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I rooted my US Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and here’s what I’m doing with it

This is XDA Developers and, contrary to popular belief, we do actually talk about a lot of stuff concerning development. This article is a little different from the more news or tutorial-related content. In this, I talk about my opinions on root and its utility in 2020 and show you my rooted Samsung Galaxy Note...

ASUS is sending the ROG Phone 3 to custom ROM developers from LineageOS, Paranoid Android, Dirty Unicorns, and others

Bridging the gap between Android OEMs and the aftermarket development scene is part of what we do on the XDA Portal. Our initiative with Xiaomi for the POCO F1, for instance, played a significant role in the rise of the vibrant modding community around the smartphone. Device seeding also helped boost the popularity of the...

Smartta SliderMini 2 Review – A camera slider with a smart element

Are you looking to upgrade your camera equipment? Really want to up your game when it comes to cinematography? A camera slider is a must. Its premise is simple - stick your camera on it, it then slide it across at an even speed while you film. Camera sliders are great for panning shots, but...

Holding Space in Chrome OS gives quick access to screenshots and downloads from the Shelf

Google is working on a new feature for Chrome OS that's internally called Holding Space. It's designed to give Chromebook users quick access to recently downloaded files and screenshots. According to Chrome Story, the new feature is made available behind a flag in the most recent versions of the Chrome OS Canary branch. The purpose of...

OnePlus acknowledges the delay in updates for the OnePlus 5 and 5T since the Android 10 release

OnePlus on Friday finally acknowledged the lack of recent software updates for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, with the company saying it’s still performing tests on a new OxygenOS update to squash a bug related to a communication module. OxygenOS Product Lead Gary C. said the update is being processed “at the highest priority...

You can finally stop timers and alarms from Google Nest speakers in other rooms

Here’s a scenario for you: You set an alarm on the Google Nest Mini in your bedroom, but before it goes off, you go downstairs. The alarm then goes off, and it refuses to stop chirping until you hoof it back upstairs and tell that specific Nest Mini to shut up. That's how Google’s smart speakers...

Google Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio smart speaker leak again before launch

In the not too distant future, Google will reportedly launch a Chromecast with Google TV and a Nest Audio smart speaker. We’ve seen evidence of both devices on more than one occasion over the last several weeks, and both devices have again been leaked courtesy of WinFuture. First up, WinFuture has obtained some clean product images...

Today’s Top Tech Deals: $255 Sony WH1000XM3 Headphones, $270 50″ 4K Smart TV, and More!

There is some wild news coming out of the U.S. today, with the Department of Commerce moving to ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores. Interestingly enough, the keyword 'VPNs' is tending on Twitter right now--that's curious, isn't it? It's a pretty weird state of affairs this Friday.Regardless, today's top tech deals include a low-cost...

These are the best cases for the Google Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a is here, and this budget flagship phone is a popular pick for those that want a quality phone at a low price. The Pixel 4a's specs can stand toe-to-toe with some older flagship models, making it a viable choice for a new phone, and the $349 price tag is hard to...

[Update: Reinstated] Paytm removed from Google Play Store for policy violations, likely due to its fantasy gaming platform

Back before Google Tez had not made its debut in India, one of the most dominant platforms for online payments in the country was Paytm. Paytm made its debut in India in 2010 as a platform allowing users to recharge their phone connections, and it later expanded into more payment avenues such as DTH, landline,...

Breaking: USA bans WeChat and TikTok from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

The US Commerce Department has announced prohibitions banning people in the US from downloading TikTok and WeChat in reponse to a pair of executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump in August. In a press release on the matter, the US Department of Commerce noted: "The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these...