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Google app 7.25 beta hints at Google Assistant for Households and email on Google Home, prepares custom routines and custom search widget

Google app 7.25 beta has started rolling-out to users on the Play Store. The release of version 7.25 of the app comes only a week after the release of version 7.24. As usual, there are no user-facing changes to be found. However, an APK teardown of the app (via 9to5Google) hints at an "Google Assistant...

Would you buy a phone with a notch if you could hide the notch?

The controversial display notch is set to become mainstream this year. The Essential Phone was the first to pack in a small display notch (cutout), but Apple popularized it with a much bigger notch in the iPhone X. 2017 heralded the advent of taller 18:9 displays, and this year, device makers are interested in increasing...

Tackle DevOps and Cloud Computing with this Comprehensive Training

Most people know that technology is one of the most lucrative and dynamic fields in which to work. Yet, surprisingly few people understand just how important the subfield of DevOps is to this thriving industry. An engineering practice that unifies software development and operation, DevOps is one of the primary driving forces behind the creation...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 MIUI 9.5 Global ROM now rolling out in India

Xiaomi announced the global version of MIUI 9 back in November. The company began rolling-out the MIUI 9 Global Stable update to its devices in the same month, starting with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon variant. In January, the company released the MIUI 9.2 update for supported devices with new Mi Video and Mi...

[Update: LeEco Le Max 2] Google Pixel C and Nexus 6 get LineageOS 15.1 while Samsung Galaxy A5/A7 2017 get LineageOS 14.1

Thanks to the ultra-popular LineageOS ROM, a few devices are getting a taste of Android Oreo and Android Nougat. The last time we talked about the Pixel C was when unofficial LineageOS 15 Beta was available. This was just after it had received its last official Android update. The Nexus 6 is even older and...

Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.4 released with large tablet support, Android for Work features, adds Android Go optimized version, and more

Pixel Launcher was launched in 2016 alongside the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. Officially, the launcher is only supported on Google Nexus and Pixel devices, but its APK can be installed on many other devices. However, the problem is that the Google feed panel on the leftmost screen does not work if the launcher...

Hands-on with the SolidSuit Case from RhinoShield

While RhinoShield has been known for making some of the best bumper cases with their CrashGaurd series, they now offer some fantastic cases with full-cover protection. The SolidSuit cases are now available for the Galaxy S9 and feature the same honeycomb structure for maximum impact protection. The material is incredibly durable and very hard to...

Huawei isn’t giving up on the US, but its troubles could hurt Oppo’s ambitions

The last few months have been tumultuous for Huawei. The company is the world's third largest smartphone vendor, but it has negligible presence in the US smartphone market. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro was supposed to launch on AT&T as part of Huawei's entry into the US carrier space, but plans to release the smartphone...

Pixel Launcher mod with new Google Pixel 3 search bar now available

Yesterday, we broke the story about a redesigned Google Search bar that may eventually be in the Pixel 3 Launcher. The design change is pretty simple. The current style is an elongated pill-shape with the Google and mic icons on opposite ends. The new Pixel Launcher style is essentially the same thing, but there's a break...

[Hands on] Razer Phone Android Oreo developer preview adds a new gesture, Dolby Atmos app, and display profiles

The Razer Phone is a device marketed to gamers, but the specs are nice enough to make any Android user drool. The 5.7-inch 1440p display has 120Hz refresh rate. Gaming is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a beefy 4,000 mAh battery. Razer launched the phone last year...

Secure Your Data Online with This Award-Winning VPN

If you’re still surfing the Web without the protection of a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you’re leaving your most valuable and sensitive data—including credit card numbers and browsing history—open to attack by hackers. Nord VPN is one of the highest-rated VPNs on the market, and right now a 2-year subscription is on sale for $69. Unlike...

How to install Android Oreo with the April security patch on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Even though Android Oreo for the Qualcomm Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was just released for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, the April security patch version of it has already been released onto Samsung.Firmware.Science. This update is for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The update is not certified yet, so you will need to follow this guide...