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  • Twitch finally lets you use generic authentication apps for 2FA
    For a lot of gamers, Twitch is still the platform of choice when it comes to game streaming despite the proliferation of a lot of similar apps and services. One thing though that was lacking for those who preferred their platforms secure is support f…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 6:00pm -
  • Samsung may bring artificial humans to phones soon
    In what seems to be a rejected episode of Black Mirror, Samsung is reportedly bringing its artificial intelligence program NEON to your mobile device. It’s not a new version of Bixby or any digital assistant but more like an AI companion should you…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 5:15pm -
  • Hangouts group video calls now being “redirected” to Meet
    Hangouts is that app that Google seems to be trying to get rid of without actually totally getting rid of it. We’ve seen it lose some key features and now it looks like it’s losing another one as group video calls are not available anymore. Unsur…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 4:24pm -
  • Samsung exploring other foldable design ideas
    The question when will the next foldable phone from Samsung is always asked. We know an answer will be given soon. It’s only a matter of time before the South Korean tech sends out a hint or teaser. More details will surface in the coming weeks and…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 12:30pm -
  • Nokia 9.3 PureView won’t be revealed this year, pushed to 2021
    We have lost count of how many times the Nokia 9.3 PureView has been mentioned here. We said the Nokia 9.2 or 9.3 PureView launch date would be pushed to later this year. A Q3 event was mentioned but that definitely didn’t happen. We already noted…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 10:30am -
  • OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Edition unboxed, shown off
    This is the newest OnePlus phone. Well, it’s more like a special edition of the OnePlus 8T that was introduced last month. The phone that was announced with a 120Hz Fluid display and ultra-fast charging tech is being offered in a Cyberpunk 2077 Edi…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 8:30am -
  • Samsung Galaxy A52 5G 2021 renders shown off
    Samsung’s 2021 lineup will include a number of premium flagship and mid-rangers. There will also be more budget-friendly phones that will be introduced. For now, we’ll take a look at the Galaxy A32 5G. We’re very much interested in this one bec…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 7:00am -
  • OnePlus Nord brings accurate autofocus on photos, weak on videos
    The OnePlus Nord is the Chinese OEM’s first mid-range phone offering in a long time. It was soon followed by the OnePlus Nord N10 and the OnePlus Nord N10 5G. There is also the OnePlus Nord SE that is said to be the next budget phone with 65W charg…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 4:20am -

Droid Gamers

  • Best New Android Games and Sales: Bargains, Bargains, Bargains, and Conor McGregor
    Unsurprisingly, this week’s roundup is utterly dominated by sales. Just about every game worth playing got a dramatic price cut, including Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition, Death Road to... Continue reading The post Best New Android Games and Sales:…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 1:45pm -
  • Conor McGregor Enters the Mobile Games Business with Dystopia: Contest of Heroes
    Conor McGregor, the colorful and controversial UFC superstar, has decided it’s time to become the face of a mobile strategy game. Dystopia: Contest of Heroes, from developer Beetroot... Continue reading The post Conor McGregor Enters the Mobile Ga…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 11:39am -
  • Farlight 84 is an Impressive-Looking Battle Royale Heading to Android Next Year
    Miracle Games and Lilith Games have released a trailer for their highly impressive-looking battle royale Farlight 84. Due to arrive at some point in 2021, Farlight 84 will... Continue reading The post Farlight 84 is an Impressive-Looking Battle Roya…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 11:13am -
  • These Great Mobile Games Are Going Cheap for Black Friday
    It’s already been a stellar week for mobile game sales, with The Room: Old Sins, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Machinarium, Monument Valley 2, and many more getting massive price... Continue reading The post These Great Mobile Games Are Going Cheap for Bla…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 4:20pm -
  • The Room: Old Sins Is Just 99c Right Now on the Google Play Store
    The Room: Old Sins, the latest in the highly acclaimed Room series of creepy puzzlers, is just 99c on Android, down from its usual price of $4.99. Released... Continue reading The post The Room: Old Sins Is Just 99c Right Now on the Google Play Stor…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 7:32pm -
  • Niantic Unveils Details of Pokemon GO’s December Events
    Niantic has given players a heads-up on the various stuff that’s happening in Pokemon GO throughout December. Among the features you can expect is a Research Breakthrough encounter,... Continue reading The post Niantic Unveils Details of Pokemon G…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 5:50pm -
  • XCOM: Enemy Within Temporarily Discounted to $1.99 on Android
    XCOM: Enemy Within, 2K’s classic alien invasion-themed strategy game, is just $1.99 on the Google Play Store right now, down from its usual price of $4.99. Originally released... Continue reading The post XCOM: Enemy Within Temporarily Discounted…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 5:17pm -
  • Among Us Wins a Golden Joystick Breakthrough Award Two Years After Launching
    Among Us, the asymmetric multiplayer deduction game that became a sensation this year thanks to Twitch, has scooped a Golden Joystick Breakthrough Award – two and a half... Continue reading The post Among Us Wins a Golden Joystick Breakthrough Awa…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 5:02pm -

