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Windows File Recovery is a new tool from Microsoft that may help you restore deleted files

Nothing is as frustrating as losing valuable information from your hard drive which can happen due to human error or hardware failure. There may still be a chance to recover some of those files, though, since a lot of file deletions involve deleting the file index until that block of storage is overwritten. Just a...

[Update: Now in Search results] It’s now free for any business to list products on Google Shopping

While many people have probably used Google Shopping, it's one of Google's lesser-known services. On the surface, it seems like a simple aggregator for online shopping, but there's actually more going on. Previously, businesses had to pay to appear in Google Shopping. Now, the company is letting any business owner list products for free. It's critical...

Waze reveals a new logo, bright new colors, and icons

New logos are often controversial, but they can mark the start of the revitalization of a service and bring new attention to it. Waze is a service that has been around for a long time, 14 years to be exact, and it's getting its first major brand refresh in a long time. Along with a...

Alleged Xiaomi Redmi 9A official renders show up online a day before the launch

Despite a wide range of products, Xiaomi truly excels when it comes to its budget offerings. The company's entry-level Redmi A series is fairly popular in several parts of the world including Southeast Asia, LATAM, and Europe. Xiaomi launched Redmi 8A back in September last year and the phone – like its predecessor – offers...

[Update 2: Coming Back] The Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

Late last month we came across an issue with the Google Play Store which prevented some newly published apps from showing up in search. The bug only brought up related search results when searching for new apps, even though they were definitely live on the platform. Google addressed this issue shortly thereafter and users were...

Download: Xiaomi rolls out the first MIUI 12 beta with Android 11 for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Xiaomi's latest flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 10 (review), and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (unboxing & hands-on), run MIUI 11-flavored Android 10 out of the box. The device duo has recently received the taste of Android 11 Beta 1, but there are some caveats. You can't find the signature MIUI skin there, because the initial...

MIUI 12 adds a Sound Assistant for controlling media volume from multiple apps

Xiaomi's custom Android software – MIUI – looks strikingly different from stock Android. Other than appearance, MIUI also features a slew of extra features added on top of AOSP builds to make the user experience more convenient. The update cycle of MIUI, however, doesn't coincide with that of Android and Xiaomi focuses on improving the...

Facebook starts rolling out a dark theme for some mobile users

Shortly after Facebook rolled out a dark mode for Messenger last year, we first saw evidence of a similar mode coming to the Facebook app on Android. Then, earlier this year in February, the company rolled out the dark mode setting for the Facebook Lite app, however, the main Facebook app still hadn't received the...

Amazfit PowerBuds Review – Fitness-oriented TWS earbuds with iffy heart rate detection

Thanks to Apple's AirPods, truly wireless earbuds have exploded in popularity in the last few years. The non-Apple alternatives range from bad to good and cheap to expensive, with no correlation implied. Today, we're going to talk about a mid-range set of Bluetooth TWS earbuds aimed at a different niche. The Huami Amazfit PowerBuds are...

Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review: The Meaningful Increment

Wireless earphones and truly wireless earphones have both been around for a few years now, but it's only recently that we have seen their popularity explode. That's thanks in part to OEMs insisting on the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from their top phones and then pushing out wireless audio solutions as additional purchases....

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Early Developments: Custom Kernels, Google Camera, and Hole-Punch Apps!

OnePlus is one of the few Android smartphone makers that still caters to the aftermarket development community. Despite its status as a "premium" smartphone brand these days, the company has promoted custom ROMs for EOL devices and maintains an active developer program. Now the company's latest offerings — the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8...