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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 👍😉

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: 🙂 (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

Family and fishing photos with the Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is a simply amazing photographic device when it comes to quickly capturing the moment. The following three photos showcase some very difficult lighting scenarios which the Pixel handles with aplomb. The sky, water, and people are all in focus and well exposed with minimal blown highlights and shadow depth is retained as well. The first two family photos have a filter applied for punchier color, the last fishing photo is straight out of the camera and

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

Link AdSense with Google Analytics [HOWTO]

One of my favorite features of Google Analytics is the ability to see which web pages are generating the most AdSense revenue. However, before this option is enabled for reporting, you must link your two accounts: AdSense -> Admin -> Property -> AdSense Linking After you click that link and complete the steps, you should have a plethora of new AdSense data to look through! 🙂

LG G Pad 8.3 GPE vs. iPad Mini Retina vs. Google Nexus 7 FHD

Santa Claus brought an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet early this years. To me the display is perhaps the most important aspect of a tablet, so here is a how it stacks up versus some competitors: Tablet Model Release Date Diagonal Screen Size Total Screen Area (Dimensions) Resolution Aspect Ratio Pixels Per Inch (PPI)  LG G Pad 8.3 2013 8.3″ 30.96 square inches (7″x4.4″) 1920×1200 16:10 (8:5) 272.79 Apple iPad Mini (2nd Generation) 2013 7.9″ 29.96 square inches