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[Update: Rolling out] Wear OS update brings “Tiles” – small, informative app widget cards

Wear OS has changed so much since it debuted as Android Wear back in 2014. There have been a number of major design and ideology shifts in the last 5 years (including a complete rebranding). Many would argue that Wear OS is a dead platform, but Google doesn't seem to think so. The latest update...

Developers get Fuchsia running in the Android Studio Emulator

Google is well-known for its Android and Chrome OS operating systems. They're used in hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. Both are famous for being open-source, meaning we know everything there is to know about them. But Google is working on a third operating system, called Fuchsia, which we know far less about. It first...

How to add call recording support to the EMUI 9 dialer on the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei P30, and other devices

Call recording is often associated with risky business but it can also be very useful, so much so that Google might be adding it the future versions of Android. It comes in handy when you wish to ensure that you don't miss vital details during an interview or a business call without having to jot...

Xiaomi.EU on the Xiaomi Mi 9 fixes everything wrong with MIUI

While the Xiaomi Mi 9 is an absolutely stellar device, much of its issues arise in software. Advertisements, bloatware, bugs, it's all software. As I pointed out in my review as well, there are even remnants of its Chinese development left in the stock software, like on the lock screen. It's a fantastic device, but...

Become a Certified Networking Expert with this Microsoft MTA Prep Bundle

Every company over a certain size needs a solid network. That’s why experienced network engineers are always in demand. What’s more, networking skills are highly valuable in many other IT careers. If you want to master this subject, the Microsoft Network & Security Fundamentals Certification Bundle should be your starting point. This bundle helps you...

Samsung and Apple’s smartphone sales declined in Q1 2019 while Huawei’s grew 50%

In the first quarter of 2019, we experienced some of the most polarizing trends in the smartphone market, including optical zoom, ultrasonic fingerprint scanners, as many as five rear cameras, different means to accommodate the selfie camera etc. But even this extensive innovation could not prevent the global market from plunging for the sixth consecutive...

[Update: Settlement details] Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing their secrets and giving them to Intel

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of information and passing them on to Intel, a court filing has revealed. Apple and Qualcomm have been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. According to Qualcomm, Apple took confidential information and trade secrets and...

Artwalls is a collection of artistic and minimal wallpapers for OLED smartphones

The release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and its "hole punch" screen design has led to many creative wallpapers. These wallpapers integrate the hole punch in some artistic way, making for a cool effect. But cool tricks do not necessarily make for great wallpapers. Sometimes, it's the basics that can look the best. Artwalls is an...

MIUI 9.5.1 adds lock screen clock customization and automatically showing notifications with face unlock, hints at home screen swipe gestures and the return of Child Mode

Xiaomi is often quick to mimic new features introduced in Android and add them to MIUI, even without bumping the version of Android to the latest. It recently replicated Google's Digital Wellbeing and anti-probing features for Wi-Fi, and added them to MIUI beta besides also including a floating calculator in stable builds to help users...

[Update: Available in India for ₹28,990] Samsung Galaxy A70 debuts with 6.7″ Infinity-U AMOLED, 32MP front and rear cameras, 25W fast charging

Samsung has been bracing itself to beat the price-effective smartphone offerings from Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, Vivo etc. To do so, the South Korean tech giant has revamped its Galaxy A series, which primarily comprises budget offerings with a premium touch. While the Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 are already...

Motorola Moto Z4 renders show a headphone jack, large camera bump, and small notch

In 2018, when a score of brands jumped the bandwagon and launched smartphones with Snapdragon 845, Lenovo-owned Motorola still chose a dated notchless design and an older Snapdragon 835 chipset to power its so-called flagship, the Motorola Z3. But it should not repeat the same mistake again. Back in November last year, we spotted the...

[Update: More Details] The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could cost $399/$479 in the US

In case you're out of the loop, Google is launching midrange smartphones for the first time in their history, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. Previously, Google smartphones (including both Google Pixel and Nexus phones alike) launched with flagship-grade specifications, so the sole fact of the existence of these devices is already noteworthy...