Android Developers

  • MAD Skills — Become an Android App Bundle expert
    Posted by Ben Weiss, Developer Relations Engineer The Android App Bundle series of Modern Android Development has just concluded. We finished off with a live Q&A session. I was joined by Chet Haase, Wojtek Kaliciński, and Iurii Makhno t…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 10:29pm -
  • The future of Kotlin Android Extensions
    Posted by David Winer, Product Manager The Android Kotlin Extensions Gradle plugin (not to be confused with Android KTX) was released in 2017 and brought two new conveniences to Android development in Kotlin:Synthetics let you replace calls…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 5:02pm -
  • New Android App Bundle and target API level requirements in 2021
    Posted by Hoi Lam, Developer Relations Engineer, Android Platform In 2021, we are continuing with our annual target API level update, requiring new apps to target API level 30 (Android 11) in August and in November for all app updates. In a…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 6:09pm -
  • Tips for getting your app approved for background location access
    Posted by Krish Vitaldevara, Director of Product Management Trust & Safety, Google PlayWhen it comes to privacy, we are committed to giving users control and transparency over data access. Users consistently tell us that they want more control…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 6:05pm -
  • Android Neural Networks API 1.3 and PyTorch Mobile support
    Posted by Oli Gaymond, Product Manager Android Machine Learning On-Device Machine Learning enables cutting edge features to run locally without transmitting data to a server. Processing the data on-device enables lower latency, can improve…
    - 16 days ago, 12 Nov 20, 6:06pm -
  • Privacy-preserving features in the Mobile Driving License
    Posted by David Zeuthen, Shawn Willden and René Mayrhofer, Android Security and Privacy team In the United States and other countries a Driver's License is not only used to convey driving privileges, it is also commonly used to prove iden…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 6:03pm -
  • MAD Skills Navigation Wrap-Up
    Posted by Chet Haase It’s a Wrap!We’ve just finished the first series in the MAD Skills series of videos and articles on Modern Android Development. This time, the topic was Navigation component, the API and tool that helps you creat…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Oct 20, 4:33pm -
  • Further tales from the leading edge and beyond: more Apps, Games, & Insights podcast episodes
    Posted by Lily Sheringham, Global Marketing, Platforms & Ecosystems We are launching the second series of the Apps, Games, & Insights podcast.Over the summer, we teamed up with a new group of leading industry insiders and experts to…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 5:04pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • Use 2FA to Stop This New WhatsApp Account Attack
    A simple but noteworthy attack is making the rounds on popular chat service WhatsApp. It’s incredibly easy for someone to pull off—all they need is access to a single account that has you listed as a contact. And if you’re susceptible to a bit…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 9:00pm -
  • How to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen Just Like an iPhone
    iPhone owners with the new iOS 14 can now enjoy a customized home screen with widgets and downloadable templates. Android users may feel that they are missing out on the opportunity to make their home screen look like Windows 95 or Animal Crossing, b…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 7:30pm -
  • The Best Smartphone Features For Better Sleep
    Staring at our phones all night is the biggest obstacle getting in the way of a good night’s rest. However, there are many ways to mitigate the negative effects smartphones can have on our sleep schedules. If used correctly, your smartphone can eve…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 9:15pm -
  • How to Restore the Classic Google Icons on iOS and Android
    Google is in the process of replacing the familiar icons for its many apps and web services with minimalist, multi-colored variants. While these new icons share a more cohesive style, plenty of people aren’t stoked about the redesign.Read more...
    - 22 days ago, 6 Nov 20, 3:30pm -
  • Update Chrome Right Now to Fix Some Zero-Day Exploits
    All Chrome users should install the latest browser update—version 86.0.4240.183 on PC and version 86.0.4240.185 on Android—as soon as possible. The patches stamp out several security bugs, including two zero-day vulnerabilities hackers are active…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Nov 20, 9:00pm -
  • Don't Let App Notifications Add to Your Election Night Anxiety
    It’s Election Day, a day otherwise known as digital Hell. Your poor device will be under constant assault by every newsy app that can send a notification today. Some of you will embrace this, despite the fact that the burning wreckage of trash-fill…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • Track Election Results on Your Phone Without Breaking Your Brain
    As if you needed another reminder: Tomorrow is election day. Most websites you read, and social media apps you use, and politically minded friends you talk to are going to be on high alert. For the sake of your sanity, you should strongly consider go…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search
    Halloween is my favorite holiday, but just like everything else in 2020, this year won’t be as festive for most of us. If you’re starved for some good-natured spooky vibes, you can try banishing the blah by summoning a ghost or reanimated skeleto…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Oct 20, 4:30pm -

