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  • Netflix adds three more games to its portfolio
    While Netflix is the dominant app when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies, it’s still a new player in the gaming world. But it looks like they’re pretty serious about it as they have been investing into several games, adding more and more…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 5:15pm -
  • FTC wants to block Nvidia’s ARM acquisition
    In the tech world, a big company cannot just buy another big brand if it can afford and wants too. Both companies need to prove many things. The Federal Trade Commission is responsible to check such acquisitions and mergers. The latest it’s been ch…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 4:17pm -
  • Facebook to require high-profile accounts to enable 2FA
    Meta has announced that its Facebook Protect security program for high-profile accounts is expanding to more users. These are for accounts that are more likely to be targeted by hackers, like for journalists, government officials, and human rights de…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 3:15pm -
  • WhatsApp will soon let you combine skin tones for couple emojis
    Emojis may seem trivial for some but for a lot of digital natives, it’s a pretty important part of their communication skills. Initially, we had to deal with just the yellow skin tone for the “human” emojis but eventually unicode, the world sta…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 2:13pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 ready to receive One UI 4.0 Beta
    The next Galaxy phone series that is ready to receive One UI 4.0 beta is the Galaxy Note 10. The stable version for the Galaxy S21 series may be out soon but the Galaxy Note 10 is only getting the beta build. The new One UI is expected to deliver a l…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 1:33pm -
  • Google Assistant Driving Mode now has homescreen shortcut
    A couple of months ago, Google started pushing the Assistant Driving Mode as a replacement for Android Auto. Of course, you need to be able to launch it easily before you start driving to avoid further distractions. Users are now seeing an “add dri…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 12:34pm -
  • Meta shares how messaging can be safer even without E2EE
    Meta announced last month that they were postponing the implementation of end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger and Instagram. This is due to pressure from some parties about how E2EE will be used by criminals, particularly those involved in ca…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 11:00am -
  • AnTuTu’s Best-performing Android Phones for November 2021 listed
    Most people are curious as to what are the latest best-performing Android phones in the world today, at least, if we are to look at benchmarked scores. It’s not just because it’s year-end but because there are too many choices out there. Antutu B…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 10:01am -

