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OnePlus new integrated OS with OxygenOS and ColorOS

OnePlus will introduce a new OS by integrating OxygenOS with ColorOS

A few months ago, OnePlus and Oppo announced that they were merging the codebase of their custom Android skins, OxygenOS and ColorOS respectively. This would reduce the burden on the developers, and […]

permissions auto-reset for devices running on Android 6 and above

Google is bringing the permissions auto-reset feature for devices running on Android 6 and above

A year ago, when Android 11 was released, it brought with it a feature called Permissions auto-reset. The option revokes the permissions that you granted for apps, if the operating system detects […]

Oppo ColorOS 12 privacy controls

Oppo's ColorOS 12 will remove metadata from media that you share online

Oppo is one of several OEMs that participated in Google's Android 12 Developer Preview. The Chinese phone maker has announced the next iteration of its custom skin based on the latest Android […]

Apple iOS 15 SharePlay

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to release on September 20th; here are the list of devices that will get the update

Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on June 7th, 2021 at its annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021). Three months later, the new operating system is graduating from beta, iOS 15 […]

One UI 4 for Samsung Galaxy S21

Open beta of One UI 4 based on Android 12 is now available for Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Google is rumored to release Android 12 on October 4th. Many OEMs have taken part in the developer preview of the upcoming iteration. And now, Samsung has announced the open beta program […]

Apple iOS Security Update to prevent ForcedEntry exploit

Apple releases emergency updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS 7.6.2 to prevent Pegasus spyware

Apple has released an emergency update for iOS devices and macOS computers, to patch a serious security vulnerability that has come to light. The exploit is called FORCEDENTRY, and affects all iOS […]

Android 12 to launch on October 4th

Android 12 could be launched on October 4th

Google released the Android 12 Beta 5 Update last week, it is the release candidate version of the mobile operating system. But it appears that the stable version is not far away. […]

Samsung September 2021 security update

What’s new with the Samsung September 2021 security update?

Samsung started rolling out the security update to most of their Galaxy devices from August 30. Google used to be the leader when it came to bringing out updates to their Android […]

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

New privacy controls for WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status

Most messaging clients these days will let you see your friends' statuses and other details, such as when they were last logged in to the app and your current status. However, some […]

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

Germany is pushing phone makers to offer at least 7 years of updates

The European Commission recently proposed an extension to the support cycle of Android and iOS devices. They've requested a minimum period of five years of updates. Germany's Federal Government is now pushing […]

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features

WhatsApp is bringing a few new features, including iOS to Android migration and iMessage-like emojis

WhatsApp is bringing quite a few new features to the chat platform. Following the recent release of disappearing messages on WhatsApp earlier this month, the developers have started rolling out iOS to […]

Google has added the Presearch browser

Google has added Presearch as a default option on Android devices in Europe

Google has just announced that they will be adding private, decentralized search engine Presearch to the default options on Android devices in the UK and Europe. This option will be available for […]

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying Hey Google

You may be able to start using Google Assistant without saying 'Hey Google'

Google recently announced that two new features would be coming to Google Assistant. One of these features will even let you start using Google Assistant without having to say 'Hey Google.' The […]

Spotify Blend lets friends gauge their musical compatibility

Spotify Blend lets friends gauge their musical compatibility

The new Spotify Blend feature was announced in June, alongside the ‘Only You’ feature to give a personalized listening experience. Spotify has just announced that Blend has exited beta testing and is […]

The new Time Insights feature on Google Calendar

The new 'Time Insights' feature on Google Calendar can show how much time you spend in meetings

In an effort to assist employees in managing their day, Google Calendar is introducing a new helpful feature. This feature is Time Insights and will allow paid Workspace users to see how […]

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk, the Android modding tool, is still with us

Magisk is well-known as one of the best Android modding tools available. However, after its creator John Wu was hired by Google in May, the future of the app was unsure. John […]

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistants' new Daylong Routine helps you automate your whole day

Google Assistant has become an essential part of many users' lives, especially if you're already knee-deep in the Google ecosystem. You can use this hand tool to control smart devices in your […]

Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released

Google Chrome 94 Beta is available for download

With Google releasing new versions of Chrome one after the other, there has been a surprising release. Google Chrome 94 beta has just been released, complete with beautiful Material You tweaks. Google […]

Snapchat is releasing new AR features

Snapchat is releasing new AR features

Snapchat is still a top-rated messaging app and hit one billion downloads even before Google Messages. Snap Inc has even further developed its offerings by experimenting with AR glasses and original programming. […]

