5 iPhone settings to change now for clearer dialogue
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by Sam Smart
1h ago
When you're watching a show or listening to a podcast or anything else that has dialogue in it, it can be really annoying if the dialogue just isn't coming through enough. This can be due to mixing, your phone, your headphones, or anything in between where the sound comes from and gets to your ears. iPhones unfortunately don't have a ton of options for sound settings as opposed to Android phones, but there are ways to change your audio settings, either on a device level, on apps, or from headphones connected to your iPhone ..read more
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6 games from Junes Nintendo Direct Im preordering right now
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by Jesse Lennox
1h ago
Nintendo fans are all eagerly awaiting the day the Switch successor is officially revealed and the release date finally shared, but Nintendo isn't quite ready to spill the beans on that just yet. Instead, the June Nintendo Direct will only focus on games that will be released in the second half of 2024 (and a few in 2025). Even though it isn't a new console, we still need plenty of games to keep us occupied until we can get our hands on that new hardware. Thankfully, Nintendo isn't leaving us out to dry in this awkward period ..read more
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Google Gemini comes to Messages on all Android phones
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by Roger Fingas
1h ago
Access to the Gemini chatbot in Google Messages is now available on all Android devices -- as long as they meet the technical and language requirements, 9to5Google notes. Google recently updated a help document to say Gemini in Messages will now work on any device with 6GB of RAM, the latest version of the app, a Google Account that you control, and RCS messaging enabled. The only languages supported are English and (in Canada) French, but as long as you can cope with that limitation, the feature is available in dozens of countries around the world from Albania through to Zimbabwe ..read more
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Apple Watch Ultra 3: What we know
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by Roger Fingas
1h ago
The Ultra series has proven a popular addition to the Apple Watch lineup, and understandably -- even if you're not the hardcore fitness or adventure fan Apple targets in its marketing, extra durability and battery life has some obvious appeal. It means less worrying about bumps, or charging often, especially for sleep tracking and trips out of town. If you're an athlete, an Ultra is practically the only Apple Watch you should consider ..read more
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RCS on Android vs iOS: Is messaging finally equal?
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by Ian Carlos Campbell
4h ago
If you weren't looking for it, you might not have noticed that Apple officially announced a feature that could fix messaging between iPhones and Android phones at WWDC 2024, but it was there, buried in a presentation slide. As part of iOS 18, Apple is adding support for RCS, or Rich Communication Services, to the Messages app, finally bringing some sense of parity to group chats and messages between friends and family on Apple's platform and Google's ..read more
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Apple Pay Later is shutting down
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by Adam Davidson
5h ago
Just months after finally launching in October 2023, Apple Pay Later is shutting down. The service, which allows Apple users in the US to split the cost of purchases into four payments spread over six weeks, was first launched more than a year ago in March 2023. It was only available to a limited number of users, however. The service finally reached general availability for US users in October and lasted just eight months before being canned ..read more
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4 TV settings to change for clearer dialogue
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by Anthony Marcusa
15h ago
For all the technological advancements and creative innovations that make up the world of modern smart TVs, sometimes they can struggle with the viewer's most basic needs, especially when it come to sound. This isn't necessarily a design flaw, as TVs are crafted to optimize the image on screen and support the best audio, but not necessarily create the best audio. That means if you're not investing in a proper soundbar and accompanying surround sound system, which you definitely should if it is within your means, then some work is required of the viewer in order to optimize settings and experie ..read more
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Here's how to make Chrome for Android read webpages out loud
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by Patrick O'Rourke
17h ago
Google has released a new Android Chrome option called Listen to this Page that plays a webpage out loud to you. While the feature is useful for anyone that doesn't enjoy reading, it's also a great accessibility addition to Google's browser for those with visual impairments ..read more
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Xpeng G6 review: A solid Tesla Model Y competitor
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by Rob Clymo
18h ago
It takes time to build up a brand. Look at the likes of Lexus and Genesis. Both soldier on despite facing an uphill battle against the competition, with much of it increasingly coming from China. The G6 is one of several cars by newish Chinese brand Xpeng adding to the pressure, which isnt quite up there at the premium end of the spectrum but offers value and a lot of tech instead. A bit like US automaker Tesla in other words, with the main thing being nobody really knows about Xpeng. Yet ..read more
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The Meta Quest beat the Apple Vision Pro at it's own productivity game
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by Oliver VanDervoort
20h ago
When Apple rolled out its very expensive AR and VR device in the Apple Vision Pro, the company made it clear early on how it wanted its headset to stand out compared to the already established Meta Quest, whether that be the Meta Quest 2 or the Meta Quest 3 ..read more
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