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Arol Wright
Arol Wright 510 posts

Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

Google News 5.20 tests letting you share “full coverage” links to trending news

A while back, Google took a big step to simplify their newsfeed experience with the revamped Google News Android app. It was one of the first apps to sport Google's new Material Theme design, and even then, it has matured a lot since it first launched. One appeal of the app includes the "Full Coverage"...

Bring back the notification ticker with Super Status Bar

It seems like heads-up notifications have been with us for forever now, even though they were actually introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop all the way back in 2014. Before then, though, we used to have something called a "notification ticker" that would show a preview of incoming notifications within the status bar when they arrived....

Google Play Movies prepares to add hundreds of ad-supported free movies

There are hundreds of video streaming services that allow you to watch your favorite TV series and movies at home, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and more recently, Disney+. This is one area where Google doesn't really compete. While the other aforementioned services allow you to pay a monthly fee to access all...

Instagram is launching “Co-Watching” for browsing remotely with friends

Quarantines, curfews, and other extreme measures being taken in order to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. I'm sure many of you are sitting at home right now, in fact, because of the ongoing pandemic. But this is the age of social media, and staying home and practicing social distancing does not necessarily mean that you...

HMD Global unveils HMD Connect, a SIM card with global data roaming

If you frequently travel abroad, you probably know that it can sometimes be a chore to stay connected everywhere. Paying for roaming plans can quickly get pretty expensive on your average everyday carrier, not to mention there are some international destinations that it probably doesn't cover, forcing you to buy a local SIM card when...

Google and other tech giants are joining forces to fight coronavirus misinformation

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has caused a global pandemic, one that is grinding societies to a halt. To limit community transmission of the virus, health experts recommend that people engage in "social distancing" by staying at home as much as possible and avoiding any public gatherings. If one believes they may have been exposed to the...

Motorola reveals the new Moto E6s budget smartphone

Motorola's strongest asset for close to 7 years has been its ability to make solid mid-range and low-end smartphones. In 2013, they took the world by storm with the original Moto G, which many would argue was the first smartphone that proved that cheap smartphones didn't necessarily have to suck. Then later came the Moto...

Google Play app review times may last 7 days or longer due to coronavirus precautions

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has recently been declared a pandemic by the WHO, has affected pretty much all aspects of society. With just over 175,000 confirmed cases globally, and roughly 6,500 deaths, it is an emergency that must not be taken lightly, and one that the world is coming together to tackle. First came...

[Update 2: New Roadmap] HMD Global reveals Android 10 update roadmap for its Nokia smartphones, teases cheap 5G phone for 2020

The latest version of Android, formerly known as Android Q, will be called Android 10 as part of Google's newest efforts to give Android a fresher look. That's it, no fluff, no dessert name---just Android 10. And while this may make sense from a business perspective, it is still not sitting well with Android enthusiasts....

How to change the fingerprint icon and animation on the Huawei P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei P30 Pro are two very awesome devices that, aside from being flagship devices powered by the Kirin 980 processor and running EMUI, also happen to be phones with lots of features in tow, such as awesome cameras, wireless charging, curved displays, and more. They serve as a...

Samsung SoundAssistant update adds a stock Android-like vertical volume slider to One UI 2.0

Samsung's UI experience has wildly transformed and changed throughout the years. It was formerly known as TouchWiz and regarded as one of the most bloated and slowest Android skins. Those days are mostly long gone, though, and Samsung's skin has undergone a heavy transformation in recent years. Now it's known as "One UI", and while...

OPPO reschedules its Find X2 launch event for March 6th

OPPO had a solid 2019 with the launch of the Reno lineup, the company's return to the upper-mid-range and flagship space. Although the Reno 10X Zoom (our review) packed a flagship processor and an excellent periscopic telephoto camera, it wasn't a true successor to the premium OPPO Find X that was introduced back in 2018....