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Remap the S Pen button on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with sideActions

Android users love to stretch the functionality of every aspect of their phones. This is why the modding community is so active. People want complete control over their device. If there's a button on a phone programmed to do something, we want it to do something else. The developer of the popular bxActions app is...

Google accidentally rolls out “Personal Safety” app, confirming car crash detection is coming to the Pixel

Back in May, we discovered changes to the Emergency Information app that hinted at Google adding automatic car crash detection to Pixel smartphones. We haven't heard any new information about this feature since then, and it hasn't appeared in any of the numerous Pixel 4 leaks this past month. However, Google updated the built-in Emergency...

Navigation Gestures 1.18.4 released to stable with new features and bug fixes

It's been a while since the last stable update of Navigation Gestures (1.15.10), and even longer since we've posted about an update. We're here to change that. This post marks the release of Navigation Gestures 1.18.4 to stable. You might be wondering: what happened to 1.16 and 1.17? Well, we can assure you we know...

Nintendo 3DS emulation is now viable on Android with an unofficial Citra port

Many months ago, we talked about an unofficial Citra port which allowed you to play Nintendo 3DS games on your Android smartphone. While that specific build saw few updates, there's a new build that just got released by the developer of Dolphin MMJ, and it runs a whole lot better than before. On high-end devices,...

Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 brings Android 7.1 Nougat to the 7th gen Amazon Fire HD 10

The beauty of the XDA development community is how passionate it can be. We are constantly impressed by some of the feats pulled off by developers in our community, allowing users to break free from the burdens imposed by some OEMs to make their device truly theirs. Amazon has become one of the most restrictive...

Congress scrutinizes Google over use of private DNS in Chrome

DNS over HTTPS is a new-ish concept that was first introduced and proposed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) back in October 2018, roughly a year ago. For starters, it allows for performing DNS resolutions over the HTTPS protocol, providing great advantages for both privacy and security. This new protocol was supported, among other...

YouTube TV launches on Amazon Fire TV devices

Google and Amazon have become fierce competitors in the past few years, competing for dominance on a lot of things such as artificial intelligence, voice assistants, and the smart TV ecosystem. They've even tried to take on Google's dominance in the smartphone marketplace. In the case of smart TVs, though, Google's Android TV is challenged...

Google Play Store gets one-tap buttons to unsubscribe from betas, clear wishlists, and more

The Google Play Store, amongst all its features, allows developers to roll out multiple release channels for the same app. Users can easily opt into an app's beta program and start testing unreleased versions of an app without much more hassle. There is also a number of other features you can easily opt-in to, such...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Display Analysis: The Most Vibrant and Brightest, but Not the Most Accurate

Samsung and Apple are the two back-to-back contenders for "best smartphone display", and the title is sometimes thought to belong to the company who's released the latest phone. However, since both companies source their displays from Samsung Display, many believe that it is Samsung's smartphones that must have the better displays. This belief is flawed...

AutoResponder for Instagram helps you automate your DM responses

Instagram by Facebook, the photo and video-sharing social network, has become the social network of choice for many users, boasting of over 1 billion users as of May 2019. Because of the sheer number of casual users it attracts, Instagram has become a popular way for businesses to attract new customers and interact with them....

OnePlus 7T Kernel Sources are now available

Whether you like OnePlus as a brand and for their recent pricing strategies, or not, one cannot deny that OnePlus devices are one of the easiest-to-mod devices currently available in the market, with a thriving community existing for even older releases. OnePlus has been receptive towards the needs of the developer community, promising timely kernel...

First Look at Android 10’s Live Caption feature from the Google Pixel 4

Besides the next-gen Google Assistant, one of the coolest new features for Android 10 that Google showed off at I/O this year was Live Caption. It's part of Google's push to make Android more accessible for users with disabilities like hearing impairment, and what it does is transcribes audio that's playing on the device into...