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Scrypted is a home automation Android app that integrates with Google Assistant

Smart home devices are getting more and more popular as big companies and indie developers are constantly releasing new services that integrate with them. Some of them offer cross-platform capabilities to connect products from different manufacturers. Scrypted is a new Android app that does exactly that. It lets you connect your Google Home, Apple HomeKit,...

YouTube Music can now automatically download 500 of your favorite songs

YouTube Music, along with YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium, was launched in May 2018 in selected regions. The services were then gradually rolled out to more parts of the world, including India. Despite the push from Google, YouTube Music does not stand as undisputed music streaming champion, as the app and service still has...

Microsoft’s open source Windows 10 calculator gets ported to Android and iOS

This may come out as surprising, but Microsoft is one of the biggest players in the open-source community. You can take a look at their GitHub account to get an idea of how much they contribute. Just a couple of weeks ago, they open-sourced yet another one of their applications: the Windows 10 Calculator. The...

Realme 3 Pro update brings 240fps slow motion, new swipe gesture, Theme Store, and more

Realme has been relentlessly been rolling out software updates to its smartphones and updating them to Color OS 6 based on Android Pie. The Realme 3 Pro, which sits on the top of its product line, came with Android Pie out-of-the-box but the company has been pushing monthly updates to ensure that the buyers feel...

Honor says the Honor 20 series will get Android Q

The ban on Huawei by the U.S. government has put millions of Huawei and Honor smartphone users in qualms about the future on Android updates on their devices. Upon coming into effect on August 19th, the ban is likely to result in the suspension of the Huawei's license to use the commercial version of Android....

Honor 20 Series owners get exclusive Fortnite Wonder Skin

Despite the stiff competition from PUBG Mobile and other third person shooters that have cropped up in the space, Fortnite continues to command a good share of the gamerbase. And now, Epic Games has teamed up with HONOR once again to give users of the Honor 20 series another exclusive skin called "Wonder". Epic Games had...

LG W10 and W30 Hands-on: LG walks the Xiaomi route

It wouldn't be an understatement to say that since their entry into India, Chinese brands like Xiaomi have brought the erstwhile comfy players in the industry down to their knees. Chiefly for its predacious pricing, Xiaomi has not only polarized the Indian market by becoming the leader, but it has also given rise to many...

Unofficial LineageOS 16 arrives for the Realme 3 Pro and Samsung Galaxy J4+

Official LineageOS 16 based on Android 9 Pie was released earlier this year for a handful of devices, but over the past few months, the build roster has grown to include many more devices. Before a build can be deemed official and thus built and hosted using LineageOS' resources, device maintainers have to work to...

Facebook tests letting you finally mute notification dots

Facebook gets a lot of flack for its Android client. Hardly a day goes by when I don't encounter another annoying bug concerning notifications. I occasionally get delayed or duplicated notifications. In-app indicators are often messed up too. Now, Facebook is finally taking some steps to at least hide these annoying in-app notifications. New reports...

[Update: Now In Public Beta] WhatsApp beta 2.19.151 for Android preps QR code and Facebook Stories sharing

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It has every feature you may need in a messaging app, like group chat support, statuses, and more. Ever since Facebook acquired the startup, we've been seeing tighter integrations of these two services. A social media giant has been trying to unify the...

The OnePlus 5/5T’s final OxygenOS open betas bring Zen Mode

The OnePlus 5 and its revision, the OnePlus 5T, were both proof that OnePlus had now started doing things right when they launched back in 2017. After the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T's successful run, OnePlus needed more hits to consolidate themselves as a more globally recognized brand, which they achieved with both of...

YouTube is giving you better control over what videos are on your homepage

YouTube started out as a simple website to upload, view, and share videos. Over time, it grew into the beast that it is today with many people (including Google themselves) looking at it as a social network onto itself. That's massive when you consider over 300 hours of video content is uploaded each and every...