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Latest VLC Beta Update Adds Support for Android O’s Picture-in-Picture

Google first brought picture-in-picture mode to Android TV with it's 7.0 Nougat update, and it didn't take long after before they began work on it for the smartphone and tablet versions. We first heard a rumor about this making its way into the core Android OS back in March of this year and then we were able...

Mojang Announces the Better Together Update for Minecraft with Cross-Platform Support

E3 is happening this week and this means there have been a ton of new game announcements. Most of these have been about console and PC games, but there are some that involve the mobile market too (such as the upcoming South Park game). Microsoft and Mojang also announced a new update for Minecraft that...

Sony Announced PlayLink for Local Multiplayer Gaming On Mobile

Sony has announced PlayLink at E3 2017. In a nutshell, it's a series of PlayStation 4 games that you can play with your friends using smartphones only. Players can use their devices to play local multiplayer games in the same room. It almost sounds like a blast from the past, reminding us of the era...

Google Maps Updates its Local Guides Program With A New Points System And More Levels

Google's Local Guides program has over 30 million contributors. They upload numerous photos of shops or restaurants to earn points. You can find some of the shots and reviews in Google Maps, for example. Google is now updating the program with new levels and is now offering new ways to earn points so you can...

Google Hires Key Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Future Pixel Devices

Google is serious about its Pixel flagships, and what better way to let everyone know than hiring the key chip architect away from one of your biggest competitors? Google is doing exactly that with the recent hiring of now ex-Apple employee, Manu Gulati, as reported by Variety.com. Mr. Manu Gulati is known for spearheading Apple's own...

Fingerprint Gestures App uses Android O’s new Accessibility APIs for Custom Actions

With Android O Developer Preview 3, developers now have access to the final Android O APIs. These APIs will find a place in the consumer release of Android O in a few months time, so developers could start working towards making sure their apps are compatible and take advantage of the new APIs. One of the...

Money Made Easily with the New Google Play Billing Library

Many developers use their apps to make money and earn a living. Over the years Google introduced many monetization methods for devs to get the most out of their hard work. Yesterday the company officially announced the Play Billing Library - Developer Preview 1.The library includes several convenient classes and features for developers to use when integrating...

The Apps & Tabs Browser Shows Open Tabs in the Overview Page [XDA Spotlight]

Not too long ago, Google transformed the recents page into what is now known as the overview page. With this redesign, they started allowing individual Chrome tabs to show up as if it was its own application when you pressed the overview button. This was a much welcomed change for some people, but others felt...

Bug Report Suggests LG Might be Manufacturing one of the Upcoming Pixel Devices

Google's 2016 Pixel lineup was manufactured by HTC, though its branding only made it to the device's interior. It was earlier believed that the same partnership will continue this year as well, and as a result, HTC will once again be manufacturing the next Pixel lineup. However, a new report coming in suggests that might...

LineageOS Changelog #11 – June ASB, Chromium 59 and Tasks Lock

It's been two weeks since LineageOS released the last biweekly changelog. The development team periodically publishes a detailed changelog to highlight the new improvements in one of the most popular custom ROMs around. Last time, the LineageOS team introduced the sensitive number list to fight against all kinds of abuse. Since then, the list has been...

Lenovo’s SNAPit Camera Gets Ported to Android 6.0+ Devices

Lenovo has been working to add a number of features to their camera application, the SNAPit Camera, but it's limited to only Lenovo devices. This is no longer the case though, as XDA Senior Member LordArcadius was gracious enough to take the time to port the application. They originally ported it to their Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, but then...

Galaxy Note FE May Be Released On July 7 with Samsung’s Bixby

Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models soon, according to the South Korean technology portal etnews. Reports suggest that it will be called the Galaxy Note FE or "Fan Edition" and it may cost over $600. Saying that the Galaxy Note 7 was a failure is an understatement. Samsung's no-compromise flagship might...