Category Archives: Android tips

How to re-enable Hey Google on OnePlus 8 Pro [SOLVED]

If your Google assistant no longer responds to the “Hey Google” wake command, give this a try: Open the “Google” app on your OnePlus phone At the bottom of the “Google” app, click the 3-dots “… More” and select “Settings” Select “Google Assistant” Select “Voice Match” Toggle the “Hey Google” slider to “On” Exit out of the app and voila, your phone should answer to “Hey Google” again! I hope this helps ­čĹŹ­čśë

Google Photos crashes when saving edits on Samsung Note 10 (S10, S9, S8) [SOLVED]

Recently my wife unable to save photos after editing them in Google Photos. Specifically, the Google Photos app would crash immediately upon trying to save edits and this issue was occurring on a Samsung Note 10+. Checking with some friends, they were having similar issues on their S10 phones. After trying a number of adjustments (restarting, clearing cache, clearing data) I finally realized that the issue was due to motion photos. Specifically, during a recent software update, it seems that

35mm equivalent focal lengths for Samsung, Apple , Huawei, LG

  Wide Normal Tele Source Huawei P30 Pro 16mm F2.2 27mm F1.6 135mm F3.4 gadgetguy Xiaomi Mi 9 ~17mm F2.2 26mm F1.75 50mm F2.2 dpreview & dxomark Samsung Note 10 (and 10+) 12mm 27mm 52mm F2.1 dpreview Samsung Note 8 26mm F1.7 52mm F2.4 gsmarena Samsung S10+ 12mm 26mm 52mm dpreview/ifixit LG V40 ThinQ 16mm 27mm 52mm dpreview Pixel 4 (and XL) N/A ?? ?? Pixel 3 (XL) N/A 27mm F1.8 N/A devicespecifications Nokia 9 PureView N/A F1.8 28mm N/A

Nokia 9 PureView camera sample photos vs. Gcam vs. Pixel 3

I have been loving the Nokia 9 PureView for photography. Specifically, it has been fun comparing it against my previous favorite (the Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL). What is even more fun is that Google’s Gcam works on the PureView! Some readers asked for sample photos and comparisons, so I will be posting them here: ­čÖé (full size image) (full size image) (full size image) (full size image) RAW DNG processing in Adobe Camera Raw (for Windows) NOTE: Using

Gcam for Nokia 9 PureView [WORKING!] (Night Sight, Portrait mode, HDR+)

The Nokia 9 PureView has a rather complex camera arrangement that produces excellent results. However, Google Pixel Camera app (or Gcam as it is sometimes referred to) still has its advantages. Mainly, superb low light performance and a punchier looking image without additional processing. Thankfully, there are a number of helpful modders out there who produce Gcam APKs that work with many modern phones. The Nokia 9 PureView is no exception! I tried a ton of APKs: So far, the

Cinemagraph apps: Plotagraph, Zoetropic, Plotaverse +more

If you are looking for an easy way to add some pizzazz to your still photos, you may want to try making a cinemagraph. In the past, it required quite a bit of time to craft a cinemagraph utilizing fairly expensive programs. Now, however, it can be done on your phone in just a few minutes (or your laptop, tablet, PC if you so desire) at minimal to no cost. As an example, I tried Zoetropic on my Note 8 (Android) and within about