Tag Archive: Hidden


How to use Hidden Space in OxygenOS

Have apps you want to keep out of your main app drawer? Hidden Space is for you.

OxygenOS — the software used on OnePlus phones — has a lot of bells and whistles that are worth checking out. If you’ve got apps installed that you don’t want other people to see or simply want to keep hidden for the sake of organization, one feature it comes equipped with is called “Hidden Space.’

Hidden Space was added to  [Read More…]

The $7 CyberPower six-outlet wall tap can make hidden plugs accessible again

Use every outlet you have. Even the annoying inaccessible ones.

The CyberPower six-outlet swivel grounded wall tap is only $ 6.78 on Amazon. This wall tap was selling as high as $ 13 last year and has been selling for around $ 9 for most of this year. The drop to $ 6.78 is the lowest we’ve ever seen.

This simple device turns two grounded wall outlets into six outlets. Not only that, but the outlets can  [Read More…]

There’s a clever Easter egg hidden in the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition

Every OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition box contains a special message from your favorite astromech droid.

OnePlus unveiled the Star Wars-themed variant of the OnePlus 5T in India last week, with the phone featuring a white color scheme and a Sandstone finish styled after the planet Crait. There’s certainly a lot to like about the device itself — both in terms of exterior design and software touches in the form of exclusive backgrounds — and OnePlus has  [Read More…]

New malware alert: ExpensiveWall found hidden in Android wallpaper apps

Another month, another Android malware discovery. Recently Check Point security research found that a new form of Android malware was able to evade Google Play’s built-in anti-malware protections and could have infected up to 4.2 million devices. The new strain of malware – known as ExpensiveWall – was discovered and reported by Check Point early […]

Android O hidden features: The big and small changes for regular users

There’s more to Android O than the big new developer features Google’s talking about publicly.

Any new Android release is a big deal. And new developer preview build, as landed recently for Android O, inevitably has fans scrambling to find new features lurking just below the surface. In addition to big sweeping changes affecting the people who make Android apps, there are dozens of smaller updates and additions waiting to be discovered.

We’ve rounded up some of  [Read More…]

Shopping for phones is still a mess of hidden details

They get you with the fine print, then make the fine print hard to find.

I spent the better part of last week digging through websites, calling representatives and generally pulling my hair out trying to sort out all the details about cellular phone service from the Big Four. I came to a couple of conclusions, the clearest of which is that all four of them do whatever they can to hide the tiny details that can  [Read More…]

What you need to know about DT Ignite, the hidden bloatware your carrier may have installed

What the heck is going on with this app called DT Ignite?

Right about now, half of us are ready to jump to the comments and start hollerin’ about DT Ignite, while the other half is scratching their heads wondering what we’re talking about.

We’re talking about a piece of carrier bloatware named DT Ignite. It’s an application written by Digital Turbine (thus the DT part) that’s used to pre-load other applications onto your phone. Some folks are having  [Read More…]

Here’s how you can play Facebook Messenger’s hidden soccer game

Facebook Messenger is back with another hidden gem of a game, this time allowing you to kick (or poke) a soccer ball around with friends. Similar to Messenger’s hidden basketball game, all you have to do is send an emoji to get the game going!

To get started, simply send a soccer emoji to one of your friends. After it’s sent, all you do is tap the emoji and you’ll be thrown into a  [Read More…]

The HTC 10 monthly security patch isn’t missing — it’s just hidden

Here’s how to find out whether your HTC 10 has the most up-to-date security patch.

One of the more welcome features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow was the transparency of the new monthly security patches. Starting with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and rolling out with updates to other phones, the “About” section in the settings menu tells the date of the most recently received security patch. It’s sort of a badge of honor, really — and an important  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S7 has a hidden feature: native DPI scaling

A hidden feature of the Android N Developer Preview was recently discovered, and brings with it a simple, yet powerful change: native DPI scaling. In the past, Samsung’s phones didn’t

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