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LineageOS 16 is now available for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 was one of the surprise releases from ASUS last year, one that managed to put pressure on Chinese OEMs in the budget and early mid-range. The phone not only featured decent specifications, it also was one of the few available options with a stock Android build. Asus backed the...

Honor 20 Pro vs Galaxy S10 vs OnePlus 7 Pro: Low-light throw down

Smartphone photography has come a long way. The industry has made huge advancements in HDR and Portrait Mode, and we're now seeing battles between smartphone brands over zoom and low-light photography. There was a time when taking a photo at night with a phone was a pointless exercise. Now, camera sensors have improved and computational...

NotifyBuddy uses your phone’s AMOLED display as a notification LED

When OnePlus was designing the OnePlus 6T, one of the features they decided to cut was the notification LED. Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro also lack notification LEDs, but OnePlus added an edge lighting effect to compensate. We've seen multiple third-party applications that show notifications on the phone's display, and today we're...

[Update: More Renders] Google Pixel 4 renders reveal giant square camera bump

Hot off of the heels of the Pixel 3a release, the first legit renders of the Pixel 4 are here thanks to the notorious OnLeaks. A generally reliable leaker, OnLeaks says that the renders "are based on early prototyping schematics." As a result, these designs are subject to change. Having said that, the Google Pixel series...

Share to Computer is an open source app to send text/files/images from mobile to PC

With tools like Samsung DeX and Huawei Easy Projection, our smartphones are getting closer and closer to becoming full-blown desktop computer replacements, at least for the average person. But even among those of us who do a lot of work on mobile, there are times when we need to switch to a more capable laptop...

WeNote is a Google Keep alternative with a built-in calendar and Google Drive sync

There are a bunch of different note-taking apps on the Google Play Store, but most people probably gravitate towards the big names like Google Keep, Evernote, or Microsoft OneNote. If you're looking to try something new, check out WeNote by XDA Member yccheok. It's an app for all your notes, to-do lists, reminders, etc. just...

Night Vision lets you literally see in the dark with your Huawei P30 Pro or Honor View 20

When Time-of-Flight sensors were being added to the rears of smartphones, I thought they would only be for purely gimmicky features. When Honor showed off some of the gaming and camera modes on the Honor View 20, I still wasn't convinced that rear TOF sensors could be useful. Sure, with a rear TOF sensor you...

VLC 3.2 beta redesigns the player UI on Android

VLC is one of the most popular media players that has been available since the inception of the internet, thanks in part to its cross-platform capabilities, its familiarity, its open source nature, and its sheer age. The media player has matured across several operating systems and is widely appreciated for its ability to play practically...

Hex Installer builds custom themes on Samsung Galaxy phones running One UI

Samsung has adopted theming solutions within One UI by bundling its devices with a built-in theme engine and a theme store. For the most part, the theme store contains themes made by developers who have partnered with Samsung, which ends up limiting the options that are available on the store because of the approval process...

Samsung updates the Galaxy Tab S5e LTE and Galaxy S9/S9+ with Call and Message Continuity

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e launched earlier this year as a lightweight media consumption device. It has a beautiful 10-inch WQXGA AMOLED display and slim bezels on all sides. The Tab S5e is also one of Samsung's cheaper tablets, making it an attractive package. The company is rolling out an update to the Tab S5e...

The Sprint 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 can be bootloader unlocked

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the last Samsung Galaxy device to launch in the US with an Exynos chip. What's also notable is that the U.S. carrier Galaxy S6 models could be bootloader unlocked. That sparked the developer community to make lots of ROMs for the devices. It was a great time to own a...

AT Player Plays Music Directly From YouTube

https://youtu.be/HWGtcaogu0E If you're someone who uses Youtube, Dropbox, or Soundcloud to store or listen to your music files, you might be interested in AT Player's newest features. We've covered AT Player in the past, but recently they've brought some new functionality to their popular music player app. AT Player has been one of the more popular...