Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

[Update: Apparently just for Employees] Google-branded Bluetooth Headphones appear in FCC documents

In order for electronic products with any potential for wireless interference to be sold within the United States, these devices must be certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). All products receiving certification are made public by the FCC, so it is through this government service that we often learn much about unannounced products thanks...

Google Home Can Finally Read you Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

When I first purchased my Google Home device, I was initially disappointed by how lacking the official integrations were. Although the list of available services has grown over time, many basic features involving communicating with your smartphone, adding calendar events, or reading recipes were missing. Today, however, the latter of these missing features is finally...

PSPDFKit 3.0 brings PDF Form Support and Dynamic Configuration Changes for Android Apps

Android users have a ton of options when it comes to PDF readers. Google and Adobe's offerings are by far the most popular, but there are some lesser known PDF readers that are fast, functional, and beautifully designed. We covered one such product called PDF Viewer by PSPDFKit GmbH, however at the time the product was...

Zive Introduces its Desktop G Suite Client called “Kiwi for Gmail 2.0” for Windows

If you've been using Android devices as long as I have, then Google services have likely become a large part of your life - for better or worse. I use Gmail for all of my e-mail purposes, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides for document creation, Google Photos for my saving all of my best memories, and Google Drive...

Android O’s Autofill Framework will Finally Resolve a Long-Standing Lag Issue with Password Managers

It's already been a month since Google released the first Android O Developer Preview (time sure flies by fast!), and as with any new version of Android - there's a lot to dig into. We've published plenty of articles about Android O already, but there's one feature that I feel hasn't really received the attention it...

How to Add Left/Right Keyboard Cursors to the Nav Bar during Text Input

Customizing the navigation bar has been a staple of custom ROMs ever since Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (we don't talk about the Motorola Xoom and Honeycomb around these parts). Although a few OEMs offer some kind of software key customization on their phones, it's only with the first...

Chrome’s new Custom Context Menu Revamps the Link/Image/Video Context Menu

Google is constantly at work adding additional features to the world's most popular internet browser, Chrome. Given the sheer number of users that rely on Google Chrome on a daily basis, Google rolls out new features after a lot of internal testing. It took nearly 10 months for the scroll anchoring feature to begin officially rolling...

Copyless Paste, a feature that provides Context-Based Text Input Suggestions, is coming to Chrome

Despite the fact that Google's Chrome browser is the market leader in Internet browsers, Google is always working to bring additional features to millions of users in order to stay competitive. Scroll anchoring is one such feature that, after nearly 10 months in testing, was finally released to end users. But even if it takes...

How to Add Media Playback Controls to the Nav Bar when Playing Music

Ever since Google first introduced the concept of software navigation keys to Android, users have been asking for a way to customize what keys are available to users. Although custom ROMs have offered this level of customization for years, it's only in the first Android O Developer Preview do we find an official method from...

Multi-User Support is now Rolling out for the Google Home in the U.S.

And just like that - Google Home is now far more useful for multi-member households. Google has today announced that multi-user support is rolling out for the Google Home. In a blog post today, Google states that families can now connect up to 6 Google accounts with a single Google Home device. The Google Home will...

How to change your Nav Bar Icons or Re-arrange the Buttons without Root

Those of you who are running the first Android O Developer Preview may have toyed around with its hidden navigation bar customizer located in the SystemUI Tuner. This nav bar customizer has actually been around in AOSP for months, but it was thought that the only way to access it on Android Nougat was through a...

Nav Bar Customization was Hidden in Stock Nougat All Along…and it never needed Root

Show of hands here: how many of you are actually running the first Android O Developer Preview? Not only is the Developer Preview only available to a handful of Google devices, but it's really not suitable as a daily driver. Of course, it was never intended to be used by the average user, but rather as...