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Some Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus owners are getting bootloader unlock codes

Amazon Prime subscribers get a number of benefits that are simply off-limits to those who choose to not subscribe to the service. This includes access to services like Amazon Music, free 2-day shipping on select items, and more. One such benefit is the ability to get a discount on Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphones. The program...

Microsoft has agreed to buy GitHub for $7.5 billion

You're probably well acquainted with GitHub. After all, it's the go-to place for developers on our forums to upload the source code for their applications, custom kernels, custom AOSP-based ROMs, and much more. On the off-chance that you aren't familiar with GitHub, it's the most popular hosting service for Git repositories where you can upload the...

Facebook accused of sharing your personal data with OEMs

A report from The New York Times has accused Facebook of sharing your personal data with OEMs such as Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Samsung. The data has allegedly been shared over the past decade. When Facebook first started out, the company made at least 60 deals with device OEMs to preload the application on their...

How to enable Google Feed in any country

Google reworked Now Cards almost a year ago and rebranded it to Google Feed. Unfortunately, those cards are not available in all countries. Google really restricts a lot of stuff for non-US citizens, but's that's a topic for another day. So, how can you activate Google Feed if you live in an unsupported country? Here's...

Get Top-Rated Security and Unlimited Bandwidth with CyberGhost VPN

The benefits of using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) every time you browse the Web have been widely established. These apps are the first and most important line of defense against hackers who are intent on stealing everything from your browsing history to your credit card information—a feat that’s made much easier when you’re using...

OnePlus 6 Silk White Hands-On: A Luxurious Pearlescent Design at the Same Affordable Price

OnePlus has a well-documented release strategy for its devices: launch a few colors, and then release flashier designs throughout the device’s six-month lifespan. Last year’s OnePlus 5T is a tough act to follow, not just because of its specs, but because it introduced the blindingly bright Lava Red and the nostalgia-inducing Sandstone White. Just a...

Nokia 6.1’s May security update is causing major Wi-Fi issues for many

The Nokia 6.1 is HMD Global's first Android One device to launch in the United States. Hardware wise, it's identical to the Nokia 6 (2018) which launched in China earlier this year. The U.S. version, of course, has near stock Android software due to the Android One program, and thanks to HMD Global's speed at rolling out security patches...

Enable Google Chrome’s new design with one Chrome flag

The Google Chrome browser is open source, so we can track progress on its development quite easily. We've seen how Chrome is getting more optimized for touchscreen devices like the HP Chromebook X2 and the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, how a major Material Design revamp is underway, and how Chrome OS is receiving Android P-esque user interface changes. We cover the most interesting new Chrome flags that we discover, but it can be annoying having...

Ordering from Starbucks, Applebee’s, & Dunkin’ Donuts now available in Google Assistant

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced that food delivery and more restaurant services would be making their way into Google Assistant. The services mentioned such as Starbucks, Applebee's, and Dunkin' Donuts are now rolling out support for ordering food via Google Assistant on all supported Assistant devices.Starbucks The Starbucks action in Google Assistant is an action...

How to install MIUI 10 on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2/2S, Xiaomi Mi 6/5, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, & Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Mi 8 SE were recently launched at an event in China. With the three smartphone announcements came the release of a MIUI 10 China Developer ROM for several devices. The new "AI" features that Xiaomi is highlighting for the release include AI Preload and AI Portrait....

Developer releases basic 2D Daydream VR launcher for the Lenovo Mirage Solo

The standalone Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream VR headset is actually capable of launching two-dimensional apps and games, but the device by default provides no way of doing so. You have to use a cumbersome workaround involving installing the app remotely from the Play Store on a PC, then opening Settings on the Mirage Solo, then...

Motorola Moto G5S Plus and LG V35 ThinQ now support ARCore

The Motorola Moto G5S Plus and the LG V35 ThinQ now support Google ARCore, the platform for augmented reality applications on Android. Both smartphones were recently added to the list of supported ARCore devices. Augmented Reality via ARCore:Succeeding Project Tango, Google ARCore was launched in preview late last year for the Google Pixel and top-tier...