Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

Download the OnePlus Wallpaper Design Contest winners

While OnePlus is busy teasing their upcoming affordable phone that could be called "Nord," the company has been running a wallpaper contest on the community forums. The “Creative Wallpaper Contest” started in May and the winners have just recently been announced. The rules of the contest said that the wallpapers should be made with the OnePlus...

Advertisements can soon show feeds in a Google Ads app campaign and deep link from YouTube and Gmail

With all the devices and services that Google offers to consumers, it's easy to forget that a large part of what the company does revolves around advertisements. Google is responsible for a lot of the ads you see around the Internet, and it's also how people make money from ads. Google recently announced some new...

Apple Music for Android gets gapless playback and Android Auto enhancements

While it may not be a favorite for diehard Android fans, Apple Music is certainly popular in the music streaming space. According to a research firm, it was estimated that Apple Music is just behind Spotify in market share. Clearly, there are Android users who use Apple Music, and the app just got updated with...

Google Photos is getting a new logo, simpler app design, and Map View

Google appears to be quietly rolling out a brand new logo and app redesign to Google Photos. The new logo and design are live now for the iOS app, and the app was previously nearly identical across platforms, so it should be coming to Android too. Below, you can see a before and after of...

Google releases an Android 11 Developer Preview for its ADT-3 Android TV box

Late last year, Google announced Android 10 for Android TV and the new ADT-3 developer device to go along with it. The ADT devices are fully intended for developers and they're guaranteed to receive updates and security patches from Google. Today, Google is announcing the Android 11 Developer Preview for the ADT-3 box. The Android 11...

Google’s ARCore Depth API is now available for developers to make realistic AR experiences

ARCore is Google's SDK for creating augmented reality experiences on Android and iOS. On Android devices, it's delivered as part of the Google Play Services for AR app. Late last year, Google previewed the ARCore Depth API which improves the immersion for devices with a single camera. Now, this API is ready for a public...

Google will now automatically delete Web & App activity, Location history, and YouTube search history for new users

Whether it's fair or not, Google has a reputation for collecting a lot of data about people. To its credit, Google has been making improvements in how it lets users control their privacy. Today, CEO Sundar Pichai announced some changes in how the company handles data for new users. Pichai announced several privacy improvements to help...

Pokémon Unite pits Pokémon in a 5v5 battle arena game for mobile

It may not seem that long ago, but Pokémon GO launched almost exactly 4 years ago. The game is not the insane phenomenon that it was that first summer, but it's still one of the most played mobile games on the market. The latest Pokémon title for mobile is a DOTA-style arena battle game called...

Microsoft Defender ATP antivirus is now available for Android in preview

If you're a long-time Android user you're probably aware that antivirus apps aren't really necessary for the average person. As long as you visit safe websites and only install apps from trusted sources, you'll be fine. However, for those users who require extra security, Android antivirus apps can be useful. That's why Microsoft announced it...

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...