Archive for December, 2017


Snapchat wants you to watch Stories outside of its app

Get ready to see Snapchat Stories everywhere you go.

Ever since Snapchat launched its Stories feature, we’ve seen endless clones from the likes of Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. Stories has become the bread and butter of Snapchat for a lot of users, and according to a new report, we could soon start seeing them outside of the Snapchat app for the first time ever.

Per sources that have spoken to Cheddar, “Stories Everywhere” is a new product  [Read More…]

Avoid costly errors with this great deal on a Grammarly one-year subscription

We write so much around these parts that it’s easy for a few grammar errors to slip through. Whether you’re writing an article for a major website like Android Central or a business email to a boss or a colleague, we all want to be sure our writing comes off as professional and clean. But mistakes are bound to happen, and that’s why it’s handy to have an extra set of eyes looking over your writing.

Grammarly is that extra  [Read More…]

The Google Pixel 2 XL has changed how I take photos

I have loved photography ever since my grandfather got me into collecting old film cameras over a decade ago, but that love has never extended into mobile photography. For years, most of the photos you would find on my phone were of documents, notes, or something I wanted to remember for later. Sure, there were […]

Unlike Apple, Motorola and HTC don’t slow CPU speed as batteries age

Motorola and HTC are in the clear, but how others respond remains to be seen.

A few days before Christmas, word came out that Apple was deliberately slowing down the CPU performance of older iPhones as their batteries aged. We won’t get into all the nitty-gritty details, but as you’d expect, people weren’t all that happy to hear that their phones were being slowed down on purpose by the company that made them.

Following this news, questions  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pass through the FCC

The FCC’s given the S9 and S9+ its blessing, but there aren’t any new details to drool over.

We’re expecting to see some really excellent phones in 2018, and one of the first that we’ll get our hands on is Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+. The S9 won’t be a drastic upgrade compared to the S8, but even slimmer bezels, faster processor, and better fingerprint sensor placement should all come together for one heck of a device.

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Google Store drops Pixel C, but another detachable tablet is in the works

Google’s last Android tablet is dead.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Android tablets are in a really awkward place right now. Devices like the Galaxy Tab S3 and Amazon’s line of Fire tablets stick out as some of the best options, but as a whole, the interest in large touch-screen canvases with Android has died down a lot.

Now, it appears even Google is calling it quits with Android tablets. The Pixel  [Read More…]

Samsung rolls out Android Oreo beta 5 to Galaxy S8 and S8+

The final build of Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ got that little bit closer with the release of the fifth beta of Android 8.0. The firmware is marked as version ZQLE and is a rather sizeable at 613.40MB but includes a whole host of bug fixes from those labelled as device […]

Chrome OS will finally let you run Android apps in the background

Introducing Android Parallel Tasks.

Android apps on Chrome OS have gotten much better since their debut earlier this year, and while the implementation still isn’t perfect for some titles, it dramatically increases the usefulness of Chrome OS compared to the likes of Windows and macOS.

Since their launch, however, there’s been one issue that’s made Android apps on Chrome OS feel somewhat incomplete – the inability to keep them open and running in the background. While you  [Read More…]

Face Unlock coming to OnePlus 5 with Open Beta, 3/3T might get it too

Yes, Carl, this is something we want.

Alongside the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5, Carl Pei took to Twitter to announce that the popular Face Unlock feature on the 5T would be making its way to its older brother. This came as exciting news, but we weren’t entirely sure how OnePlus would integrate the feature.

In a post that Pei shared on the OnePlus forums, we now know that Face Unlock will initially  [Read More…]

How to easily fake your location, without rooting your Android

Your Android device tracks your location to help you with things like navigation, but there are times when users might want to fake their GPS location. Maybe you want to access an app or a service which is not currently available in your area/country. Well you can do that by tricking your Android into thinking […]