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Stable Linux app support expected to roll out in Chrome OS version 69

The ability to run Linux apps on Chromebooks is going to be available on the Stable and Beta channels with Chrome OS version 69, but this doesn't spell the end of development for Project Crostini. A recent commit confirms the timetable update for both Beta and Stable channels. The release has been pushed back from version...

OnePlus 6 now supports Google ARCore

Google launched ARCore in the Play Store back in December 2017. It's Google's augmented reality platform that replaced Project Tango's need for dedicated hardware. Nearly every week we see a new device that gains ARCore support. Just recently with the latest version of ARCore (1.3), we found out that plenty of new devices such as the Xiaomi...

Measure the length of objects using augmented reality on any ARCore device

Google's augmented reality-based app "Measure" was released in September of 2016 for Project Tango devices. As the name suggests, it's an application that lets you measure the length and height of objects. Today, Google has made the app available for all ARCore supported devices. You can also save the measured object's photo and switch between...

Google Chrome for Android now saves pages offline in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and more

Over the last few years, Google has turned to developing markets in an effort to increase market share of its products, such as Chrome for Android. In several respects, saturation has mostly been reached in Western markets, but the majority of the world still isn't online. Often termed as "the next billion users" (NBU), developing...

Hands-on with the HP 10.1 WiFi Photo Frame

iDea Electronics sent us the HP 10.1 WiFi Photo Frame to check out. This 10.1" digital photo frame has a 1280x800p resolution display. Built-in WiFi allows you to connect to your home connection so you can sync your photos from your phone. Display Size 10.1 inch TFT LDC Screen Screen Resolution 1280 x 800px Aspect Ratio 16:10 Internal Memory 8GB Storage Media SD (SDHC) Card...

Files Go by Google adds share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction

Google released Files Go as the company's first smart storage app for Android back in November. The app is a pseudo-file manager, as it doesn't have an option to browse the full contents of a device's internal storage. Instead, it helps users clear unneeded files. In this respect, Files Go helps Google catch up to...

MIUI 10 China Beta enables 1080p@60fps video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (device code-name: whyred) was launched in India in February. Its list of specifications includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, 4GB/6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6-inch Full HD+ (2160x1080) IPS LCD, dual 12MP + 5MP (depth sensing) rear cameras, 20MP front camera, and a 4000mAh battery. In India,...

Android P Beta 2 Now Available for the Nokia 7 Plus

Google is doing things a bit differently for Android P. Thanks to advantages brought about by Project Treble and a close collaboration with Qualcomm, Betas for the upcoming version of Android are being made available for a number of devices outside of the Pixel lineup. This certainly helps tide over the loss of the Nexus lineup...

Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro get Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 Beta with GPU Turbo

Owners of the Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design who are based in China and are itching to get their hands on the latest public version of Android will certainly enjoy this piece of news. Huawei has now released an Open Beta of EMUI 8.1 for the Mate...

Popular Android podcast player ‘Pocket Casts’ now has an open beta

Very often, developers need some human power to do the testing of their applications. In these kinds of times, they use the beta program. Basically, what a beta program means is that developers make an unstable channel for those who are not afraid of bugs. Joining a beta program means that you agree with being...

Kiwi is a speedy Chrome-based browser with a dark theme & built-in ad blocker

XDA Senior Member arnaud42 released a Chromium-based browser a few months ago. Called Kiwi Browser, it has certain striking features such as a built-in dark theme (or "night mode," as the application calls it), built-in ad blocker, and a cryptocurrency mining blocker as well. This browser includes performance improvements (and believe me, they're noticeable while browsing through...

U.S. States can now require sales tax on online purchases from Amazon, eBay, and more

For some, online shopping was a way to buy things without needing to drive to a brick and mortar store to make the purchase. For others, it also included the added bonus of not having to pay sales tax from select merchants. This was due to 50 years' worth of legal rulings which prevented states...