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Vinli Sync: The Connected Car Goes Phone-Free

Vinli is an unassuming smart stick that acts as a wifi hotspot, comes with a suite of apps, and aims to replace OnStar in the digital age. It's latest trick? You can leave your smartphone at home thanks to a 4G connection to the cloud called Vinli Sync. We covered Vinli last month at the Big Android BBQ...

OPPO’s AOSP ROM: Interview About a Delightful OPPOrtunity

At the Big Android Barbecue 2015, we had the pleasure of checking out OPPO's latest efforts in ROM making -- an AOSP ROM that sits in stark contrast with their traditional software offerings. With said AOSP ROM, OPPO aims to provide the software that power users, enthusiasts and developers around the world would love on OPPO...

The Dark UI Side: Why People Love Dark Themes

Designing for the user is a practice widely accepted and followed in the design community, and while it seems to be a fairly straightforward declaration, diving into it proves that that task is substantially more daunting than it seems. Users everywhere have different tastes, different expectations, different reactions to certain stimuli, different environments et al, and...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Unlocked

If you're unsure if the phone will work on your network, here is a cute little chart that will list of the the bands that each model will work on. I hope you like it. GSM N920T (T-Mobile) N920A (AT&T) N920I (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada) Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera

Camera Specs Primary 16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash Features Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR Video [email protected], [email protected], optical stabilization, dual-video rec. Secondary 5 MP Camera Modes There are trillions of different camera modes on the Note 5. You can also download additional modes for your camera app.  Here's...

Samsung S Voice

Setup Let's begin by setting up S Voice. Go to the S Voice app and go through the voice training process. You'll be able to pick a custom wake-up command that will activate S Voice. Commands These are a list of some basic commands you can give S Voice. But these are only some of the things you two can...

Update the Nexus 6P and 5X

How to update To updates your device, it will be the same as it's always been. Go to settings > About > System Update. Your phone will download the latest update from google. You'll then have the option to install it right away or save it for later. In the About section of your settings, you'll be able...

Nexus 6P Rooting

Unlock Bootloader and Root In this XDA thread, you'll find all the information you need on how to unlock your bootloader and root your device. Keep in mind that when you root your Nexus 6P some features like Android Pay might not work properly. So do this at your own risk (not the board game. The...

Nexus Imprint

Let's begin by taking a look at the actual fingerprint hardware that comes on the Nexus 6P and 5X. Nexus 6P On the Nexus 6P, the sensor is sunken into the back of your phone where your index finger would naturally rest. The surface material of the sensor is the same as the back of the phone which gives...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Snapdragon 820 Debut: Qualcomm’s Comeback Packs a Big Punch

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off its latest silicon beast, the Snapdragon 820. After a year full of turbulences for the company, their new breed of processor comes with an all-new design to deliver the performance jump Android lovers want, along much more. While the Snapdragon 810 was originally promising too, the 820 does have benefits that...

Tag Heuer Launches Connected, a $1500 Android Wear Smartwatch

Tag Heuer joined in on the wearables party with its TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch, claiming the pole position for the first luxury smartwatch running on Android Wear. The Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch is built up on the Tag Heuer Carrera inspiration. At first glance, the watch is easily mistakable for a traditional timepiece. The chassis of the...