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Hitting 1 billion users in 2017, WhatsApp is has become a staple in wireless communication all over the world, under Facebook. Despite its consistent service, with voice and video calling, there can be times where the app feels dull or isn't reaching its full potential. If you're looking to get more out of the popular...

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the Anti-2018 Smartphone

We're starting to hear rumors and see leaks of the Sony Xperia XZ4, but the Sony Xperia XZ3 is still kicking. The Xperia XZ3 bucked a lot of the big design trends of 2018. It doesn't have a notch or hole punch display, the bezels on the top and bottom are still pretty big, it...

Microsoft will announce an SDK for Xbox Live to connect Android, iOS, Switch, and Xbox players

The annual Game Developers Conference, GDC, is taking place mid-March, and a talk scheduled by Microsoft has revealed something incredibly interesting. Microsoft is set to announce an SDK for developers that will allow them to connect Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox players and allow for cross-platform gaming. Microsoft already has Xbox Live logins required...

Xiaomi confirms they’re working on another Black Shark gaming smartphone

Despite their increasing popularity, gaming smartphones continue to remain a niche segment of the mobile smartphone market. Compared to conventional "flagship" phones where the consumer has a plethora of choices, there are only a handful of options for gaming smartphones, like the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2, Nubia Red Magic Mars, ASUS ROG Phone and...

Xiaomi’s UK launch has been sullied by growing pains, but the company is still looking forward

Despite being the fourth largest smartphone vendor in the world (according to IDC), Xiaomi as a brand is relatively unknown outside of Asia and some parts of Europe. Walking around the streets of London or Dublin, for example, you'd be hard-pressed to find a Xiaomi device in someone's hand. However, with Xiaomi's expansion into Europe,...

MIUI 10.2.1 adds a Google Assistant gesture shortcut for Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi's MIUI UX "skin" sees frequent updates from the Chinese company, to the point that it becomes difficult to keep up with what is new on the large number of devices that it supports. Xiaomi tends to add and also remove features from the base Android version, so there often is a sense of dissonance...

Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand will launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship smartphone

Xiaomi has tasted massive success with its budget and entry level Redmi-branded smartphones, even more so than its flagship Mi-brand phones. The phenomenal success of "Redmi" as a brand prompted the Chinese OEM to spin it off into its own sub-brand. This separation would allow Xiaomi to focus on higher end devices, while Redmi would...

One UI update quietly blocks Substratum/Swift Installer on the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

Back when the first Android P Developer Preview was first released, there was a lot of controversy among enthusiasts about the latest version blocking custom overlays (themes) from being installed. Enthusiasts hoped that this was a bug but, it was confirmed by Google to be a security measure. Since the code responsible for blocking custom overlays is...

Magisk Manager gets a revamped UI in the Canary channel

Magisk Manager is one of the most popular Android apps of all time on our forums. Magisk is an open source, systemless rooting solution, and it's most popular for its ability to hide root access from apps that use the SafetyNet Attestation API. Through the Magisk Manager app, users have access to dozens of modules from...

Android Q’s Dark Mode: How Google’s next Android OS will tackle blindingly light themes

In our first post detailing the changes we found from the in-development Android Q build we obtained, we spoke briefly about the dark mode that has everyone all excited. To recap, Google’s built-in dark mode in Android Q can be enabled via a new “Dark Mode” option in Display Settings. Dark mode can either be...

The OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini, and more are on sale before Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day may not necessarily be a day that we associate with tech, but companies are trying to cash in on the holiday anyway. This Valentine's Day, companies such as Google and OnePlus want you to give the gift of technology to your significant other, with devices such as the OnePlus 6T, Google Pixel 2...

Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ FCC docs reveal WiFi 6 support, Reverse Wireless Charging

Samsung Unpacked will kick off on February 20th, 2019. At the event, Samsung will officially unveil the new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. Before releasing these devices in the United States, Samsung needs to run many network certification tests through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). For the most part, the FCC filings that are...