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  • T-Mobile to start offering in-store same-day repairs at their stores
    When you have a device that needs fixing, you want to be able to go to the most convenient one that offers same-day repairs and legitimate parts. If you’re a T-Mobile user and you’ve subscribed to their Device Protection plan, soon you’ll be ab…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 4:30pm -
  • Mysterious male voice heard by Google Maps users
    Imagine you’re driving down a dark road with only your Google Maps app guiding you. You chose the female English voice for the navigation when suddenly out of the blue a deep, male voice starts giving you directions without you changing anything. W…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 3:30pm -
  • Harman and InfinityLab launch sustainable, speedy power accessories
    Harman is a name known for its audio technology. People easily say Harman Kardon audio. In recent years, it has since been associated with Samsung as the top mobile OEM owns the sub-brand. Not many people know this but Harman is also associated with…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 2:32pm -
  • Google looking to bring more free TV to Chromecast
    While there are a lot of streaming services to choose from (some may say too many), there are of course those on the lookout for free movies and TV shows that they can get on their smart TVs or streaming devices. Google is reportedly focusing on brin…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 12:51pm -
  • Patent for OPPO Reno phone with a multi-directional camera sighted
    OPPO is fast-becoming a prolific mobile brand. It seems to be taking advantage of Huawei’s misfortune. It’s not the top OEM in China today as Xiaomi has that honor. The company is set to introduce the OPPO F19s, OPPO Find X3 Pro Photographer Edit…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 11:43am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will have a massive 14.6-inch display
    Leaks, speculations, and rumors about upcoming Samsung Galaxy devices are aplenty. You learn something new each day especially about the new phones yet to be announced like the Galaxy S21 FE and the Galaxy S22 series. Chinese leakster Ice universe ha…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 10:39am -
  • CAT S22 Flip Android phone offered exclusively by T-Mobile
    CAT has always been known for its rugged smartphones. The last one we remember was the Cat S62 Pro. This time, we’re seeing something new–the CAT S22 Flip. Okay, so it’s new but the design isn’t. The flip clamshell phone factor has been aroun…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 8:47am -
  • Pixel 6 series protective phone cases sighted online
    Google is excited to reveal the new Pixel 6 series. There will be two new phones: the regular Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. The latter replaces the Pixel 6 XL. Some photos have surfaced on reddit, featuring the phone cases of both phones. They are pla…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 6:39am -

Droid Gamers

  • The Best New Games for Android This Week – Knight’s Edge, Relumine, Core In Fusion and More
    Saturday has rolled around again, which means it’s time for us to take a look at the best games that have launched on Android over the last seven... Continue reading The post The Best New Games for Android This Week – Knight’s Edge, Relumine,…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 11:00am -
  • Spire-Like Deck Builder Indies’ Lies Launching Next Week
    Have you got room in your life for another game like Slay the Spire? If you do, next week is going to be an exciting one for you,... Continue reading The post Spire-Like Deck Builder Indies’ Lies Launching Next Week appeared first on Droid Gamers.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 2:52pm -
  • Wipeout Rush Reimagines the Futuristic Racer as a Casual Merger
    There’s a new Wipeout game heading to mobile. It’s called Wipeout Rush and… it’s a casual merger. You’re not weaving your rocket ship racer through neon-streaked futuristic tracks,... Continue reading The post Wipeout Rush Reimagines the F…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 2:38pm -
  • The Best Android Games On Sale This Week – My Child Lebensborn, Mo: Astray, Hello Human and More
    It’s Friday, which means it’s time for us to take a long hard look at the games that are currently on sale on the Google Play Store. We’ve... Continue reading The post The Best Android Games On Sale This Week – My Child Lebensborn, Mo: Astra…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 21, 12:55pm -
  • Sonic and Tails Coming to Cookie Run: Kingdom Tomorrow
    It’s the collaboration we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the collaboration some of us have been waiting for? I think that guy over there has probably been waiting... Continue reading The post Sonic and Tails Coming to Cookie Run: Kingdom Tomorr…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 1:04pm -
  • Knight’s Edge is an Interesting Multiplayer Dungeon Crawler
    There are plenty of midcore dungeon crawlers on the Play Store, but Knight’s Edge adds enough unique twists to the experience to make it worth a mention. The... Continue reading The post Knight’s Edge is an Interesting Multiplayer Dungeon Crawle…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 12:45pm -
  • Netmarble’s Seven Knights 2 Launching Worldwide This Year
    Seven Knights II is the long-awaited sequel to one of the most popular mobile RPGs of the last few years. And Netmarble has announced that the game is... Continue reading The post Netmarble’s Seven Knights 2 Launching Worldwide This Year appeared…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 12:28pm -
  • Rocksmith+ Launch Delayed Until 2022
    Rocksmith+, Ubisoft’s re-branded cross-platform instrument learning game, has been delayed until 2022. So if you wanted to learn how to play the guitar this year, you’re going to... Continue reading The post Rocksmith+ Launch Delayed Until 2022…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 12:48pm -

