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Google Maps Go is a Lightweight Alternative to Google Maps

Google recently released Files Go, a slimmed-down file manage file manager, part of a suit of apps designed for low-end devices that run Android Go Oreo 8.1. This week, the search giant's followed it up with Google Maps Go, a lighter, less processor-intensive version of Google Maps that doesn't require the networking resources of its full-featured...

OpenKirin Brings AOSP 8.0 Oreo to the Honor 8

While some Honor 8 owners are still waiting patiently for the official Oreo update to reach their devices, others are turning to the developer community for alternatives. The OpenKirin team is well-known within the Honor forums, and it's released a number of custom ROMs for the Honor 8 including Lineage 14.1, AOSPA, and others. XDA Senior...

Grammarly Launches New Keyboard App that Automatically Corrects Your Typos

Looking to spruce up your grammar and cut down on typos? Grammarly might fit the bill. It's a cloud-based AI-powered word-checking service, and it's pretty straightforward: It scans what you've written, highlighting any mistakes or misspellings. It's long been available in the form of Chrome extension and Microsoft Office add-0n for a few years now,...

Enable Google Pixel AR Stickers on the Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3/3T, and Xiaomi Mi 5

The Google Pixel smartphones (both the 1st and 2nd generation) received an awesome new feature yesterday: Augmented Reality stickers. These AR stickers allow users to place 3D digital objects inside of their smartphone's camera viewfinder. The first AR stickers centered around characters from the Star Wars and Stranger Things franchises, and they're pretty fun to...

OnePlus Celebrates its Fourth Anniversary with Contests and Discounts

This week marks the four-year anniversary of the founding of OnePlus, and in that short time, the company's generated a fair share of controversy... but also shipped incredible phones at great prices. Since we began covering the startup way back in 2013, OnePlus has always been supportive of and responsive to us and the entire...

Twitter Announces Threads, Its Native Tweetstorm Implementation

Twitter's usually ahead of the curve when it comes to social media trends. It pioneered the use of the pound sign ("#") for hashtags, and it designated the "@" shorthand for mentions. But one trend it didn't predict was "tweetstorms," the multiple-tweet-long messages that exceed Twitter's character limit. To rectify the oversight, the company codified...

Microsoft Garage’s Outings Lets You Explore Places Around the World

Much like Google's has a team of researchers working on experimental applications, Microsoft has its own. It's called Microsoft Garage, and it recently published a new tool for iOS and Android called Outings. Outings lets you explore, discover, and search for interesting places around the world. Under the hood is a curated collection of information from high-quality travel blogs and image...

Huawei MediaPad M4 with Android Oreo is Likely Coming Soon

When it comes to Android tablets, there aren't that many high-end options to choose from. Even now, it's not uncommon to see folks opt for older tablets like the three-year-old Nexus 9. But Huawei is one of the companies trying to turn things around, and rumor has it it's working on a high-end Android tablet to rule...

Upcoming Google Maps Feature Reminds You When to Get Off the Train/Bus

Google Maps has become a critical navigation tool for people over the years and each new feature makes the platform more robust. We recently reported on a new redesign that was announced for Google Maps, but some information has been revealed about a new feature that will be coming in a future update. If testing...

OxygenOS 4.5.15 for the OnePlus 5 Adds October Security Patches and More

We recently reported on a new OxygenOS OTA update for the OnePlus 5T and spoke about how the company still has yet to unify its software for the two devices. It's still unclear if that is something they will be doing, but today they have announced a new OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 5. While...

Android Oreo Beta arrives for the Nokia 5; Nokia 6 is next in line

Last month, HMD Global rolled out a stable version of Android Oreo to its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8. At the time, the company said that its budget lineup, which is comprised of the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, would be next in line to get the Android Oreo update. Well, it's been over three...

Run Your Favorite Windows Apps and Games Directly on Your Mac or Linux OS

  It’s almost 2018, and for some reason there still exists an obnoxious barrier between Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems when it comes to running apps and playing games. CrossOver 17 for Linux was designed to break that tedious barrier down, by allowing you to run your favorite Windows apps and games directly on your Mac...