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  • Samsung Galaxy MWC 2021 Virtual Event happening soon, here’s when
    The MWC 2021 did not happen in February. The Mobile World Congress before that also didn’t happen. Remember when MWC 2020 was cancelled due to the early threats of the coronavirus. The pandemic isn’t over but the MWC is happening this year–fina…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Jun 21, 1:30am -
  • Texas energy companies remotely adjusting smart thermostats (but it’s legal)
    After the Texas power grid failed spectacularly a few months ago during a cold snap, you can’t blame residents from being wary of another possible similar incident during the current heatwave. They have apparently asked Texans to raise their thermo…
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:34pm -
  • Google automatically installs Massachusetts’ contract tracing app
    If you’re in Massachusetts, you might have noticed that you suddenly have an app called “MassNotify” on your Android device even though you don’t recall downloading it. That’s because Google has apparently installed the contact tracing app…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 6:00pm -
  • Exynos SoC with custom AMD GPU to be revealed next month
    Confirmation came from Samsung at the beginning of this year about the existence of a flagship Exynos chipset having AMD’s custom Radeon GPU. Not long ago at the Computex 2021 conference, AMD confirmed that they are working on a mobile Exynos GPU b…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 4:56pm -
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 in-display camera, fingerprint sensor likely: Patent suggests
    In all likeliness, Samsung would be launching the next foldable smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked event expected to be held in August. At the event, a Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are the two foldables that will probably debut with the former…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 3:32pm -
  • Google Messages update brings pinch-to-zoom, pin conversations
    If you message people a lot, chances are Google Messages is one of the most-used apps on your smartphone. There are still a lot of features that we need here that can be found from some of the more popular online messaging apps like Viber, Messenger,…
    - 17 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 2:44pm -
  • Samsung Gallery update brings minor changes to phones, tablets
    The Samsung Gallery app is something that you probably use a lot, but more for viewing the photos and videos that are stored on your device. You also don’t expect a lot of updates from Samsung for this app but every once in a while they do bring so…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 12:29pm -
  • Samsung foldable phone with a rotating camera module patent leaked
    We believe Samsung is in the process of finalizing design and production for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Rumor has it production has actually began. What we’re certain at this point is that new foldable smartphones will be introduc…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 11:00am -

Droid Gamers

  • You Can Buy and Sell Your OSRS Items, Gold, and More for Cash with PlayerAuctions
    Old School RuneScape is one of our favorite virtual worlds. Jagex’s long-running MMORPG is a nostalgic, sprawling masterpiece with a vibrant community of fantasy enthusiasts.  It’s a great... Continue reading The post You Can Buy and Sell Your…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 2:55pm -
  • Here’s a new Trailer for Historical Narrative Mystery Svoboda 1945
    The team behind Attentat 1942 has released a trailer for its next game. It’s called Svoboda 1945 and follows the same pattern as its predecessor. It’s a historically... Continue reading The post Here’s a new Trailer for Historical Narrative My…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 12:25pm -
  • Critical Ops Launches a new Lone Wolf Mode
    Critical Ops, the free to play team-based FPS has been doing very nicely for itself since it launched. It’s already been downloaded 96 million times across mobile platforms,... Continue reading The post Critical Ops Launches a new Lone Wolf Mode a…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 12:13pm -
  • Check out These new Punishing: Grey Raven Character Trailers
    Punishing: Grey Raven is a super interesting looking new action RPG that we’ve been banging on about for a while. And the dev has just released a whole... Continue reading The post Check out These new Punishing: Grey Raven Character Trailers appea…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 12:07pm -
  • Best Android Games Like Zelda – Oceanhorn, Legend of the Skyfish, Portal Knights and More
    When Nintendo decided it was going to start making mobile games, we all got pretty excited that a Legend of Zelda game couldn’t be that far off landing... Continue reading The post Best Android Games Like Zelda – Oceanhorn, Legend of the Skyfish…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 21, 11:30am -
  • Best New Android Games This Week – Thronebreaker, Runescape, Railroad Ink Challenge and More
    It’s been a pretty good week for Android releases, all told. Especially if you like RPGs, card games, or games where you take charge of sports teams. And... Continue reading The post Best New Android Games This Week – Thronebreaker, Runescape, R…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 21, 11:45am -
  • Pokemon Unite Hitting Android in September
    Pokemon Unite is a new kind of Pokemon scrapper that sees you building up teams of 5 Pokemon and taking them into battles against an opposing team. And... Continue reading The post Pokemon Unite Hitting Android in September appeared first on Droid G…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 12:25pm -
  • Northgard Launching on Android in August
    Northgard is a brilliant game of Viking strategy that’s been available on a whole bunch of other platforms for a while now. But the good news is the... Continue reading The post Northgard Launching on Android in August appeared first on Droid Game…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 12:18pm -

