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Is a Switch-To-Android App in the Works for iOS Users?

Is Google making the bold move to aim for iOS users? According to a recent article from Google9to5, Google is working on an iOS app called ‘Switch to Android’.  If we consider […]

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Leaked Codename for Android 13

We are all still patiently waiting for the release of the official Android 12, which is currently in beta 3 and should be released in mid-August, and already there are leaks for […]

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Android's Kiwi Browser will follow Chromium releases more closely soon

Kiwi Browser is a third-party Chromium-based web browser for Google's Android operating system that packs a lot of features. Probably the most noteworthy is the browser's support for Chrome extensions; while not […]

Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update - Here to Squash Bugs?

We were all waiting with bated breath when earlier in the month we were introduced to the latest beta version of Android 12. This release brought along a whole bunch of new […]

Android Data Restore Tool Now on the Play Store After Overhaul

If you’re an advent Android user, you have no doubt used the Data Restore Tool before. This tool comes pre-installed with most new Android phones. It’s a very convenient app for migrating […]

Android 12 Easter Egg - a Sneak Preview of Material You

As with every new version of Android, it’s never complete without an easter egg surprise, and Android 12 doesn't disappoint. Although we’re still waiting for the release of Android 12, we’ve received […]

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Is your Android device water resistant? An App promises to tell you

Water Resistant Tester is an application for Google's Android operating system. It is designed to test the water resistant level of the device to tell you if the device is water resistant. […]

Firefox Lite is dead: development has ended

Firefox Lite, a mobile version of the Firefox web browser designed specifically for Asia, won't receive any updates anymore after June 30, 2021. Developed by Mozilla Taiwan, Firefox Lite was released in […]

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Google ends search provider auctions on Android

Google displays a search engine selection screen on Android devices in some regions of the world, including the European Union. The majority of Android devices have Google Search as the default search […]

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OpenBoard is a privacy-friendly keyboard for Android

OpenBoard is a free privacy-friendly open source keyboard based on AOSP for Android devices. Widely used Android keyboards such as Google's or Microsoft's keyboards are not necessarily the best choice when it […]

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Restore "Open in Tab" In Google Chrome on Android (disable Tab Grouping)

Google introduced Tab Groups in the company's Chrome web browser some time ago. The main idea behind tab groups is to improve the manageability of tabs in the browser by grouping them […]

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SkyTube: open source YouTube app for Android with ad-blocking and video downloading

SkyTube is an open source third-party YouTube application for Android that users may install and use instead of the official YouTube application. SkyTube offers a view-only experience, which means that it does […]

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Twire is an open source ad-free Twitch app for Android

Twire is an open source Twitch client for Android that is ad-free and easy to use. Twitch is a popular destination when it comes to (mostly) game related streams; you may watch […]

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Simple Gallery Pro for Android is a local Google Photos alternative

Simply Gallery Pro is a free photo management application for Google Android devices that works well as a replacement for Google Photos, provided that sync functionality is not required. I'm in the […]

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BinaryEye is an open source ad-free barcode scanner for Android

BinaryEye is a highly rated open source barcode and QR code reader for Android devices that supports generating codes as well. Modern Android versions include QR scanning functionality provided that Google Apps […]

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Readian News is an Android and web-based news reader that puts you in control

Readian News is a brand new news reader application for Google Android devices and a web news reader. It puts users in control when it comes to news sources and topics to […]

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Starting 2022, Google Play Android apps have to reveal data collecting and sharing information

All Android applications that are available on Google Play will soon have to provide information on its data collecting, sharing and other privacy information. Google VP Suzanne Frey announced the plan today […]

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SmartCookieWeb Preview is a Telemetry-free browser based on Mozilla's GeckoView component

The developer of SmartCookieWeb, a WebView-based mobile browser for Android that is based on Lightning browser, has released public beta versions of the upcoming GeckoView-based browser SmartCookieWeb Preview for Android. Like SmartCookieWeb, SmartCookieWeb […]

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Google is doing something against misleading Play Store titles, names and icons

If you have been to Google's Play Store recently, the Android application repository for lots of devices, then you may have encountered a fair share of applications and games that tried to […]

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Telegram with new web versions, payments improvements and scheduled voice chats and

