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Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner Will Authenticate Mobile Transactions in the Near Future, Starting with South Korea

When it comes to security, the recently-released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offers a plethora of authentication options a user can choose from to securely unlock their device. The user can choose whether they want convenience over security or vice versa and set an unlocking method accordingly. The device comes with a fingerprint scanner, iris...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Huawei Admits P10 and P10 Plus Can Feature Memory Chips with Different Specifications

Huawei had released the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus at MWC 2017. The devices featured an excellent set of specifications including the powerful Kirin 960 processor, 4/6GBs of RAM, a fairly decently sized battery and sharp camera setups. Consumers who purchased the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus expect nothing less from the device. After all,...

HTC to Launch the HTC U, its Squeezable Flagship, on May 16th

HTC took to Twitter to tease its new upcoming product -- the HTC U, which is internally known as the HTC Ocean. The device is scheduled for launch on 16th May 2017. https://twitter.com/htc/status/854937689354772480 The highlight of the HTC U will be its "squeezable" mid-frame, which will add a novel input and control method to the device. Users...

Multi-User Support is now Rolling out for the Google Home in the U.S.

And just like that - Google Home is now far more useful for multi-member households. Google has today announced that multi-user support is rolling out for the Google Home. In a blog post today, Google states that families can now connect up to 6 Google accounts with a single Google Home device. The Google Home will...

Paranoid Android Teases Another Return

The last time we talked about Paranoid Android was in September 2016, when the PA team had announced their ROM base update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Stable builds were made available for their list of supported devices, and more features and a Nougat update were also promised for the future. But since then, we haven't...

Google Reportedly Working on a Built-in Ad Blocker For Chrome Browser

According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Google is working on a built-in ad blocker solution for desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome web browser. The ad blocker will be turned on by default and will block out those specific types of ads which are responsible for ruining the browsing experience,...

Google Updates the Cloud Speech API, Now Available to Developers

In July of last year, Google announced two new APIs for their Google Cloud Platform customers that had to do with speech recognition. These were made available in beta form to a limited number of developers and the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. Along with being limited to a certain number of...

ZTE Appoints the Head of Their NA Division to Lead the Entire Mobile Business

Not many think about ZTE when they think of a smartphone company that is doing well these days, but they have had a good year so far. ZTE is still facing fierce competition from the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi, but profits show they are bouncing back some. The company recently released their financial report...

How to change your Nav Bar Icons or Re-arrange the Buttons without Root

Those of you who are running the first Android O Developer Preview may have toyed around with its hidden navigation bar customizer located in the SystemUI Tuner. This nav bar customizer has actually been around in AOSP for months, but it was thought that the only way to access it on Android Nougat was through a...

Samsung Completes Qualification of 10LPP, its 2nd Gen 10nm Process Technology

Samsung Electronics announced that it has completed the qualification procedure for its 10-nanometer FinFET process technology and is now ready to move ahead for production. The second generation of Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology is referred to as 10LPP (Low Power Plus). 10LPP builds up on the first generation 10LPE (Low Power Early) process. With further...

Three Actually-Hidden, Non-Clickbaity Tricks for Your New Galaxy S8 or S8+

If you had pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you likely woke up to your package tracker displaying a satisfying "DELIVERED TODAY BY 8:00PM." We would know, as our staff's Galaxy S8 and S8+ units are arriving today and tomorrow, too. Setting up a new Galaxy smartphone (or any smartphone, for that matter) is...