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How to Force Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp on ColorOS 6 or Android 10

WhatsApp's upcoming Dark Mode is perhaps one of the most awaited dark themes, as the popular messaging service with over 1.5 Billion Monthly Active Users as of early 2018 has been incredibly slow to adopt a darker theme for its predominantly white interface. WhatsApp had tested bits and pieces of a dark theme since March...

Motorola reboots the Razr with a vertically folding display

After months of anticipation, Motorola has officially rebooted its iconic Razr brand. The new Motorola Razr is a flip phone just like its predecessors were back before Android and iOS smartphones started to dominate the landscape. However, the new 2019 Razr uses cutting-edge display technology to achieve this iconic design. When you flip the phone...

Google Stadia AMA reveals Claw controller for Pixel phones, Chromecast Ultra update requirement, and more

With Google's Stadia launch just a week away, the team decided to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit to answer all the questions the community might have, and of course, there were a lot. During the AMA, we learned plenty of new information about what to expect when the cloud gaming service launches....

Like the Nexus 6P, some Pixel 3 owners are reporting early shutdowns

If you or someone you know owned a Nexus 6P, you may remember a lot of hubbub about early shutdowns. A lot of people had issues with bootlooping, which actually led to a lawsuit and payouts. Now, some Pixel 3/3 XL owners are having similar issues with early shutdowns. The reports apparently started back in April...

Google is planning to offer checking accounts as early as next year

Following in the footsteps of Apple and the Apple Card, it appears Google may be preparing to get into personal financial products. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to offer checking accounts next year with something called Project Cache. The report says Google will partner with banks and credit unions...

Save An Extra 15% on These Already Discounted Cybersecurity Courses

Normally speaking, you'd have to wait until Black Friday for great prices. But this year, the deals have come early. If you want to learn ethical hacking or improve your IT skills, check out these courses at the XDA Developers Depot — now with an extra 15% off when you use code BFSAVE15. The Complete 2019...

Tronsmart Spunky Pro Review — Weird Name, Good Bluetooth Earbuds

Thanks to Apple's 2016 decision to remove the headphone jack, omitting the beloved port is now standard practice. That's great for some manufacturers since they can charge extra for dongles and first-party Bluetooth earbuds. Coincidentally, OEMs have introduced their own wireless buds at the same time they release smartphones without a headphone jack (I'm looking...

The Pixel 4 Camera Makes Google’s Latest Smartphones Worth Buying

When you talk about the Google Pixel smartphones in public, the first thing people usually ask about is the camera quality. With a Pixel smartphone in my pocket, I've always been the designated photographer in my friend group. However, just because Pixel phones have traditionally had excellent camera quality doesn't guarantee every new Pixel device...

How to enable Android 10’s Rules feature on any Pixel smartphone

A new Android version is released every year, and Google takes the stage at I/O to highlight some of the most prominent changes to the OS. But there are always many features that are not covered on stage due to paucity of time, and these end up being discovered later on. "Rules" is one such...

Honor 9X: A Great Full Screen Phone

In 2019 we have seen many flagship phones competing with display innovations. While the high end phones push 90Hz and 120Hz displays, the Honor 9X pushes forward of another area in display innovation. While notches and hole-punch selfies have plagued smartphones for the past two years, the Honor 9X brings us a full screen large...

Download: MIUI 11 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi and Redmi devices!

MIUI 11 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so an MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. MIUI 11 was announced in China in September 2019, bringing along new...

Google’s ARCore now supports the Realme X2/Pro, OPPO Reno 2, LG G8X, and more

Google's ARCore (now Google Play Services for AR) is an SDK that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps. While it doesn't require any specialized hardware, Google still has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device. Since each device has a different camera and sensor setup, getting the...