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Spotify rolls out real-time lyrics in 26 markets, including India

Spotify is easily among the most popular music streaming services in the world. Its apps for different platforms are continuously updated with new features. Back in March, the Spotify app for Android received a new homescreen UI along with a universal Shuffle button and a rejigged Action row. In the following month, Spotify started receiving...

Alleged Moto G 5G (Motorola Edge Lite?) render reveals dual hole-punch cutout and quad cameras

For the last few years, Motorola had focussed on entry-level and mid-range smartphones, diversifying its product portfolio with the Moto E, Moto G, and the Motorola One series. It re-entered the premium segment last year with the rebirth of the Motorola Razr followed by the launch of the Edge and Edge+ 5G flagship devices in...

Samsung rolls out the July 2020 security update to the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy A50

Samsung recently pushed out the July 2020 security patches to its flagship Galaxy S20 series. This early security patch release was possible since Google notifies Android Partners about the Android framework and Linux kernel issues listed in a particular Android Security Bulletin (ASB) at least 30 days before the public release. Now three more devices...

The Realme C11 is a new budget smartphone with the MediaTek Helio G35

Following the launch of the new MediaTek Helio G25 and G35 chipsets, Xiaomi announced two new devices in the budget-friendly Redmi 9 series featuring the new SoCs. The new Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C, which were announced in Malaysia earlier today, are powered by the new chipsets and feature large 5,000mAh batteries, coupled with HD+...

Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C launch with big batteries, notched displays, and new MediaTek processors

Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek just unveiled the new Helio G25 and Helio G35 chipsets for budget gaming smartphones. The new octa-core chipsets are manufactured on a 12nm fabrication process and feature 8x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 2.0GHz and 2.3GHz, respectively. The chipsets are making a debut with Xiaomi's new Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C,...

SafetyNet’s dreaded hardware attestation is rolling out, making it much harder for Magisk to hide root

Back in March, a few users with Magisk installed noticed that their devices were failing SafetyNet attestation. This news was troubling to the community at XDA because it means that many crucial banking/financial apps and popular games like Pokémon Go and Fate/Grand Order were refusing to run on rooted devices. For some time, it seemed...

MediaTek Helio G35 and G25 chipsets unveiled for gaming on a budget

Adding on to its list of gaming-focused Helio G series chipsets, Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek has now unveiled the budget-friendly Helio G35 and Helio G25. The new budget chips come just a month after the company unveiled the mid-range Helio G85, which is an octa-core processor that's built on a 12nm process. Much like the Helio...

Google Photos temporarily disables image backups from Facebook, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps by default

Last week, we discovered that Google was preparing to disable Google Photos backups for a number of social media/messaging apps. The app's strings explicitly mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, stating that "in an effort to conserve internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off" for messaging apps. Today, that change is officially...

Google Store adds a dedicated page for Pixel and Nest product tutorials, tips, and more

While it's possible to buy Google products from a variety of retailers, the central "home base" is the Google Store. Everything from Pixel phones to Chromecast dongles to Nest speakers and displays can be purchased from the Google Store. To make the store even better, the company is adding a "Helpful Videos" page for customers...

Chrome OS is getting a clipboard manager that stores the last 5 copied items

Copy and paste is an essential feature that most of us use every day. If you do a lot of work from a computer, it's even more important. Windows 10 has a handy feature (Windows key + V) that allows you to see the last several things you copied. Chrome OS will soon be getting...

Google is working on another bottom tab switcher for Chrome on Android

Google has been toying with adding a bottom bar on Chrome for Android for a long time. First appearing in 2018, "Duplex" (as it was known at the time) was an experiment that added a bottom navigation bar to Chrome. It was later renamed to "Duet" to avoid being associated with Google's AI project, and...

Warden is an open source app from the developer of Aurora Store that lets you disable trackers/loggers [Root]

It's no secret that we're constantly tracked while on the Internet. While marketers and organizations contend that tracking users help them understand their behavior and preferences so they can improve their services, many users find this degree of tracking to be invasive. Many users may even end up divulging more information about their browsing habits...