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  • WWE Tap Mania now available for Android devices
    If you feel like tapping on a screen would be your strength and selling point if you’re an actual wrester, then you should start practicing now with WWE Tap Mania. The new mobile game, which combines idle clicker and card game elements, is now avai…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 3:00am -
  • Xiaomi recruiting more MIUI 9 Beta Testers
    MIUI 9 has been leaked already and we learned Xiaomi will bring picture-in-picture and split-screen features. Global Beta ROM has started rolling out and Xiaomi has been busy preparing for its official launch on July 26. It will be unveiled together…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:00am -
  • YouTube to discontinue Video Editor, Photo Slideshow by September
    If you like uploading videos or even just creating picture slideshows on YouTube, at one point or another you’ve probably used their Video Editor and Photo Slideshow tools. But you also probably use several third-party apps, some of them free. Howe…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 1:20am -
  • YouTube TV now available in 10 more US cities
    YouTube TV was launched back in March and we’re expecting it would take on cable TV. We believe that time will come but maybe not yet. In the past few months, the service has received new updates including more channels like BBC America and AMC. Go…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:40am -
  • Bixby can do almost anything through voice command on your Galaxy S8
    It took a while for Samsung to actually be able to bring Bixby Voice to English speaking markets, specifically the US, but so far, it looks like the wait is worth it. It may be a beginner compared to Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant, but it seems…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • ASUS Zenfone AR to roll out in the UK, pre-order now open
    We’re not sure why the United Kingdom isn’t getting ZenFone units the past few years but good news, ASUS is finally bringing smartphones to the region. The Taiwanese tech giant will begin by rolling out the ZenFone AR. The latter is a more specia…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • Google Maps lets you explore the International Space Station
    If it’s been your lifelong dream to travel to space but have yet to start your astronaut training (or you probably never will), the next best thing you can do is to look at photos and videos that they post. Well Google Maps is giving you a better a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:00pm -
  • Legendary Pokemon GO RAID Battles now made official before the July 22 festival
    Ready for tomorrow’s Pokemon GO Fest? We have friends already in Chicago and we’re certain they’re gonna have a blast this weekend. After getting the LEGENDARY RAIDS update, Pokemon GO is about to receive the Best Pokemon. According to Niantic,…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:00pm -

Android Developers

  • Seccomp filter in Android O
    Posted by Paul Lawrence, Android Security EngineerIn Android-powered devices, the kernel does the heavy lifting to enforce theAndroid security model. As the security team has worked to harden Android'suserspace and isolate and deprivilege proces…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:10pm -
  • Shut the HAL Up
    Posted by Jeff Vander Stoep, Senior Software Engineer, Android SecurityUpdates are essential for security, but they can be difficult and expensive fordevice manufacturers. ProjectTreble is making updates easier by separating the underlying vendor…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
  • Identifying Intrusive Mobile Apps using Peer Group Analysis
    Posted by Martin Pelikan, Giles Hogben, and Ulfar Erlingsson of Google'sSecurity and Privacy teamMobile apps entertain and assist us, make it easy to communicate with friendsand family, and provide tools ranging from maps to electronic wallets. B…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 5:02pm -
  • Calling all indie developers in the US & Canada: sign up for the Google Play Indie Games Festival in San Francisco
    Posted by Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Lead, Google PlayCalling all indie developers with fun and creative mobile games: we want to seeyour latest work! We'll be back with the second Google Play Indie Games Festivaltaking place in San Franc…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 4:17pm -
  • Android vitals: Increase engagement and installs through improved app performance
    Posted by Fergus Hurley, Product Manager, Google Play Poor app performance is something that many users have experienced. Think aboutthat last time you experienced an app crashing, failing to respond, or renderingslowly. Consider your reaction wh…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:59pm -
  • Android Things Hackster Community
    Posted by Dave Smith,Developer Advocate for IoTAndroid Thingsmakes building connected embedded devices easy by providing the same Androiddevelopment tools, best-in-class Android framework, and Google APIs that makedevelopers successful on mobil…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 5:24pm -
  • Android Things Console developer preview
    Posted by Wayne Piekarski,Developer Advocate for IoTToday we are launching a preview of the Android Things Console.This console allows developers to manage the software running on their fleet ofAndroid Things IoT devices, including creating fact…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • What’s new in WebView security
    Posted by Xiaowen Xin and Renu Chaudhary, Android Security TeamThe processing of external and untrusted content is often one of the mostimportant functions of an app. A newsreader shows the top news articles and ashopping app displays the catal…
    - 31 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:29pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Put Together the Perfect In-Car Setup for Your Phone
    When you’re on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion—as long as you’ve got it set up right. Here we’ll explain everything you need to know about the hardware and the apps you can install to get a sweet and safe in-car system up an…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:37pm -
  • The OnePlus 5 Is the New Android iPhone Ripoff—in a Very Good Way
    The OnePlus employees seemed a little annoyed when I asked how they felt about people comparing its new device to an iPhone. Sure, both phones feature dual camera designs. Yes, the OnePlus 5 has curves that look a lot like an Apple product. Ugh, fine…
    - 33 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 4:45pm -
  • This App Uses Artificial Intelligence To Manage Your Inbox
    There was a day a few years ago where I received 1000 emails.Read more...
    - 35 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 12:11am -
  • Find Pride Events in Your Area With Google Maps 
    Pride month is in full swing, and Google Maps is making it easier to discover your local Pride events, or navigate around them.Read more...
    - 37 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • Change Your Screen to Grayscale to Combat Phone Addiction
    Former Design Ethicist at Google and founder of the non-profit Time Well Spent Tristan Harris has been making the rounds lately, talking about how technology is engineered to be addictive and hijack our attention. He’s pretty persuasive, comparing…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 5:53pm -
  • Plex Just Killed My Cable Box Rental, and It Could Kill Yours Too
    One of the dirty secrets about streaming live TV services like PS Vue and Hulu TV is that in many cases you’re paying the same amount of money as you would for basic cable. The main difference, besides the benefit of not dealing with a godforsaken…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 2:24pm -
  • Ditch Apple's Default Keyboard for One of These Alternatives
    In terms of functionality, Apple’s generic, preloaded keyboard has certainly improved, but even after adding its own App Store, complete with stickers and apps, it’s still a little bland. What I do love about Apple is its support for third-party…
    - 58 days ago, 26 May 17, 10:00pm -
  • Set Your Apps to Dark Mode When You Take Your Phone to Bed 
    Reading your phone in bed is ruining your sleep schedule. But if, like me, you do it anyway, learn to do it without feeling like you’re staring into the sun (or annoying your sleeping partner) by enabling “dark mode” on every app that offers it…
    - 59 days ago, 25 May 17, 6:00pm -

