Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

Genshin Impact – Horizon Zero Dawn collab will give all players a free 5-star character

Genshin Impact is currently keeping its players engaged in the massive v2.0 update with the new Inazuma region, new bosses, new characters, new mechanics, cross-platform play and so much more. While players explore the new region, Mihoyo just dropped a surprise announcement. Genshin Impact's developer Mihoyo is collaborating with Horizon Zero Dawn's developer Guerrilla Games...

Here are the new features Microsoft plans to add to Edge

For all the hate that Internet Explorer got, Microsoft did turn a corner with the newer Edge browser. Compared to Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge does come off as a fresh and lighter alternative. Microsoft also has shown commitment towards the browser, adding in features and light visual refreshes in an attempt to chip away market...

Genshin Impact gets its biggest update yet with the new Inazuma region in v2.0 release

We've written about Genshin Impact at XDA before, and that's because we really like it. I've personally sunk in hours while staying free-to-play, and the entire experience makes it a great Android game. While the recent v1.6 update brought along a temporary region to explore, Genshin Impact is now getting a version jump to 2.0...

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Buds+/Live/Pro randomly dead? Here’s how to fix them

Samsung's Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Buds Pro are the closest rivals to Apple's AirPods, at least in terms of popularity. While there are a few quirks to each of them, this range of earbuds from Samsung are one of the safest, general recommendations for the average consumer. But sometimes, accidents...

How to Install Android Updates on Xiaomi, Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones with MIUI

Stock ROM updates come for all Xiaomi, Mi, and Redmi smartphones in two formats: Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM. As the name implies, Recovery ROMs need to be installed through the Recovery or through the Local Update method, while Fastboot ROMs need to be installed through Fastboot using the MiFlash Tool. The instructions for all Xiaomi,...

Treat yourself to some slick new TWS from Samsung, Jabra and Apple with these Prime Day deals

TWS are all the rage these days. While the industry does feel the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the increased adoption of TWS has spurred manufacturers to innovate and release great TWS options. For most users, a Bluetooth TWS earbud will offer great convenience. And now thanks to Prime Day 2021, we have some...

Save your back and your money with these two Smart Vacuum deals from Anker and Shark for Prime Day 2021

Smart Vacuums are increasingly gaining popularity as part of people's smart home setups, and for good reason. These smart machines involve a one-time setup, but after that, they largely run without needing constant effort or supervision. If you have been looking to get yourself a smart robot vacuum cleaner, both Anker and Shark have some...

The Bose NC Headphones 700 are great at noise cancelling, and they’re now at their cheapest

Bose is a well-known audio brand from America, and its name frequently comes up when one talks about great headphones, earphones, speakers, and soundbars. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is one of their flagship products for consumers, and it's getting a nice $100 discount on Prime Day 2021, bringing the price down to $229...

Sony’s excellent Bravia X900H 4K120 TV gets a superb deal for Prime Day

Sony makes good TVs and they also make excellent TVs. The X90 series from Sony falls in the latter category, marking itself as one of the premier choices in the company's LCD TV lineup. Now, this excellent TV is down to $1,800 for its 85" model, making it one of the top TVs you should...

Samsung refreshes its Odyssey gaming monitor lineup with flatscreen options

Samsung's Odyssey lineup of monitors have been well received, with options making their way into recommendations of Best Monitors. For 2020, Samsung's Odyssey G7 and G9 stole the show with their curved displays and other features. For the 2021 refresh, Samsung is flattening the curve with the new Odyssey G7, Odyssey G5, and Odyssey G3. Samsung...

Genshin Impact 1.6 update brings along skins, a new character, new boss, and more ahead of Inazuma launch

Android has a bunch of great games, and one of my favorites for this year is definitely Genshin Impact. I've sunk a fair few hours grinding characters, weapons, and artifacts to their last stages (and written up tips and tricks for beginners and advanced players, to help you play the game better!). Irrespective of whether you are...

WhatsApp is suing the Indian government to protect user privacy

WhatsApp has been in the news recently over its new privacy policy. While WhatsApp steadfastly maintains that user privacy continues to be upheld in the new privacy policy, it has been facing legal troubles in regions like Germany and hurdles in India too which prevent it from taking coercive action. Now, WhatsApp is suing the...