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OxygenOS 12 for the OnePlus 9 series is littered with bugs

OnPlus officially released the stable OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 series recently. The software release packs several new features including reworked icons, adjustable dark mode, Work Life Balance 2.0, revamped Shelf, and more. However, it seems the update is half-baked and littered with bugs and inconsistencies, with some users...

WhatsApp may log you out of linked devices as part of a security fix

WhatsApp recently introduced multi-device support to a large chunk of its users. Multi-device support is a feature that a lot of WhatsApp users had been asking for and it's finally available widely. However, you still can't use it on two different smartphones. If you've been using this feature and have linked multiple devices to your...

Google shares its top Chrome extensions and Chrome OS apps for 2021

After sharing Google Play's Best of 2021 apps and games late last month, Google has now shared its top picks for the best Chrome extensions and Chrome OS apps for this year. If you're an avid Chrome or Chrome OS user, you should definitely check out the following recommendations from Google. Google's favorite Chrome extensions of...

Leaked Realme 9i renders showcase its updated design

We already know that Realme is gearing up to launch a premium flagship with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. But the Realme GT 2 Pro is not the only device that the company is working on at the moment. It's also prepping a successor to the Realme 8i, leaked renders of which have...

Get Android 12’s dynamic theming on older versions with the latest Niagara Launcher beta

If you’re looking for a fresh take on the Android home screen, Niagara Launcher is really worth a look. Developed by XDA Member 8bitpit and XDA Recognized Developer Maxr1998, Niagara Launcher presents your apps on a vertically scrollable list that’s easy to reach with one hand. Back in September, the app added several new features...

Google Stadia now available on most LG smart TVs

Google's Stadia game streaming platform has had a rocky history so far, but the past few months have given Stadia players some reasons to stay engaged. Phone Link rolled out in September, turning your smartphone into a touch-screen gamepad for Stadia games, and Google has offered sale after sale on Stadia hardware. The platform's reach...

Firefox 95 arrives with enhanced security, macOS improvements, and much more

Firefox is one of the few remaining web browsers with a fully custom rendering engine, giving Mozilla the ability to try out new web features and low-level performance changes in a way that most Chromium-based browsers can't (without essentially becoming a fork, anyway). Firefox version 95 is now rolling out, and it has several important...

YouTube now rolling video chapters to more devices

Videos aren't quite as easy to skim through as text content, but separating a video into chapters can help. YouTube finally added official support for video chapters last year, built on the platform's existing timestamp functionality, but the feature still isn't available for everyone. Now video chapters are arriving on more platforms, according to an...

Windows 11 is getting a new Notepad with dark mode support

Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the classic Notepad to Windows Insiders trying out Windows 11 in the Dev channel. As you might expect, the new app brings Notepad much more in line with the design language of Windows 11, including things like the Mica transparency effect and new iconography. Perhaps most importantly,...

Apple has seeded iOS 15.2 Release Candidate, here’s what’s new

Apple has seeded the Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are the latest to get stable Android 12 with One UI 4

Samsung’s One UI 4 update train is moving full steam ahead. After rolling out the latest iteration of One UI with Android 12 to the Galaxy S21 lineup in most regions, the Korean OEM has now shifted its focus to the current-gen foldables. Both the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3...

You can now make audio and video calls from the Gmail app

Back in September, Google announced it would be allowing users to make calls directly from the Gmail app on iOS and Android. Initially, users could create a Google Meet link in the app and share it with others via the service of their choice. They could also join meetings created by others through the mobile...