Archive

How to send text messages from your PC with Android Messages for web

Have you ever wanted to send text messages from the comfort of your desktop or laptop computer? Well if you're on Android, now you can thanks to the latest update of the Android Messages app. Android Messages is Google's SMS/RCS chat client on Android devices. It's pre-installed on millions of devices worldwide and thanks to...

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium now available in Canada & 11 European countries

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium were announced early last month. YouTube Music is a merger of YouTube Music and Google Play Music, while YouTube Premium is replacing YouTube Red. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in 17 new countries as of today. Both services are now available for everyone in the US, Australia,...

Google Maps no longer lets you directly book Uber rides

At the start of last year, we saw Google partner up with Uber so they could integrate the company's ride-sharing service directly into the Google Maps application. This integration allowed you to book a ride, track your driver, complete, and pay for the ride without ever leaving the Google Maps application. This partnership seemed to have...

Datally gets 4 new data saving tools including “Guest Mode” and daily limits

Google launched Datally, an app for saving and control mobile data, in November of last year. The application helps you track your mobile data, control which apps use it, and find high-quality Wi-Fi networks. It uses VPN service to restrict mobile data usage. According to Google, an average user saves 21% of data by using this...

Cancelled Samsung Galaxy foldable phone prototype resembling the ZTE Axon M appears online

We've seen a few reports about the Samsung Galaxy foldable phone that is said to be in production this year. It was rumored to be under the Note branding. A few months after the initial reports, we're getting some new intel about the device. Just a couple of days ago, we learned that it could cost nearly...

Chromecast-like backdrop feature coming to Chromebooks with new wallpaper picker

Chrome OS has had a huge number of updates in recent months that aim to improve the user experience on Chromebooks. From the complicated such as on-device machine learning, to the simpler like third-party keyboard support, Google has been adding a lot recently. It's not just new features either, as touchscreen optimizations have been making...

Google Home/Google Assistant now gives more details about when it’ll rain

I'm sure most of you already use Google Assistant as your personal assistant. It has an ability to talk to you about football, weather, games, and pretty much everything. Artificial intelligence in mobile phones and apps has gotten to the level where they can feed you any type of information in an instant. Want to know...

[Update: LG Q7] LG’s first Android One device may be a T-Mobile USA exclusive

Back in 2014, Google announced the Android One program as part of the company's initiative to expand into emerging markets in South and Southeast Asia. Android One offers users a taste of stock Android even if they can't afford the latest Google flagship. It's a great way to help keep Android users up-to-date as well, as...

Samsung Messages now lets you add custom ringtones to each contact

Samsung updated their stock Samsung messenger app for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ today with a highly requested feature: the ability to assign different ringtones to different contacts. With the official update to Samsung Experience 9.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, this feature was removed. Now it's finally back in an update to...

OxygenOS 5.1.8 for the OnePlus 6 brings bootloader vulnerability fix for India

The OnePlus 6 was announced last month with a number of surprises. One of those surprises was an early Android P beta while another came in the form of a security vulnerability. Even with a locked bootloader, it was possible to boot any arbitrary boot image so long as an attacker had physical access to the device and...

[UPDATE: Video Summary] OnePlus 6 Speed, Smoothness & Gaming XDA Review: Living up to the Slogan

Check out Daniel's video summary of this article! The OnePlus 6 (which you can soon pre-order) was announced last week, packing the latest hardware as expected. OnePlus devices have been known to be extremely speedy, to the point where the new phone’s marketing slogan reflects that reputation. With the fastest chipset from Qualcomm as well as the...

The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is the next Chromebook to get Linux app support

Mere hours after we provided a definitive list of Chromebooks with and without Linux app support, a commit landed on the Chromium Gerrit confirming that Linux app support will arrive on the Asus Chromebook Flip C101. The Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is an all-aluminium 10.1-inch 2-in-1 with the same processor (OP1/Rockchip RK339) as the Samsung Chromebook Plus....