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Moto G8 Power render reveals familiar design, new render of Moto phone with stylus

In just a matter of days, the Moto G8 series has had two (possibly three?) new devices rumored and leaked. Things started with a leaked render of an unnamed Motorola device with a stylus. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, followed that up with some exclusive information about the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power. Now, we're seeing...

Stable Android 10 rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

In the past, Samsung used to take many months to roll out new Android version updates even to its flagship phones. Since 2018, however, the company has significantly improved its record in this field. Project Treble's contribution has made itself felt. Before, flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8...

Beta Maniac lets you manage enrolled app betas and notifies you for spots in closed betas

Google Play beta programs are amazing. Most of the time, they let you try out features ahead of their official release. And while they sometimes have their decent share of issues (there's a reason why they're a beta instead of a stable version), they're often also good enough for daily usage for more experimentative users....

The Ring Doorbell App reportedly sends a lot of data to third-party trackers

Making your home smarter will nearly always compromise on privacy in some ways, no matter how mundane that product may be. A smart home assistant such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo will undoubtedly be an aid in any home in some ways; but for many, the privacy trade-offs simply aren't worth it. But...

Moto G8’s leaked render confirms hole-punch display, triple rear cameras, and a physical fingerprint scanner

2019 was pretty exciting for Motorola and its fans. Not only did four new Motorola One devices help the company bounce back into action, the reinvented the clamshell form factor of the Motorola Razr, equipped with vertically folding display, also warranted more attention towards the company. Meanwhile, Motorola also kept churning out new smartphones in...

NoiseFit Fusion hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands launched in India for ₹6,999 (~$99)

Earlier this month, Gurugram-based accessories manufacturer Noise launched the Noise Shots XO truly wireless earbuds in India. Building upon the success of last year's Noise Shots X3, the new wireless earbuds feature a slightly updated design with a metallic finish, a new case with a USB Type-C port for charging, and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity....

Google Duo update adds notes and doodles you can send to your contacts

Google launched Duo, its popular video calling app, alongside Allo back in 2016. While Allo, the messaging app, was retired in favor of RCS in Android Messages, Google Duo has been going strong. The app has received several new features over the last couple of months, including home calling and call reminders, a new low...

Google now offers tech support on Twitter using the #AndroidHelp hashtag

Ever had a friend or loved one who had a major issue with their smartphone and didn't know where to turn? Don't want to always be on the hook for answers? The new #AndroidHelp Twitter hashtag is here to help, as Google will now be offering tech support to Android smartphone owners through it. The...

NVIDIA’s improved SHIELD Remote is now available and it works with older SHIELD TVs

NVIDIA announced the next generation of SHIELD TV devices back in October, the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. The Pro model is largely an update of the previous SHIELD TV, but the non-Pro model marked a big form factor shift to a dongle. Both of these new devices come with a completely redesigned remote,...

Google App Maker will shut down in 2021

By now, it should come as no surprise to learn that Google is shutting down one of its own services. The list of the Google graveyard is long: Google Reader, Inbox, Google+, Talk, Hangouts, Allo, Picasa... and it goes on and on. The company is particularly pedantic when it comes to shutting down its services...

Google Chrome will be able to move multiple tabs to a new window thanks to Microsoft

These days, Microsoft is a changed company. Its dominance of the PC OS market with Windows isn't as impressive as it used to be in the past, because Android has overtaken Windows to be the most widely used operating system in the world. In the mobile space, Microsoft made multiple efforts to catch up with...

TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with camera improvements and added bloatware

The TCL Plex marks the company's first foray into mobile devices, offering a decent hardware package in the form of a solid mid-range smartphone for a respectable price. The company's prior experience in tech stems primarily from its TVs, though the TCL Plex was a surprisingly well-rounded package that clearly had thought put into it....