Telegram is a popular messaging solution that is used by millions of users worldwide. The developers of Telegram published an update that brings massive improvements to users, group administrators, and also merchants […]

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Google is pushing 64-bit Chrome on Android

If you are using Chrome on Android devices, you may run a 64-bit version of the browser after the upgrade to Chrome 89 on the device, instead of the 32-bit version of […]

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Snapseed is a powerful mobile photo-editing app

Snapseed is a free photo-editing application by Google for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS. Third-party tools are often superior to those that ship with operating systems by default; this is […]

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Open Source Watomatic Android app sends automatic WhatsApp replies

Regular WhatsApp accounts don't come with options to send automatic replies, e.g. to inform users who contact you that you are on Holiday or decided to migrate away from WhatsApp because of […]

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List trackers and permissions of all installed Android applications with Exodus

Exodus is a free privacy application for Google's Android operating system that reveals the use of trackers of installed Android applications and their permissions. We reviewed Exodify, browser extensions by the Exodus […]

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Firefox 85 for Android released with DRM stream support and usability improvements

Mozilla released Firefox 85.0 Stable for all supported desktop operating systems last week. Firefox 85 is the first stable version of Firefox without Flash support, and Mozilla did add a number of […]

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Firefox for Android is still miles away from full extension support

When Mozilla launched the redesigned Firefox mobile browser for Android, codename Fenix, in 2020, it knew that the new browser did not support all the features of the previous one. The organization […]

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Protect your Android photos with Photok from prying eyes

Photok is a free open source application for Google Android devices that provides you with options to store photos on the Android device in a protected environment to add another layer of […]

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Use PictureThis to identify plants on your mobile

Ever wondered what the name of a particular plant that you came across was, where it originally came from, or what it favors in terms of light, soil and temperature? PictureThis is […]

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WhatsApp adds option to set custom wallpapers for individual chats and themes

The most recent update of the messaging application WhatsApp introduces a new feature to all WhatsApp users to set custom wallpapers for individual chats and themes in the client. Previous versions of […]

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Pre-Android 7.1.1 devices will face connectivity issues next year

From September 1, 2021 forward, Android devices still running pre-Android 7.1.1  will face connectivity issues for a large number of sites and services. Update: A solution has been found that ensures that […]

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Firefox 82 for Android is now available

It took a bit longer this time to release the Firefox 82 update for Android systems, but it is finally here. Firefox 82.1.1 is now available via Google Play and should auto-update […]

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Use Google Photos to identify, translate and use text on photos

Google Photos is probably not the most loved application for viewing, editing and managing photos on Android devices. The app is available on many different devices, and while its functionality differs, as […]

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You can now install any add-on in Firefox Nightly for Android, but it is complicated

Mozilla released a new Firefox Nightly version for Android, and this one is special, as it is the first version of the new Firefox for Android that allows users to install any […]

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VLC 3.3 for Android introduces a massive list of new features

VideoLAN, the maker of the popular VLC Media Player, has released VLC 3.3 for Android today. The new version is a massive improvement over previous versions. Most of the work went into […]

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Access Dots displays camera and microphone activity indicators on Android

Access Dots is a free application for Google's Android operating system that displays camera and microphone activity indicators on the screen. Apple unveiled a new version of its iOS operating system this […]

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Firefox 82 for Android with option to display the address bar permanently

An upcoming version of the new Firefox web browser for Android will feature an option to make the address bar permanent in the browser's user interface. Currently, if you use the Firefox […]

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Vivaldi 3.3 for Android released with address bar at bottom option

Vivaldi launched the first beta version of its mobile web browser for Google's Android operating system about a year ago. The browser included several customization options that most Chromium-based browsers lack, including […]

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How to use Android 11's built-in screen recorder

Google released the final version of Android 11 this month to the public. Only select devices have received the update at the time of writing, but it is only a matter of […]

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Firefox 81 for Android gets much needed Downloads interface

When Mozilla released the new Firefox web browser for Android, it appeared rushed in several regards and while users liked the improvements done to web compatibility and performance, others criticized Mozilla for […]

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Firefox 81 for Android gets an automatic tab closing option

The next version of the new Firefox mobile browser for Google's Android operating system includes a new automatic tab closing features. Tab opening and closing behavior differs highly between two major groups […]