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Applications for Google I/O 2017 Tickets Now Live

For all developers interested in attending Google's famous I/O 'developer festival' in 2017, applications to secure tickets have begun today, with the application period closing at 5pm PST on February 27th. The conference will begin in a bit less than three months from now and will run for three days as usual, from May 17th...

Gmail v7.2 Prepares to Add Support for S/MIME Enhanced Encryption

If there's one lesson everyone learned thanks to a certain high profile election, it's the importance of e-mail security. Gmail is the most widely used e-mail service in the world, and thanks to Google's stranglehold on smartphones, its Android application is perhaps the most common way people read and send their e-mails. Thus, it is critical...

OnePlus 3T Gaming Analysis & Review: The Phone to Beat in 2017

When I reviewed the OnePlus 3T, I lightly touched upon its gaming performance, noting that it was similar to what I found on the OnePlus 3. Since then, a few factors have led me to properly test the gaming performance of this device, with the results of my analysis published below. With 2017 flagships fast approaching, I...

How to Automatically Disable the High Volume Warning without Root

Those of you who live in one of the member nations of the European Union have probably come across the warning when trying to raise the volume of your headphone as shown in the feature image above. According to regulations set by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standarisation (CENELEC), all electronic devices capable of media playback sold...

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon X20 Modem

When most people talk about Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoCs, they're almost always focusing on the company's CPUs and GPUs that are put into the chips. What a lot of people don't think about is all of the extra components that actually make it a system-on-a-chip. This includes a modem, a DPS, display controllers, security layers, optical fingerprint technology and...

Honor V9 Announced In China With 5.7″ QHD Screen, Kirin 960, and 12MP Dual-cameras

Huawei's side-brand Honor has launched a new smartphone in China, the Honor V9. Honor is known for offering great bang-for-buck in its devices and the Honor V9 is not an exception: their latest flagship packs pretty impressive specifications while still maintaining a competitive price point. The device comes in multiple storage variants with price starting...

Galaxy Tab S3 System Dump Seems to Reveal Galaxy S8 Details

Samsung's Galaxy S8 has not been shy when it comes to leaks this year. Even though the Galaxy Tab S3 is said to be launched first, we've seen more rumors surrounding the Galaxy S8. We've heard about its 5.7" display for the "smaller" size variant, then saw some images that showed us the 6.2" Plus...

XDA Recommends Hushed: Lifetime Subscription for your Private Secondary Phone Number

In XDA Depot we have a lifetime subscription for the Hushed Anonymous Phone Number service that gives you a second phone number to use for whatever you want. This is a great way to secure your privacy with online dating, craigslist stuff, online shopping and anything that might ask your for your phone number. Let's see what...

Samsung Flow Said to Support All Windows 10 PCs in the Future

Back in CES 2016, Samsung announced a new tablet called the TabPro S. This wasn't like the company's traditional tablets that run Android though. Instead, it is a 2-in-1 tablet PC that runs a full version of Windows 10 on it. These 2-in-1 tablets are actually where a lot of tablet sales have gone lately...

New Update Finally Adds Support For Adoptable Storage In Titanium Backup

Titanium Backup, a powerful backup utility for rooted devices, has recently been updated to version 8.0.0. While the new update is not bringing any major change or a visual refresh to the app, it does add support for a much-awaited feature: Adaptable Storage. Previously, users running Android 6.0 and above were having issues while backing...

EXCLUSIVE: CyanogenMod Theme Engine Isn’t Coming Back, LineageOS to Find Replacement

XDA-Developers has always focused on developers and Android enthusiasts. Because of this, a lot of people reading this post most likely had a custom ROM running on their device at some point. And if you ever had a CyanogenMod ROM on any of your phones, chances are you are familiar with the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. CMTE used to be...

How to Enable System-Wide Immersive Mode without Root

As phone screens have become larger and larger, sometimes we want to hide the status and navigation bar so we can view our content using the entirety of the crisp, beautiful HD screen. Starting with Android 4.4, applications could implement Immersive Mode to truly bring a full-screen experience to an end-user. Unfortunately, Google and OEMs have...