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Samsung To Ship Out The Galaxy S10 By March 8, Offers Up To $550 Off For Those Who Reserve Now

Samsung is set to start shipping out the highly anticipated Galaxy S10 on March 8. The brand is also offering up to $550 for those who reserve one now.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2019

Dark Mode Coming To Google Chrome For Android

Version 73 of Chrome Beta now includes Dark Mode, but it’s not well-implemented at the moment. Perhaps a more sophisticated iteration is due when it potentially launches for regular Chrome later on.

Apps/Software February 11, 2019

Malicious Android App That Steals Cryptocurrency Found On The Play Store

ESET has discovered an Android app that steals cryptocurrency on the Google Play Store. Called a 'clipper,' it tricks users into depositing into the hacker's cryptocurrency wallet address instead of their own.

Security February 10, 2019

Google's Adiantum Lets Even Cheap Android Smartphones Get Encryption

Google is unveiling its new form of encryption called Adiantum. It's designed to work with even low-end smartphones, computers, and the like without slowing them down and making them unusable.

Google February 7, 2019

Samsung's New Wireless Earphones 'Galaxy Buds,' Galaxy S10 (Again) Leak: Reverse Charging, In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Samsung's new truly wireless earphones called 'Galaxy Buds' just got leaked, and yet another Galaxy S10 leak is circulating online too. What's more, they show off the rumored reverse charging feature and confirm the in-display fingerprint reader.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2019

Google's Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier Android Apps Help Deaf Or Hard-Of-Hearing People: Here's How

Google has unwrapped two new Android apps for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, these accessibility features can help people with hearing loss in daily interactions and the like.

Google February 4, 2019

Xbox Live Cross-Platform Coming To Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, during which it plans to unveil a new SDK. Speculation says that this means cross-platform support is coming to Xbox Live.

Video Games February 4, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Launch Delayed Until Summer

'Mario Kart Tour' was previously slated for March, but it appears that the app is not ready yet to meet the developer's expectations. Nintendo confirmed that the mobile racing game will be delayed until summer this year.

Video Games January 31, 2019

Is Your Kid Using Facebook's Data-Collecting Research App? Here's How To Check For It

Through its Research VPN app, Facebook has been offering users aged 13 to 35 up to $20 for their data. Here's how to check if your (or your kid's) Android or iOS device is sending info to the company.

Security January 30, 2019

Gmail For Android, iOS Gets Material Theme Redesign - Still No Dark Mode, Though

Google is giving the mobile version of Gmail a Material Theme redesign. Android and iOS users can expect the update to arrive in the coming weeks.

Google January 29, 2019

Samsung's One UI, Android 9 Pie Rollout In The US Begins With The Galaxy S9

The Android 9 Pie update with One UI is now available to some Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices in the United States. However, the rollout is limited.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 29, 2019

Twitter Tests 'Original Tweeter' Label To Tag Users Who Start A Thread

Twitter tests a new update that helps users figure out who started a thread. The 'Original Tweeter' label will now appear beside a username, though only a limited number of users can see it for now.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

Meet Meizu Zero: First Smartphone Without Buttons, Speaker Holes, SIM Card Slot, And Charging Port

Meizu's Zero is touted as the world's first holeless smartphone. At that, it doesn't have buttons, speaker holes, a SIM card slot, or even a charging port.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 24, 2019

Android Q Might Give Carriers More Ways To Lock Your Phone

The next version of Android won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. Code commits reveal that Android Q will give carriers the ability to lock phones on certain networks, apparently.

Apps/Software January 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, And S10 Plus Leak: Three Rear Cameras, Punch-Hole Display Bared

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the star of a lot of leaks and rumors. Now new info in the same vein is circulating online in the form of leaked press images of the Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10 Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2019

Some Android Users’ Supposedly Private Tweets Went Public Due To A Twitter Bug

Twitter for Android users who have set their accounts to private might need to backtrack on their tweets. A bug that makes private tweets public was just uncovered — after four long years.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Fake Android GPS Apps Plaguing Play Store Just Put Ads Over Google Maps

There's a rise of fake Android GPS apps in the Play Store. With over 50 million downloads, these apps simply play an ad and run Google Maps.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Google Is Ditching Apps Requiring Call And SMS Permissions

Google is kicking out apps asking for a user's messaging and call data from its Play Store. App developers are now asked to either republish an updated version or resubmit their apps for review.

Security January 17, 2019

LG G8 May Have An Optional Attachment That Adds A Second Screen

LG could have a smartphone with an attachable second screen in the pipeline. The word in town is it could be the company's 2019 flagship, which could be the LG G8.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2019

Twitter's Reverse-Chronological Feed Is Now On Android

Twitter is now rolling out the much-awaited reverse-chronological feed to Android users. This feature enables users to switch to real-time tweets instead of seeing algorithm-based timeline.

Apps/Software January 16, 2019

Verizon Is Reportedly Testing A Netflix-Style Cloud-Gaming Service

Verizon Gaming is reportedly the carrier's take on a cloud-based gaming service. It's said to already be under testing, with participants using an Nvidia Shield device preinstalled with the app.

Video Games January 12, 2019

Instagram Now Allows Simultaneous Posting On Multiple Accounts

Instagram has rolled out a feature that lets users post to multiple accounts at once, making it easier for businesses and influencers to share contents. As of now, it is only available for iOS users.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Apple Mocks Android’s Security Issues At CES 2019 With A Massive Billboard

Apple is a regular absentee from each CES event. This time, however, it decided to make an appearance by putting up a billboard that mocks Android and its many security issues.

