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Galaxy Labs is a suite of Samsung apps to manage your files and optimize performance/battery life

The Android experience on Samsung devices has come a long way since the horrid TouchWiz days. The company's One UI skin is much lighter, less intrusive, and relatively bloat-free. On top of that, it packs in a couple of great customization options for users to personalize their device. Among these is Samsung's Good Lock —...

Unofficial TWRP and LineageOS 16 are now available for the ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE recently entered the flagship smartphone game again with the launch of the Axon 10 Pro, which serves as an awesomely priced, decent-ish flagship entry that mostly stands out because of the value it gives you for your money. Starting at $549 and carrying full flagship specs, there's not a lot of phones out there...

Google Pixel 4 vs Google Pixel 3: should you upgrade?

The Google Pixel 4 just launched a few weeks ago, so if you are interested in buying one, you'll likely be wondering if it's worth the upgrade from last year's Pixel 3. That question isn't as clear cut as it has been in previous years. Let's take a look. Pixel 3 Pixel 4 Display Fullscreen 5.5” display FHD+ flexible OLED...

Google Pixel 4 XL vs Google Pixel 3 XL: should you upgrade?

Just a few weeks ago, Google launched the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. After a new phone launches, many people ask "is it worth the upgrade from last year's model?" The same thing goes for the Pixel 4 XL this year. So, let's go through the similarities and differences to see if it's worth...

[Update: OnePlus 7 Rollout] OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for the OnePlus 7 series adds a new gesture, weather provider, and more

Earlier this month, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. As part of the update, OnePlus released a bunch of bug fixes and a couple of new features. Most notably, the company rolled out a new Work-Life Balance feature for users in India. This new feature allows...

The Netflix button on the new SHIELD TV remote can be remapped

NVIDIA recently announced the newest additions to the SHIELD line of devices, which includes an upgraded set-top box and a brand new streaming stick. The streaming stick is simply named the NVIDIA SHIELD TV while the higher-end, more expensive set-top box gains the "Pro" moniker. These devices have been popular topics due to NVIDIA's stellar...

OPPO Reno Z Review – Great, Despite the Software

Strap in everyone, it's time for another wall of text—I mean, review. This time around, we're taking a look at the OPPO Reno Z. It's a solidly mid-range device released earlier this year and I've got to say, it's definitely interesting. On paper, it's not really something to write home about, but OPPO has followed...

Google ARCore now supports the Realme 5/5 Pro and Realme XT

Google ARCore, which was recently renamed to Google Play Services for AR, is Google's attempt at expanding Augmented Reality and its experiences to more and more devices without the need for specialized niche hardware, unlike the erstwhile Project Tango. While ARCore does away with the need for specialized hardware, there is still a small catch:...

Poweramp adds Powerstream, an HTTP streaming feature for online radio

If you are a long-time Android user, from perhaps the Gingerbread or even Froyo era, then you definitely have heard about Poweramp. Poweramp is one of the oldest and still updated music players for Android, that has been around for as long as the OS has been around. Over these years, the very concept of...

[Update 1: WhatsApp sues Israeli firm] WhatsApp vulnerability allowed installation of spyware on smartphones

Facebook has had a tough time since the revelations of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting case came out last year. At the F8 conference this year, the chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised to execute a "re-plumbing" job to make Facebook and its sister platforms – including WhatsApp and Instagram – more private and secure. But,...

[Update 4: Preview Adds More Games] Project xCloud lets you stream Xbox One games to phones and tablets

With so many devices in our lives having displays, people demand more and more interconnectivity. They want to be able to use apps, games, and services on all their devices. Buy something on one screen and use it on all the others. Gaming is a big part of this, and Microsoft is enabling this interconnectivity...