Gamers would be hard-pressed to find a single instance where touchscreen controls outperform a handheld controller or mouse/keyboard setup. However, the folks at Stadia understand that players don't always have access to the right peripherals when it's time to play. Here's everything you need to know about how to use the native on-screen touch controls in the Google Stadia app.
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In the Android enthusiast bubble, the Pixel 4a is one of the most hotly anticipated devices of 2020. The previous Pixel 3a won our phone of the year award, and both hopes and concerns are high when it comes to the follow-up. At this point, we know almost everything about the phone, from specs and benchmarks to the bump in base storage and a potentially reduced price — plus rumors of a 5G version. And based on Google's recent teaser, we may not have long to wait before an announcement.
Computers that lack native software for common tasks can be a tough sell sometimes, which is why Google throws in a few perks when you buy a Chromebook. Google recently started including a free year of 100GB Dropbox storage with Chromebooks (on top of the 100GB Google Drive offer that has been around for years), but now there's another promotion — three months of Stadia Pro.
In the streaming age, we've seen plenty of cable competitors pop up, including Philo. The service lets you livestream and record 61 channels for just $20 a month, including AMC, HGTV, and Comedy Central. Philo was only made available on most Android devices last year, and hasn't supported Chromecast at all — but that's about to change.
The Google camera app is one of the Pixel's biggest selling points — it's the special sauce that makes still photographs on Google's phones so great. Because it's updated through the Play Store, it can bring new capabilities to existing devices without a major Android update. Version 7.5 is out now, and digging into the APK has revealed a snapshot of several upcoming features.
Ever since Google debuted its Pixel line of smartphones in 2016, we've been big fans. But maybe not "superfans". Google is now recruiting loyal customers to join a group called the "Pixel Superfans Program." Admission grants access to exclusive perks, offers, and the occasional special event — and we've got all the deets.
Chrome 84 is exhibiting stability issues for some people on Android. Whenever they close their last incognito tab, the browser freezes and eventually displays the dreaded "Chrome isn't responding" dialog. The bug seems to bog down the whole interface, as neither home nor back buttons/gestures work while you wait for the popup to appear. Other people even report that Chrome just crashes out of the blue for them, with no incognito tabs involved.