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Google Introduces Image and Bandwidth Optimizations to its AMP Service

Over the course of 2016, followers of the mobile web space no doubt have noticed that Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project consistently grew and matured. With sites like The Verge, Gizmodo, The Daily Dot, and Wired fully adopting the service and reporting improved viewership statistics and advertising performance, it is highly likely that AMP will continue...

RAW Smartphone Photography: A Look at The Difference RAW Editing Makes (Ft. OnePlus 3T)

Oddly enough, my first transformative experiences with photography initially transpired through the lens of an HTC Incredible 2, sometime around late 2011. As a nascent technology addict and with the Incredible 2 as my first true smartphone, I was keen to explore the full breadth of its utility and capabilities. I rapidly adopted the habit of...

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Upgraded to Android Nougat as New SHIELD TV (2017) Releases

NVIDIA has jumped ahead and updated their SHIELD TV from 3.3 to 5.0, running Android 7.0 Nougat. This upgrade brings with it several useful improvements, with the central changes coming in the form the NVIDIA Games application, which now supports the company's recently announced GeForce NOW game streaming subscription service. The new Games app replaces the SHIELD...

LG Promises LG G6 Battery is Safe from Overheating

Consumer safety is a serious issue - and for very good reason. We lug around a mixture of chemical elements in our pockets everyday without a second thought to its flammability. That is because we assume that due diligence and strict testing procedures have been carried out to guarantee a high level of safety. But...

Use Tasker to Notify when your Tethered Devices lose Internet Access

From the last article, you know that I spend quite a bit of my time on a train. It's an excellent time to write an article or two, provided I have access to the Internet to look up facts and ideas. Tethering can be tricky on the train, as reception-less areas are scattered across my...

PSA: Double Tap to Fast-Forward Rolling Out to YouTube App on Android

Some of my biggest personal pet peeves with the official YouTube app is the inability to set the video playback speed (to plow through slowew instructional videos) and the inability to skip short sections of the video to avoid irrelevant information. Although you can use the seekbar to jump around, on longer videos showcasing something...

Google App Prepares to add Support for making Payments through Google Assistant

Google Assistant is proving to be rather useful with its robust Google services integration. Plus, with the expanding availability of third-party APIs, the platform is shaping up to make for a killer Home Assistant. But the success of Google Assistant does not lie with its more complex functionality, rather it begins and ends with how...

Google Play Revenue Grew 82% in Q4 2016 YoY; Line and Tinder Dominate Revenue Charts

Apps on our smartphones are essential ingredients of what makes our phones smart in the first place.  Apps and App Stores are big money too. The sheer popularity and usage of smartphones and applications have driven up our needs and as a result, the revenue streams of people involved behind popular apps. App marketing agency Sensor...

Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

XDA-Developers Urges OnePlus to Comply with GPLv2 and Release Kernel Sources

While XDA-Developers, and a large sector of its user base, have been routinely impressed by OnePlus’ commitment to supporting the developer community, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of kernel sources for the OnePlus 3/3T since the release of Android Nougat on December 31, 2016. OnePlus has not provided such sources even though they’ve already rolled...

XDA Spotlight: Abusive Gym Reminder, an Open-Source App that Yells at you if you don’t Workout

Do you like being yelled at? Are army training boot camps your idea of a good time? Does being screamed at make you more motivated? Then we have have just the app for you. Say hello to the open-source Abusive Gym Reminder. This is an an application whose sole purpose is to send you abusive notifications everyday...

Which Rumored Device Do You Plan to Upgrade to This Year?

We're entering full swing into the season of new smartphone as Mobile World Congress 2017 approaches. This means we get more leaks, more rumors, and thus more smartphones. Knowing how the past smartphones performed, the OEM's track record, and what the future leaks and rumors point towards, we ask you: Which rumored device do you plan to upgrade...