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It’s high time Google added fine-grained volume control to Android

I like to listen to podcasts and audiobooks at bedtime as it helps me sleep better. Ideally, you want just the right amount of volume when listening to an audiobook or podcast in a quiet setting — something that remains comfortable to listen to for an extended period. A bit louder, and it becomes a...

Apple Music 3.10 beta for Android introduces a Sleep Timer

Big corporations don't always make sense. For example, Google often introduces new features on its iOS apps before it brings them to Android. Similarly, sometimes Apple makes changes to its Android offerings before it bakes them into iOS. The latest case revolves around the Cupertino tech giant's music streaming service. Apple Music 3.10 beta on...

Google releases first Android Privacy Sandbox preview, based on Chrome’s Topics API

Google has been experimenting with new targeted advertising methods in the Chrome browser, intended to replace the cross-site browser cookies that have powered online advertising (and privacy violations) for decades. The company's latest attempt is the Topics API, which was introduced in January, and now Google is starting to expand it beyond the browser. Google released...

Android Developer Options Explained: Here’s everything you can do with these settings

Most Android smartphones and tablets already have dozens (or even hundreds) of settings for changing everything from notifications to system colors. There are even more settings hidden away in the Developer options, which are mostly intended to help with creating Android applications, but some of them can come in handy for other situations too. Even though...

Google Play Store’s app installation progress is now visible on your home screen

When iOS users download an app, its icon appears on the home screen -- with a progress circle reflecting its status. This behavior allows users to quickly check the status of apps that are actively downloading or installing on their iPhones. It appears that Google has finally caught up with the other platform. The company...

Telegram introduces video stickers, improved reactions, and more

When it comes to messaging apps, Telegram is one of the most actively-developed platforms. The company frequently issues new updates, bringing innovative features, implementing fresh APIs, and much more. The latest version of the app (8.5) is now available for iOS and Android users. This Telegram update introduces video stickers, improves message reactions, fixes bugs,...

WhatsApp moves closer to allowing Android-to-iOS chat transfer

When buying a new phone, people tend to transfer all of their data from the old device. This includes photos, contacts, notes, and more. WhatsApp has allowed users to back up their chat histories for years. However, users could only restore these backups on the same platform. So those moving from one operating system to...

Your Android phone is now worth less in Apple’s eyes

For years, Apple has allowed customers in certain regions to officially trade in their old devices when buying a new product. This allows users to take advantage of decent discounts, depending on their device's condition and age. The company doesn't limit the trade-in program to its products only -- customers in eligible countries can get...

Android phones and Chromebooks will soon synergize better than ever before

Following in the footsteps of companies like T-Mobile, Meta, Twitter, and Pinterest, Google recently announced that it won't have any show floor presence at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. However, that doesn't mean Google will postpone all the announcements it had planned for the event. Instead of delivering a keynote in Las Vegas, the company...

XDA Basics: How to Transfer Files between Android and Windows PC

Android provides a lot of ways to transfer files to and from a Windows PC. While some methods involve using a USB cable, others are wireless. If you’re struggling to transfer a file from Android to Windows, or vice versa, the methods mentioned below will be useful. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explain all the...

Razer’s $60 MagSafe RGB fan will keep your phone cool while gaming

Razer has announced a new accessory aimed at mobile gamers. Those who play modern games that require a lot of resources will be thrilled to hear about the all-new Phone Cooler Chroma. This cooling fan from Razer includes MagSafe support so you can elegantly attach it to newer iPhones. But worry not, Android gamers, for...

Android 12 Review: My favorite iteration of Android yet

Android 12 has been here for about a month, and I've been using it as my daily driver on the Google Pixel 6 Pro since its launch. Android 12 represents API level 31, and it arrived in the form of an AOSP source code drop a few weeks before rolling out to Pixel smartphones. In previous...