Tag Archive: Android


Best eight call recording apps for Android

Recording a call can be incredibly practical in a number of situations. But even as our phones are smarter than ever, recording a call isn’t as easy as you’d think it would be.

The feature is not found natively on Android, so if you want to record calls you will have to download an app on your phone. Fortunately, there are many apps available in the Google Play Store that let you do just that.

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Google Sounds brings Pixel ringtone and visuals to other Android phones

At least, it will once the app is actually ready to launch.

An app from Google called Sounds recently surfaced on the Play Store that, when installed on compatible phones, enables a collection of alarms, ringtones, and notification sounds previously only available for the Pixel. You’ll also get the visualizations that go with them — those flowing gradients of soft, muted colors that show up on the display of a Pixel when, say, your alarm goes off  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie beta with One UI is rolling out to some unlocked Note 9s

Note 9 users can get a taste of Samsung’s upcoming interface redesign.

If you own a Galaxy Note 9 and you’ve been envious of your S9-touting friends who have been running the Samsung One UI beta, then today’s your day; Note 9 users in Germany, India, and the United States can start downloading the beta today.

To receive the firmware update, you’ll need to have registered for the beta program through the Samsung+ app on an unlocked  [Read More…]

How to change the font on your Android phone

Android smartphones come with a font set by default. But like with everything on Android, they can be changed to suit your particular taste.

So if you want to give your phone a new look, you should know that you can always change fonts. In an attempt to differentiate themselves from the crowd, some Android OEMs have bundled additional fonts with their phones. Although not all offer this option. The good news is that even if that’s the case for  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

Fast Pair Bluetooth accessories now sync across multiple Android devices

Support for Chromebooks is coming in 2019.

In October 2017, Google unveiled a new Bluetooth feature for Android devices called “Fast Pair.” With a Bluetooth accessory that’s Fast Pair compatible, setup is as easy as turning it on, having it near your Android phone/tablet, and then tapping a notification to instantly get everything paired. Fast Pair is a lot easier than messing with traditional Bluetooth menus, and now it’s getting even better.

On the Android Developers Blog,  [Read More…]

Google improving Fast Pair to sync Bluetooth headphones across Android devices

One year after launching Fast Pair to streamline the Bluetooth pairing process, Google announced today that it’s updating the feature.

Google is updating Fast Pair to make it easier for people to connect compatible Bluetooth accessories to Android devices associated with their Google Account. Fast Pair will connect accessories to your current and future phones running Android 6.0 or higher, and Google says that it’s planning to add support for Chromebooks in 2019.

Google’s effort to improve Fast Pair also  [Read More…]

Eight Android apps with 2 billion+ downloads are committing ad click fraud

Offending apps include Clean Master, CM File Manager, Battery Doctor, and more.

Google’s made considerable efforts over the years to reduce the amount of junk that pops up on the Play Store, but even with all of that hard work, some garbage still seeps through the cracks. On November 26, BuzzFeed News published a report outlining how eight Android apps on the Play Store are being used to commit click fraud with advertisements.

App analytics firm Kochava  [Read More…]

The one accessory every Android and iPhone fan needs is on sale for $10

For those who just can’t commit to a device.

You can never have too many charging cables, especially when they come with three different charging connectors. Right now, you can pick up Anker’s PowerLine II 3-in-1 cable for just $ 10.49 when you checkout using coupon code ANKE8436. It normally sells for around $ 15, and this is the first time the cable has reached this low in price.

The cable itself has a Micro-USB connection built  [Read More…]