Android Developers

  • Making permissions auto-reset available to billions more devices
    Posted by Peter Visontay, Software Engineer; Bessie Jiang, Software EngineerContributors: Inara Ramji, Software Engineer; Rodrigo Farell, Interaction Designer; James Kelly, Product Manager; Henry Chin, Program Manager. Most users spe…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 5:02pm -
  • App performance to drive app excellence
    Posted by Maru Ahues Bouza, Director Android Developer Relations In our previous blog post in this series, we defined app excellence as “creating an app that provides consistent, effortless, and seamless app user experiences. I…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 4:15pm -
  • Wear OS Jetpack libraries now in stable!
    Posted by Jeremy Walker, EngineerIn order to help you develop high quality Wear OS apps, we have been busy updating the Android Jetpack Wear OS libraries and recently delivered the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries:…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 5:25pm -
  • Bringing richer navigation, charging, parking apps to more Android Auto users
    Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager Today, we are releasing the beta of Android for Cars App Library version 1.1. Your Android Auto apps using features that require Car App API level 2+ like map interactivity, vehicle’s hardware…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • Android 12 Beta 5 update, official release is next!
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of Android 12! As we put the finishing touches on the new version of Android, today we’re bringing you a final Beta update to help you…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • Accelerated Kotlin build times with Kotlin Symbol Processing 1.0
    Posted by Ting-Yuan Huang, Software Engineer and Jiaxiang Chen, Software Engineer Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), our new tool for building lightweight compiler plugins in Kotlin, is now stable! KSP offers similar functionalit…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Sep 21, 9:00pm -
  • Celebrating some of the best indie games
    Posted by Patricia Correa, Director, Global Developer Marketing In June this year we opened applications for our Indie Games Accelerator, a mentorship program to help top mobile game startups achieve their full potential, as well as…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Sep 21, 3:25pm -
  • Raising the quality bar with updated guidelines for Wear OS 3.0
    Posted by Marcus Leal, Senior Product Manager for Google Play Store Our Modern Android Developer tools and APIs are designed to help you build high quality apps your users love, and this extends to form factors such as wearables.…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Sep 21, 7:35pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Stream the 2021 Emmys (and What to Know About This Year's Show)
    It’s not that we ever stopped loving television, but it has ended up playing a bigger role in many people’s lives since the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed how we socialize. So even if you’ve never cared about the Emmy Awards before, you…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • Why You Should Keep Your Fresh Flowers Away From Your Fruit Bowl
    Part of what makes a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers so special is knowing that they won’t be around forever, so you should cherish them in the moment, or some crap like that. Because when you think about it, you’re essentially putting a bunch of fl…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 3:00pm -
  • How to Get Your Suction Cups to Stick Again
    When they do their job properly, suction cups are great. Extra storage in the shower? Don’t mind if I do. But sometimes, suction cups lose their ability to stick to the wall. Try as you might to get them to stay put, they keep sliding down the tile…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Sep 21, 1:00pm -
  • COVID-19 Booster Doses Are Coming, But Not for Everybody
    The FDA’s advisory panel voted unanimously Friday that booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine should be available to people 65 and older and people at high risk of severe disease. That recommendation is likely to be amended to include other groups lik…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 9:30pm -
  • All the Ways to Take Screenshots in Windows 11
    There are several ways to take a screenshot on Windows 11. Most of the screenshot shortcuts are the same as on Windows 10, but there are a few extra screen capture features available that are unique to Windows 11.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 8:00pm -
  • How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower (and Why You Should)
    Even though it still feels like summer, fall officially starts in a few days. And if you have a grass lawn, you may not be heartbroken at the thought of putting your landscaping equipment away for a few months.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 7:30pm -
  • How to Set Up a CD Ladder for Your Emergency Fund (and Why You'd Do It)
    This financial move requires a bit of work, but it might be the best way to maximize interest on your emergency fund during times of high inflation: It’s called a CD ladder—a series of overlapping certificates of deposits that expire at different…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 7:00pm -
  • These No-Stress Plants Can Instantly Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
    If your yard is a little lackluster and you’re looking for ways to increase curb appeal, here are some of the easiest ways to spruce it up, minus the headaches or prohibitive timelines.Read more...
    - 1 day ago, 17 Sep 21, 6:30pm -


  • Bluetti AC300 and B300 now available
    Approximately two months ago (July 2021), Bluetti – the portable solar storage pioneer, announced the release of an industry first, modular solar power station – the AC300 and its accompanying LFP battery module, the B300 (3,072Wh). “The time h…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Sep 21, 2:00am -
  • Lepow 14-inch 1080p Portable Monitor review
    The Lepow 14-inch Portable Monitor provides a fantastic way to add a 1080p secondary display to your setup while also being easy to travel with.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 10:00pm -
  • Xiaomi formally intros three models for its flagship 11 series
    If there’s one constant in the world of smartphones, it’s that there’s always something bigger and better coming around the corner. Xiaomi on Wednesday announced three new models as part of its 11 series of handsets. Available in three versions…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Sep 21, 1:00pm -
  • Govee Portable Lamp with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Review
    The Govee Portable Lamp has a battery life of up to 3.5 hours and can display 16 million different colors including warm and cool white. Combined with the Govee Home app, it provides tons of options and support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 10:00pm -
  • This wireless lavalier microphone is designed specifically for Android phones
    The Movo EDGE-UC's omnidirectional lav mic's wireless receiver plugs into your phone via USB Type-C port to let you record right away!
    - 4 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 7:18pm -
  • Xiaomi offers up its own take on smart glasses
    Xiaomi has introduced its Smart Glasses which can take pictures, accept phone calls, display notifications, and more.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 3:12pm -
  • Best phones to buy with a headphone jack in 2021
    The 3.5mm headphone jack is quickly disappearing from smartphones these days, but there's still a handful of phones that include it and we've rounded up some of the best.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 21, 3:00pm -
  • Govee Flow Plus Light Bars review
    The Govee Flow Plus Light Bars are the perfect way to add a static bias lighting system to your TV or light up the wall behind your computer. They feature an intuitive app and are compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant for smart home integr…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Sep 21, 10:00pm -


  • 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 -