Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

Google Chrome for Android can now define words with a single tap

Google Chrome for Android has a variety of tools to help you quickly perform tasks without leaving your current tab. This includes different actions for a single-tap and a long-press. Long-pressing on a word will give you the ability to select text, copy, share, do a web search, and more. A single-tap could previously perform...

Developers can now enable hardware acceleration for Wear OS watch faces

Google's Wear OS platform doesn't get the same amount of love as Android for smartphones, but it still gets the occasional update that adds new features. That slow approach matches the low number of Wear OS smartwatches we see get launched every year. Wear OS smartwatches with less than 1GB of RAM tend to struggle...

The TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L get their first software updates and discounts on Amazon and Best Buy

The TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L were launched in early April after being announced at CES 2020. These devices make up one of TCL's most interesting series' in a while. There was some confusion at first about how many updates these phones would be getting, but TCL later clarified that they'd at least get...

The TicWatch C2+ brings more RAM to Mobvoi’s stylish Wear OS smartwatch

As we often talk about when new Wear OS smartwatches are announced, there are only a few companies still dedicated to the platform. Mobvoi, a company started by ex-Googlers, is one of them, and they consistently update their portfolio. Earlier this year, Mobvoi updated the TicWatch Pro, and now the company is updating another old...

Google Voice and Google Fi can finally be used on the same account

Google Voice is one of the company's oldest services and it has changed a lot over the years. It started as a simple web-based phone service, but smartphones allowed it to become much more advanced. Last year, Google began decoupling Voice from its other phone service, Google Fi. That separation is now complete and the...

Apple’s iOS 14 finally has widgets and they might be better than Android’s

If there's one feature that encapsulates the difference in philosophies between Apple's iOS and Android, it's widgets. Home screen widgets have been a part of Android since day one, and they can look pretty much however the developer wants. Apple has half-heartedly added minimal widgets to iOS through the Notification Center and "Today View," but...

Google Assistant’s daily overview now shows recipe suggestions

Most people think of voice commands when they interact with Google Assistant, but the mobile app also features a daily overview. This overview page has never really been given a clear name. Google refers to it as a "visual overview of your day," but it's also been called "Today" and the "Feed." Regardless, this interface...

Verizon’s new Visa credit card offers nice rewards with a pretty big catch

We've been talking a lot about credit cards and debit cards in the last year or so. As it's been mentioned numerous times, this seems to be the latest frontier for tech companies to launch new products. Verizon announced plans to release a credit card of their own last year and now we finally have...

Google may be facing a lawsuit due to Pixel 3 hardware issues

Google's history with smartphone manufacturing isn't long, but it has had its share of issues. Earlier this year, Google and Huawei started paying out settlements for a lawsuit regarding Nexus 6P bootloops. The original Google Pixel also suffered from hardware issues, resulting in another settlement. The company could potentially face another lawsuit, this time concerning...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaks with the screen powered on

With Samsung's "virtual" Unpacked 2020 getting ever closer, we're seeing more leaks about the upcoming devices. One of the devices that's expected to be announced at the event is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. Last week, we got our first look at the device in the flesh. Today, we're finally seeing it with the screen...

Download Meizu’s Flyme OS 8 colorful bubble live wallpapers!

There's no denying that people love customizing their smartphones with different wallpapers. No matter if your device is completely stock or rooted and modded up the wazoo, a simple wallpaper can change the feeling to fit your style or mood. We often share wallpapers from newly launched phones, but today we have live wallpapers from...

Download the HTC Desire 20 Pro’s wallpapers in Full HD resolution!

The HTC Desire 20 Pro was announced earlier this week (along with the U20 5G), and it's got people talking about HTC again. The last true mainstream device that was actually made by the company was the Desire 12s in late 2018. HTC was the original Android OEM, so it's great to still see new...