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How to Force ‘OK Google’ Hotword Detection to work when the Screen is Off on any Device [Root]

When the Moto X (2013) was first announced, one of the most exciting features (besides Ambient Display) was its ability to wake up to voice commands. Later introduced in Google Nexus devices and now available in many flagships, hotword recognition capability is a pretty awesome feature for when you need to make a quick Google search...

How to Add more Steps to your Volume Slider [Root]

In my quest to discover interesting tweaks to share with the XDA-Developers community, I frequently came across one request across many different forums: "How do I add more steps to the volume slider?" - No one in particular While looking up methods to reliably add more volume granularity, I found that most of the applications on the...

AutoVoice Integration Finally makes its way to Google Home, Here’s how to Use It

After a month in Google's approval limbo, AutoVoice has finally been approved for use as a third-party integration in Google Home. With AutoVoice integration, you can send commands to your phone that Tasker will be able to react to, allowing you to perform countless number of automation scripts straight from your voice. Previously, this required a...

Enable this Chrome Flag to Lock Rotation in Fullscreen Videos

At XDA, when we aren't covering news that we think is important for the day or publishing an in-depth analysis piece, we like to plug the gap with interesting projects, rumors, and tips. Just yesterday, I posted a tip that reminded users of a useful Chrome flag that has undergone improvements. Today, I bring you...

Use Tasker to Notify when your Tethered Devices lose Internet Access

From the last article, you know that I spend quite a bit of my time on a train. It's an excellent time to write an article or two, provided I have access to the Internet to look up facts and ideas. Tethering can be tricky on the train, as reception-less areas are scattered across my...

Create an On-Demand Train Schedule/Delay Notifier with Tasker

Recently, we've shown you how to create profiles to save your parking spot or to start navigation while avoiding tolls/highways/ferries. Continuing our trend on commute-related Tasker scripts, we will create a script aimed at people who frequently use public transportation. This Tasker project will create a schedule of train departures and delays to give you...

How to Add Third-Party Quick Setting Tiles in Nougat

In Android Nougat, you are able to edit your quick settings tiles and even download and add new ones from the Play store. This video shows some of the best tiles out there. Weather Quick Settings Tile This app lets you add a small weather tile to your quick settings bar on Android Nougat. The text shows...

Automatically Avoid Tolls in Google Maps with Tasker

I love getting around on my bicycle. Thanks to Google Maps, finding the destination and arriving there on time has never been an issue for me. There are a few caveats though if you are a cyclist: I’m a roadie. Me and bike paths are not friends. I stick to roads, I don’t feel comfortable...

How to Save your Parking Spot with Tasker

If you are enrolled in and regularly make use of Google Now, you might have seen the ‘where I parked my car’ card. This additional card is displayed whenever Google thinks you have stopped driving and left your vehicle. I don’t drive on a regular basis, rather I cycle everywhere and I find it very flattering...

A Closer Look at Google’s Material Design Components Library and How to Get Started with it

Just over a fortnight ago, Google announced the launch of the "Material Components library",  a centralized repository of Material Design components that a significant amount of people interpreted as a "copy-pasting of the Design Support Library." However, the move is a significant effort as not only a powerful push to spread Material Design's influence across platforms, but also...

How to use Kustom Live Wallpaper: Part 2

This video is the second installment in a series of video tutorials on how to use KLWP to create awesome live wallpapers. You might want to check out the first video before diving into this one. Watch Marco take you step-by-step through the process. Before you get started on this tutorial, make sure you've seen part...

How to Create Custom Fingerprint Actions with Tasker

If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint reader, chances are that its uses are limited. Apart from a few added benefits in the Google Pixel or Huawei smartphone line-up, most fingerprint readers on Android only serve to unlock your device. Fortunately, with the power of Tasker and a few plug-ins, we are able to...