Tag Archive: Android


Got a face? Now you can unlock OneDrive for Android with it.

OneDrive has embrace Android 10’s biometrics API to add face unlock support.

What you need to know OneDrive for Android now supports face unlock. The feature is available through OneDrive’s security settings. Face unlock joins fingerprint unlock among OneDrive’s supported biometric features.

Microsoft has added another biometric security feature to OneDrive for Android in its latest update. The app now supports face unlock on phones that support the feature. That’s in addition to the fingerprint unlock support  [Read More…]

How to turn an old Android phone into a security camera

A little tinkering goes a long way.

Buying a new Android phone is an exciting thing. Especially if you’re coming from a phone that’s two (or more) years old, there are tons of new features to check out, increased performance to relish, and likely a new version of Android to familiarize yourself with.

That’s all fine and dandy, but what are you supposed to do with your now-former handset? You could sell it or trade it in  [Read More…]

Weather app Dark Sky will disappear from Android after Apple acquisition

After July 1, 2020, both the Android and Wear OS apps will shut down.

What you need to know Dark Sky is known for its ease of use and hyperlocal weather forecasts. Originally, it was an iOS-only app until it came to Android in 2016. The app will be removed from the Google Play Store and stop working for existing users on July 1, 2020.

It’s a sad day for weather app enthusiasts — Dark Sky is  [Read More…]

Win like a pro in Call of Duty: Mobile with these Android phones

Thanks to the rise of popular games like Fortnite and PUBG, not to mention streaming services such as Stadia and xCloud, mobile gaming has taken off like crazy in the past couple of years. One of the most notable titles to hit the scene is Call of Duty: Mobile, which brings the fully-fledged CoD experience right to your phone. From multiplayer, battle royale, and even zombies, Call of Duty: Mobile has it all. If you want to take  [Read More…]

The WHO is working on a coronavirus app for both iOS and Android

It’s being developed as an open-source project, with ex-Google and ex-Microsoft employees pitching in to help in its creation.

What you need to know A new coronavirus app is currently under work by the WHO. It’s being made in collaboration with several volunteers from the healthcare and tech industries. The company is already using a WhatsApp chatbot for the same purpose.

As the pandemic rage on, access to accurate and timely information about symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention  [Read More…]

Android 10 is finally rolling out to Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold

The update is currently rolling out only in France.

What you need to know After a long wait, the Android 10 update for the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally rolling out. For now, the update is only available for the 4G version of the phone in France. The 5G version of the $ 2,000 foldable phone is expected to begin receiving the update in the coming days.

Samsung’s $ 2,000 Galaxy Fold, which launched with Android Pie  [Read More…]

The Moto G7 is still one of the best mid-range Android phones in 2020

Best answer: Yes, you should still buy the Moto G7 in 2020. While Motorola has announced two new Moto G models for this year (the G Stylus and G Power), the G7 continues to offer a great user experience and still holds up as one of the better mid-range phones you can buy right now.

Still great: Moto G7 ($ 300 at Amazon) The Moto G7 stands the test of time as a great mid-ranger

Having been  [Read More…]

Android 11 brings one-time permissions for the camera and microphone

One-time permissions are getting upgraded in a big way.

One of my favorite features of Android 10 is the one-time permission for location services. What that means is that whenever you run and app that requests your location, you have the choice to grant it, deny it, or say it can do it just this time. If you go with the third option, the app will need to ask again the next time it wants to know  [Read More…]

Sprint finally rolls out Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

It could take at least a few days for all Sprint OnePlus 7 Pro 5G units to receive the update.

What you need to know The Android 10 update for Sprint’s OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is finally rolling out. It brings a brand-new UI design, enhanced location permissions for privacy, full screen gestures, and more. In case you haven’t received an update notification yet, you can grab it using the Oxygen Updater app.

Sprint’s OnePlus 7 Pro  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 465: Android 11 DP2; LG V60; PlayStation 5 specs

Daniel and Jerry are joined by Joe Maring for a look at some of the new features found in Android 11 Developer Preview 2. LG V60 was launched in this week in the US starting at $ 799. Finishing up with some gaming news, more details about PlayStation 5 have been revealed. The next-generation console wars are ramping up as the team chat about which systems they prefer.

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