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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.

Tasker 5.0 and its Material Design UI is now on the Play Store

Tasker is one of the most popular automation apps currently available for Android, and the Tasker 5.0 version update most notably brings a brand-new Material Design user interface along with a plethora of other features. The Material Design UI was previously available for Tasker users that were part of Crafty Apps EU's beta program, but with...

Flashable Zip Brings Unofficial Xposed Framework to Android 7.1 Nougat

After months upon months of waiting, we've finally got Xposed Framework support for Nougat ROMs (albeit unofficially). Thanks to some talented developers over on our very own XDA Forums, you can now install the Xposed Framework on an Android Nougat ROM through a flashable zip. Up until now, the future for Xposed on Nougat looked a...

LastPass Families Lets You Share Passwords, Bank Account Info, and More With up to 6 People

LastPass has been one of the go-to password managers for a number of years now, and the most recent addition to the service is a new subscription plan called, "LastPass Families." As the name suggests, LastPass Families will make sharing passwords and other personal data with significant others, parents, siblings, and in-laws easier than ever. One...

Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

Google’s Phone App Now Shows Your Location When Calling an Emergency Number

The Google Pixel introduced a number of new software features alongside its announcement, and one such feature was an updated version of the Google Phone app. This update to the dialer app brought along a completely overhauled UI, a new incoming call screen, and a built-in service that detects spam calls.In the most recent update...

Action Launcher Beta v26 Is Here; Adds a Ton of Android O Features

Action Launcher (arguably one of the best third-party launchers on the Google Play Store), just got updated to its latest beta version. We've seen plenty of other apps introduce beta programs that allow select users to try out new features before they're officially released to the masses, and this is exactly what developer Chris Lacy is...

The Moto Z Receives App Shortcuts, Round Icons, and More with 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Next Tuesday on July 25, Lenovo-owned Motorola will be taking the stage in New York City to announce a brand new smartphone. The rumor mill suggests that the main focus of this event will be the upcoming Moto Z2 Force, but even with a new flagship on the way, that doesn't mean Motorola has forgotten...

OnePlus Brings its Weather App to the Google Play Store for Faster Updates (OxygenOS)

OnePlus's OxygenOS has received a number of great features since its inception, and one of those is the built-in weather app. It's never been very feature-rich compared to other weather applications, but the minimal UI and animations to match the current weather conditions have always kept me coming back to it whenever using OxygenOS on...

Samsung Has Finally Launched Bixby Voice in the US for the Galaxy S8/S8+

When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy S8/S8+, one of the features the company spent the most time talking about was Bixby - the brand-new virtual assistant that could remind you of upcoming events, recommend restaurants for you to check out, help you learn more about a product or place by holding your camera up to...

Hangouts Meet v4.5 Gains In-Call Instant Messaging

Hangouts Meet, the video/audio-calling service that Google launched in March, has finally gained support for in-call messaging. There's previously been no other way to communicate with members of a chat in a text-based manner, so this added functionality should prove to be quite useful for sharing links, chiming in with a comment while someone else is...

A $99 Smartphone – Is the ZTE Blade X Max Worth a Buy?

The ZTE Blade X Max is one of the latest additions to Cricket Wireless, and although the spec sheet for the phone may not be the most interesting in the world, something that is interesting is the Blade X Max's price.Right now, you can buy the ZTE Blade X Max for as little as $99,...

The Honor 9 Premium is Official; Features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage

Late last month, Honor took the wraps off of the Honor 9. The Honor 9 was the company's most powerful flagship handset, but that title has already been handed over to the recently announced Honor 9 Premium. This might seem like a nonsensical move on Honor's part to already release a more powerful phone than the Honor...