Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce graduate and Law student with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. Once an ardent Samsung fanboy, he has since wised up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

Google Chrome Canary and Dev Builds Now Come with Built-In Ad Blocker

Google depends on advertising for its revenue. It is to serve this purpose that the company collects all relevant data across all of its users. Our browsing habits, our shopping-related searches, our weekly schedule -- all of these are of interest to Google because they grant an insight into our lives, allowing Google to serve...

Facebook Launches Messenger Platform 2.1 With Built-In Natural Language Processing

When we talk about social networks, it is difficult to not include Facebook in that conversation. After all, for most people on the Internet, Facebook is the very definition of a social network, one that they use to communicate and keep in touch with long lost friends on the other side of the world as...

Evan Blass Leaks the Galaxy S8 Active, Confirms Previous Image Leaks

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a phone awaited by many who are looking for a rugged device. The Active lineup from Samsung tries to merge a lot of the flagship features from the S lineup with a smartphone body that is usually MIL-STD-810G certified for dust, humidity, salt and shock resistance; among other such...

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Lets you Link your Android Phone to your Windows PC

Microsoft has announced the newest iteration of Insider Previews for Windows 10. Insider Preview Build 16251 for PC is rolling out to Windows 10 Insiders in the Fast ring, and will also be available for Insiders who opted in to 'Skip Ahead'. The highlight of Preview Build 16251 is the ability to link your Android...

WhatsApp Reaches 1 Billion Active Users Per Day Milestone

Social media and communication platforms are serious business, with every big company trying or having tried in the past to get a piece of this giant pie. But sadly and ironically, such platforms can only become very successful once they have become successful, as they feed on their existing popularity to draw in more and...

Add Floating Buttons For Easier In-Call Multitasking with Blimps

XDA Member CurlyY's application, Blimps, has received a major new update to version 2.0 that brings a new UI and more buttons to the app. Blimps lets you perform in-call multitasking by adding floating buttons for common actions so you can still retain control over your call while you are navigating away from the dialer app....

Emoji Packs Bring iOS 10, Android O, and other Emojis to the Galaxy S7

The emoji's that come along with Google Keyboard should serve the needs for most users, but over at our forums, members keep looking for ways to differentiate their device and add on to their smartphone experience. If you would like to try out different emoji packs, you can easily do so on your Samsung Galaxy...

Meizu Announces the Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus With Secondary AMOLED Display and Dual Rear Cameras

The Western world sees little of the technological 'experiments' that Asian markets witness. OEMs from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan attempt to carve out niches for themselves by trying out unconventional combinations of existing technology. The results can be considered by gimmicks most of the time, but often, we get smartphones that possess real...

Adobe to Finally Kill Flash in 2020 by Stopping Updates and Distribution of the Flash Player

This week seems to be bringing bad news for once-popular applications. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the deprecation of Paint after 32 years of service (though it'll be offered on their application store), and today, Adobe is ringing death bells for Flash. Adobe is planning to End-of-Life Flash by the end of 2020, as the company has now...

Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK Now Available on Qualcomm Developer Network

If industry leaders in the tech world are to be believed, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are the future of mobile. Smartphones currently play a central role in our lives, assisting us when we perform many of our daily tasks. In the future, smartphones would be able to predict our tasks and perform them, and we are starting to...

Microsoft Paint Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update After 32 Years of Service

One of the most recognizable features of Microsoft's Windows OS is undoubtedly MS Paint. This simplistic image editing and drawing software came preloaded with all Windows installation, and its basic nature and widespread availability made it the go-to tool for simple edits on images. Whether it be resizing canvasses or highlighting certain areas for your...

Xiaomi Previews the Upcoming Mi 5X and MIUI 9

Xiaomi is all set to launch the new Mi 5X as well as an update to its UX skin in the form of MIUI 9. The launch event is scheduled for 26th July 2017 in China, but Xiaomi took to its forums to give its readers a preview of what to expect from the event. First...