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Location sharing is finally coming back to Google Maps

You will once again be able to share your location without using Google+.

A long time ago, we used to be able to share location data with friends through this app called Google Latitude. When Latitude and other apps were folded into Google Maps, the location sharing feature was migrated over to Google+. It looks like even Google has given up on people using that social network, as the feature is moving back to Google Maps in  [Read More…]

How to get Android O on your Pixel or Nexus (and how to roll back to Nougat)

Here’s how to get the Android O Developer Preview on your Nexus or Pixel device.

The Android O Developer Preview is here, and if you’re one such developer (or just a person who doesn’t listen to good advice!) here’s how to install it onto your phone or tablet.

Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?

The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:

Pixel Pixel XL Pixel C Nexus 6P Nexus 5X Nexus Player  [Read More…]

Bluboo D1 to pack dual front and back cameras; may run $60

The first bits of information for another Bluboo smartphone are surfacing, this time for the so-called D1. From the sounds of it, this will be an entry-level device with a rock-bottom price tag. We don’t know the full set of specifications, but we’ve been given enough info to suggest the bar has raised for low-end phones. […]

WhatsApp brings back the classic Status feature after complaints about the new one

WhatsApp is now calling status update About because Stories is actually Status. Got all that?

The new About feature is actually the old Status feature.

If you’re a WhatsApp veteran you’ll know that until recently the service used the passive and often unwieldy (but extremely popular) status update to give friends and family an idea of what its users were up to. That changed with the proliferating Snapchatification of all of Facebook’s properties when WhatsApp  [Read More…]

Nougat makes massive gains in February on back of Galaxy S7 updates

The release of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 series helped Nougat make its biggest-ever month-over-month gains in February.

There are millions of Android devices sold every month, and millions more updated. The composite tells a story of cycles and company strategies played out in the same way year over year.

This year, it’s the story of the Galaxy S7. The single most popular Android phone of 2016 (well, two most popular phones) began receiving its  [Read More…]

How to bring back the app drawer on the LG G6

The app drawer is hidden by default on the LG G6. Here’s how to get it back.

It’s 2017 and we’re still removing application drawers from the Android user interface. If you’re equally as unsettled by this common practice, then at least be comforted by the fact that on the LG G6, you can bring back the app drawer if you please. Here’s how.

How to bring back the app drawer on the LG G6 On  [Read More…]

Alcatel could’ve made a decent mid-tier phone, instead we got an LED back

Moto has their Moto Mods. Alcatel has the A5 and LEDs.

Have you ever wished you could see what notification just came into your phone, but it was face down on the table? First off, shame on you for putting your phone face down. But also, maybe, just maybe, the LED back option for the Alcatel A5 is for you. But probably not.

Let’s start with the phone itself. The A5 is Alcatel’s new mid-range phone, replacing  [Read More…]

Nokia is back with three new Android phones, launching globally!

New Nokias will have ‘pure Android’ and Google Assistant.

Nokia already tipped its hand earlier in the year with the launch of the Nokia 6 in China, and now the handset is getting a global release, joined by two more affordable offerings, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, announced in Barcelona at its MWC 2017 press conference today.

The Nokia 6 is the same handset we’ve seen for the Chinese market, only with software geared towards the  [Read More…]

The LG G6 will feature dual 13MP cameras at the back

The LG G6 will come with dual 13MP cameras at the back with a 125-degree field of view.

LG is back with yet another teaser of the G6, this time highlighting the dual camera at the back. Earlier leaks showed off the rear of the device, which sported a similar camera setup as the LG V20. In a blog post, LG confirmed that the G6 will feature a dual 13MP cameras at the back, as well as a front-facing  [Read More…]

Back that thing up: Lifetime of iDrive unlimited encrypted mobile backup only $19.99 (Deal of the Day)

Imagine the horror of a bricked or water-damaged phone and the sudden realization that all of your valuable photos, contacts, and sensitive information are drifting away in the digital wind. We think that years worth of collected data is invaluable. Luckily for you, iDrive does, too. Our Deal of the Day aims to put your […]