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Google Photos No Longer Limits Shared Albums at 2,000 Pictures

Google made millions of people sigh in relief when they launched their Google Photos service back at Google I/O 2015. Until then, it was near impossible to find a image hosting service that would store all of your photos indefinitely, for free. Those who didn't have many photos saved could find plenty of solutions out there,...

WhatsApp Reaches 1 Billion Active Users Per Day Milestone

Social media and communication platforms are serious business, with every big company trying or having tried in the past to get a piece of this giant pie. But sadly and ironically, such platforms can only become very successful once they have become successful, as they feed on their existing popularity to draw in more and...

Skip Songs in Spotify using Custom Rules with Skipify

Spotify took the music streaming industry by storm with its paid and free service over the years. The features offered combined with the collection of music available make it very hard to compete with. Still, no service is perfect for everyone. Features like Spotify Radio and the shared playlists are great ways to discover new...

Xiaomi Launches Mi 5X with 5.5-inch Full HD Display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, and Dual-cameras

In its launch event in China yesterday, Xiaomi officially launched a new mid-range smartphone, their latest Xiaomi Mi 5X. The Mi 5X sports a metal unibody design with an anti-fingerprint coating and features rounded corners to make for a comfortable hand grip.On the front, it has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x...

Huawei Mate 9 and Honor 6X Receive Big Price Cuts on Amazon

Huawei launched the Mate 9 back in November of last year and it's been quite the popular device. It comes equipped with a 5.9" 1080p display, the Kirin 960 SoC and 4GB of RAM. When launched, the company said that others may be taking risks with innovations, they're happier making iterative improvements year after year....

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to Merge in the Future

Google is such a huge company and each service/product is run by a different team of people, so it can become difficult to keep things synced together and inline with each other. We see this quite often when application updates including new features get pushed to iOS before they arrive in the Play Store for...

Unofficial LineageOS for the Honor 8 Pro

The development community is starting to pump out some ROMs for the Honor 8 Pro. This unofficial OpenKirin LineageOS ROM is a great way to replace the EMUI stock system. This custom ROM is pretty bare bones and it doesn't come with many mods baked in. Everything is very stable and performance is great.Not Working:Encryption ...

OnePlus is Rumored to Use Energy Aware Scheduling in a Future OnePlus 5 Update

A lot about how our smartphone performs in regards to both battery life and performance is a consequence of the phone's kernel. This is a big reason why custom kernels are so popular on XDA, as they can be optimized toward battery life, performance or a balance of both. While the ROM itself and apps...

Snapdragon Gallery Gets Ported to the OnePlus 5

We recently saw a couple of Snapdragon audio applications ported to the OnePlus 5 and now XDA Senior Member oF2pks is at it again. This time they have ported the Snapdragon Gallery application so that it works as it should for the new OnePlus flagship. This gallery application has its own Audio+ (FX) built into it as well...

Microsoft Announces Windows Bug Bounty Program and Extension of Hyper-V Bounty Program

The Microsoft Security Response Center Team (MSRC) announced today that they will be launching a new targeted Windows Bug Bounty program (aptly named the "Windows Bounty Program"), in the hopes of catching vulnerabilities before they can reach the black market. The addition of a Windows Bug Bounty program comes as part of a comprehensive effort by...

Nexus 5X Bootloop Fix Helps you to Finally Boot the Phone

Has your LG/Google Nexus 5X stopped booting, or rather, ends up stuck in an endless boot sequence? This is something we term a "bootloop" and it can occur for various reasons. Most bootloops can be fixed by flashing the stock firmware or factory resetting, but in the case of a hardware bootloop, there's generally nothing...

Emoji Packs Bring iOS 10, Android O, and other Emojis to the Galaxy S7

The emoji's that come along with Google Keyboard should serve the needs for most users, but over at our forums, members keep looking for ways to differentiate their device and add on to their smartphone experience. If you would like to try out different emoji packs, you can easily do so on your Samsung Galaxy...