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Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display updates bring touch alarms and more

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Both the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display have received updates that make them better alarm clocks. The new functionality comes in firmware version 4.4.1.16+prod on the Lenovo display and version 1.36 on the Home Hub — although the 1.36 update is currently only available for Hub devices enrolled in the Google's Preview Program.

Of course, the updates bring other functionality too. On the Home Hub, the control panel accessible by a swipe up from the bottom of the screen has been retooled, now showing five icons that allow you to adjust the brightness or volume, mute the device, add an alarm, or open more detailed settings.

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Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display updates bring touch alarms and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Yahoo’s new app will wake you up with audio briefings

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Yahoo's recent apps have been all over the place. The company released a group money savings platform earlier this year, followed by another generic personalized news app, then with a group chat tool that no one asked for. Yahoo's latest endeavor is 'WakingNews,' which can create alarms that play news briefings instead of alarm noises.

You can select news sources from sites under the Verizon media umbrella, including Engadget, HuffPost, Yahoo News/Finance/Sports/Entertainment, and others.

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Yahoo's new app will wake you up with audio briefings was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Live, APK Download] Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Most people don't like to wake up to the grating whine of a regular alarm clock, and a lot of the "alarm" sounds on phones are scarcely better. Now, the Google Clock app offers an alternative.

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[Update: Live, APK Download] Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Live, APK Download] Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Most people don't like to wake up to the grating whine of a regular alarm clock, and a lot of the "alarm" sounds on phones are scarcely better. Now, the Google Clock app offers an alternative.

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[Update: Live, APK Download] Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Most people don't like to wake up to the grating whine of a regular alarm clock, and a lot of the "alarm" sounds on phones are scarcely better. Now, the Google Clock app offers an alternative. In the latest version, you can use music from Spotify for your alarms. Play Music and YouTube Music? Nope, because Google.

You can connect the Clock app to a free or premium Spotify account, and then search for songs, playlists, or access your recently played tracks.

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Google Clock app now supports Spotify for alarms was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Hey Google: Alarms and timers should work seamlessly across all my devices

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Alarms and timers are probably two of the things I use the Google Assistant for most often. Voice commands making setting them dead simple (especially important for the kitchen, when my hands are often covered in food), and I can use them on my phone, my Pixelbook, or one of my Google Homes.

The problem is that, for all the endpoint ubiquity of setting and managing these timers via the Assistant, I can't actually control or set timers for one device from another.

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Hey Google: Alarms and timers should work seamlessly across all my devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown]

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Google began rolling out a more-beta-than-usual update to its search app a couple days ago. Despite following the rush of I/O announcements, it doesn't look like this version brings any new features to users. However, like almost every update, it comes with an assortment of clues about upcoming changes.

A Note on Bugs

Lest we forget that these updates come out through the beta channel, we've got a good reminder that you can sometimes expect some bigger bugs to creep in.

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Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown]

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Google began rolling out a more-beta-than-usual update to its search app a couple days ago. Despite following the rush of I/O announcements, it doesn't look like this version brings any new features to users. However, like almost every update, it comes with an assortment of clues about upcoming changes.

A Note on Bugs

Lest we forget that these updates come out through the beta channel, we've got a good reminder that you can sometimes expect some bigger bugs to creep in.

Read More

Google app v8.3 beta prepares Read Later feature, Direct Reply notifications for messages, and much more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google rolls out fix for setting alarms and reminders on Google Home speakers

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Asking your Google Home smart speaker to set an alarm or reminder is a rudimentary use case for those devices. But it seems some users recently found that their Google Home failed to sound alarms and reminders that were set. Now Google is saying that a fix has been rolled out and those functions are working again.

A few users in the Google Home Help Forum brought up the issue, saying they used their voice to set alarms or reminders on their Google Home and received an audible confirmation.

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Google rolls out fix for setting alarms and reminders on Google Home speakers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P feature spotlight: Do not disturb settings have been simplified down to a single mode

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Android's "Do not disturb" setting has an incredible degree of flexibility, but as of the recent Developer Preview, it looks like it may be simplified a bit going forward. In our hands-on time today with Android P, we have discovered that the Do not disturb setting, and its various modes, has been reduced to a single toggle accessible only via quick settings. Gone are the old "Total silence," "Alarms only," and "Priority only" modes. 

In Android 8.1 (and earlier supported versions), Do not disturb was accessible not only via quick settings but as a pseudo-mute option when you toggled volume down far enough.

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Android P feature spotlight: Do not disturb settings have been simplified down to a single mode was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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