Google Keep will soon let you quickly jot notes from the lock screen

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TL;DR

  • If you want to take notes in the Google Keep app, you need to unlock your phone or tablet and then launch the app from the app drawer, the home screen, or use the widget.
  • Android 14 quietly added support for a “default notes app” and a lock screen shortcut to launch that app.
  • Google Keep is preparing to add support for being set as the default notes app, letting you quickly open Keep in a floating window from the lock screen.

Although the Pixel Tablet supports USI stylus input, Google doesn’t sell an official stylus accessory. A few months back, we spotted evidence that Google was working on a stylus for the Pixel Tablet, but that accessory has yet to hit the market. Perhaps the reason this accessory hasn’t been released yet is that the software isn’t ready, but that might not be true for much longer. We’ve already seen that Google is preparing to upgrade the Gboard app with stylus handwriting support, and now we’re seeing evidence that Google is preparing to upgrade Keep with a dedicated note-taking experience for a stylus.

One of the key features introduced in the Android 14 update is the ability to change the shortcuts on the lock screen. In previous versions of Android, you only had access to shortcuts for Device Controls and Wallet, but Android 14 adds shortcuts for Camera, Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR Code Scanner, Flashlight, and Video Call. A hidden ninth shortcut for “Note-taking” can also be added to the lock screen, but it doesn’t function unless you set an app as the designated “default notes app.”

In order to be eligible to be set as the default notes app, an app needs to meet two requirements in Android 14: It needs to target Android 14 and

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How to quickly access your Clock app in Android 14

The default Clock on Android is your one-stop solution to check your alarms, time zones, timers, stopwatch, and Bedtime mode. While the Clock app is easily accessible from the home screen and the app drawer menu, Google added neat tweaks to access the Clock app following the Android 14 update.


Do you want to set an alarm for a quick nap? Instead of looking for the Clock app on your Android phone, use the tricks below to accFcess it in no time. While several tricks below are exclusive to Android 14 software, others work on all the Samsung Galaxy and budget Android phones.


Access the Clock app from the notification center

Android 14 brings back one of the neat features of Android 11. When Google redesigned the system interface with the Android 12 update, the company removed a handy shortcut to access the Clock app from the notification center. The option makes a comeback with Android 14.

  1. Swipe down from the home screen to access the notification center.
  2. Tap the time in the upper-left corner to open the Clock app.

We hope to see more tweaks, such as opening the Calendar app when tapping the day or date or going directly into the Battery menu from the battery indicator icon in the right corner.

You can access the Clock app from the quick settings menu. Since the system makes the time icon bigger in the quick settings menu, jumping into the Clock app is convenient.

  1. Swipe down from the home screen to access the notification center. Swipe down again to access the quick settings menu.
  2. Tap the time to launch the Clock app.

Access the Clock app from the lock screen

If you set an alarm on Android, the system shows the info on the lock screen. You can long

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Google Chrome may possibly quickly share just how significantly memory each individual tab is hogging

Additional transparency is generally welcome


We normally discuss of Chrome’s memory usage with a unfavorable connotation, even even though Google’s browser is a person of the greatest possibilities out there. With Chrome 108, Google started off having decisive steps to get rid of this image, rolling out new features like Memory Saver to enable reduce RAM usage and prolong battery everyday living. Now, it looks Chrome needs to be extra up entrance about specifically what is hogging all your memory.


The way Memory Saver functions right now, it tells you how considerably memory it freed when Chrome immediately snoozed a tab on your laptop or computer. The attribute is turned on by default in Chrome 110 and you may have noticed it in motion by now. Chrome qualified and Android Law enforcement reader Leopeva64 on Twitter observed a new Chromium Gerrit commit suggesting the browser could before long present you unique memory utilization for each and every open up tab when you hover your cursor on it.

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You can often pull up Chrome’s crafted-in endeavor supervisor utility underneath 3-dot menu -Far more resources –Job supervisor, or by hitting Shift + Esc to perspective for every-tab RAM use statistics. The interface also shows you network and CPU usage for all the tabs, but hovering a cursor on the tab is just way extra convenient. Specific use situations for the task supervisor will still exist, but if you are battling with various tabs on a weary Chromebook, you should not have to depend on guesswork when choosing which tabs to near.

The remarks on the Gerrit still suggest the feature is tough all around the edges, so it could be a while prior to we see it even in Chrome Beta. If

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