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[Update: Rolling Out] Google Photos 4.23 tests Photo Frames that show curated albums on Chromecasts or smart displays

Google Photos is in my top 3 list of favorite Google services. I use it to store all of my photos, and I also use the Android app as a basic photo editor. Recently, Google rolled out the ability to search your photos by the text that's in them. Version 4.23.0.265533473 recently rolled out on...

Poweramp v3 build 842 adds external storage support for Chrome OS, search in Settings, and more

When talking about third-party music players, the first name that always springs to mind is Poweramp. Granted, there are plenty of good music players out there on the Play Store, but none match the level of customization and features that Poweramp offers. Poweramp was the go-to music player for a vast majority of Android users...

Google updates Recorder app from the Pixel 4 with transcriptions and audio search

Yesterday, I unexpectedly received an update to the "Emergency Information" app, which changed it into "Personal Safety" and also revealed that car crash detection and emergency message sharing were coming to Pixel smartphones. Today, I unexpectedly received an update for another app: the leaked Google Recorder app from the Pixel 4 XL. This simple app...

WhatsApp working on disappearing messages on latest Beta for Android

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps out there, even though it lacks behind on certain functionalities introduced by its competitors such as Telegram. WhatsApp packs in almost all the features most users need in a messenger, including support for statuses, group messages, and more. Facebook has also shown keen interest on...

Samsung Galaxy Fold launched in India for a price of ₹1,64,999 ($2,320)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is Samsung's first foldable smartphone, originally launched in February for a cool price tag of $1,980. But shortly after its launch, this innovative device encountered some issues in the hands of reviewers, which prompted Samsung to delay the launch of the device until it gets those issues sorted out. The "fixed"...

Huawei adds 20 more devices to the EMUI 10 update roadmap

At its IFA event in Berlin early last month, Huawei teased the EMUI 10 update roadmap for a few of its devices. At the time, the company just listed down tentative dates for 13 devices, while promising updates for over 30 models eventually. In a recent post from the official Huawei EMUI Weibo account, the...

Call of Duty: Mobile now available for download on Android

The Battle Royale genre for shooting games has massively exploded in popularity over the past few years, riding mainly on the success of Fortnite and PUBG. Both these titles have naturally made their way onto smartphones (and Android) in the form of Fortnite Mobile and PUBG Mobile. After a successful Beta run, Activision’s Call of Duty is now...

OnePlus TV’s movable soundbar gets new lighting effects with first update

OnePlus has evolved from a producer of flagship killers to a premium smartphone brand. For several months, it is has been the most popular premium smartphone brand in India, which is currently the only market in the world with a rising growth curve. Last week, along with the OnePlus 7T (review), OnePlus also launched its...

OnePlus adds challenges in Zen Mode v1.40 to better encourage phone detox

Earlier this year, OnePlus debuted Zen Mode in OxygenOS alongside the launch of the OnePlus 7 series. Back then, the feature just aimed to help users put their phones down to help them focus on more important tasks. However, it only offered one time limit of 20 minutes at first. This changed with version 1.30...