Apple January 7, 2019

Nokia 9 PureView Video Leak Shows Off Its 5 Cameras And Core Specs

A new Nokia 9 PureView video leak reveals the upcoming smartphone's five-lens setup and main specs. It also shows some of its camera tricks and other features, such as an in-display fingerprint reader.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 1, 2019

The Essential Phone Gets Discontinued As Focus Shifts To 'Next Mobile Product'

The Essential Phone is now out of stock, and the company doesn't plan on producing more units. However, the startup is already working on its 'next mobile product.'

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2018

Android Users Are Switching To iOS Because Of The iPhone XR

More users are taking the plunge and switching from Android to iOS. According to a research report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it's largely because of the iPhone XR.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2018

OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T Android Pie Update Starts Rolling Out With OxygenOS 9.0.0 Release

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T have already started receiving Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS 9.0.0. The rollout is incremental, and only a small fraction of users will get it initially.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 26, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus Get Android Pie Update Earlier Than Expected

Samsung is rolling out the highly anticipated Android 9 Pie update to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus earlier than originally planned. Users in select countries are reporting that they have started receiving the major OS upgrade.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 26, 2018

AT&T Will Put A 5G Logo On Phones Even If It’s Not Real

AT&T is finally ready to give every Android phone owner a taste of 5G connectivity. The only problem is that its 5G is actually fake.

Internet December 21, 2018

Here's Why You Should Turn On Dark Mode If It’s Available, According To Google

Dark Mode saves battery life. According to Google, toggling a darker theme on OLED smartphones will promptly extend their juice, and it has significant proof to back such claims up.

Google November 9, 2018

'Fortnite' For Android Beta Now Available For Everyone

The beta version of 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android is now available for everyone to download. However, the app will require a special method to download, as it is not available on the Google Play Store.

Video Games October 12, 2018

Google Pixel Slate Leaked: Here's What We Know So Far About The Chrome OS Tablet

The Pixel Slate, Google's first Chrome OS tablet, was leaked ahead of the upcoming Made by Google event. The device will be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Google October 8, 2018

New Nintendo RPG 'Dragalia Lost' Arrives To iOS And Android As Free Download

Nintendo has launched 'Dragalia Lost,' a new mobile free-to-play RPG with turn-based combat, anime characters, and dragons. The game also has a gacha element to it, allowing players to recruit more heroes by spending in-game currency.

Video Games September 28, 2018

This Is The Feature That Will Give Android Smartphones An Edge Over iPhones In The Near Future

A security feature already found in the Vivo X21 will give Android smartphones an edge over Apple's iPhones in the near future. Its most high-profile appearance will be on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be released next year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018

Here's How To Install Android 9 Pie On OnePlus 6: Open Beta Now Available

The Android 9 Pie Open Beta build is now available to download for OnePlus 6 owners. Installing the mobile operating system, however, is not as easy as triggering an over-the-air update.

Google September 4, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Installer Allowed Hackers To Infect Smartphones With Malware

Google discovered a vulnerability that allowed hackers to install malware through the 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android installers. Epic Games has since patched the exploit, but it is unhappy with how Google dealt with the security issue.

Video Games August 26, 2018

Snapchat Android Redesign Now Available For Users With Root Access

After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster and cleaner version of the app. The app, which will be known as the "Snapchat Alpha," is now available for Android users with root access.

Apps/Software August 20, 2018

Google Is Making It Easier For Android To Support Hearing Aids

Pairing hearing aids with iPhones are easy. On Android, it’s essentially non-existent — but that will change soon thanks to a new protocol called ASHA that Google has developed.

Google August 17, 2018

Google Says It’s Going To Fix Android Pie Fast Charging Issue

Pixel XL owners are complaining about the issue brought by Android Pie. Users have reported an issue that killed their phone’s fast-charging ability, and now Google has marked the problem as 'Assigned.'

Google August 15, 2018

How To Get ‘Fortnite’ On Android If You Don’t Have A Samsung Phone

Non-Samsung device owners can finally get a chance to play 'Fortnite' on Android. Epic Games has opened up a beta program for those interested, but players will need to wait a bit before actually playing.

Video Games August 13, 2018

Android Exploit Uses SD Cards: Here's How To Protect Yourself Against 'Man-In-The-Disk' Attacks

Cybersecurity firm Check Point discovered that hackers may take advantage of Android apps that wrongly use external storage such as SD cards. Here's how 'man-in-the-disk' attacks work, and how to protect yourself against them.

Security August 13, 2018

Google Warns Users That It Doesn’t Have ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ On Play Store

Google has warned its users that Fornite will not be available on its storefront. The Epic Games's hit video game has bypassed the Play Store and can only be downloaded by Android users on its website.

Google August 11, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android APK Now Available But Not Yet Playable: Here's What We Found Out From It

The leaked APK of 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android provided more information about the highly anticipated game. Apparently, it will not only be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9, and that it will be available through a certain app store.

Video Games August 8, 2018

'Fortnite Mobile' For Android Will Not Be Downloaded Through Google Play Store: Here's Why That's A Bad Idea

The 'Fortnite Mobile' for Android release date is coming soon, after being a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 exclusive for 30 days. However, the app will not be downloaded through the Google Play Store, which might be a bad idea.

Video Games August 2, 2018

Google Says A Phone Should Have No More Than 2 Notches

Devices running Android P can’t have more than two notches, according to Google. Also, manufacturers can’t place a notch on the left and right sections, only the top and bottom.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2018

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