Category: Android News

Google warns against installing Android 11 DP4 on phones running June patch

To install DP4 on your device, you will have to flash the DP4 system image instead.

What you need to know Google has warned users against sideloading Android 11 Developer Preview 4 on devices running the Android 10 June 2020 update. If your Pixel phone is running the June 2020 patch, you will have to flash the Android 11 DP4 factory image instead. While the exact reason hasn’t been specified, Google says doing so could “cause device  [Read More…]

Maximizing cash back with Chase’s Pay Yourself Back feature

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Here at TPG, we value Chase Ultimate Rewards points at 2 cents apiece, thanks to the program’s fantastic travel partners. In the past, I’ve transferred points instantly to United  [Read More…]

CES 2021 is slated to be an in-person event in Las Vegas

Planning for CES 2021 is underway.

What you need to know CES 2021 is slated to go ahead as usual in Las Vegas next year. Despite several high-profile tech conferences being canceled this year, CES is scheduled to be an in-person event. The tech showcase’s organizers are emphasizing their focus on everyone’s safety as they begin preparing for what is often dubbed the largest tech trade show of the year.

As the pandemic rages on, and even  [Read More…]

Google will donate $12 million to organizations tackling racial injustice

Googlers will also be holding an 8 minute 46-second long moment of silence at 1:00 PM PDT.

What you need to know Google has pledged $ 12 million to organizations tackling racial injustice. The company has already pledged $ 1 million to the Center for Policing Equity. Googlers will also be called to hold an 8 minute 46-second long moment of silence later today.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai today commented on the protests in the United States  [Read More…]

Tune into Bungie on June 9 to see the future of Destiny 2

What lies in store?

What you need to know Bungie has announced a new event for Destiny 2 on June 9 at 9 a.m. PDT. This event will show the future of Destiny 2. There’s a small teaser showing the Drifter.

Buckle up, Guardians. Bungie has announced a new stream on June 9 that will show the future of Destiny 2. You can take a look at a brief teaser for the event below.

Coordinates  [Read More…]

Make your home smarter with this 3-pack of TP-Link dimmer switches for $59

You can get a 3-pack of TP-Link Kasa HS220P3 Smart Dimmer Switches on sale for $ 58.99 at Amazon. This 3-pack was selling for as much as $ 85 at the beginning of May. This drop to $ 59 is a completely new low price we haven’t seen before and a huge chunk off what these switches used to sell for.

If you were to buy the switches individually it would cost you about $ 10 more than this deal;  [Read More…]

How to record your phone screen on an Android phone

Screenshots are usually good enough to capturing something that you just have to share with others, but if there’s a video or livestream you want to record part of to re-share — or if you need video to prove that a bug actually exists and that you’re not just blowing smoke with the developer — screen recording is there for you. I wish screen recorders were a standard part of the Android experience, but for now, some manufacturers  [Read More…]

Check out the new trailer for Project CARS 3

Get ready for the third installment in this franchise.

What you need to know Project CARS is a series of racing games developed by Slightly Mad Studios. Project CARS 3 has been officially revealed with a new trailer. Project CARS 3 is set to release sometime in Summer 2020.

While we’ve known for a couple of years that a new Project CARS was in development, the developers at Slightly Mad Studios has officially revealed their new project.  [Read More…]

Keep those private images to yourself by creating a secure folder

It’s more important than ever to keep your private images private but without deleting them entirely from your phone. With Android, there are a few different ways to hide your photos and images, even if you don’t have the benefit of Samsung’s Secure Folder.

How to hide Photos and Images on a Pixel

Unlike other smartphones that feature additional features like a Secure Folder, stock Android requires you to do a bit more work to hide images and  [Read More…]

PlayStation Network appears to be down right now (update)

Many users are having issues connecting at the moment.

What you need to know PlayStation Network appears to be down for many users. A majority of the complaints are coming from PlayStation users in the U.K. or other parts of Europe. Sony has not ackowledged the problem on its official status page yet.

Update: June 3, 2020 Reports on Twitter and DownDetector indicate most users can access PlayStation Network again. Sony has not yet issued an  [Read More…]