Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
312 posts

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

Google Play Store Version 6.8 Hints at Sharing Music Purchases on a Family Plan, Improved Data Pre-Loading

Google Play Store Version 6.8 is now rolling out with hints suggesting a possible upcoming change within the Google Play Music Family Plan. Currently, subscribers to the Play Music Family Plan are unable to share individual purchases among family members, as noted in the help page: Each family member will still have separate Google Accounts, playlists,...

PSA: Enable Scroll Anchoring in Google Chrome to Prevent Annoying Page Jumps

There are a ton of awesome features hidden away in many Google apps that are rarely hyped up namely due to a lack of advertisement by Google. One such feature hidden away in Google Chrome's chrome://flags page is the Scroll Anchoring feature. Introduced back in April initially only in Google Chrome Dev v51 builds, the feature prevents...

Tasker Pro: Calendar-based Alarms to Never Miss Work and Save yourself from Embarrassment!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Android Pay Prepares to Show a Map of Nearby Locations that Accept Payments

Android Pay version 1.4 is now rolling out to all compatible devices on the Google Play Store and in the official changelog there's very little information about what's been changed apart from additional translations. While it's nice that Google is able to tell you in a dozen more languages that Android Pay won't work for...

Google Publishes End-of-Life Dates for Guaranteed Nexus Support

One of the major reasons why Android enthusiasts opt to purchase a Nexus device are the guaranteed updates. At its Google I/O conference way back in 2011, Google initially tried to get its partners to provide software updates for their devices for at least 18 months. While many devices unfortunately received the cold shoulder when it...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...

Google Photos v1.22 Prepares to Add Black Point, Saturation, Shadow, Temperature, and Tint Adjustment

Within each Google App update, there's always something interesting to find. For instance, a little over a week ago we discovered some exciting upcoming features within the Google Maps app. Google is always testing out new features for us to toy with, and with the latest Google Photos update come some hints about where Google is headed...

Tasker Pro: Copy Two-Factor Authentication Codes without Changing Apps!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Hangouts v10 is Rolling out with Direct Sharing, Decreased Image Size in Chats, and Hints at Adding Group Invitation Links

You know what time it is. It's the weekly Google-Apps-update-extravaganza! This week, Google has mysteriously decided to bump Hangouts from version 8 to version 10. What's changed? After using the app for a couple of minutes, there are some minor changes here and there. Let's run down what we've found so far: Decreased image size in...

Tasker Pro: Tag New Photos with the Current Calendar Event

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

YouTube App Prepares to Add Additional Filter Options in Search Results

Google's Android YouTube app has been lacking several of its desktop counterparts feature-set for some time (though the desktop version itself lacks from pretty major features), but it seems that Google is prepared to introduce some new filter options within the YouTube's app's search feature that will now allow you to filter by rating, relevance, and view count....

Choetech Quick Charge 3.0 & USB-C Charger Reviews and Giveaway [35 IN TOTAL]!

Charging our devices will always be an absolute necessity. Some of us end up needing to charge multiple devices at once. Me, personally, I have to keep track of charging my wireless headset, my Moto 360, my current review device, and my daily driver Nexus 6P. Instead of fiddling with multiple chargers around a multi-plug, why...