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Android Developers

  • Develop watch faces with the stable Jetpack Watch Face library
    Posted by Alex Vanyo, Developer Relations Engineer Watch faces are one of the most visible ways that people express themselves on their smartwatches, and they’re one of the best ways to display your brand to your users.Watch Face Stud…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Dec 21, 8:59pm -
  • #AndroidDevSummit ‘21: 3 things to know for Modern Android Development
    Posted by Florina Muntenescu, Developer Relations Engineer From updates to Jetpack libraries, more guidance on using Kotlin coroutines and Flow in your android app and new versions of Android Studio, here are the top 3 things you should kn…
    - 17 days ago, 19 Nov 21, 3:08pm -
  • #Android Developer Summit: 3 things to know for Large Screens on Android!
    Posted by Clara Bayarri, Engineering Manager This year’s Android Dev Summit brought a lot of updates related to Large Screen development for Android, the 12L feature drop on foldables and tablets - a set of features optimising Android 12…
    - 19 days ago, 17 Nov 21, 5:11pm -
  • Improving App Startup: Lessons from the Facebook App
    Posted by the Google and Facebook teams. Authored by Kateryna Semenova from the Google Android team and Tim Trueman, Steven Harris, Subramanian Ramaswamy from the Facebook team. IntroductionImproving app startup time is not a trivial ta…
    - 19 days ago, 16 Nov 21, 6:00pm -
  • #AndroidDevSummit: Jetpack Compose now with Material You
    Posted by Nick Butcher Developer Relations Engineer The Android Dev Summit last month brought a number of exciting updates to Jetpack Compose, including that Material You, Google's new design language, is now available in Compose. In ca…
    - 26 days ago, 10 Nov 21, 5:11pm -
  • What’s new for Android developers at #AndroidDevSummit’21
    Sagar Kamdar, VP of Product ManagementThe app experiences that you as developers build help people around the world in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and at Android Dev Summit, happening over the next two days, we’ll talk about that spi…
    - 39 days ago, 27 Oct 21, 5:54pm -
  • 12L and new Android APIs and tools for large screens
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering There are over a quarter billion large screen devices running Android across tablets, foldables, and ChromeOS devices. In just the last 12 months we’ve seen nearly 100 million new Android tablet…
    - 40 days ago, 27 Oct 21, 5:36pm -
  • Google Play updates from #AndroidDevSummit
    Posted by Alex Musil, Director of Product, Google Play At this year’s Android Developer Summit, we shared new features we’ve been building to help power your growth on our platform, including enhancements to trust and safety, tool…
    - 40 days ago, 27 Oct 21, 5:34pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Tell the Difference Between a Thanksgiving Cactus and a Christmas Cactus, and Why It Matters
    Despite their festive name, Christmas cacti are great year-round houseplants, and don’t look out of place in the middle of July. They also live so long that they can be passed down between generations if they receive the proper care. Read more...
    - 12 hours ago, 5 Dec 21, 6:00pm -
  • Don't Overlook These Relationship Green Flags
    When it comes to romantic relationships—whether they are firmly established, or still in their early stages—we are (rightfully) conditioned to pay attention to and make note of any warning signs about a person, commonly referred to as “red flag…
    - 14 hours ago, 5 Dec 21, 4:00pm -
  • Why You Should Use a Quarter to Test Tire Tread Instead of a Penny
    As you were learning how to drive, you may have also learned a few car maintenance basics, like how to refill your windshield wiper fluid or check your oil levels. Another common tip was to use a penny to check the tread on your tires. Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 5 Dec 21, 2:00pm -
  • Don't Ignore These Less-Obvious Signs of Verbal Abuse
    Sometimes it’s very clear when someone speaking to you is being verbally abusive; you feel cut-down, belittled, and/or manipulated. But other times, it can be harder to tell if the words directed at you are some type of criticism or unwelcome feedb…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Dec 21, 6:00pm -
  • How to Figure Out if Wood Has Been Pressure-Treated, and Why It Matters
    Those who have spent some time working with wood know that the building material comes in different types, and they’re not all equally suited for every project. Other than the features that depend on the type of tree the wood came from (i.e. maple,…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Dec 21, 4:00pm -
  • Snag $1,000 for Looking Like Your Pet
    There’s an old saying that eventually, people and their pets will start to look like each other. (Or is that spouses? Either way, it’s something/one you live and go on walks with.) But once that happens, what comes next? You can either ignore it…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Dec 21, 2:00pm -
  • What You Need to Know About the Omicron Variant
    Omicron is the latest variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Like Delta, it’s been designated by the World Health Organization as a “Variant of Concern” (more severe than a “Variant of Interest”). Also like Delta, it’s moving fast. Ca…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 8:00pm -
  • How to Lock Up Your Photos and Videos in Google Photos
    For one reason or another, we all have photos and videos that we don’t want just anyone looking at, and we’ve all experienced that small jolt of panic when showing someone one picture, and they start scrolling to their heart’s content. If you u…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 7:30pm -

AndroidGuys

  • TP-Link Deco X20 Mesh router system review
    Our lives revolve around an internet connection these days. Love it or hate it, that’s the reality we live in. Smartphones keep us locked into the web while on the go, but the most coveted pipeline may be the home network. The newest wave to techno…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 11:00pm -
  • Where Does GIS Data Come From?
    You must be wondering what GIS data is, but before explaining it, let us give you an example of an occurrence where we encounter GIS data in our daily lives.  When you book a car for yourself on an app, you can see the progress of the car with the h…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 9:16pm -
  • Jumpstart your cybersecurity training with this $30 exam prep bundle

    - 2 days ago, 3 Dec 21, 8:00pm -
  • Verizon brings two new Stream TV soundbars to the market
    Verizon teamed up with Bang & Olufsen (B&O) to launch 2 new Verizon Stream TV soundbars. The soundbars are powered by Android TV, which means they can use Google Assistant for search and has Chromecast built-in. They are also capable of streaming fro…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 21, 11:55am -
  • Verizon’s new holiday deals have dropped
    If you missed all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Verizon this year, don’t worry as Verizon has dropped a few more deals for you to pick from. The most exciting deal is if you are switching to Verizon from another carrier, you could get…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 21, 10:59am -
  • Qualcomm announced their all new Snapdragon 8 platform
    At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit is currently taking place in Hawaii, it took the wraps off its brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Snapdragon 8 is set to power many of the top upcoming Android devices, not made by Google. Let’s break down what…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 21, 3:37am -
  • Samsung announced their cheapest 5G device, the new Galaxy A13 5G
    Samsung announced the Galaxy A13 5G this morning, and it packs quite the punch in the affordable phone market. Priced at only $250, Samsung has thrown a few goodies into this competitive part of the market. One of the main selling points of the A13 5…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 21, 2:06am -
  • 15 simple ways to extend your Android phone’s battery life
    A paper published by Nature Communications in 2014 reported that the lithium batteries used in powering our mobile phones wear down over time. You know what that means? It means whether you like it or not, you’ll have to change your phone’s batte…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Dec 21, 10:30pm -

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 -