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Google Play System Update now shows percent progress on the boot animation

With the release of Android 10 back in 2019, Google debuted Project Mainline, an initiative that lets Google directly deliver updates to key Android components. The goal was to bolster security, protect privacy, and improve developer consistency by standardizing certain system components and delivering updates to them on a consistent schedule. The mechanisms of Project...

These are the best Microsoft Surface PCs: Tablets, laptops, and more

Ever since the inception of Microsoft's Surface line of products, they were meant to be showcase devices. Like Google's Nexus (and now Pixel) family, Surface devices are supposed to show other companies what can and should be done with a Windows PC. The original Surface Pro arguably kicked the convertible market into gear. In the...

Sharp Aquos R6 Hands-On: This huge 1-inch camera sensor can’t compensate for lackluster software processing

Japanese smartphones haven't been relevant on a global stage in many years -- partly because most non-Sony devices are not sold in chunks of the world, but also because the phones just didn't offer competitive hardware compared to Apple, Samsung, or Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi. This year seems to be the year Japanese smartphone...

Work Safer from Home with WOT Browsing Security

If you've found yourself working from home or using your personal computer as a work machine, you're not alone. Many people have changed their work environment since the beginning of the pandemic, which shifts the responsibility of cybersecurity from your company to you. If you're looking to beef up the internet security on your computer,...

Google Chrome prepares to add an HTTPS-only mode for more secure web browsing

Google is working on a new HTTPS-only mode for Google Chrome that will automatically upgrade all your connections to the secure HTTPS protocol. The mode is currently available in the latest Chrome Canary release. It should roll out on the stable channel in the coming weeks. Google introduced a new change in Chrome 90 for desktop...

These are the Best Game Controllers for Android: Razer, SteelSeries, 8Bitdo, and more!

Android has, over many years, become a platform where you can now play games that are not just Candy Crush re-skins. This means FPS and fast-paced titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Fortnite are all playable on your smartphone, and emulation also allows users to play older games from older consoles...

T-Mobile lets iPhone users try out its network for free without swapping SIMs

T-Mobile is offering a new way for iPhone users to test-drive its network for free for a month. The best part: you don’t need a second device or additional gear. You can try out T-Mobile's network from your existing phone while still keeping your current line. This is made possible by T-Mobile (via CNET) tapping into...

These are the Best File Manager apps for Android: Files by Google, FX Explorer, MiXplorer Silver, and more!

The relatively open nature of Android allows users to browse through their device’s file structure and perform file and folder operations without needing a computer. Thus, a file manager or file explorer, whatever you want to call it, is a very useful tool for anyone who uses an Android phone or tablet for productivity. Most manufacturers...

WhatsApp’s Expiring Media feature starts rolling out on the beta channel

In September last year, we first heard about an upcoming feature in WhatsApp that would let you share images, videos, and GIFs that would expire after a predefined duration. We learned more details earlier this year when WABetaInfo shared screenshots showcasing the feature in action. Now, the Expiring Media feature is finally rolling out to...

TCL brings its premium C Series range of 4K TVs to India

TCL today launched three new premium 4K TVs in the Indian market. The new range features 120Hz MEMC support, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, Game Master, Hands-free voice control 2.0, and a host of other features. The new range will also be upgraded to the new Google TV interface, starting Q3 2021. Here's a...

These are the Best Chrome Extensions: Buster, MightyText, Inssist, and more!

It's hard to deny that Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers used by a majority of people across the world, regardless of the platform. It comes pre-installed on all Android smartphones and Chromebooks, and has also become the browser of choice for a lot of people on Windows computers, because it...

Leaked renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 showcase two new colorways

Samsung will launch two new foldable phones later this year -- the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Over the last few months, we've seen a boatload of leaks about these devices that have revealed everything from their design to their specifications. We've also learned that the devices could be 20%...