Android Developers

  • Improve your app mileage with Android for Cars App library
    Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager In April, we announced our first version of the Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, reaching a milestone to let developers publish their navigation, parking, charging apps on the Google Pl…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 21, 5:07pm -
  • Build sophisticated search features with AppSearch
    Posted by Dan Saadati, Software Engineer, and Hanaa ElAzizi, Technical Program Manager Introducing AppSearch in Jetpack, now available in Alpha. AppSearch is an on-device search library which provides high performance and feature-rich full-text…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 6:11pm -
  • Android 12 Beta 2 Update
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Just a few weeks ago at Google I/O we unwrapped the first beta of Android 12, focusing on a new UI that adapts to you, improved performance, and privacy and security at the core. For developers, Andr…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jun 21, 5:00pm -
  • Android @ Google I/O: Recapping building across devices
    Posted by The Android TeamAt Google I/O this year, we talked about how your app can take advantage of Android's different screens, both large and small. But if you missed the show, here are the top things you should know: Tablets, Folda…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jun 21, 4:17pm -
  • Grow your indie game with help from Google Play
    Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing At Google Play we’re committed to helping all developers thrive, whether these are large multinational companies or small startups and indie game studios. They are all critic…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jun 21, 1:22pm -
  • #AndroidDevJourney spotlight - May edition
    Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager The May edition of #AndroidDevJourney spotlights five Android developers from around the world and each of their own unique experiences. In January we started the #Android…
    - 24 days ago, 29 May 21, 1:00pm -
  • Introducing Security By Design
    Posted by Jon Markoff, Staff Developer Advocate & Sean Smith, Technical Program Manager As a developer, are you struggling to figure out when to build security threat protection into your roadmap? Integrating security into your app develop…
    - 26 days ago, 27 May 21, 4:51pm -
  • Android @ Google I/O: 3 things to know in Modern Android Development
    Posted by The Modern Android Development Team This year’s Google I/O brought lots of updates for Modern Android Development. Here are the top 3 things you should know: #1: Lots of new Jetpack library releases!In recent months, seve…
    - 27 days ago, 26 May 21, 4:04pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Fix the Mysterious iPhone Wifi Bug (and Avoid It Altogether)

    - 10 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 9:00pm -
  • Follow These Instagram Gardeners to Inspire Your Dream Garden
    When it comes to finding inspiration for your garden you could turn to an average internet search or tutorial, but nothing beats a daily feed of your favorite charismatic and innovative gardeners on social media. Here are some Instagram gardeners and…
    - 11 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • What 'Good Weight Lifting Form' Really Means (and When It Matters)
    Unless you enjoy getting injured, you should use good form at the gym. But what exactly does “good form” mean, and how much of a difference does it make? First, let’s talk about the purpose of form. For that, we turn to Jordan Syatt, a world re…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 7:30pm -
  • Ice Cream Deserves to Be Eaten From a Mug
    Even as the pandemic wanes (sort of—get vaccinated!) and we put the political strife of 2020 in the review mirror (wait, actually...), there’s still plenty to be upset about each and every day. So let’s put our combined anxiety aside and agree…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 7:00pm -
  • The Best Prime Day Alternatives If You'd Rather Not Shop at Amazon

    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 6:30pm -
  • 6 LGBTQ-Friendly Beaches to Visit This Summer
    Pride month is in full swing even as more of us are starting to reemerge into the world as COVID restrictions are easing around the country. The timing couldn’t be better: This month is a time to honor those who rioted, fought, and paved the way fo…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 6:00pm -
  • When to See the 'Strawberry Moon,' the Last Supermoon of 2021
    If you’re an avid stargazer, June alone has been a crowded month in an otherwise busy year of celestial events. A solar eclipse, a planetary conjunction, and an asteroid careening within a reasonably close distance of the planet have added a nice b…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 5:30pm -
  • How to Make Your Own Bouquet Garni
    Fresh herbs are beautiful, fragrant, and vivacious, but they lose their looks and flavor when left simmering in pots of soup or roasting with braised meat dishes. Losing their flavor is kind of the whole point—they are, after all, losing it to your…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 5:00pm -

AndroidGuys

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  • 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 -