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New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

How to Automatically Toggle Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging while at Home

While we haven’t seen a breakthrough in battery technology, many companies have instead opted to focus on innovations in charging technology. Qualcomm offers their Quick Charge technology, Huawei offers what they call SuperCharge, Motorola has their TurboPower, Oppo offers its VOOC, and Samsung has Adaptive Fast Charging. (Our personal favorite charging technology is OnePlus’s DashCharge,...

Set a Separate Volume Level for Google Assistant with this Free App

Google Assistant on Android smartphones is available officially on all Android Marshmallow devices on select languages in a handful of markets. The smart assistant can be accessed by voice or by text input, though spoken feedback is only given when queries are sent to Assistant through your voice. Recommended Reading: Here’s how to get Google Assistant...

Automatically Toggle Samsung’s Always On Display When Charging [App]

Samsung gets a lot of flak for its performance optimization with regards to its software (though how much of that criticism is legitimate and/or accurate is a debate for another time), but it’s hard to deny just how much added value their software brings. I could go on and on about all of the features...

Pro-Tip: Move Gear VR Apps to the SD Card to Save Space on the Samsung Galaxy S7/S8

Debloating your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is one of the most recommended first steps users on our forums take when setting up their new phone. Disabling pre-installed apps is usually done for performance reasons, though, as you aren't likely to save much space at all by removing most Samsung apps. But there is one major way...

Someone is Reverse Engineering the Samsung Cover SDK Used in the Galaxy S8’s LED View Cover

A developer over on the /r/GalaxyS8 subreddit at Reddit recently purchased an LED View Cover for their Galaxy S8 and ended up being a bit underwhelmed by its features. The developer was wondering why Samsung wasn't adding in some other features and does mention that it could be updated in the future. Until then though, they...

Samsung Releases SoundAssistant App for Galaxy Devices on Android 7.0

Samsung has launched a new app called SoundAssistant on the Play Store that allows for users to customize several audio settings on their device. This app is restricted to Samsung Galaxy devices, and specifically, to Galaxy devices that are on Android 7.0 and beyond. SoundAssistant allows for 150 steps of volume adjustment, a floating equalizer function...

While Android Leaps Forward, Samsung’s Software Still has Trouble Catching Up to its Hardware

I don’t tend to keep it a secret that I am a fan of Samsung phones. I wrote about how I felt the Note7 was a "Remarkable Phone for Life", meaning that it was suited for everything life throws at it, and I could probably rewrite that article substituting every Note7 reference for the Galaxy...

Theme your Galaxy S8/S8+ Navigation Bar using Overlays

Yesterday, a post on our Samsung Galaxy S8+ forum was making the rounds around the net which enabled you to theme the navigation keys on your phone to match the keys from the Google Pixel. This theme can be installed using an APK and it merely functions as an overlay on top of the existing...

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

How to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3 (with Arena) on your Android device

Gaming on Android phones has steadily evolved into its own scene of beautifully designed and immersive games. However, sometimes you may want to relive some of the classics on your PC. Three such classic FPS games for the PC are Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 3, and Quake 3. If you legally own the games on...

How to Add Custom Buttons to the Nav Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are two of the hottest smartphones on the market, largely thanks to the great strides Samsung made with their display technology. Since Samsung aimed to reduce bezels as much as possible with their new flagship devices, the company has finally gotten rid of the capacitive keys that were once...