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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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WhatsApp Testing Using QR Codes To Add New Contacts
In the latest beta for WhatsApp, it appears that the company is now testing out a new feature for adding contacts where you can simply scan a QR code to add them to your WhatsApp contacts list. This is versus before where you would need to add the person’s phone number to your phone’s contact list before you could start chatting with them on WhatsApp.

Apple And Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API Is Now Available On iOS And Android
Earlier this year, Apple and Google announced that they would be working together on developing a COVID-19 contact tracing system. Dubbed Exposure Notifications, if you have an iOS or Android device, you might be interested to learn that the API is now available in the latest update to both operating systems.

Microsoft’s Surface Duo Smartphone's Specs Are A Bit Disappointing
Back in 2019, Microsoft announced the Surface Duo. It was a rather exciting announcement given that we have been hearing rumors about a Surface branded smartphone for the longest time ever. The phone was scheduled for a 2020 launch, and it looks like that will still happen, albeit with some bad news to accompany it.

How To Post Longer Videos Onto Instagram Stories
Instagram’s Stories feature is a fun and quick way of sharing temporary videos, but the drawback is that its video length is limited, but this guide will show you how to post longer videos onto your Instagram Stories.

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WHO To Develop COVID-19 Contact Tracing App For Countries That Aren’t Making Their Own
There are several countries around the world who are developing COVID-19 contacting tracing apps and services of their own. This is done to better help identify people who have the disease and to see who they might have come into contact with, which in turn better allows health officials to get a handle on the situation faster.

Your Old Android Phone Can Be Repurposed As A System Monitor For Your PC
We’re sure that some of you have seen PC builds where inside of the case, there is a built-in display that shows the system information, like the temperature of the PC, how fast the fans are spinning, and so on. Typically, this is achieved using a Raspberry Pi setup, but in case you don’t know how to setup one yourself or don’t want to spend the extra money, you’re in […]

Facebook Gaming Launched As A Standalone App For Smartphones
Facebook is definitely no stranger when it comes to gaming. Several years ago, the company launched the Facebook Gaming platform designed to take on the likes of Twitch and YouTube. However, the downside was that Facebook Gaming was pretty much limited to desktops, meaning that those on mobile would not be able to use it.

Apple And Google Team Up For COVID-19 Contact Tracing Tech For iOS And Android
Apple and Google are rivals when it comes to a variety of products and services. However, if this COVID-19 virus outbreak is showing us, it’s that in order to beat the virus, many companies are switching up their operations and approaches to lend a helping hand. In this instance, it looks like in a rare partnership, Apple and Google are working together.

Next-Gen LG Phone Design Language Revealed
Even though LG’s V60 phone just came out, LG Mobile has something else coming, and it looks good – very good.

Apple To Kill ‘Dark Sky’ Weather App After Acquiring It
Apple’s weather app for iOS does a pretty decent job at doing what it’s supposed to do, which is to provide weather information as well as predictions for the week. It’s not a fancy app but if you just want to check the current temperature and weather for the rest of the day and week, it gets the job done.

How To Clear Facebook History
Trying to keep your Facebook activities as private as possible? Want to learn how to clear your Facebook history? If you do, then be sure to check out our guide as we show you tips and tricks and how to clear your Facebook history.

Huawei Users Can Now Unofficially Install Google Services With Just One Click
As some of you are probably aware of by now, Huawei’s Mate 30 series does not come with Google Play Services installed. This is due to Huawei being placed on the US government’s Entity List, thus preventing them from doing business with companies such as Google. This is expected to remain this way for the foreseeable future.

YouTube’s Explore Tab Is Now Rolling Out For iOS And Android
A couple of years ago, YouTube was testing out a new way for users to find and discover new videos. As it stands, YouTube relies on a Trending section where users can discover hot new videos, but it looks like the Trending tab will be going away as YouTube has since announced that finally, after years of testing, they will be replacing it with the Explore tab.

Sensor Tower’s Apps Found To Be Secretly Collecting User Data
There are a ton of pretty useful apps on the market today, apps that help you block ads, apps that provide VPN services on your phone, but it turns out, not all of them necessarily do as they promise, or if they do, they might also be doing other things in the background that you might not have given it permission to do.