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WhatsApp End-to-End Encrypted Backups

WhatsApp says it is rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups for Android and iOS users

WhatsApp has announced that is rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups for users on iOS and Android. The feature was revealed about a month ago, and had been spotted in the beta version […]

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data: Backup Size Feature in the Works?

At the moment, WhatsApp backups won’t count against your Google Drive storage. That may be about to change. It seems there is more bad news for the Facebook-owned messaging app. It seems […]

Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 to fix zero-day exploits; update your iPhone now

Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 to fix two zero-day exploits; and fails to credit the researcher who found the vulnerability

Last month, Apple released an emergency update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, and Apple Watches to fix a serious security vulnerability. It's happening again, two more zero-day vulnerabilities have been patched […]

Android app downloaded without users consent

Android game developer says some ads were able to bypass Google Play to install third-party apps

Remember the HT Coin Android malware issue that we reported about a couple of weeks ago? The HelloTalk app displayed notifications, which when tapped, downloaded a malicious APK and installed in on […]

Android 12 Update for Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi rolls out a test build of the Android 12 Update for the Mi 11 and Redmi K40 series

Windows 11 isn't the only operating system that debuted this week, Android 12 was released to AOSP on Monday. Though unlike the desktop OS, the stable version of the mobile firmware isn't […]

Android 12 Widgets

Android 12 has been released: Here's what's new in it

Android 12 is here (just as we predicted), Google has released the new iteration of its operating system to AOSP (Android Open Source Project). We explain what the important features that the […]

Firefox Nightly on Android now lets you disable the Inactive Tabs tray

Firefox Nightly on Android now lets you disable the Inactive Tabs tray

As you accumulate new tabs every day, you may forget to close the old ones, that's pretty much normal with any browser. This can result in a cluttered mess, and even hog […]

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra October security update

Samsung is rolling out the October Security Update for the unlocked Galaxy S21 and September Security Update for Carrier variants

September isn't over yet, but Samsung has begun seeding the October Security Update for its current generation flagship series in various Countries. This includes the likes of the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus […]

MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update for Poco F3 Europe

Poco F3 gets the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update along with the September Security Patch

Poco has released the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update for its current gen flagship device, the Poco F3. The software is currently being seeded in Europe. What is MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition? […]

OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T get the September Security Patch with the OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 update

OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS 11.1.1.1 update for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.  For those unaware, OnePlus released the stable version of OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus 6 series in […]

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro is now available for testing

We are about a week away from Android 12's release, and OEMs are prepping their devices for the latest iteration of the OS. OnePlus has announced the availability of the Android 12 […]

HelloTalk app reportedly installed a malicious app called HT Coin on Android devices

HelloTalk app reportedly installed a malicious app called HT Coin on Android devices

HelloTalk is a popular community-driven language learning app that is available on the Google Play Store. It has over 10 Million downloads.  A couple of days ago, a reddit user claimed that […]

Android 11 Update for Microsoft Surface Duo to release this year

Microsoft says it will roll out the Android 11 Update for the 1st gen Surface Duo by the end of this year

Microsoft announced its new Surface Duo 2 a couple of days ago. But let's not forget the first gen foldable. It was launched in August 2020, and was priced starting at $1399 […]

Android 12.1 Material You implementation

Material You's dynamic wallpaper theming system may be exclusive to Pixel devices until Android 12.1

Google has been pushing its Material You design heavily, ever since it introduced the personalization feature in May 2021. Android 12 which is expected to be announced in the first week of […]

vlc media player android 3.4

VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available

VLC Media Player 3.4 for Android is now available. The developers have added new features and improvements to the application for Android, including the ability to add bookmarks, use VLC without giving […]

Gmail Android app gets improved search filters

Gmail Android app gets improved search filters

A couple of weeks ago, Google introduced a new feature in the Gmail Android app, that allows users to call their Google Meet contacts directly from the email client. Today, the popular […]

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 […]