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Samsung Galaxy A70s update brings Link to Windows, Type-C headset support, and more

The Samsung Galaxy A70s is the company's first smartphone to be equipped with a 64MP primary back camera. It was launched a couple of months ago as a mid-cycle upgrade to the Galaxy A70 and uses a 64MP ISOCELL GW1 Bright sensor as compared to the 32MP sensor on the latter. The smartphone is now...

Lockdown Lite is a lightweight app to lock your Android apps behind a PIN, pattern or fingerprint

There are several reasons why a user might want to lock apps separately, even in addition to the global lockscreen. For this reason, most Android OEM UX's now come with an app locker baked in, allowing users to quickly lock down app access without needing any extra app. However, if your phone does not have...

Samsung Galaxy S10 gets Note 10’s improved gallery, device search, and more with upcoming update

Smartphone manufacturers introduce new features with their leading devices and these features eventually make their way to older and relatively affordable others. Back in September, Samsung added the Galaxy Note 10's DeX mode and camera features to the Galaxy S10. Now, they are rolling out a new update and bringing many other Galaxy Note 10's...

Galaxy S11 leak points to three 5G models with curved displays

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series launch is at least three months away but the tech community has started preparing for leaks about the ravishing flagship lineup. Last week, we learned that Samsung is planning some innovation on the camera front and might deploy the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX S5KHMX camera sensor on future Samsung...

Tip: Google Photos has an Astro filter to improve Pixel Astrophotography Shots

One of the most hyped features of the Pixel 4 is its ability to take photos of the stars, in other words, Astrophotography. If you place the Pixel 4 on a tripod and point the phone at the starry sky while using the Night Sight mode in the Google Camera app, you'll be able to...

Google Camera on the Pixel 4 can offer to Scan Documents, Translate, and Copy Text

When Google announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL last month, there were a lot of new features that the company chose not to mention at the Made by Google event. New features like Screen Attention, Pixel Themes, car crash detection, and more were never announced but can be found on the latest Pixel...

Google App 10.83 tests “Lift to Talk” for Google Assistant on the Pixel 4

Thanks to multiple leaks, we knew pretty much everything about the Pixel 4 smartphones before launch. Some of the rumored features of the new Pixel devices have yet to materialize, however. One such feature was said to be a new way to launch the Google Assistant on the latest Pixel: raise to talk. According to...

ASUS recruits Android 10 beta testers for the ROG Phone II

Last week, ASUS started rolling out the stable Android 10 update for the ZenFone 6/6Z, making it the first ASUS smartphone to run Android 10 software. The ZenFone 6 isn't ASUS' latest flagship smartphone, though. The ROG Phone II is currently the cream of the crop in ASUS' smartphone lineup, and like the ZenFone 6,...

Discord 9.8.2 adds a hidden AMOLED dark theme on Android

If you play PC games, you may remember using applications like TeamSpeak, Ventrilo, or Mumble to communicate with your friends. Nowadays, though, most PC gamers have shifted to Discord. Discord started out as a chat service for gamers, but it has significantly grown in popularity among regular users as well. We even have a Discord...

Samsung adds 3D face unlock on the Galaxy S10 5G with One UI 2.0

When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, they didn't make a big deal out of the TOF (Time-of-Flight) cameras included in the phone. This was because even though they could be used for a lot of cool features, Samsung didn't really invest in it on the software side. With One UI 2.0, Samsung is...

Android 10 lets developers ask users if they want to retain app data before uninstalling

Android 10 is the latest update to Android from Google, bringing along a fair few improvements to the mature OS. Most changes and new features on the newest update either get highlighted by Google themselves during Google I/O or are found shortly after public source release. But some notable changes do tend to slip under...

Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Forums are now open

While Xiaomi does offer flagship smartphones in a few markets, its entry-level and mid-range devices are what it's known for. In fact, the company's Redmi brand is so popular that it now even offers affordable flagships like the Redmi K20 Pro. Recently, the company launched the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A in the budget-segment, offering...