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Tips for Editing RAW Photography — Get the Most out of Your Smartphone’s Camera

­­ After exploring the RAW capabilities of my OnePlus 3T and Sony NEX-5 cameras, an array of readers responded with questions and comments on RAW photography and their experiences. Many expressed the desire to better learn how to edit photography and particularly how to deal with RAW file formats on both mobile devices and desktop operating...

Moto G5 Passes Through the FCC, Likely to be Unveiled at MWC 2017

As we inch closer to one of the hottest events globally for smartphones in the form of the Mobile World Congress 2017, we witness some more phones getting leaked on the way. This time, we get new information on the Moto G5, which has passed through the FCC. The FCC filing does not reveal a whole...

AutoVoice Integration Finally makes its way to Google Home, Here’s how to Use It

After a month in Google's approval limbo, AutoVoice has finally been approved for use as a third-party integration in Google Home. With AutoVoice integration, you can send commands to your phone that Tasker will be able to react to, allowing you to perform countless number of automation scripts straight from your voice. Previously, this required a...

AI in Smartphones: Separating Fact From Fiction, and Looking Ahead

As it goes every year, one hot feature sets a trend in technology, and suddenly every company boasts some variation of which that is uniquely theirs. This year, that feature is AI. Hot on the heels of Alexa's and Google Assistant’s holiday successes, Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the de facto must-have feature –...

Rumor Says Sony Could Launch as Many as 5 New Devices at MWC 2017

We're just a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress 2017 and we already know that a number of smartphone OEMs will be showing off new devices at the event. LG has started to send out press invites to various online publications and it is speculated that they will be announcing the LG G6 on...

Version 0.55 of FlashFire Brings Bug Fixes, Improvements and New Features for Pixel Phones

Fans of Chainfire's FlashFire application can look forward to a new update via the Play Store, or simply download the APK directly from the official website. This update brings the version number of FlashFire up to 0.55 (with a quick 0.55.1 hotfix that resolves an NPE crash when the GUI is reloaded), and comes with a...

New Report Says LG G6 Will Ditch Removable Battery In Favor Of Waterproof Design, May Feature Google Assistant

We have been getting reports regarding LG's upcoming flagship device, the LG G6, for a while now. Earlier reports have shown that the device will sport a completely new design - leaving behind the G5's modularity - with a 5.7-inch QHD display, and will settle for a relatively-old Snapdragon 821 SoC. Now, a new report coming...

Google Opens Up the Daydream VR Platform to All Developers

Google launched a lab division for employees to work on their Daydream VR platform. The goal was to come up with some experiments and see what worked and what did not work in a VR environment. They've come up with a number of conclusions about the social aspect of VR, ways to prevent trolling and even...

NVIDIA Finally Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update To SHIELD TV 2015

NVIDIA launched SHIELD TV (2017) a while back with Android 7.0 Nougat running out-of-the-box. Now, it appears the company is also bringing the Android 7.0 to its SHIELD TV (2015 as well via a new software update. Earlier, we reported that NVIDIA was working on Android 7.0 Nougat update for the SHIELD TV 2015, and...

Next Pixel Flagship may Feature a non-Qualcomm Chipset, Possible Budget Model in the Works

Rumor season is already upon us, and today we bring you a report from 9to5Google that mentions some interesting tidbits regarding the next generation Google Pixel phones. According to a source, Google is currently in the process of testing their next Pixel flagship devices with upgraded specifications. As with any yearly upgrade, we would expect to...

First Live Photo of the Galaxy S8 Leaks: Two Models With 5.8″ and 6.2″ Screens to Launch on March 29th

Courtesy of VentureBeat's Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, we now have our first live photograph of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as some new details on the devices. With its release date now pegged at March 29th, nearly a month after MWC 2017, it will be some time before these leaks can...

Report: Second Generation Huawei Watch To Feature Cellular Connectivity, May Launch Next Month

Google is expected to launch the Android Wear 2.0 update in early February. While we didn't see any meaningful Android Wear hardware launches last year, the new platform update will hopefully encourage OEMs to come up with a fresh and updated version of their old Android Wear devices in 2017. A new report from VentureBeat states that Chinese...