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Samsung Flow ported for non-Samsung devices, though not everything works

Samsung and Microsoft have had a pretty close relationship for the past couple of years. You'd notice that all of the Samsung Galaxy phones come with built-in Microsoft applications, like Word, Excell, OneDrive, and more. The partnership also extends to the exclusive application support. Samsung released Flow back in June 2016. The application lets you unlock...

Essential Phone gets October 2018 security update with notch settings

Hot on the trails of the October Android security patches being announced, the Essential Phone is already getting the update. Essential has been crushing the competition by pushing out Android updates on the same day Google announces them. It helps to have only one stock Android phone to worry about. Regardless, Essential is updating their...

[Update: Fixed] Google will fix fast charging issue for Pixel/Pixel XL users on Android Pie

Android Pie was officially released last week for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. There are a lot of great new features in Android 9, but not everything is perfect. WiFi scanning throttling is crippling some network apps, the back button in the Recent apps needs fixing, and the original Pixel...

October security patches out for Pixel/Pixel 2/Pixel C & Nexus 6P/Nexus 5X

In case you haven't checked the calendar yet today, it's the first day of a new month. A new month means a new batch of Android security updates is ready to be sent out into the Android world. Google has released the security bulletins for the Pixel/Nexus devices and Android devices in general. Like last month,...

OnePlus 6T marketing renders reveal waterdrop notch

The OnePlus 6T is coming soon and not much about it is still a mystery. It all started with the news that T-Mobile will have exclusive carrier availability, and since then OnePlus has confirmed the presence of an in-display fingerprint scanner, the lack of a headphone jack, and new Type-C Bullets headphones. We previously saw the top half of the device and...

Google announces Chrome Web Store changes to protect you from malicious extensions

Google is making some changes to better protect Chrome users from malicious extensions. Recently, Google has been working to make Chrome extensions safer. They no longer allow users to install extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store and they removed extensions that were using cryptocurrency mining scripts. Today, they are announcing even more changes. Currently, extensions...

Continued Conversations for Google Home is rolling out in multiple countries

Google is a worldwide company whose products and services are made available to billions of people. With that said, the company does get a lot of flack when they announce a brand new feature as they typically limit it to select markets (usually the United States). Similarly to how they do phased rollouts, this gives...

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV will soon get SMBv3 support

Our lives are becoming filled with more devices these days and the demand for them to interact with each is growing too. For decades, people have used Server Message Block (SMB) for computer networking and it has seen a number of upgrades since its inception. Most people use it to share files between computers, but it...

PhotoGuard is a vault to secure your private photos and videos

Our smartphones aren't just simple pieces of disposable technology—they also carry, and help create, a lot of memories you may want to cherish for months and years to come. Apps like Google Photos help you manage those memories easier by backing them up to the cloud, ensuring they survive and allowing users to see them...

Profiler is a free, lightweight monitor for CPU, GPU, RAM, and more

There are many apps out there that allow you to visualize your CPU, GPU, and RAM usage in real time. Kernel Adiutor, one of the most widely used kernel management apps out there, comes to mind here, as well as many other apps available in the Play Store and elsewhere. But if you simply want...

Download Google Camera port for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9/Galaxy S9

The Google Camera ports are becoming more and more popular in the Android community because of the amazing HDR+ feature that works on non-Google Pixel phones. These ports are made mainly for the Snapdragon phones, but with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Google Camera ports caused the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, and Samsung Galaxy...