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Download: Rootless Pixel Launcher Brings Pixel 2 Launcher & Other Features, adds Google Feed Panel

The Google Pixel Launcher which comes with Google's devices has a number of features and design choices which make many come back to it over third-party launchers like Nova Launcher and Action Launcher. For a while, though, it was not possible to access all of these features, like the Google Now panel, without root access....

Picture In Picture mode is arriving soon for Desktop Google Chrome

Picture in Picture mode is coming to desktop Google Chrome, following an announcement in September of last year which promised the feature. This feature has been sought after by many, especially those who may have a reduced screen size. Picture in Picture mode will allow users to watch videos from many different sites in a...

Huawei Announces Which Devices will get EMUI 8.0 with Android Oreo

It's always exciting when your phone gets a software update, and it's something that Android enthusiasts look forward to with great anticipation. Huawei debuted the newest version of its in-house Android skin, Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0, alongside the Mate 10 series in late 2017, and since then, folks in the community have been wondering about when...

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be Revealed on February 25 with an Emphasis on its Camera

The Galaxy S9's launch date has been rumored about time and time again in recent months. The phone was initially expected to make an appearance at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which didn't happen. Other sources pegged the launch for February 27, and while that turned out to be closer to the truth, Samsung confirmed February 25, 2018...

Five Privacy Tips For Making Mobile Users Safer in 2018

In 2021, cybercriminals will cost the world $6 trillion according to Cybersecurity Ventures. That’s a massive chunk of cash. Unfortunately, you don’t have to wait three more years to experience the detriment of hackers. You can experience it in 2018. The world will spend $93 billion to add online security and fight against data breaches in the coming...

U.S. Huawei Mate 10 Pro will have a single SIM and support VoLTE on T-Mobile

We exclusively reported on the existence of an AT&T variant of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro a few months back, and the smartphone was all but confirmed to launch in the U.S. as Huawei was ramping up a marketing campaign. At the last moment, however, AT&T backed out of the deal to sell the Mate...

ICYMI: Google Maps Prompts You to Save Offline Maps Ahead of Upcoming Trips

We live in a connected world, but it's nice to have offline access to the maps you use most often. Whether you're cruising backcountry roads or nearing your monthly data limit, you don't have to think twice about the maps stored on your phone's flash memory -- they aren't going anywhere. Downloading offline maps in Google Maps,...

The Amazon Echo Spot is shipping to customers in the UK, Germany, and Austria

The voice assistant race seems to be narrowing to a two-horse match between Amazon and Google, and these days, the two companies are constantly trying to outdo each other. Google pulled out all the stops at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, where it announced smart displays and a string of integrations with third-party speakers and Google products...

Smart Reply in Android Messages Rolling Out to Project Fi Users

Smart Reply, a predictive texting feature in Google apps such as Allo, Gmail, and Inbox, uses machine learning techniques to parse messages and craft contextually relevant replies. On Wednesday, the official Twitter account of Project Fi, Google's mobile carrier, announced that Smart Reply would roll out exclusively to subscribers this week. Starting today, Project Fi customers can send...

All-in-One Xposed Module for Customization, GravityBox, Updated for Android Oreo

It took a long time for the Xposed framework to be updated with support for Android Nougat, but after an immense amount of work, XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 accomplished the feat in October. Thankfully, it took significantly less time to bring Xposed to Android Oreo. Popular Xposed modules are already starting to receive Android Oreo compatibility...

ZTE Confirms that the Axon 9 is Coming This Year

The ZTE Axon 7 was ZTE's flagship smartphone in 2016. It only launched in a few territories internationally, but it went on to challenge phones such as the OnePlus 3/3T in mid-range markets. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip, 5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440) AMOLED display, and a 20MP camera, the Axon 7 was a great value...

European Commission Fines Qualcomm $1.23 Billion for Abusing Dominant Market Position

Qualcomm, the chip maker that manufacturers billions of system-on-chips for Android OEMs, spent decades building its Snapdragon empire. But some say the company is abusing its dominance monopolistically and violating anti-competitive laws in multiple countries. Qualcomm has been fighting these lawsuits for quite a while now, but it lost a crucial battle in Europe on...