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500 Firepaper will stop working on June 15th as 500px closes down API

Those of you who love having a random, but always great wallpaper, have surely heard about 500 Firepaper. It's an application that was created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire and it has been changing the look of many Android home screens since late 2013. Unfortunately, according to the developer, 500 Firepaper will stop working this...

It is time for Google to fix its Android Security Update Problem

If the largest, richest OEM does a terrible job and gets away with it, how can we expect any better of the rest of them? Samsung makes pretty good phones--great ones, even. They are also one of the few OEMs that actually profit on their device sales, and one of only two to make a sizable...

Developer gets Android P booting on the Motorola Moto Z

We're just 10 days away from Google I/O 2018 where Google is expected to unveil a lot of details about Android P such as the rumored navigation gestures and Material Design revamp. The first Android P Developer Preview is available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL and there's a lot we've already seen in...

Announcing the Official XDA-Developers Telegram Group

Last month, we launched the official XDA-Developers Discord server. It's a great place to go for announcements, Android news, development, device help, and just general off-topic chat. However, we're aware that not everyone uses Discord. We told you a Telegram group would be coming soon and today is the big day. The official XDA-Developers discussion...

Google Pixelbook may support booting Microsoft Windows

A recent commit indicates that the Google Pixelbook could receive support for booting and installing Windows from USB, a functionality previously unavailable due to poor firmware support on Kaby Lake and Skylake devices.This update is related to previous reports of Alt OS functionality,  the addition of an Alt OS [Alternative OS] picker screen that we previously suspected could be...

Latest WhatsApp Beta lets you export your data in compliance with GDPR

In recent months, the technology industry has started a long-overdue focus on user privacy. We have had headlining news stories about privacy on social networks. In the EU, stronger data protection laws will come into effect soon. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted back in April 2016, and it will go into application...

Pixel Launcher’s “At A Glance” Widget Now Available In the Latest Google App Beta

The Google Pixel launcher that comes pre-installed on Google's devices brings some unique features that usually are ported to other launchers. One of the features called "At a glance" can now be enabled on every Android device via latest beta of Google app. "At a glance" is a useful widget that shows the date and current weather....

[Update: Germany too] Essential web store now open in the UK, France, Canada, and Japan

Despite the shortcomings Essential has come across as they launched the Essential Phone, they've attempted to make amends by the way of improvements to their services with many software updates. Beta testing Android Oreo across multiple releases is an example of how the company wants to make things right and get things done properly the...

Chrome OS will soon support closing overview windows with a swipe gesture

We've been talking a lot about Chrome OS being optimized for touchscreens lately. Tablet mode is getting a full-screen launcher, which has been optimized for touch. The floating keyboard will make it easier to type on a tablet. The next touch optimization involves the Overview Mode. Users will be able to close open windows with...

You can now finally record videos on Chrome OS

Google has been preparing Chrome OS to be more like a mobile operating system. We've seen Google's web-based OS get several Android features over the last few months. Google is testing an Android P-like system tray, in-line notification replies, touch-friendly launcher, floating keyboard, and more. These features will be very important when the first Chrome...

Luis Suárez becomes Brand Ambassador for Tronsmart- the brand taking athletes by storm.

Tronsmart is a tech brand that has grown rapidly in America, Europe, Middle East & many Asian countries. Their portable chargers, cables & audio products have been well received throughout the world. Tronsmart claims to be one of the world’s most innovative consumer electronic providers offering their customers high-quality products with a premium finish.Suárez...

One month to go until GDPR: What you need to know

General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] is the largest shake-up in consumer data protection law in recent history. If you're a developer, web admin, business owner, or user who operates/resides in the EU, GDPR will affect your digital life in one way or another. Even if you’re based in the U.S. or elsewhere, you’ll feel its...