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

Netflix’s gaming platform is released for testing on Android Mobile

A mere month after Netflix announced that they would be introducing games to the mobile platform, we are already starting to see this. The streaming platform just announced that Polish subscribers can […]

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Mini previews feature being tested in Google Photos in place of Top Shot

Top Shot is one of the best features on Google Photos for Android devices. This feature used to be represented by a simple text option, but it appears Google is testing new […]

Android 12.4.1 released to fix some bugs

Android 12.4.1 released to fix some bugs

The Android 12 beta 4 was released a few weeks ago. Along with this latest full iteration of the beta program, we received a few new features and bug fixes. Google has […]

Your Android phone may be getting ‘smart’ RAM

Your Android phone may be getting ‘smart’ RAM

Machine learning is already being used in most smartphones. It is this feature that helps out system performance, translations, voice commands, camera quality, and more. However, Samsung is aiming to take it […]

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meets will start giving warnings when you cause an echo

Google Meet already has intelligent audio control to help remove echoes in calls. However, they can still occur. Now, Google is releasing a new feature that will give you a warning if […]

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Google and Apple app store policies threatened by another new bill

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about the bill that the U.S senate presented known as the Open Apps Market Act that, if passed, would cause significant changes in the app […]

More changes coming to the Play Store

More changes coming to the Play Store: score ratings, form factors, and more

Google has been making many changes to the Play Store in the last few weeks. It would seem that no area of the Play Store is untouched. The latest feature that is […]

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google Chrome will support a multi-window experience for Android 12

Google was working on a new split-screen mode feature earlier this year. This function would let you group two apps simultaneously. However, not much came from this yet. A new feature is […]

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is making it easier to stay on top of your urgent tasks

Google Tasks is fondly known as one of the best to-do apps for Android. However, despite its popularity, the app doesn’t get a lot of attention from developers. Improvements and new features […]

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google Maps is working to show you how much tolls cost along your route

Google has been consistently updating its Google Maps app to make it better and more convenient for users. Members of the Google Maps preview program have received a message regarding the next […]

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

New ways to share Wi-Fi credentials on Android 12

Android 12 announced that they will be making it even easier to share Wi-Fi credentials than ever before. But how do you start using this feature? Android 12 improves on three ways […]

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

Epic Games and Google’s battle continues with more evidence popping up

More than a year later, the epic court battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple is still going on. Recently the court documents started revealing more and more secrets on how business […]

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover’s latest Material You update

Google Discover forms an integral part of the Pixel Launcher, despite not being everyone’s favorite feature. Android 12 will be bringing a whole new look to Android devices, and Google Discover on […]

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

Chrome could be releasing support for one of Android 12 features

A long-overdue improvement would appear to be coming to Google Chrome supporting Android 12's scrolling screenshot. We’ve been waiting forever for Google to add this feature into Android, and it finally seems […]

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Adaptive charging from Google finally works better on Android 12

Google introduced the new adaptive charging feature in December last year, but to date, this charging feature has not worked as promised. That seems to be changing now for specific Pixel devices […]

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Android Auto users being pushed to Assistant Driving Mode

Assistant Driving Mode has been around for a couple of years and was developed as a replacement for Android Auto’s date display. However, Android Auto continued to be pushed even though it […]

Control your Android phone with facial expressions

Control your Android phone with facial expressions

Android features some of the most helpful accessibility tools to help individuals with disabilities make the most of their devices. However, most of these features have turned out to be useful even […]

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

Game Dashboard integration has been enabled on Android 12

The Android 12 Game Dashboard is an exciting feature that a lot of gamers are looking forward to. However, the experience is now being enhanced even further with direct integration to Google’s […]

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

Custom statuses now live on Google Chat for mobile devices

There has been a lot of back and forth with Google Chat, as it is replacing Google Hangouts despite having much fewer features. Google seems to be addressing this by releasing new […]

Samsung Internet 15 browser

Samsung Internet 15 browser officially released with more security features than ever

Most Android users end up using the default Chrome internet browser. However, it is good to know that many more browsers in the Play Store are also good to use, and some […]

Android 12 new privacy feature lets you grant approximate location access to apps

Android 12 new privacy feature lets you grant approximate location access to apps

As Android 12 introduces approximate location options on your Android phone, a pretty significant change is coming for both users and developers. In the past, you were only able to allow a […]