AndroidGuys

AndroidTapp

  • AndroidTapp acquired by BlueStacks
    It’s been an amazing journey this past 7 years reviewing thousands of Android apps. I know in the past we played a mean April Fool’s joke stating the search giant had acquired us, however, this announcement is indeed no joke. AndroidTapp h…
    - 9 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Clash Royale Update – New Cards, More Rewards & Live Spectating!
    Today’s update of Clash Royale brings new cards, more rewards and live spectating of matches. Here’s the breakdown: SIX NEW CARDS New Common Card: Fire Spirits New Rare Card: Furnace New Epic Card: Guards New Legendary Cards: Lava Hound, Mi…
    - 3 May 16, 12:12pm -
  • Crossy Road updated with Multiplayer gaming
    Crossy Road, an ultra popular traffic-dodging arcade game, has been updated to multiplayer over WiFi. Android users can download the update now, iOS users will get the update in May. You can now play locally with 2-4 friends. The retro styled…
    - 21 Apr 16, 6:59pm -
  • Redcon Strike Commander – strategy game to bombard & annihilate rebels
    Redcon is set in a dystopian future where humankind only knows war. You command a strike fleet with the goal to annihilate a traitor General and his rebellious army. Advancing forward you discover all of his strike forces and use your fleet to…
    - 20 Apr 16, 2:03pm -
  • Android Apps Security Alert: bait & switch malware demanding ransoms
    Scummy cyber-crooks have unleashed a new type of malware for Android devices into the wild so beware!!! They’re imploring bait & switch ransomware trying to force unsuspecting victims to pay a fee to unlock their compromised devices. About 8…
    - 12 Apr 16, 6:41pm -
  • App Weekender: new Android games you should download (Week 15)
    In combing through the weekly app submissions I came across more than half a dozen cool new Android games you should download. These are some of the gems from our queue this week so we haven’t thoroughly reviewed them yet but they look en…
    - 12 Apr 16, 11:45am -
  • Reddit: The Official Android App now in Google Play
    Reddit official Android App is now out of closed beta and available in Google Play. Reddit anywhere with the official app (even from the office restroom). Get the latest news, trends, and memes on the Internet first on Reddit. You get to decid…
    - 7 Apr 16, 3:24pm -
  • One-click mobile game streaming to Twitch with BlueStacks
    Install Today BlueStacks announced a new feature for one-click mobile game streaming to Twitch called BlueStacks TV. If you’ve ever tried to stream your mobile gaming in real-time then you know the challenges in doing so is not cheap nor easy…
    - 7 Apr 16, 1:15pm -

