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LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 is here for nearly 60 devices

There is no dearth of custom ROM choices in the aftermarket development scene, but if there’s one that we could consider to be “the biggest” of them all, then that would be LineageOS. There are so many reasons why the LineageOS project is loved by the community, and it's not just for all the features that...

OnePlus Watch could get Always-On Display feature in future update

OnePlus has revealed that its new wearable, the OnePlus Watch, could one day get an always-on display feature in a future update. When the OnePlus Watch was introduced, one of the things that stood out were claims about battery life. The company said the wearable could get a week’s worth of use after 20 minutes on...

Google says it won’t attend Mobile World Congress 2021

The amount of companies attending Mobile World Congress this year continues to dwindle, with Google the latest to announce it won’t attend the annual event. The event is supposed to go forward with in-person attendance this summer, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of exhibitors have pulled out. Google released a statement (via The...

Discord launches Stage Channels, its version of Clubhouse audio rooms

After hearing Discord was working on a Clubhouse-like feature, the company has introduced Stage Channels. The new feature has launched on all platforms where Discord is available, which includes Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and the web. According to Discord, Stage Channels was developed after the platform noticed more people using voice chat in unique ways. “As...

Apple adds two new Siri voices to iOS, no longer defaults to female-sounding option

Apple’s iOS will no longer default to a female voice for Siri, instead allowing users to pick between male and female when setting up their device. The change was spotted in the sixth beta of iOS 14.5, which also features two new voices for Apple’s voice assistant. First reported by TechCrunch, Apple announced the changes are...

YouTube tests hiding the dislike count on some videos

The next time you watch a video on YouTube, the platform’s design could look slightly different. That’s because YouTube is testing a new design that will hide a video’s public dislike count, something the platform said is being introduced following creator feedback. For years YouTube has publicly displayed the like and dislike count on creator videos....

Exynos Galaxy S9 users can now enjoy Android 11 with One UI 3.1 via Noble ROM

Just a few weeks ago, we showcased an unofficial port of One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 for the Exynos variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This was possible thanks to the work that XDA Recognized Developer AlexisXDA put in to get it to boot by using a modified system image from the Galaxy...

You can now play some old school Xbox games on Android through xCloud

Microsoft has announced 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available to play on Android through Xbox Cloud Gaming. Some of the titles include Perfect Dark, Gears of War 3, and the original Banjo-Kazooie. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can stream the titles to an Android phone or tablet. Microsoft said allowing audiences to...

Fiat 500 ‘Hey Google’ edition launched with Google Assistant built-in

Android Auto support has become increasingly popular among new car models, and Google's deeper OS integration in the form of Android Automotive OS is also starting to make its way into more vehicles. Today, the company is announcing a new partner for its smart automotive ventures. Italian carmaker Fiat has announced the brand new Fiat...

The Honor Band 6 brings along a big screen and accurate sleep tracking for a low price

The first thing that caught my attention as I unboxed and set up the Honor Band 6 wasn't the fitness tracker's design or build quality. They're both nice, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing I haven't seen before. Instead, the thing that made me do a double-take is that the Honor Band 6 still...

Microsoft is shutting down the Cortana app on Android and iOS

The Cortana mobile app for Android and iOS is officially being axed by Microsoft today, March 31, 2021. Originally launched in November 2018, the voice assistant app was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in January last year. While it was still functional, starting today, Microsoft has confirmed that it will...