Plex Live TV and DVR Support Comes to Android Phones

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Mobile users of Plex can now use their Android device to control the service’s Live TV and DVR feature. Additionally, noted specifically for mobile folk, Plex has improved the sign in and signup screens, as well as the password resetting experience. If you haven’t yet begun to utilize Plex’s Live TV and DVR, you’ll need the necessary hardware and Plex Pass, but once setup, you’ll be controlling TV from anywhere you are, all courtesy of your cloud-based Plex account. Here’s the full changelog. What’s New Support for timeshifting Live TV ...

Google Image Search Gets Badges to Help You Tap to the Right Place

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Google pushed out an update to Google Image Search today on the Google App and mobile search that should help you jump into the right places as you tap around results. Now, you’ll see badges in the bottom left corners of image results that could say things like “Recipe” or they could show a play button with time to indicate that a video is behind the image. I wish I had other badge examples outside of recipes and videos, but I’m not seeing the badges just ...

Google’s Daydream is Now Available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

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Google announced back at Google I/O that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would soon be Daydream-supported phones. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen Samsung’s new flagships receive updates with changelogs that hinted at that happening any moment, including just last week with Verizon. Still, no official word has creeped out from Google or Samsung on timing, but this afternoon, all of the needed Daydream apps on Google Play went live for the S8 and S8+. I started paying attention to the change this morning ...

DEAL: Google Daydream View VR Headset Drops to $59 ($20 Off)

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Google’s Daydream View VR headset is currently discounted by $20 at Best Buy, leaving the price at just $59.00. While the device works with only a few devices at the moment, it’ll soon work the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, opening it up to a whole bunch of users. Before Samsung made its latest Gear VR unit with a controller, Google was first out of the gate with a little pointer remote that allowed you to find a more immersive VR experience from your phone. This ...

Google Clock App Just Went Dark

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The Google Clock app just received a sweet little update. The new version (5.1) includes a new dark theme that appears to be always on and Android O support, along with screen saver controls from within the app. The dark theme is just that – very dark. The dark, almost black background replaces the purplish color that has been in the app for years. The access is now a purple or blue instead of red. As for the screensaver controls, you’ll find them within the Settings portion ...

DEAL: Woot has 128GB Google Pixel (Refurbished) for Just $429.99 Today ($300+ Off)

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You better hurry on this one, folks! Woot is currently hosting a deal on the Google Pixel (the smaller one) in Quite Black with 128GB storage for just $429.99. The device is in refurbished condition, but that’s still a $320 or so discount off the regular retail price of a brand new one. Translation: That’s a steal. This device is listed as working on both CDMA and GSM networks, so it should be the US model we’re looking at. Actually, Woot does list the model as ...

Huge Action Launcher Update Includes Google Now Integration, Notification Dot Support, More

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Following last month’s relaunch, another big time update for Action Launcher has just been published. Inside, users will find full Google Now integration (swipe to the right), full notification dot support, Android O-like long-pressing for individual app notifications, Android O-styled app shortcut panel, unread count support for all apps, and more. Seriously, it’s a big update. Here’s the complete changelog for Version 26. Hold onto your butts, it’s a doozy. What’s New: Google Now integration for all! Requires installation of the Action Launcher Google Plugin application. Full Notification Dots support! Long-pressing an ...

DEAL: US Unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+ Listed at $150 Off on Amazon

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For a limited time, anyone looking to grab a US unlocked Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, which just so happened to get updated this week, can do so for $150 over on Amazon. At $150 off, the Galaxy S8 price drops to $575 and the S8+ price drops to $675. While it’s always tempting to hold out and wait to see what’s around the corner, if you’ve been on the fence about the S8 or S8+, just go for it. You won’t be unhappy. With a gorgeous ...