AndroidGuys

  • Things to do near me – Paranoia Quest
    If you want the amazing entertainment, then it’s worth considering the services from Paranoia Quest. Are you looking for Things to do near me? If yes, it’s worth considering the services from Paranoia Quest. For ensuring the guest’s safety, the…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • Best Android phones at Ultra Mobile (November 2020)
    Are you a current or prospective Ultra Mobile subscriber? What are you using for a handset? These are the best phones available there today.
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 1:00am -
  • You won’t find a better price on these JASHEN portable vacuum cleaners
    If you’re shopping for a vacuum cleaner for someone this holiday season, or need to pick one up for yourself, we’ve got a trio of bargains for you. Right now you can choose from three different models of JASHEN portable vacuum cleaners, all of wh…
    - 19 hours ago, 28 Nov 20, 12:00am -
  • CAT S42 smartphone review
    When I think of CAT or Caterpillar products an Android smartphone is definitely not the first, or even tenth, thing I think of. Bulldozers, earth movers, back hoes, and even work boots — never a phone. Alas, it does offer multiple phones, all of wh…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Nov 20, 11:00pm -
  • Slash an extra 20% on these portable monitors with our promo code
    Shop the AG Deals Store this holiday season and save an extra 20% on the already great prices for portable monitors and other gadgets.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 5:00pm -
  • This free online video repair tool will fix all your video related problems
    A lot of us are enthusiasm about making videos but many times we cannot actually put the video to right use because it gets corrupted. For that we need something quick and easy to help us. Just because the video gets corrupted does not mean that we h…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 20, 3:00pm -
  • Save an extra 20% on all physical products with this Black Friday offer
    It's time to break out the special pricing on all products, services, and gifts.To kick off the Black Friday shopping weekend we have a great offer!
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 8:00pm -
  • AI Technology and Relationship: Is It Possible to Connect Them?
    Picture this scenario; you’re out with friends at a diner, and everyone is glued to their smartphones. You should be angry, but the truth is, you’re just as glued to your phone screen as they are. The world is advancing in technology every day. A…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 3:00pm -

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

  • Saying goodbye to the AdSense for Feeds blog
    Thanks to everyone who has been a loyal reader of this blog over the years. After some consideration, we recognize that we're just not generating enough content here to warrant your time, so we won't be posting here any longer. Thanks again for being…
    - 26 Jul 12, 6:15pm -
  • Your stats, right away
    Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to “Please wait…” by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn’t quite meeting our collective expectations as a p…
    - 25 Oct 10, 7:54pm -
  • Enabling social sharing with FeedFlare
    Feed content is being constantly distributed via new channels and endpoints every day.   More and more, these new channels involve sharing your content in social networks and applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.Recently, we launch…
    - 23 Apr 10, 7:52pm -
  • Socializing your feed with Twitter
    Sometimes you reach across the hedgerow to share with your nearby neighbors. Other times, members of the household move away and yet you can't keep from calling to remind them to wear a hat and such because it's chilly out. Today, we're celebrating…
    - 14 Dec 09, 8:23pm -
  • "Afternoon, Frank." "Hey howdy, George."
    It's about time these two neighbors got to talking to each other. Most Saturday afternoons you'd find them politely waving as they passed at each other by with their push mowers, tending to their neatly manicured tables, charts, and graphs. It just m…
    - 13 Nov 09, 2:24pm -
  • AdSense policy clarification on using AdSense for feeds and AdSense for content
    This is just a quick clarification on AdSense for feeds as it relates to the AdSense for Content specific policy of only allowing three ad units and three link units per page.Many publishers have asked the question "Since feed items often get display…
    - 9 Nov 09, 4:05pm -
  • AdSense for feeds now available directly in Blogger
    One of the things our publishers have always asked for are ways to make it even easer to configure their blogs to work with FeedBurner and AdSense for Feeds. We're happy to announce that Blogger users, with just a few clicks, are able to do both a…
    - 30 Oct 09, 12:31am -
  • A small yet noteworthy change to our item stats link serving
    FeedBurner has been busy analyzing, publicizing, optimizing and monetizing your feeds since 2004, and in that time, we've seen our fair share of feed traffic. In fact, we see billions of hits from feed traffic per week, and we watch this data carefu…
    - 29 Sep 09, 4:09pm -