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Microsoft found and reported a serious security issue with TikTok

The Android TikTok app had a serious security issue, and Microsoft was the one that reported it. The company recently detailed the findings for the cybersecurity community, indicating that the high-severity vulnerability could have allowed attackers to compromise accounts in a single click. TikTok was also notified of the issue by Microsoft, and it has...

How to insert a SIM card in your Android phone

After unboxing your brand new Android smartphone, the first thing you would want to do is insert a SIM card. That way, you’ll be ready to start making calls and have a working data connection once you complete the initial setup. And if you don't have a WiFi connection, you'd also need a SIM card...

CAPod is an open-source companion app for AirPods users on Android

When Apple develops some of its products, it sometimes pretends that no other devices exist outside its walled garden. For example, the company never supported Bluetooth file sharing between iOS and Android -- even when the technology was still popular and actively depended on. That's because it has its own proprietary AirDrop feature, which works...

GameSir X3 is a game controller/cooler hybrid for your Android phone

Our smartphones have been becoming more powerful with every passing year. They're now capable of executing more intensive tasks, thanks to their upgraded processors and other internals. This allows game developers to bring triple-A (AAA) titles to mobile platforms -- instead of keeping them exclusive to computers and consoles. That's not to mention that there...

How to check supported Bluetooth Audio Codecs on Android, and switch between them

Bluetooth earphones are undeniably convenient, but they're no match to wired earphones in terms of audio quality. That doesn't mean to say all wired headphones are superior to Bluetooth headphones. It's just that there's only so much data you can transmit over Bluetooth. Bluetooth isn't great at transferring a large amount of data at a...

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...