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Digital Wellbeing 1.0.3 tests a revamped Wind Down feature with new options and a Quick Settings tile

Today, Google rolled out version 1.0.302017577.beta of the Digital Wellbeing app on the Google Play Store. Digital Wellbeing is Google's app to help users limit their smartphone use with features such as a Dashboard summarizing your phone use, Focus Mode to minimize distractions, Wind Down to help you put down the phone at night, and...

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google's April...

Boost Your Earning Potential in 60 Minutes With This AWS Course

According to research firm 451, nine out of ten companies now rely on cloud services. Out of those companies that have made the jump, around one third use Amazon Web Services. This platform is by far the most popular, thanks to powerful tools and reasonable pricing. If you want to build any kind of technical...

TCL extends partnership with Pixelworks with the new TCL 10 series

At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year in Las Vegas, TCL teased the TCL 10 series, a trio of mid-range smartphones under TCL's own branding. Apart from the design and a few basic specifications, we didn't know all that much about the new smartphone series. Today, however, TCL unveiled the full specifications, pricing, availability,...

Xiaomi rolls out PatchWall 3.0 for Mi TV users in India with Disney+ Hotstar integration, and more

Xiaomi in India is commonly associated with smartphones, but the company is also known for its products beyond. Their fitness tracker, the Mi Band 4, has helped shape the category in the country. And the same can also be said about Mi TVs, which have brought smart TVs to the middle-class Indian household. In addition...

LG will reportedly unveil its new premium smartphone series on May 15th

Rumors about LG dropping its flagship G series first popped up late last month, with a report from a renowned Korean publication claiming that the brand would launch a Snapdragon 7xx-powered smartphone series instead. The publication revealed that the upcoming smartphone series would feature support for LG's Dual Screen attachment, offer 5G connectivity, have a...

Download: Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and Mi 8 Lite receive Android 10 updates with MIUI 11

Xiaomi is already working on MIUI 12, and very likely on Android 11 too. However, the version number of Xiaomi's MIUI skin doesn't have a 1:1 correspondence with the underlying Android layer. For example, a bunch of phones from the Chinese OEM has recently picked up the Android 10 update under the same MIUI 11...

Google rolls out a revamped library in YouTube Music that works more like Play Music

YouTube Music was introduced two years ago. Although Google projects it as the default music player for Android, it has not been able to fully replace its forerunner – Google Play Music – due to lack of a seamless UI. But, Google has been revamping the music player UI to fill in the cracks with...

Google Play Store tests a cleaner “My Apps” screen by removing the Library and Installed tabs

Over the course of the last decade, I've downloaded thousands of different apps from the Google Play Store. Naturally, most of these apps aren't on my phone anymore but if I ever feel like giving any app a second shot, I can easily navigate to the Library tab in the My Apps & games section...

[Update: More details] OnePlus’ new Bluetooth earbuds will be the Bullets Wireless Z

We recently learned that OnePlus was planning on launching its next-gen flagship lineup — the OnePlus 8 series — on April 14th. Along with the launch announcement, the company also revealed some key specifications about the upcoming devices and also hinted at a new pair of wireless earbuds in a rather cryptic tweet. Previous leaks...

New Samsung Galaxy Buds leak with no stem and a kidney-shaped design

The Samsung Galaxy Buds from last year were easily among some of the best truly wireless earbuds on the market. So when leaks about a Samsung Galaxy Buds+ first surfaced online earlier this year, we had high hopes about the next-gen TWS earbuds from the company. Sadly though, the Galaxy Buds+ were just a minor...

Samsung rolls out Android 10 with One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Tab S6

In the middle of 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 (our review). With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a 2K AMOLED display, and up to 8GB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab S6 was, and still is, the most powerful Android tablet from the Korean company. The Galaxy Tab S6 launched with Samsung's One UI software...