Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

Android 12 beta 4 released and when to expect the stable version

We are edging closer to the official release of Android 12 as the last beta version is finally released. This beta 4 version marks the last step in software testing before the […]

BlueStacks - supporting Android versions beyond Nougat

BlueStacks - supporting Android versions beyond Nougat

BlueStacks is a very popular Android emulator which until now was limited to Android 7 Nougat versions. However, with the latest release of BlueStacks beta 5, the emulator can now support Android […]

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google is working on keeping kids safer online with a new image policy

Google has announced a new policy set to be released within the next few weeks to give minors more control over their digital footprint. This new policy will make it possible for […]

Signal has a new message timer to make disappearing messages a default

Signal has established itself as a major privacy-oriented app. Now with this latest message timer feature, that belief has been pushed even further. Signal is rolling out a new feature where users […]

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat

Google is urging users away from Hangouts and to Chat instead

Google has made it clear that Hangouts is going away. Now, they are starting to take steps to implement this change by urging users to begin using Google Chat instead. This is […]

More Material You features are becoming apparent

More Material You features are becoming apparent: new design elements, Google Files, and Chrome makeover

Material You was announced at this year’s I/O Conference as the newest design language and successor to Material Theming. During the unveiling, Google also introduced how Android app developers could use this […]

Free Xiaomi M1 11 Ultras to all Indian Olympic medalists

Indian Olympic medalists are in for a treat! Xiaomi India’s owner, Manu Kumar Jain, has announced that all of the Indian medalists at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be receiving […]

Latest security updates for Oppo devices in August

Latest security updates for Oppo devices in August: vulnerability fixes and ColorOS roll-out

Oppo has recently released the complete security bulletin, which details the Android security patch released for August. The Oppo security patch includes all the improvements and fixes Google made to the Android […]

Is a Google One and Play Pass bundle on the horizon?

Is a Google One and Play Pass bundle on the horizon?

Yes, you heard right. Google One will be offering its subscription in a discounted bundle alongside Play Pass. This is according to a teardown of Google One by 9to5Google. The Google One […]

Google Photos finally released a memories widget for Android

Google Photos releases a memories widget for Android

Google Photos is finally releasing a memory widget for some Android users, following a similar widget release for iOS users last year. This widget is said to allow users to rediscover moments […]

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Google Pay has announced that all users who have an existing Google Pay account can now save a copy of their certificate on the app. This means that they will have it […]

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

When you think of Amazon’s streaming service, the first thing that comes to mind is Prime Video. However, this is not the only streaming service that Amazon has available. IMDb TV, which […]

WhatsApp’s View Once message feature has arrived

WhatsApp’s View Once message feature has arrived

View Once is a new feature that’s finally available on WhatsApp. The beta version was released in July 2021, and after successful testing, is now being rolled out to all WhatsApp users. […]

WhatsApp encryption - does Facebook want to overcome it?

WhatsApp encryption - does Facebook want to overcome it?

Facebook has confirmed that they have hired a team of researchers to figure out a way to get past end-to-end encryption. One of the privacy features that we appreciate about the WhatsApp […]

The Edge web browser for Android and its future

New Edge web browser launched for Android

Over the last few years, the Microsoft Edge web browser has won over many users on both Windows and Apple devices. Six weeks ago, they released a beta version on the Canary […]

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Swiftkey: the bridge between Android and Windows

Google started restricting clipboard access with the release of Android 10. This was a significant blow to cross-platform syncing clipboard apps. However, since the restriction was placed, many apps have started to […]

The Android August Security Patch is Available for Pixel Phones

Android August security patch is available for Pixel phones

A new month just cannot start without a Google Security Update. Google started rolling out the security patch to Samsung phones at the end of July already, although the August update only […]

Chromebook's Safety Check

Chromebook's Safety Check - check passwords, extensions and security

For many years, Chrome has been one of the safest and most efficient browsers across multiple devices and OS, most popularly Android. The success of the browser also led to the creation […]

Security updates for Samsung devices this August

Samsung remains the king of updates as it releases its latest security update for August a couple of days before we flip over the calendar. This release was also just in time […]

‘Sugar’ dating apps are banned on the Play Store, but Tinder is not

There are a lot of dating apps available on the Google Play Store. No doubt you've heard or even tried out a few of them before. Some of the most well-known names […]

Material You Is Already Here With a Contacts Makeover

Material You is already here with a Contacts makeover

The wait for Android 12’s official release is still ongoing, with us being a beta or so away. However, the release is drawing closer, and we're already starting to see the effects […]

Android Development Made Easier by Jetpack Compose 1.0 Release

Android development made easier by Jetpack Compose 1.0 release

Android developers rejoice! Jetpack Compose 1.0 is finally here. It has been a long wait since being introduced in 2019, and finally releasing a Canary build earlier this year. But now it's […]

The Security Mystery of Android Apps and the Google Play Store Revealed

Security mystery of Android apps and Google Play Store revealed

Google is lifting the veil of mystery surrounding the Play Store’s upcoming safety section. And we can’t be more grateful. They have detailed that Android apps in the Google Play Store will […]

Google TV for Android Has More Streaming and Live Services

Google TV for Android has more streaming and live services

After the Android TV update last week, Google is now focussing on a major update to the Google TV app for your Android TV and other Android devices. This update brings support […]

Switch-To-Android App

Is a Switch-To-Android App in the Works for iOS Users?

Is Google making the bold move to aim for iOS users? According to a recent article from Google9to5, Google is working on an iOS app called ‘Switch to Android’.  If we consider […]

Leaked Codename for Android 13

Leaked Codename for Android 13

We are all still patiently waiting for the release of the official Android 12, which is currently in beta 3 and should be released in mid-August, and already there are leaks for […]

Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update - Here to Squash Bugs?

We were all waiting with bated breath when earlier in the month we were introduced to the latest beta version of Android 12. This release brought along a whole bunch of new […]

Android Data Restore Tool Now on the Play Store After Overhaul

If you’re an advent Android user, you have no doubt used the Data Restore Tool before. This tool comes pre-installed with most new Android phones. It’s a very convenient app for migrating […]

Android 12 Easter Egg - a Sneak Preview of Material You

As with every new version of Android, it’s never complete without an easter egg surprise, and Android 12 doesn't disappoint. Although we’re still waiting for the release of Android 12, we’ve received […]