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Overdrop is a minimalist, stylish new weather app

While there are lots of weather apps out there, very few of them are both stylish and functional. Overdrop by XDA Senior Member brekane manages to achieve both with a beautiful user interface.Overdrop boasts a beautiful UI while combining that with a lot of functionality. What makes the app unique is not its UI, though, it's...

How to enter Developer Mode on Chrome OS tablets

As you already know, Chrome OS is an operating system by Google originally designed for laptops. It's built to be simplistic and productive, so it may look like there are not many customization options available. That's actually not true. After entering Developer Mode on Chrome OS tablets or laptops, you'll have the same privileges as root...

Android P now tells you when Accessibility Services stop working

Late last year, we discussed an email that Google was sending out to a number of Android application developers regarding how they were using Accessibility Services. When looking at Google's own documents for the feature, they explicitly state that it is to be used as a way to assist users with disabilities by providing user interface enhancements....

[Update: Teased at Computex] The Lenovo Yoga Book may be getting a successor

In 2016, Lenovo launched a convertible laptop called the Yoga Book. The device was more than your typical convertible laptop. It had a completely flat touch-sensitive "keyboard" dubbed the "Create Pad." You could type on the virtual keyboard and draw with a stylus. Lenovo offered the Yoga Book is both Android and Windows 10 flavors. Now,...

The truly “all screen” Lenovo Z5 still has a display notch

So, it's clear that one of the new trends within the smartphone market right now is the shift to incredibly slim bezels. Smartphone designs are allowing for the bezels to get so slim that many companies are opting for what has become known as the "notch" at the top of the device. The design is...

Nokia Camera with Pro Camera mode ported to Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and more

Earlier this year we learned that HMD Global was bringing the well-known Nokia Pro Camera mode to the Nokia Camera application for their Zeiss optics branded Android smartphones. This was first announced for the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco and has since been released for the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 8. The company...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is a chip for Always-On Windows 10 on ARM laptops

Qualcomm has been the leading chip maker for mobile devices for some time. As Windows transitions more to hybrid and convertible devices, Microsoft has worked on adding ARM chip support. Qualcomm is now ready to show off the Snapdragon 850, a chip made specifically for modern Windows 10 on ARM devices. The easiest way to describe the...

Samsung Chromebook Plus now supports Linux apps in Dev channel

There has been a lot of exciting stuff happening in the world of Chrome OS, but the most exciting development might be Linux apps. Chrome OS started as a simple web-based "OS," but the addition of the Play Store, and now Linux apps, has made it a respectable operating system (no air quotes required). The Samsung...

ASUS ROG Phone forums are now open

With the ASUS ROG Phone announced earlier today, we've decided to open up forums for the device. In a world where competitors like the Razer Phone and the Xiaomi Black Shark exist, the ASUS ROG Phone is going to need as much help as it can get to take off and grow. Oftentimes the development...

Android Security Updates for June are Now Available with OTA and Factory Images

The calendar has flipped to June, which means it's time for Google to release a new Android Security Bulletin. Like clockwork, Google releases these bulletins on the first Monday of every month. The security bulletin comes along with OTA and factory images for the latest security patches. Pixel and Nexus devices can get the latest...

The Samsung Galaxy S10 may have triple rear cameras like the Huawei P20 Pro

It can take a long time for a smartphone OEM to complete the development process of an upcoming device. This is especially true with their flagship phones as they need to make sure that even the smallest details are worked out. This results in some reports revealing information about a device that isn't even going...

The ASUS ROG Phone is a gaming phone with an overclocked Snapdragon 845 and a 90Hz screen

Gaming phones appear to be all the rage recently with the Razer Phone kicking everything off late last year. Following that, the Xiaomi-backed Black Shark made an appearance. ASUS is now getting in on the action with the ASUS ROG Phone (Republic of Gamers) making its way to the market. It's got a number of tricks...