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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Netflix’s Android App Updated With ‘Studio Quality’ Audio
One of the problems with listening to audio on our smartphones is that it isn’t quite as good compared to dedicated speakers or even a proper set of headphones. This is because speakers on our smartphones are tiny and given the size of our phones, it doesn’t leave a lot of space for it to vibrate, which in turns does affect the overall sound quality.

This App Will Bring iMessage To Windows And Android
It used to be that back in the day, platform-exclusive messaging apps were a thing. For example, BlackBerry Messenger used to be so popular that people would actually buy BlackBerry phones just to use it. These days, the focus is more on cross-platform compatibility.

Jooxter Smart Occupancy Management App Helps Social Distancing at Work
French startup Jooxter, a pioneer in smart occupancy management, uses technology tools such as AI, Cloud, and IoT to reinvent the COVID / Post- COVID hybrid work model. Part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, Jooxter launched its new web application that maximizes office space, reduces cost, and keeps employees productive and socially engaged. The innovative and secure platform facilitates both remote and physical team management to help […]

Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV
Our smartphones are basically personal computers that fit into our pockets. They can be used to go online, play games, chat with friends, do work, study, and more, so it’s really not surprising to learn that over the years, our habits have changed. According to App Annie’s State of Mobile report, it seems that Americans now spend more time using apps than they do watching live TV.

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WhatsApp Publishes FAQ On Its Data Sharing With Facebook
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp is expected to begin sharing data with Facebook starting next month. Prior to this, WhatsApp had given users the option to opt out, but now it seems like it’s either you agree to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, or you find yourself another app to use.

iOS And Android Users Spent $400 Million On Apps During Christmas
It’s not hard to see why getting into app development seems like it could be a lucrative business. This is because according to the folks at Sensor Tower, based on their data and estimates, it has been suggested that iOS and Android users spent a combined total of $400 million on apps during Christmas alone.

Google Could Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Its Cut From The Play Store
Right now, Apple is getting a lot of unwanted attention over its App Store and the cut it takes from developers who sell apps or services through it. Now it looks like it could be Google’s turn to stand under the spotlight because according to a report from Bloomberg, at least three states in the US – Utah, North Carolina, and New York – could be looking to launch an […]

Discord For iOS And Android Can Now Screen Share
Screen sharing is a pretty useful tool and we’ve seen many desktop video calling applications offer the feature. In case you’re unfamiliar with the feature, basically during a video call or livestream, you can share what’s on your screen so that people in the chat know what you’re looking at.

Spotify On Android Might Start To Support Playback Of Local Files
Spotify is a music streaming app and we’re sure that many of you know this, but what if you had local music files stored on your phone before you started using Spotify? One of the options was uploading your music to Spotify, but this needed to be done through your computer. An alternative is to find and use a different music player for locally stored files.

How To Listen To Spotify Offline (Desktop And Mobile)
Music streaming services are perfectly fine to use if you always have a steady and reliable internet connection, but what if you don’t? This is where offline listening comes in handy, and here’s what you need to do if you’re a Spotify user.

How To Make Your Instagram Profile Private
Platforms like Instagram allow us to share photos and our daily lives, which is great at helping friends and family keep up with you, but what if you didn’t want the rest of the internet finding out what you’ve been up to? Here’s how you can keep your Instagram profile private.

How To Make Your Twitter Account Private
Sometimes you want to share your thoughts and feelings on Twitter without the whole world knowing how you feel, which is why setting your Twitter account to private might be a good idea if you just want to share certain things with friends and the people you know.

Google Will Bring End-To-End Encryption To Its RCS Messages
One of the features of Apple’s iMessages is that they are end-to-end encrypted. This is more or less the standard that we can expect from most communications apps these days, but oddly enough, Google’s Messages aren’t. However, the good news is that Google has since announced that they will be implementing end-to-end encryption soon.

OnePlus Nord N10, N100 Will Only Get One Major Android Update
As some of you might have heard, OnePlus will be bringing a different version of the OnePlus Nord to the US markets in the form of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100. This isn’t too surprising as region-variants of phones do happen from time to time, but what’s surprising is OnePlus’ take on Android updates.

Google Created An App That Lets Creditors Lock Your Financed Phone
When you think about how expensive our smartphones are these days, it’s not surprising that many carriers offer installment plans that lets you buy a phone and pay it back over a contract of typically 24-months. However, from time to time, people do default on their payments for a variety of reasons.

WhatsApp Launches New Disappearing Messages Feature
While our phones are encrypted and prevents people from unlocking it unless we authorize them, that doesn’t mean that all our contents are 100% secure. This is why despite it sometimes being a bit redundant and inefficient, having extra layers of security might not be a bad idea, especially if you deal with sensitive information.

Crash Bandicoot Will Arrive On iOS And Android In 2021
Earlier this year, it was announced that a Crash Bandicoot game for iOS and Android devices was in development. King, the developer of the game, did not mention when the game would be released at that point in time, but it looks like we now have a timeframe to look forward to and that is in the spring of 2021.

WhatsApp’s New Feature Lets You Mute Chats Indefinitely
We all have that one friend or one relative that loves sending us all kinds of weird random crap on WhatsApp. Or sometimes there are group chats that just won’t keep quiet throughout the day. It can be annoying, which is why WhatsApp has a mute feature. Oddly enough, this mute feature was kind of limited.

This App Lets You Install Google Services Onto Huawei Phones
As many of you know, Huawei’s more recent smartphones do not come with Google Play Services installed on them due to the company being on the US Entity List. This prevents them from doing business with US companies, such as Google, however, there is some good news on that front.

YouTube Will Finally Let You Set The Default Video Quality
YouTube is smart in the sense that it can detect your internet connection and based on that, it will automatically adjust your video quality to ensure that your stream does not get interrupted. However, we get that some users don’t actually enjoy this feature as they might want to set a higher quality setting by default, or a lower quality setting by default.