Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Dish Network is taking over Sprint’s prepaid business, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile on July 1st

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger finally went through in April and we've been slowly seeing the effects of it. While T-Mobile's big 5G plans will take some time to develop, we've already seen the carrier expand its 5G network with its newly acquired spectrum from Sprint. One part of the puzzle that allowed the merger to happen...

Google removes 70 malicious Chrome extensions that tracked user data and browsing history

One of the best things about the Google Chrome browser is the wide variety of extensions at your disposal. These extensions can go a long way in making your web browsing experience better. However, as we've seen in the past, extensions can be malicious, especially if they're given broad access to monitor your activity on...

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are getting a dark theme on Android

Remember dark themes? There was a time where it felt like we were writing about dark themes being added to new apps every day. Android 10 brought a system-wide dark mode toggle and many apps implemented support for it pretty quickly. Google Drive has a dark theme, but the accompanying Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps...

Red Magic 5G Lite launches in Spain with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 120Hz display

Nubia's Red Magic series has been in the news a lot recently, specifically thanks to the Red Magic 5G. Originally launched in March, Nubia's flagship gaming smartphone with a 144Hz display has slowly been made available in more regions and color options. Now, the company is announcing the Red Magic 5G Lite, a phone very...

T-Mobile Tuesdays freebies program is expanding to Sprint customers

T-Mobile and Sprint finally completed their merger back in April. It will take some time before we see many of T-Mobile's big plans come to fruition, but we've already seen some of the smaller "benefits" for Sprint customers. Coming soon, Sprint customers will be able to join the T-Mobile Tuesdays rewards program. For those unfamiliar, T-Mobile...

Reelgood searches streaming services for TV shows and movies, now available on Android TV

It's a pretty well-documented fact that the number of streaming services is too damn high. The TV shows and movies that you actually want to watch are likely spread out among a dozen different services, making it difficult to figure out where a particular TV show or movie is available. Reelgood is an app that...

Android wouldn’t be what it is today without HTC

This week, HTC is back in headlines with the announcement of the HTC Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G. If you read about these devices around the web, you’ll have probably seen a lot of comments like “HTC isn't dead yet?” or “HTC still makes phones?” Besides VR, the company hasn’t been doing much in...

[Update: Free Users in July] Zoom end-to-end encryption won’t be available to free users

It's no secret that Zoom is having its moment in the spotlight. While the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on countless companies, video calling apps have seen an influx of users. In a few short months, Zoom has become nearly synonymous with video calling. All of this attention has not come without its fair share...

Android 11 Beta 1.5 brings Google Pay fix and more minor updates

Android 11 Beta 1 was released last week and like most beta software it has its fair share of bugs. Today, Google is addressing some of those issues with a "minor" update. Android 11 Beta 1.5, as Google calls it, brings a few noteworthy fixes, including good news for Google Pay users. One of the biggest...

Google is making it easier for developers to build Google Assistant voice actions

Google Assistant is a very powerful tool by itself, but it gets even better when you use it with other apps and services. Today at Voice Global 2020, a conference for voice tech, Google is announcing several improvements to make it easier for developers to build new experiences with Assistant. At the forefront of this...

Fairphone 2 with Snapdragon 801 officially receives a beta of Android 9 Pie

Much of the conversation in the tech world revolves around large companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple. They have the resources to pump out devices and dominate the space, but there are smaller players as well. Fairphone is one such player and it has been around for quite a while, actually. The company is now...

[Update 2: Now Working] Don’t install Android 11 Beta if you use Google Pay

After months of developer previews, Google released Android 11 Beta 1 yesterday, making the new version of Android available for more people to easily test. The beta releases are generally more stable than the developer previews, but they are still beta releases. There are always a few little quirks and Android 11 Beta 1 has...