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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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Huawei Says More Than 4 Million Developers Have Signed On For HarmonyOS
The key to any smartphone platform is its ecosystem of apps. This is because without these apps, what good is your hardware if there is no software that can take advantage of it, right? This is the problem with BlackBerry and Microsoft’s Windows Phones back in the day, where there was nothing wrong with the hardware, it’s just that there was a lack of developer support compared to iOS and […]

Android 12 Beta Is The Most Downloaded Beta In Android History
As many of you have heard by now, not too long ago Google released the beta for Android 12 where for those who might be interested, it is available for download, although maybe not to be used as your daily driver. We know that some people love to join betas to get an early look at what’s to come, but it seems that Android 12 has piqued the interest of […]

How To View Instagram Without Ads
Not a fan of seeing ads in your Instagram feed? If you want to view Instagram without having to deal with ads, then you might be interested in checking out this workaround that lets you enjoy Instagram like the good old ad-free days.

Apple Wants To Make It Easier For Android Users To Move To iOS
In the smartphone world right now, there pretty much only exists iOS and Android. Obviously either platform would love it if users from the competing platform jump ship and move over to theirs, and in an attempt to try and lure more of the competition, Apple has announced improvements they’ll be making to its Android “Move to iOS” app.

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FaceTime Will Finally Be Coming To Windows And Android
For the longest time ever, FaceTime was pretty much exclusive to all iOS and macOS devices. Want to FaceTime with a friend? They don’t have an iOS or macOS device? Too bad. Or at least that was the case until today. At WWDC 2021, Apple has announced that FaceTime will finally be coming to Windows and Android devices.

Google Camera Update Could Introduce New Astrophotography Features
One of the cool and awesome features of Google’s Pixel phones is that through the Google Camera app, users can take a photo with an exposure of up to four minutes. This effectively lets users take astrophotography, or basically photos of the stars in the sky. It’s pretty cool if you like that sort of thing.

Apple To Introduce More Privacy Improvements To AirTag
Apple’s AirTag comes with various privacy features built into it, including one that will help prevent people from using the device to stalk or track other people without their knowledge. However, it is far from a perfect system and given that it’s still a relatively new product, it could stand to be improved upon.

Verizon Offers Customers Free Apple Arcade And Google Play Pass Subscriptions
One of the things that companies are now shifting towards would be subscriptions, even with video games which in the case of Apple would be Apple Arcade, and Google with their Google Play Pass. If you’re curious about either but don’t want to spend the money, you might be in luck if you’re a Verizon customer.

Google’s Pixel Phones Could Get A ‘Game Mode’ In Android 12
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise in popularity of smartphones designed for gaming. For the most part, the hardware isn’t too different from regular flagship phones, but the main differences are in the software where it comes with various optimizations and features to help enhance the gaming experience.

WhatsApp Could Allow You To Transfer Chat History To A Different Number
One of the problems with WhatsApp is that depending on which platform you use, WhatsApp uses different services to backup your data and chat history. For iOS users, it would be iCloud, and for Android users, it would be Google Drive. This in turn creates a problem where migrating to a different platform usually means you can’t bring your chat history over.

Opera’s GX Gaming Browser Makes Its Way Onto Mobile
There are several different browsers you can choose from on desktop and mobile. Opera is one of those browsers, but back in 2019, the company decided to spin off their browser where they created a separate browser called Opera GX that was apparently designed for gamers. This came with features like CPU and RAM limiters so users can choose how much resources they want to allocate.

Google Introduces New Experimental ‘Follow’ Feature For Chrome
It has been many, many years since Google Reader was killed off. While other RSS platforms like Feedly have since taken its place, if you’re hoping for something a bit more native like Google Reader back in the day, Google could be looking to oblige with a new experimental “Follow” feature in Chrome.

Upcoming WhatsApp Feature Will Make It Easier To Hide Your Unwanted Chats
Just like email, WhatsApp has a feature that lets users archive old chats. This is for those instances where you don’t really need those chats anymore and just want a way to keep them hidden from the main screen. However, the problem is whenever a new message is sent, that chat will pop back up.

Chromebook Users Will Soon Be Able To Access Photos From Their Android Phone
Apple’s ecosystem is so tightly integrated that users can move between devices with ease. They can easily cast videos from their iPhone to the Apple TV, share clipboards across devices, transfer files between the iPhone and a Mac wirelessly, and also sync photos, contacts, calendar events, and more.

Android 12 Beta Is Now Available For Download
Android 12 has been available as a developer preview for a while now, but in case you’re not a developer but you’re still curious as to what kind of changes you can expect, you’re in luck because Google has announced that the Android 12 beta is now available to download if you’re interested.

Apple Music For Android Hints At New Lossless Streaming Option
The quality of Apple Music streams at the moment are pretty decent. It isn’t the highest quality compared to some of the competition, but it’s more than enough for most people, unless you own some higher-end audiophile grade equipment and you can tell the difference, but otherwise, we reckon that it should be good enough for the majority.

This Japanese Toaster Company Is Looking To Make An Android Phone
If you’re into cooking or fancy kitchen appliances, you might have heard of a Japanese company called Balmuda. For those unfamiliar, they are a company that has gained a cult following for a toaster machine that supposedly creates the “best” toast. This is thanks to the use of steam during the toasting process that helps create a better texture.

OnePlus Launches Clipt, Its Universal Clipboard Tool
One of the advantages of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that you get to take advantage of features like a universal clipboard, where you can copy an item on your iPhone and paste it onto your iPad, and vice versa. The good news is that if you don’t buy into the Apple ecosystem, OnePlus has a solution for you.

Vivo Promises Three Years Of Android Updates For Its Flagships
The problem with Android phones is that usually after two years, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not your phone will be receiving future updates. Sometimes you get lucky and your phone is updated for three years, sometimes you don’t, so it’s really a mixed bag, but Vivo wants to reassure their customers moving forwards.

Clubhouse Is Now Available For Download On Android
The other day, the developers of Clubhouse announced that they have begun beta testing of its Android app. For those who are interested in taking part in the beta, you’re in luck because Clubhouse has announced that the app is now available in the Play Store, although it is still in beta and is still limited to certain users and regions.