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After months of inconsistency, Trusted Places is disappearing from Smart Lock

Smart Lock is Google's system for providing you with ways to disable and enable your lock screen dynamically under certain conditions. It was added in Android 5.0 Lollipop. You can have it detect when your phone is on your person or when it's connected to a certain Bluetooth device and automatically disable the lock screen....

Google codename “Kidd” is a high-performance Kaby Lake G Chromebook

Kaby Lake G is the codename for Intel's new series of high-performance processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics. They made their debut at CES earlier this year. A new board is in development on the Chromium Git with Intel and AMD's taboo love affair. The board, codename "Kidd," is a Chromebook (rather than a tablet or Chromebox)....

HTC U12+ is official: Snapdragon 845, Edge Sense 2.0, and quad cameras

After months of leaks and rumors, HTC has officially launched its new flagship smartphone: the HTC U12+. The phone is the successor of the U11+, which was a mid-cycle refresh of the U11. Most of the specifications of the device were already known thanks to a detailed specifications leak last week. In some ways, the HTC...

MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM officially available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

MIUI 9 has been a highly anticipated software update for MIUI devices. We were previously told which smartphones Xiaomi makes that would be receiving this update and since then we've watched as they have rolled it out to more and more devices. The Redmi Note 5 Pro and its other variants have received a lot...

Qualcomm is able to release the Snapdragon 845 source code in 6 weeks

Qualcomm's latest high-end system-on-chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, was announced at the Snapdragon Tech Summit back in December. The chipset offers 4 Kryo 385 (A75 “performance”) and 4 Kryo 385 (A55 “efficiency”) CPU cores, the latest Adreno 630 GPU, the Spectra 280 ISP, the Hexagon 685 DSP, the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, and a new Secure...

Google Play Music uploaded music and saved playlists will migrate to YouTube Music

Google Play Music is in the process of being replaced by YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium. It's all a bit messy and complicated, but that's what we've come to expect from Google. The situation has led to a lot of confusion among current Google Play Music subscribers. Google says nothing will happen to Play Music...

First OnePlus 6 update rolling out with notch hiding and slow motion video support

The OnePlus 6 was officially unveiled last week and made some bold promises. Is it truly the fastest phone available now? Our testing seems to suggest that in some ways it may very well be. "The speed you need" is the company's slogan for the device, and so far, things are looking good. The OnePlus...

Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 for Android Go devices is now available

Android Go is Google's optimized version of Android Oreo for low-RAM devices. It can run on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM and is aimed primarily for use in devices launching in developing nations. It means that devices can stay affordable while still being up to date and being able to run modern...

The Alcatel 3V is a budget 18:9 FHD+ phone with Android Oreo that’s coming to the U.S. for $149

We've been talking about the new 3 and 5 series of smartphones from Alcatel for half a year so far as the company continues to stagger the release of their new devices. We first learned about these new products back in November of last year when we were given a look at some press renders...

On-device machine learning coming to Chrome OS

Machine Learning is one of those hotwords that keeps gaining traction inside Google. It has seeped into every branch of its business from the Google Assistant to Gmail. New code indicates that Google is now working to support machine learning on Chrome OS. The implementation looks similar in concept to TensorFlow Lite for Android, where clients...

Android Oreo update for the LG V30/V30+ accidentally allows unsupported models to unlock the bootloader

The community had mixed feelings about the LG V30 as many were hoping the company would stick with the secondary screen the series had become known for. Others were also upset that LG went with a design style that makes the device look so similar to others on the market. That being said, the LG...

Zero Camera Mod for the Samsung Galaxy S9 improves picture & video bitrates and removes recording limits

The Samsung Galaxy S9 camera is nothing short of amazing. In fact, it's probably one of the best mobile phone cameras we have around currently. However, just because it's the best doesn't mean there isn't any room for improvement. XDA Senior Member zeroprobe has been working on the Zero Camera Mod, a modification for the...