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The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

Audio Calling Rolling Out to Google Duo

Remember Google Duo, the less criticized of the two Google messaging apps that were announced at Google I/O 2016? The video calling app was a good way of bringing video chats to the average consumer through its ease of use, although it massively suffered from declining popularity as many Google products do. The limelight is now...

Samsung Sets Principles of Recycling Returned Galaxy Note 7’s Ahead of Galaxy S8 Announcement

If you were watching Samsung's Mobile World Congress 2017 live stream, you might have witnessed a protester come on stage during Samsung Electronics Europe's Chief Marketing Officer's, David Lowes, opening statement. The protester accomplished their purpose as they got Mr. Lowes to respond, "I think you've made your point". The incident at the time was not...

Microsoft Expands Cortana Functionality to Android Lockscreens

The war of Virtual Assistants is about to get really hot, once Samsung announces the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with the new Bixby virtual assistant. Considering the popularity of Samsung's flagships and its entire lineup, the inclusion of a hardware button for activation and the system-level integration on these devices, Bixby could just manage...

High-End Smartphones Account for 29% of Samsung’s Sales

In the last few years, we've seen the smartphone industry transition towards developing markets, aiming to saturate countries like India with affordable yet spectacular devices. In most of the world, flagships take a backseat and mid-range devices like the Moto G line duke it out in stores and online retailers. It's should be of no surprise to...

Phoenix OS v2.0 Updates to Android 7.1, Supports More Network Adapters, and More

Android is an incredibly versatile operating system that we've seen integrated in all sorts of products like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, refrigerators, ovens and more. There's been a number of companies trying to adopt it to a desktop platform as well lately, and we've talked about Remix OS from Jide quite extensively in the past. They aren't...

More Samsung Galaxy S8 Images, [Almost] Complete Spec Sheet Leaked

With only days until Samsung’s official announcement, a near complete specification sheet and multiple [seemingly] official images have surfaced in a post from none other than Roland Quandt over at WinFuture.de. Adding to the already leaked accessories list, which included a look at the desktop docking station unofficially referred to as the Dex Station, WinFuture has what may be the...

How to Customize the Size of the Quick Settings Button Layout on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Google introduced actionable quick settings toggles from the notification bar in Android Lollipop, but Samsung devices have had this feature for much longer. In the most recent version of Samsung's software (now called Samsung Experience, though most of us still think of it as Touchwiz) based on Android 7.0 Nougat, users are able to customize...

How to enable Quick Reply from the Lockscreen on Samsung Galaxy Devices running Nougat

Android Nougat was a huge update for fans of the stock Android experience. Besides official multi-window support and a whole host of other changes, the update also brought a new quick reply feature to allow you to reply to messages from the notification shade without opening the app in question. Before the 5th Android N Developer Preview,...

How to Control your PC from your Android Device with Tasker [Part 3 – Apps Menu]

We know how to set up this framework from part one, we also set up the volume controls in part two. Time to open some apps and make our life easier. I will show you few examples I use to quickly enable the programs for streaming the content or just closing the google searches I...

How to Automatically Enhance your Photos in Snapseed

I suck at photo editing (and photography in general) and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I haven't bothered learning how to use manual camera controls or edit raw images like some of my colleagues have. Like most people, I use the default features of my camera, with all options set to automatic, to let the software...

Android Studio On Chromebooks a Sign of Google’s Maturing Ecosystem

Back when news of Andromeda first arrived, we discussed how Google would need to bring Android Studio to Chrome OS if they wanted to succeed in their goals of creating a single platform that fulfills the needs of most of their users, and it looks like they may finally be following through. If Google wants their...