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Files by Google 1.0.33 adds playback speed controls for videos and a PDF handler

Android users had to wait a long time for an official file manager app from Google, and they finally got one in 2017 when the company released the Files by Google app. The application, which was previously named Files Go, was originally only available for Android Go Edition devices. A lot has changed since its...

A more affordable Google Nest WiFi Router could launch soon

Google may be preparing to launch a more affordable Nest WiFi router, and it could cost as little as $99. The report comes from 9to5Google, which found possible references to a new device (code-named "breeze") in the Google WiFi and Google Home apps. The "breeze" code-name matches Google's pattern of code-naming routers with wind-related terms. Furthermore,...

The ROG Phone 3’s new Bypass Charging feature prolongs battery life while gaming

The ASUS ROG Phone 3 is probably the phone to get right now if you want the absolute best gaming experience in a smartphone. With games getting more intensive, you need something that can handle them and then more, and the ROG Phone 3 is the device for that. It has a ton of features...

You can now remotely play your Xbox One games on Android for free

If you love video games, now’s a great time to own an Android phone. That’s because Xbox remote play (previously called Xbox Console Streaming) is now available to Android users for free in the new Xbox app beta, making it easy to stream games from your Xbox One console to your Android device. Microsoft announced...

Samsung Cancels Developer Conference Due to Ongoing Pandemic

COVID-19 has apparently forced another tech event to be canceled. Samsung announced today it has canceled its annual developer conference citing the need to prioritize the safety of its employees, developer community, and other attendees. While no set date had been announced, the event had traditionally taken place in October or November. There had been speculation...

The OnePlus 8T will be unveiled on October 14th

After weeks of speculation and leaks, OnePlus has officially confirmed there is indeed a OnePlus 8T, and it will be unveiled via an online launch event on October 14th. No other details about the phone(s) was announced, but a leak published last week by e-commerce site PriceBaba, in partnership with leaker OnLeaks, suggest the 8T...

Firefox for Android’s Enhanced Tracking Protection will soon block redirect tracking

Mozilla rolled out Firefox 79 for Android earlier this year, introducing nearly a year's worth of changes to the browser. However, the update was met with criticism from users as it was missing several crucial features that were previously available in the browser. Since then, Mozilla has rolled out two updates for the browser, bringing...

Microsoft Edge is getting a Sleeping Tabs feature to unload background tabs automatically

Microsoft introduced the original Edge browser as part of Windows 10 back in 2015. It was the spiritual successor to the infamous Internet Explorer and aimed to offer users an improved, lightweight internet browsing experience. However, the browser wasn't as well received as Microsoft would have hoped, which is why the company released a new...

Google Pay for India finally gets tokenized card support for payments

At the Google for India event last year, Google announced several new features coming to Google Pay in the country. Among these was tokenized card support, which was designed to enable seamless transactions with credit/debit cards on the app. Now, over a year since the initial announcement, Google is finally rolling out tokenized card support on...

This could be our first look at Sony’s canceled Xperia Play 2

Back when Sony Ericsson was still a thing, the company had launched an innovative Android device geared towards mobile gamers — the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The device featured a sliding mechanism hidden underneath the display, which could be opened to reveal a D-pad, two touchpads to be used as joysticks, PlayStation buttons, and start/select...

OnePlus Messages app lands on the Google Play Store and adds a copy button for OTPs

In a bid to push stock app updates faster, OnePlus has previously released several of its OxygenOS stock apps on the Google Play Store. The company recently released the OnePlus Weather and OnePlus Notes apps to the Google Play Store, which gave users a chance to experience the new OxygenOS 11 design on devices running...