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Win a V25, V25 Pro, and much more from vivo!

XDA is teaming up with vivo yet again to give you a chance to win one of several amazing prizes including a vivo V25 and V25 Pro! The recently launched vivo V25 series brings you powerful performance, a superb camera, and a unique and captivating, color-changing design. Excited yet? We certainly were back when we previewed...

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 14

Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer makes it effortless to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone 14. Here are the best ways to move WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 14. With over 2 billion monthly active users (MAUs), WhatsApp is one of the essential apps to stay in touch with friends, family, and even customers. However, WhatsApp chat...

Amazon updates its base model Kindle with a new display, more storage, and USB-C

Amazon has just announced its latest Kindle for 2022. The company has debuted a replacement for its most affordable model, bringing plenty of new enhancements while keeping the price steady at $99.99. The new model will feature a high-resolution screen coming in at 300ppi, a USB-C charging port, and 16GB of storage. The newly announced Kindle...

These New OPPO ColorOS 13 Features Will Boost Your Productivity

Android 13 is here, and it brings many new updates and improvements to Android phones. OPPO is working to bring you the latest update in the form of ColorOS 13, which is scheduled to hit phones at different times throughout the year, starting this August. Because ColorOS is a very highly reviewed platform, we are...

Google Duo icon returns to app drawers, but it still opens Google Meet

Earlier this month, Google started rolling out an update for Google Duo, which set the long-overdue Duo-Meet merger into motion. The update changed the Duo app name and icon to that of Google Meet and introduced all of the latter's features to the app. In addition, Google updated the Duo branding on the web version...

Android Auto 8.0 rolls out without the promised “Coolwalk” redesign

Google showcased an impressive Android Auto redesign during its I/O developer conference in May this year, featuring a new split-screen UI, codenamed Coolwalk, capable of showing more info than the current layout. At the time, the company said that this redesigned layout would roll out to users "this summer," leading many to believe that it...

The new Google Wallet app is now available in six more countries

After showcasing the Google Wallet revamp at its I/O developer conference in May, Google rolled it out to users in 39 countries last month. The Google Wallet app replaced the Google Pay app in these countries, providing users a more comprehensive digital wallet experience with support for digital IDs, loyalty cards, boarding passes, transit cards,...

How to Easily Bypass Samsung FRP with UnlockGo

Nearly everyone has some form of security on their phone to prevent unwanted eyes from accessing their data. This comes in the form of fingerprints, lockscreens, face unlocking, and more. While these are effective at keeping your information safe, they can be a nuisance when you've accidentally locked yourself out of your phone. These situations...

YouTube TV might soon let you watch four channels simultaneously

Google is reportedly working on a new feature for the YouTube TV app that will let users watch up to four channels simultaneously. The upcoming "Mosaic Mode" will let users divide their TV screen into quadrants for this purpose. According to Protocol (via The Verge), Google briefed its smart TV partners on the upcoming Mosaic Mode at...

Latest Samsung Internet beta brings support for Chrome bookmark syncing

Samsung Internet, the default browser app on Samsung Galaxy devices, is among the best browser apps on Android. It offers a host of privacy features you don't get with mainstream browser apps like Chrome, making it the go-to choice for both Samsung and non-Samsung users alike. However, it still lacks a few features that prevent...

Dive into Music with the DONNER Dobuds ONE

Everyone loves a good tech sale, and if you're in the market for a fantastic pair of wireless earbuds, you won't want to miss the DONNER Dobuds One discount. This high-quality pair of earbuds come in four different trendy colors, complete with a rechargeable case,  a companion app, and powerful active noise canceling. Using the...

Google is recruiting testers for an upcoming Google Home app redesign

Google rolled out an update for the Google Home app with a redesigned home tab earlier this year. The new home tab layout made it easier for users to control their connected smartphone devices, but it doesn't seem like Google is done redesigning the app. The company is reportedly working on a "next generation design...