Android Gist

  • Latest Top 10 Android Phone Tricks
    The beauty of Android lies in the ability to customize, tweak and hack every aspect of the OS. With these tricks, you can improve your Android experiences and turn your phone into a powerful machine for most of your computing needs. Note that some of…
    - 4 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Top 8 WhatsApp Features And Tricks You Don’t Know
    WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. There are many features and tricks many users are still not aware of. So we’re are going to list those features and tricks to enable you enjoy your WhatsApp usage to the fullest. 1. WhatsApp Calli…
    - 2 Apr 15, 11:52am -
  • WhatsApp Calling Feature Now Available To Everyone
    You must have heard about the voice-calling feature being added to popular messaging app, WhatsApp. Until now, only those who received the invite calls from other users or those who applied some “hacks” were able to activate this long-awaited fea…
    - 31 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • Google has made an Ebola-proof Tablet
    In a bid to assist the men and women who are seriously fighting against the dreaded ebola disease in Sierra Leone,  Google has created an ‘Ebola-proof’ tablet for collecting patient data. The tablet is said to be based on the Sony Xperia tablet…
    - 24 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • Infinix Hot Note: Features and Specifications
    The Infinix Hot Note is another Android device that is currently creating a lot of buzz in the market. It’s been surrounded with the slogan  JIMsBigThing which means that it is coming in partnership with Jumia, Infinix and MTN (JIM). Infinix is th…
    - 17 Mar 15, 7:22pm -
  • 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Android Smartphone
    As you start using your new smartphone, every operation will seem to be pretty fast. But after some time, you start noticing how slow your phone has become. This is manifested in apps taking longer time to open, apps running slowly and at some times,…
    - 14 Mar 15, 12:18pm -
  • Google unwraps Android 5.1 Lollipop Update
    Google has started the roll out of Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD)  voice on compatible phones. Whether…
    - 10 Mar 15, 4:23am -
  • WhatsApp Voice Calls Available Now in Updated App
    If you have been waiting for the voice-calling feature of WhatsApp, you no longer need to wait any longer as users are now reporting another wave of WhatsApp calls being activited. Go to WhatsApp’s official website to grab the latest version of the…
    - 9 Mar 15, 6:27am -

Droid Guru

  • Download Snake King For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Snake King for PC Snake King by developer mobirix is one of the most popular games in the Google Play store.The game has more than 1 lakh installs on the Google Play store alone.The game consists of various modes ,boss battles and even mutiplayer.Pla…
    - 20 Jun 15, 7:20am -
  • Download PewPew For PC(Windows and Mac)
    PewPew by developer Jean-François Geyelin is an addictive arcade shooting game for Android and iOS.It’s basically a retro shooting game with 5 different game modes.The game runs at a very high frame rate and is one of the most downloaded apps in…
    - 16 Apr 15, 2:28pm -
  • Cooking Fever For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Cooking Fever by developer Nordcurrent is one of the most popular games in the iOS app store.The app lets users cook a variety of dishes from more than hundred ingredients.The game also features around 8 unique locations from Desserts and Fast Food…
    - 27 Jan 15, 12:59pm -
  • Download Fun Run 2 For PC (Windows and Mac)
    Fun Run 2 For PC Fun Run 2 By developer Dirty Bit is one of the most popular online games available for mobile phones and tablets.The game lets users compete with their friends in a race.The user can also match up with random players and race to the…
    - 30 Dec 14, 8:28am -
  • Download Stick Hero For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Stick Hero For PC Stick Hero from developer Ketchapp is one of the most popular game in Android and iOS apps store.The game features a stick man who has to cross from one hurdle to another with the help of sticks.The user needs to stretch the sticks…
    - 6 Dec 14, 3:27pm -
  • Download Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Candy Crush Soda Saga For PC Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest addition to the popular Candy Crush series.The game features all new candies and over 140 addictive levels.The game comes with 3 new game modes:Soda,Frosting and Honey.In Soda,players c…
    - 23 Nov 14, 5:34pm -
  • Download Pomelo For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Pomelo For PC Pomelo is a photo-editing app that comes with around 70 stunning filters which make your picture look gorgeous.The filters are arranged in easy to use categories like LOMO, Pola, Film, Vintage and B&W.Pomelo also comes with some photo…
    - 8 Nov 14, 5:18am -
  • Download Quizlet For PC(Windows and Mac)
    Quizlet For PC Quizlet is an innovative new app which makes it easy to study anywhere.The app lets users study and play simple games.Players can search from millions of flashcards and study from them.The app also has an option for the user to upload…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:39pm -