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For months, Google listed the wrong phone number for its own product advice hotline

The average person would turn towards Google in the search of any form of information since the information we find on Google search is considered reliable and dependable. But you know it's not only ironic but also comical when any information on Google's own products website turns out to incorrect. That's what happened with a...

Download the ASUS ROG Phone II’s wallpapers and live wallpapers

The ASUS ROG Phone II is one of the most powerful smartphones available right now, if not the most powerful smartphone. Asus has managed to cram in everything under the sun into a phone that checks out just about every box that an extreme power user would want from a phone. Asus has also provided...

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro forums are now open

Realme launched the new Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro at an event in Delhi, India on August 20, 2019. These new devices succeed the Realme 3 and the Realme 3 Pro that were launched in April 2019 and March 2019, respectively. While one may not agree with the need to refresh smartphones within such...

Microsoft Launcher 5.7 adds a new Cortana conversation UI while Microsoft Edge adds Read Aloud

Microsoft has been striving to grab a bite of out of Google's userbase and while it can no longer achieve it by launching its own smartphones, the tech giant is pushing out alternatives to Google's apps. The list of Microsoft's apps for Android includes tasks and events planners, a phone-to-desktop notification mirroring app, an SMS...

MIUI prepares to automatically recognize and change ringtone for phone calls from food delivery vendors

MIUI by Xiaomi continues to see regular and active development from the company. Unlike other larger OEMs, Xiaomi gives enthusiast users a chance to try out some of these features through beta releases, before the features make their way to stable releases. For instance, previous MIUI Betas have showcased features such as additional Screen Cast...

Huami confirms work has begun on the Xiaomi Mi Band 5

If you're looking for a fitness tracker that doesn't break the bank, then you've probably stumbled upon the Mi Band while shopping online. The Mi Band is a line of affordable, fitness-centric wearables sold under the Xiaomi brand, though they're made by Huami, a leading company in wearable technology. The Mi Band 4 launched in...

QualPwn Overview: New vulnerability may affect more than the Snapdragon 835 and 845

Over the years, we've seen a number of scary Linux-based exploits make the spotlight. We've seen Stagefright, RAMpage, and Cloak and Dagger, just to name a few. When both OnePlus and Xiaomi decided to release their security updates early, some predicted that there was a major exploit getting patched with this month's security patches. Those...

Next Google Home Mini may have a 3.5mm audio port and wall mount

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home have become wildly popular thanks to their cheap prices and connections with their respective smart home ecosystems. I snagged 4 Google Home Minis thanks to an insane Walmart deal, and I also bought a Google Home Hub (now called the Nest Hub) earlier this year. Google...

Moto G6 Play update adds one-button nav, Digital Wellbeing, and June 2019 patches

The Moto G6 Play received Android Pie in the US last month. That update brought all the Pie goodies as well as the May 2019 security patches. This month, the phone is getting another update with newer security patches, Digital Wellbeing, and Motorola's gesture system.The Android Pie update for the Moto G6 Play lacked some...

Android Pie with One UI rolls out for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Tab A (2017)

While some OEMs have abandoned the Android tablet market, Samsung is keeping it alive with a number of its high-end and mid-range devices. These can be slow to receive updates, but Samsung does eventually pull through and roll out at least one major version update to them. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and the Samsung...

[Update: Postponed for G Suite] Google will transition “classic” Hangouts users to Chat and Meet later this year

One of the biggest Google stories of 2018 was the downfall of Hangouts. The platform had long been seemingly abandoned, but we finally got some news about its future. In December, we learned that Hangouts users will eventually be transitioned to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. There was no timeline given at the time, but...

[Update 2: Official] Google Play Store’s Material Theme redesign is rolling out

Slowly and steadily, Google has been refreshing its Android app with the Material Theme design philosophy which includes rounder Google Sans font, whiter background with ample spacing, and use of vibrant colors over flat icons to make content discovery easier. We've come across refurbished versions of Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google...