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Android Wear 2.8 Update Rolling Out with System-Wide Black Theme

Android Wear devices have small batteries, and software optimization makes all the difference when it comes to power conservation. AMOLED screens are one way some Android Wear OEMs boost battery life: Because AMOLED displays display black by switching off individual pixels, black backgrounds and watch faces save power. That's one of the reasons why Android...

Matrix Voice is a Raspberry Pi-like Board with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Support

The Raspberry Pi launched in February 2012 for $35, and it went on to become an incredible success. An entire ecosystem of Raspberry Pi-based products has sprung up around it, and now, there's another to add to the list. Matrix Labs, a company that raised over $130,000 on Indiegogo, announced Friday that it's begun shipping Matrix...

Amazon Updates the Alexa App for Android with Voice Controls

Amazon has been killing it with its Amazon Echo smart speaker lineup, and the company's latest moves show it isn't slowing down anytime soon. On Friday, Amazon announced an update to the Alexa companion application for Android that adds new voice functionality. The new Alexa app, which will come to Android devices via the Google Play Store and Amazon's...

LG Might Announce an Upgraded V30 at MWC Instead of the G7

LG's mobile division has been struggling for a while now, posting ten straight quarters of operating losses and recording a $331 million loss in the third quarter of 2017. Phones like the LG G6 didn't bolster the company's bottom line, and there are signs that a change in strategy is underway. LG Electronics CEO Jo Seong-Jin said at...

Learn the latest JS Frameworks with this Web-development Training

It’s no secret that some of the best and most lucrative careers on Earth can be found in the world of app and web development. Yet, many aspiring developers fail to understand that in order to be successful in this competitive field, you have to know much more than one or two programming languages. Front-end developers—those...

OnePlus Gives Update on Payments Breach, Says 40,000 Accounts Were Affected

About a week ago, we started seeing reports from OnePlus Store customers of fraudulent charges on their monthly credit card and bank account statements. As it turns out, there was an attack on the OnePlus website involving a malicious script injected into the payments page code. After acknowledging the issue and temporarily shutting down credit card...

How to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP on the Huawei MediaPad T3 10

It's sometimes difficult to get the developer community to rally behind some of the more obscure Android smartphones and tablets out there. Take the Huawei MediaPad T3 10, for example -- it's certainly not a device that's breaking sales records. Still, it's one at a decent price point with hardware that'll satisfy the wants and...

[Update: Google’s rolling out a fix] Here’s Why Many Google Home and Chromecast Devices are Causing Network Issues

If you started experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues around the time you picked up a Google Chromecast or Google Home speaker, you're not alone. As recently detailed by engineers at TP-Link, there's a potential corollary between Google's "Cast" protocol and the instability of wireless networks over which it's used. Along with new beta firmware for the TP-Link...

Overstock is Now Available as a Store Option in the Google Express

Google Express (formerly Google Shopping Express) launched back in 2013, and offered same-day and overnight delivery on all sorts of products. Since then, it's evolved into an Amazon-like marketplace with dozens of third-party stores. Recently, Google teamed up with Walmart and brought Target on board, and this week announced a new partner: Overstock. Overstock.com items are now available...

Undo Accidentally Dismissed Notifications with Unnotification for Android Oreo

In recent years, Android has gotten a lot of highly requested features. Split-screen multitasking, native support for notification dots on the launcher, and the ability to perform web searches from highlighted text are just a few examples. But while Google has done a lot of work to improve the smartphone user experience, there's one big feature...

Google Street View Now Prompting Users to Take 360 Degree Videos While Driving

Google Maps has evolved in recent years, and one its most popular features is Street View. As the Google Maps team drives, skies, hikes around the world with big 360-degree cameras, Google's software algorithms stitch the footage together to produce first-person perspectives that make it look as though you're right there with them. Last year saw...

Xposed Installer v3.15 & Xposed Framework v90-beta2 are out with Android Oreo Fixes and Optimizations

It may have taken XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 a while to get Xposed Framework working on Android Nougat, but that wasn't the case with Android Oreo. Three months after Xposed was released for Nougat, the first beta version of the framework for Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo was released. Today, the Xposed Installer—the Xposed Framework's frontend...