Apple adds macOS feature designed to prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries

Apple is adding a new Battery Health Management feature to the latest version of macOS Catalina. The arrival of 10.15.5 will bring the new feature, which is designed to increase the overall lifespan of MacBook batteries by reducing the maximum charge in certain instances. Rather than focusing on things like specific app usage, the feature … Read more Apple adds macOS feature designed to prolong the lifespan of MacBook batteries

Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Apple’s updated and more detailed Maps experience has now rolled out across the U.S., the company announced this morning. The redesigned app will include more accurate information overall as well as comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls and other public places. It will also bring Look Around to more cities and real-time transit to Miami. … Read more Apple’s redesigned Maps app is available across the US, adds real-time transit for Miami

Social Media Roundup: Twitter Like Button May Phase Out, Viber Adds Message Edits, Ads In WhatsApp

“Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Breaking News Breaking news in FacebookFacebook Facebook is now offering … Read more Social Media Roundup: Twitter Like Button May Phase Out, Viber Adds Message Edits, Ads In WhatsApp

Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

PCWorld | FEB 9, 2017 8:00 AM PT Credit: Microsoft MORE LIKE THIS Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10’s helpful digital assistant 4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana Windows 10’s Cortana now makes it easy to list who’s naughty or nice VIDEO 3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 Windows … Read more Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

Logitech adds Amazon’s Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount

ogitech has announced a new version of the app for its ZeroTouch Android smartphone mounts (there is no iPhone version) that incorporates Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled digital assistant. Once ZeroTouch owners install the new app, they’ll gain a raft of new features, including the ability to control any Alexa-compatible device in their smart home, even if … Read more Logitech adds Amazon’s Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount

Gears of War 4 adds multiplayer crossplay for Windows 10, Xbox One gamers

Microsoft’s ambitious Play Anywhere initiative, which lets PC and Xbox gamers game together, made unexpected strides on Friday, when it was announced that Gears of War 4’s crossplay will expand beyond cooperative mode to include multiplayer competition. The feature, however, will be limited to Social Quickplay, rather than competitive ranked matches, Microsoft said. So your … Read more Gears of War 4 adds multiplayer crossplay for Windows 10, Xbox One gamers

Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars, and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio’s adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of casting media from a phone or tablet (like a sucker!) Vizio owners can now verbally order Google Home … Read more Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

This week in games: Battlefield adds the French, Overwatch teases 2017, and Crytek’s in trouble

The Steam Winter Sale is up. The GOG.com Goodbuy Sale is up. The non-denominational socks are hung by the chimney. And me? I’m on vacation. But before we get out of here, turn off the lights and lock the doors until CES kicks off in January, I might as well wrap up the week’s news … Read more This week in games: Battlefield adds the French, Overwatch teases 2017, and Crytek’s in trouble

Watch face app Facer 3.0 adds support for Samsung Gear S3

Custom watch face app Facer now supports a third platform – Samsung’s Tizen. This allows Gear S3 users to tap into the 15,000 watch faces that close to one million Android Wear and Apple Watch users have been enjoying. The app supports Gear’s always-on feature so a full-color, fully animated watch face will be constantly … Read more Watch face app Facer 3.0 adds support for Samsung Gear S3

MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio

MediaTek has definitely been keeping busy lately and thankfully so, since the Chinese company’s chips play a huge part in powering much of the diverse Android device realm. The company now has two new interesting offers in its deca-core lineup – the Helio X23 and X27. While there might not be quite as exciting as … Read more MediaTek adds Helio x23 and x27 chipsets to its portfolio