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Flow Desktop is the first launcher built for Android 10’s hidden Desktop Mode

Android Q betas gave us our first look at an experimental Desktop Mode on Android smartphones. Enabled through a setting in Developer Options, this Desktop Mode brought up a new Android interface that resembled a more conventional desktop launcher, with the ability to launch apps in freeform multi-windows. Google has even provided more information for...

You can no longer use a phone number to sign up for Facebook Messenger

In a bid to bring more users to the platform, Facebook has now removed support for phone number logins on Facebook Messenger. According to a recent report from VentureBeat, the company now requires users to create a Facebook account in order to use Messenger. In an email to the publication, a Facebook spokesperson wrote, "If...

Chrome OS 80 lets you sideload Android apps without Developer Mode

It's probably no secret to anyone that Chrome OS now supports Android apps. It has for a while, in fact. Before bringing Android app support to Chrome OS, it was actually very much limited to web apps, but Android app support has unlocked a lot of possibilities for Chromebook users, including better, native experiences for...

Download links for the ASUS ROG Phone II’s Android 10 beta are now online

ASUS is one of the smartphone brands that has improved the most during 2019. The launch of the ZenFone 6 was certainly one that caught us off guard: it provided flagship performance on a budget, and what's better, they got rid of all of ZenUI's bloat, with the newer version of ZenUI being very, very...

Samsung’s next flagship lineup may be called the “Galaxy S20”

We're less than a week away from 2020, yet we're already getting to know some of the devices that will be making headlines this upcoming year. One of them is, obviously, from Samsung. We already know a fair bit about Samsung's upcoming flagship phones, including their screen sizes, overall design, and some camera specs and...

Download the latest Google Recorder app on most Android devices

Google's latest Pixel 4 smartphones have a lot of appealing features like 90Hz refresh rate displays and Google's latest camera software, but one of the features that we've personally found to be incredibly useful is the new Google Recorder app. This app is a fully offline voice recorder with real-time transcriptions and audio search. Google's...

Leafster is a powerful search tool for the Google Books database

Google Books (not to be confused with Google Play Books) remains one of Google's oldest services that is still active today. For starters, it is pretty much a gigantic directory for searching books, magazines, and texts that Google has scanned throughout the years. With more than 40 million scanned books, it is a vast resource...

MyWall is a lightweight wallpaper manager with the ability to extract colors and apply filters

Wallpapers are key to smartphone personalization. Personally, I'm the kind of person that can't stand looking at the same wallpaper for over 2 weeks, so I'm always constantly changing it. I'm not even hugely into switching up layouts, launchers and icon packs, but just having a fresh wallpaper suffices. I always have a collection of...

Sony apparently can’t keep up with demand for its image sensors

If there's one common denominator among most devices this year is that they all have multiple cameras. And we're not just talking about just dual cameras: OEMs ranging from OnePlus, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and even Apple have come out with phones that have triple, quad, or even penta camera setups. More cameras don't necessarily...

Download the Motorola Razr’s Retro App, Live Wallpapers, and more

Foldable phones were a big story in 2019 but one brand stole the show with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Samsung's Galaxy Fold may be a bigger, more powerful foldable, but it doesn't have the same name recognition as the iconic razr. Motorola is well aware of this and they included several goodies to amp...

LG V60 ThinQ with dual screen and 5G likely to launch at MWC 2020

The year is coming to an end, and so is this current generation of smartphones. In just a few days, we expect to begin hearing more and more about upcoming smartphones, some of which might get teased at the CES 2020, and some others which we know will make an appearance closer to MWC 2020...