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  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will have Wear OS, 3 variants
    We’ve been hearing rumors the past few days that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will not be running on Tizen OS like the past few smartwatches from the OEM. Instead, this one will go back to Google, specifically the Wear OS platform. This is n…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 May 21, 9:36am -
  • More Samsung Display foldable products to be shown off at SID 2020
    Samsung isn’t only focusing on the mobile business. It has joined the display and panel game successfully, supplying components to other OEMs even rivals. The Samsung Display has a number of products lined up but its portfolio is about to become mo…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 May 21, 6:00am -
  • Sharp Aquos R6 5G phone announced in Japan with Leica camera
    Over a week ago, the Sharp AQUOS R6 with Leica camera was leaked. We knew it is scheduled to be announced soon and that day has come. It will only be available though in Japan, at least, initially. We haven’t seen anything new since the Sharp Aquos…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 May 21, 4:00am -
  • Amazon Music Unlimited now gets free access to lossless audio
    Music streaming services sometimes leave a lot to be desired when it comes to audio quality, especially for those who prefer uncompressed music. But it looks like lossless music is making its way to some of the more popular services as Apple Music an…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 May 21, 2:53am -
  • Google I/O 2021: Here’s what to expect
    Google will open its doors to developers around the world in less than 24 hours. A virtual event will be held and everyone is invited. Google IO 2021 conference will be virtual only and is free. You can still register if you wish to join. It will be…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 May 21, 1:00am -
  • Citra Nintendo 3DS emulator gets shader cache for reduced in-game lag
    Citra, the Android-compatible Nintendo 3DS emulator landed on the Play Store last year and has been in the works to improve the user experience for gamers. The emulator gives Nintendo fans one more reason to keep playing popular titles on their Andro…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 May 21, 5:40pm -
  • Tasker 5.12.21 makes refinement to sleep tracking, introduces other fixes
    After being in beta for a few months, Tasker 5.12 update brought to the fore the process to make smartphones smarter with automated routines. With the update, users were provided the option to automate their phones for sleep tracking, add favorite ac…
    - 18 hours ago, 17 May 21, 5:08pm -
  • WhatsApp working on a disappearing mode in privacy settings
    Not all messages you send you’d want to keep a record of, for one reason or another. That’s why messaging apps that have a disappearing mode are pretty popular. WhatsApp currently has Disappearing Messages but it’s something that you’d have t…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 May 21, 4:00pm -

Droid Gamers

Android Developers

  • #AndroidDevChallenge - It’s a wrap!
    Posted by The Jetpack Compose Team From delightful doggos to creative countdowns and storming weather apps, the 2000 submissions to the #AndroidDevChallenge blew our socks off. We are truly amazed at the creativity and beauty of the apps you…
    - 6 days ago, 12 May 21, 4:04pm -
  • New safety section in Google Play will give transparency into how apps use data
    Posted by Suzanne Frey, VP, Product, Android Security and Privacy We work closely with developers to keep Google Play a safe, trusted space for billions of people to enjoy the latest Android apps. Today, we’re pre-announcing an upcoming s…
    - 12 days ago, 6 May 21, 4:28pm -
  • Android Studio 4.2
    Posted by Jamal Eason, Product Manager, Android We are excited to announce that Android Studio 4.2 is now available to download in the stable release channel. The focus areas for this release is an upgraded IntelliJ platform and a hand…
    - 14 days ago, 4 May 21, 5:42pm -
  • Updated guidance to improve your app quality and discovery on Google Play
    Posted by Bert de Weerd and Tingmui Li, Google Play When Google Play launched in 2008, it was easy for developers to get noticed with only a few hundred apps and games live on the Play Store. Fast forward to today, there are now millions of app…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Apr 21, 4:29pm -
  • #AndroidDevJourney spotlight - April edition
    Posted by Luli Perkins, Developer Relations Program Manager We’re wrapping up the April edition of #AndroidDevJourney by highlighting Android developers from all over the world each with their own unique experience. Early this ye…
    - 24 days ago, 24 Apr 21, 4:00pm -
  • Google Developer Student Clubs in India build Android Apps with Kotlin
    Posted by Siddhant Agarwal, Google Developer Student Clubs India Community Manager and Biswajeet Mallik, Program Manager, Google Developers India Google Developer Student Clubs recently hosted Android Study Jams, a collection of comm…
    - 25 days ago, 23 Apr 21, 5:23pm -
  • Android 12 Developer Preview 3
    Posted by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering Google I/O 2021 is just a few weeks away and we’re looking forward to sharing all of the latest news in Android with you soon! To take us one step closer, today we’re sharing Developer Preview 3, t…
    - 27 days ago, 21 Apr 21, 4:59pm -
  • Android GPU Compute Going Forward
    Posted by Dan Galpin, Developer Advocate We introduced RenderScript in Android 3.0 as a way for applications to run computationally-intensive code on the CPU or GPU without having to make use of the NDK or GPU-specific APIs. As Android has ev…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Apr 21, 5:46pm -

Lifehacker: Android

  • How to Lift After You Rip a Callus

    - 14 hours ago, 17 May 21, 9:00pm -
  • How to Stop Arguing With Your Partner Over the COVID Vaccine
    Not all advice need be professional. Sometimes your problems merit a bit of unvarnished honesty from a dude equipped with nothing more than a computer and a conscience. Luckily for you, I’m that guy. Welcome back to Tough Love.Read more...
    - 15 hours ago, 17 May 21, 8:30pm -
  • Your Android Phone Can Now Announce Who's Calling
    The Google Phone app can now announce the caller ID for incoming phone calls out loud, so you’ll know who’s calling without having to eyeball your phone. The new feature is available globally for all Android phones that use the Google Phone app f…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 May 21, 8:00pm -
  • Avoid Penalties by Filing for a Tax Extension
    If you’re behind on filing your taxes, consider filing for an extension today—before the 2020 tax deadline expires at midnight—as you’ll avoid costly IRS penalties for not filing your tax return on time. Here’s what you need to know.Read mo…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 May 21, 7:30pm -
  • How to Parent With Both Strength and Flexibility
    A big part of parenting is setting rules, expectations, and boundaries—and then enforcing them. Every parent learns at some point that if we’re not consistent with our rules, they pick up on that real quick, and they start to test the strength of…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 May 21, 7:00pm -
  • How to Finally Go Paperless at Home, Because It's Past Time
    Going paperless doesn’t need to be limited to office work. Between online bill pay and services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Zelle, CashApp, and Venmo, you can get rid of nearly all your finance-related clutter. But why stop there? Going paperless c…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 May 21, 6:30pm -
  • How to Reboot Your Eufy Cameras So Strangers Can't View Them
    Eufy makes a ton of cameras for various household needs: doorbell cameras, cameras you can set on at table to chat with people while you work, security cameras you can stuff in the corner of a ceiling, and more. The one attribute they share in common…
    - 17 hours ago, 17 May 21, 6:00pm -
  • How to Beat Your Junk Food Addiction, With Michael Moss
    This week we’re conquering our addiction to processed foods with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Michael Moss. Michael is the author of the New York Times bestselling Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, and his latest book i…
    - 18 hours ago, 17 May 21, 5:30pm -

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

  • 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 -