the Dead 2 is the same “running and killing zombies” gameplay as the first one, although, the story does evolve over time and has multiple endings. As you run through new environments, 60 ...