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FallenWriter
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<p>I am the Fallen Writer of XDA. I was a News Writer who was cast into exile for my sins. Now I have returned to haunt the forums of XDA with my writings.</p>

Alexa is Coming to the Amazon Android App (This Week)

Amazon's Alexa is available on a wide array of different platforms, and starting this week, the virtual assistant is now making its way to the Amazon app on Android. iPhone users have been able to use Alexa in the Amazon app since March, and from what we've seen so far, Alexa for the Android Amazon app...

[VIDEO] MokeeROM is a New ROM for the OnePlus 5; Includes Multiple Gestures, Button Customization, Status Bar Control, and More

OnePlus handsets have historically been home to a lot of developer support, and the OnePlus 5 has been no different. MokeeROM is one of the latest custom ROMs for the OP5, and it comes equipped with a ton of great features - including tons of gestures to play around with, button customization, status bar control,...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Be Announced on August 23

Every year, Samsung has two big product launches - one for the new S-series flagship held in the first quarter of the year, and one for the new Note device towards the second half of the year. So far this year we've gotten the beautiful Galaxy S8/S8+, and soon, the Galaxy Note 8 will be...

Google Calendar now lets you Change Event Times with a Drag and Drop

Google Calendar has been my go-to calendar app for years, and while I've been happy with most features of the app during this time, one feature that's been noticeably absent for a while is the ability to drag and drop events to different times. Thankfully, with the latest update to version 5.7.29 of the Google...

YouTube TV Expands to 10 More Markets; Now Available in 15 Areas

YouTube TV is one of the youngest names in the television streaming market, and today, the service is gaining support for 10 additional areas. When YouTube TV first launched in April, it was initially just available for Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Philadelphia. However, thanks to this latest expansion,...

Track Cryptocurrency Prices with Crypto Trakr

The world of cryptocurrency is one that seems to only get bigger and bigger with every passing day. Chances are many of you reading this have tried your hand at buying and/or selling some form of cryptocurrency at one point or another, and a new app by the name of Crypto Trakr from XDA Junior...

Motion Stills – the iOS App for Stabilizing Live Photos – is now on Android

Apple's Live Photos feature was met with mostly positive feedback when it was first released with the iPhone 6S, and a year after its release, Google made it even better with the Motion Stills app in 2016. Motion Stills essentially took Live Photos from iOS and turned them into video and GIF files that were...

Firefox Focus Gains Support for Better Notifications, Downloads, and Full Screen Videos

Just about a month ago, Mozilla released its Firefox Focus browser for Android. Firefox Focus is a very minimal browser, with its primary focus on providing you as much privacy and security as possible. As well as Focus works in regards to keeping your web browsing safe and private, it's been lacking some key features...

OnePlus Issues OxygenOS 4.5.6 Hotfix Update to Fix Reboot When Calling 911

We use our phones for a lot of things, and every once in a while, we use our phones as, well, phones. Most people probably hope they're never in a situation where they need to call an emergency number, but if you ever are, you'd expect your phone to call it without any issues. Yesterday, a...

Paranoid Android 7.2.1 Adds Support for the Nexus 5 and Xperia X/X Compact, Squashes Bugs, Gains New Features

Earlier this month, Paranoid Android 7.2 was released to the world with a host of useful new features, support for more devices, and an overall more stable experience compared to previous builds. Today, the team behind the ROM is releasing Paranoid Android 7.2.1. This is a minor update compared to the jump from 7.1.2 to 7.2.0,...

Latest WhatsApp Beta Supports PiP Video Calls in Android O

Android O is chockfull of new features, and one of the most useful ones is Picture-in-Picture (PiP) functionality. PiP allows videos to play over your screen while using other apps or playing games, and the latest app to add support for this feature is WhatsApp. In the latest WhatsApp beta for Android (versionĀ 2.17.265), the application now...

Google Revamps Editor’s Choice in the Play Store With Better Curation and Editorial Pages

The Google Play Store is home to millions of different apps and games, and while all of this variety is great to have, it can make finding the perfect addition to your phone a hassle at times. Google's Editor's Choice section of the Play Store is one of the many tools used to help you find...