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Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode Ported to some Non-Google Devices running Android Oreo

There are a few contenders for best smartphone camera of 2017, and many would argue that the Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL were the best mobile shooters. That's thanks in large part to the phone's exceptional combination of camera hardware with Google's prowess in image processing software as seen by their famous HDR+ technology. Ports...

LineageOS 15.1 Brings Android 8.1 to OnePlus 5

Last week, an alpha of LineageOS 15.1 was released by XDA Senior Recognized Developer codeworkx for the OnePlus 5, bringing Android 8.1 Oreo to the OnePlus 5. It's a little unstable, and a clear upgrade path from the 14.1 official to the 15.1 build has yet to be established. But a data wipe followed by a clean...

Telegram 4.7 Adds Multiple Accounts and Quick Replies

Telegram got one more update last week to close out 2017. The new version, Telegram 4.7, adds a quick reply shortcut and support for multiple accounts to the application's roster of features.With the new quick reply feature, swiping left on a message allows you to quickly respond to it, saving you the trouble of tapping on...

Magisk v15.2 Brings Minor Fixes for OnePlus and Samsung Devices

Magisk v15.0, the latest major release of the user-acclaimed systemless interface, was introduced back in December 26 -- but not without minor issues that went under the radar during beta testing. XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor topjohnwu, the lead developer of the project, was quick to address some of these problems with v15.1, released just...

Samung’s Detachable “Nautilus” Chromebook will Have a Sony IMX258 Sensor

After releasing the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro last year, it seems that Samsung is developing a new detachable Chrome OS laptop. In November, Chrome Unboxed reported on a Samsung Chromebook device in development. It's code-named "Nautilus," and it's a detachable model.More recently, the publication found a commit in the Chromium Gerrit confirming a few "Nautilus" specs. Here's the...

Keepass2Android Beta Updated with AutoFill Framework Support in Android Oreo

There are many popular password managers on Android, but only a few stand out. LastPass is one of them, but it's closed-source -- you can't see the code for yourself. For folks bothered by that prospect, one of the best alternatives is Keepass2Android, a port of Keepass for desktop. It lets users store and access their...

Private Internet Access VPN Is So Private, Even the FBI Couldn’t Find Any Data

When you protect yourself with a VPN, you expect to be truly secure and anonymous online. Many services claim that they keep no records, but it’s difficult to know who you can trust. Over the years, Private Internet Access VPN has proven itself to be ethical and reliable. It provides rock-solid online protection, while also blocking...

Smartphone Users Consumed 25% More WiFi and Mobile Data in 2017

For many folks, smartphones have replaced laptops and tablets as the go-to media consumption device. That isn't terribly surprising -- it's easier than ever to watch content on the go -- and stats show that people have warmed to the idea of using mobile data for streaming videos, music, and games. According to a report...