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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....

Motorola says bumps and lumps on the Razr’s folding display are normal

Back in November last year, Motorola revived its iconic Razr brand and showcased the all-new Moto Razr with a vertically folding display. The device packs in mid-range hardware, including a Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, however, it's unlike any other mid-range device in the market right now. In fact, it's...

OnePlus 8 series might be OnePlus’ first phones with wireless charging support

OnePlus is expected to enter this year with not just two, but three phone releases in the first half of the year, coming in the form of the OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Lite. While the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will likely pick up the baton from the...

Quick Answers on Chrome OS now available in the Canary channel

Late last year in November, we spotted a couple of commits in the Chromium Gerrit regarding a new feature called "Quick Answers." The code indicated that the upcoming feature would work much like Android's contextual shortcuts, allowing users to highlight text and get relevant suggestions using Google's Knowledge Graph Search API. Now, the feature has...

Vivo overtakes Samsung to become India’s second most shipped smartphone brand in Q4 2019

Market intelligence firm IDC recently shared some data regarding the Indian smartphone market in Q4, 2019. As per the data, both Xiaomi and Samsung saw significant growth in market share in the quarter, while Realme's share declined. Additionally, the data also revealed that Chinese OEM Vivo also managed to revive its overall market share in...

[Update: 120Hz display confirmed] POCO X2 launches next week with a high refresh rate display

Over a year and a half after the launch of the POCO F1, Xiaomi's former sub-brand POCO, is finally bringing its second smartphone to the market — the POCO X2. Xiaomi India recently established POCO as an independent brand and shortly thereafter, the newly formed company announced that it will be launching its next smartphone...

Memorigi is a beautiful to-do list app that helps you plan and organize your life

A to-do list is a valuable part of being a productive person. Memorigi is an app that takes the standard to-do list and adds a bunch more functionality to it. Not only can you keep track of what needs to be done, you can set reminders, access your calendar, and keep track of all tasks....