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Opera Touch is a new mobile browser optimized for one handed use

Google Chrome remains the most popular web browser on Android. That doesn't mean that third-party browsers aren't popular, though. In fact, Samsung Internet, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox all have a substantial user base. These third-party browsers have features such as tracking protection, add-ons, and more. Opera is a popular third-party browser in Android as well....

What are your thoughts on Google’s “Chat?” Will you miss Allo?

Anyone that has ever used an Android device knows that Google has a messaging problem. From Google Talk to Hangouts to Allo, they've tried a bunch of different approaches. Last week, news broke about yet another messaging solution from Google. But this time, instead of creating an entirely new app, Google is focusing on a...

Hangouts Meet is replacing classic Hangouts video in May for G Suite users

About a year ago, Google split Hangouts into two separate apps for G Suite users. Hangouts Chat is a Slack-like communication platform for teams. Hangouts Meet is a video chat platform that has existed independently from the old Hangouts video chat that everyone knows. That's about to change as Meet will officially replace the old Hangouts...

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 Round-Up: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and More

Thousands from across the world descended upon Dublin's Convention Centre on April 18th and 19th for the Dublin Tech Summit. Attendees hope to learn something new about technology and the world around us. There was something for everybody, with topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to the Internet of Things to even the science behind music...

TWRP with data decryption now available for the Honor View 10 & Huawei P20/P20 Pro

The start of all custom ROM development on Android usually begins with a custom recovery like TWRP. Without a custom recovery, it's usually impossible to flash a ROM. Stock recovery checks to see if the software you're installing is official, by way of signature verification. A custom recovery usually disables this, allowing you to just...

Huawei is allegedly under investigation for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

The US government recently placed a ban on the Chinese OEM ZTE from selling devices with American-made hardware and software. This followed violations of US sanctions on Iran and failing to reprimand their employees as part of the terms of the agreement. According to The Wallstreet Journal, it appears Huawei will be the next company...

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is likely coming with a Snapdragon 660

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced the Mi 6X in China. The device is widely believed to launch internationally as the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi A2, though that hasn't been confirmed. Another Xiaomi device that many people are looking forward to is the successor of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. A Xiaomi executive stated that the company was...

Android Developers site gets a major redesign ahead of Google I/O

If you're a developer of an Android app, one of the websites you probably have bookmarked is the official Android Developers website. Here you can find the official documentation for all Android APIs, code samples, Android Studio downloads, platform distribution statistics, and much more. Personally, I find using the website a much more pleasant experience than...

Linux apps on Chrome OS – an overview of its biggest feature since Android apps

Here's all you need to know about Google's year-long secretive development of Linux app functionality in Chrome OS, also known as Project Crostini. In a nutshell, it's a way to run regular Linux applications on Chrome OS without compromising security or enabling developer mode. The (not yet available) official setting states that it's to "Run Linux tools,...

Google’s Now Playing prepares to finally add support for showing history

Now Playing is a feature that Google debuted on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It allows the phone to constantly listen for music and display the song info on the Ambient display, lock screen, and in the notifications. This is a super handy feature for those times you hear a song and don't...

What are your thoughts on gestures replacing the navigation bar?

In movies and TV shows, futuristic devices are often depicted as bezel-less screens with no buttons. The current trend in Android smartphone design is headed in this direction. Some trade-offs have been made (display notches), but for the most part, we're getting close to that dream. Slimming the bezels and is only one part of...

Gmail redesign on the web is rolling out, here are the new features to know about

Gmail's big redesign was not a very well kept secret. It was first spotted a couple of weeks ago and we heard about upcoming features back in March. Google is finally rolling out the redesign for Gmail on the web today. Users can opt-in to the new features right now, but eventually, this new look...