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Twitter is adding Bookmarks to easily save Tweets you would like to look back on

Twitter is one of the more popular social networking platforms out there thanks to its simplicity. Since its launch, tweets were restricted to 140 characters, and even now, Twitter restricts them to 280 characters. In the technology field, Twitter is used by many to keep track of new product announcements, update roll-outs, follow brands to...

Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack Alternative, is now available in G Suite

When it launched in 2013, Google Hangouts was Google's all-in-one messaging platform as it had replaced Google Talk. Only three years later, however, Google opted to sideline Hangouts for consumers in favor of Allo and Duo. Instead, Google targeted Hangouts for businesses. Then, in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts Chat along with Hangouts Meet. Despite...

LG G7 Spotted with a 6″ 3120×1440 Display with a Notch and a Snapdragon 845

LG's announcements at MWC 2018 have been, to put it bluntly, underwhelming. While a refresh of their main flagship line, the LG G series, is always present at LG's press conferences, they opted for skipping the announcement of the LG G7 and instead went for a refresh of the LG V30, dubbed the LG V30S...

Native Support for Iris Scanners is finally coming to Android

Biometric authentication may not be as secure as pins or passwords, but its convenience is a big selling point for many consumers. The extremely quick fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus flagships has been praised almost universally, but lately companies have been gravitating towards facial recognition technology as an alternative. For instance, there's the OnePlus 5T and...

Huawei P20 Lite with 5.6″ FHD+ Screen and Dual Rear Cameras Makes an Appearance

Huawei has decided to skip over Mobile World Congress this year to hold an event of their own, and as previously announced, the Chinese giant is preparing to launch their P20 line of devices on March 27, in Paris, France. Leaks for these devices have been making appearances despite Huawei's absence at MWC, to the...

[Update: Confirmed] Google May Remove Access To Undocumented/Hidden APIs In Android P

While some Android enthusiasts are speculating what dessert the next version of Android will be named after, there are some interesting developments going on behind-the-scenes. We've spotted a few note-worthy upcoming features in Android P, but a more recent discovery in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has proven far more interesting. According to these...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Hands On: More of the same, but with a bit more polish

If there were any doubts that Samsung had lost its touch, the South Korean company quelled them at Mobile World Congress 2018… mostly. On Sunday, the smartphone maker formally announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the newest phones in its storied Galaxy series. Both have lightning-fast processors in Samsung’s Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845...

Xiaomi Mi 6 Kernel Source Code for the Android Oreo release is now available

Xiaomi released new kernel source codes to the public this week, starting with the Xiaomi Redmi 4X for Nougat yesterday. Now, the newest kernel sources for the Xiaomi Mi 6, which received an update to Oreo on January 15, 2018, have been published to the company's GitHub page. Xiaomi generally lags behind other OEMs when it comes to...

Xiaomi Mi 6 Android Oreo MIUI Global Stable ROM Now Available

Up until now, Xiaomi hadn't rolled-out the stable Android Oreo update to any of its smartphones running MIUI. The Xiaomi Mi A1 did receive the Android Oreo update in January, but that doesn't count here as it is an Android One device instead of MIUI. The company doesn't have a great track record when it...

[Update: Video] Samsung Brings Full Linux Distribution Support to DeX with “Linux for Galaxy”

At the 2017 Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung made a lot of important announcements. The company announced Bixby 2.0 with smart home and third-party developer support and announced a partnership with Google to bring ARCore on some Samsung Galaxy smartphones. However, the announcements don't end there. Samsung also unveiled updated to Samsung DeX with the addition of...

Google is testing an Android P System Image with Android 8.1 Oreo Vendor Image on the Pixel 2

Upgrading an existing Android device to a new version of Android can be a long and arduous process, according to Sony. Part of the issue revolves around waiting for vendors (like Qualcomm) to provide device makers (like Sony) with updated HAL source code or binaries in order to work with the new version of Android....

Google Photos v3.15 prepares to let users Export Motion Photos as GIFs and Like Photos in Shared Albums

Google Photos v3.15 has begun rolling-out to users on the Play Store, and as usual, Google has not published an official changelog. While live changes are few, we did an APK teardown of the app and found that Google is planning to allow users to like photos in shared albums. Also, the company may be...