Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]

If you’re wondering what is Google’s actual messaging strategy, so is every one else. Hangouts started as different apps that over time got merged together to form a complete messaging solution, then instead of trying to push it, Google brought two new  half-baked apps that did only one thing. It was announced that Hangouts will take the corporate route and now Hangouts is being split again into two different apps. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. The new apps are called Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet and are geared towards enterprise users directly facing off against the likes of Slack and Skype. Continue reading “Google splits Hangouts into Meet and Chat to fight off Slack [Hangouts Meet APK Download]”

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Download OnePlus 5 leaked wallpaper

If you dare to call yourself a smartphone lover there is no way you have not heard the name OnePlus by now. The company took the smartphone world by shock with its first device. The OnePlus 2 didn’t garner the same appreciation  but the third iteration of the OnePlus flagship took the enthusiast market by storm again. The company has proven that when they said “flagship killer” it wasn’t just a marketing tag line. The recent onslaught of devices inspired by the OnePlus concept has indeed made many wonder if flagships are worth the price.  Continue reading “Download OnePlus 5 leaked wallpaper”

Android Nougat rides the Galaxy wave to gain massive distribution boost in February

Since it’s launch last year, Android nougat has struggled to gain market distribution just like any other Android version has over the past years. The Google Pixel had it from the start and several devices from the likes of HTC, Motorola, Sony and LG have had their nougat updates as well yet by the end of January, Nougat 7.0 and 7.1 combined were only present on a mere 1.2% of Android devices.  Continue reading “Android Nougat rides the Galaxy wave to gain massive distribution boost in February”

Access hidden menus with secret Android codes

One of the most popular practices amongst software developers is to leave ‘backdoors’ within the code, which essentially allow anyone with knowledge to get into the system at a much deeper level than you’d expect from an end-user. These backdoors aren’t always with a malicious intent; most of the time, they allow the OEM or programmer to get into the system for troubleshooting when other, usual modes of access have been blocked. They can be quite friendly and helpful if you know what you’re doing. Continue reading “Access hidden menus with secret Android codes”

Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack

Who would’ve predicted that the life of the 3.5mm headphone jack would become a hot topic by 2016 and would continue till 2017. When Apple ditched the jack there has been an ongoing debate for and against the move. Apple certainly wasn’t the first company to do so but it was the first company rumoured to do so. Which is why LeEco and Moto decided to get on the train before the engine is attached. Now it seems Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack too. Continue reading “Google Pixel 2 might drop the headphone jack”

Set beautiful Cinemagraph GIFs as your Android Wallpaper

My introduction to Android 2.3 Gingerbread back in 2012 was my first time with Android or even a smartphone. Among the other things that blew me away were Live Wallpapers. Over the years my love and fascinaton with Live Wallpapers has almost ended. For one they use up resources, and then there aren’t a lot of good choices. Not as many as I’d like anyway. Lately with the adoption of GIF images by social networks such as Facebook and Instagram though, GIFs have taken up a big chunk of the images being shared. It was only about time until people started wanting to set certain GIFs as a wallpaper.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in a new video

A new video has surfaced online showcasing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 giving us a full 360 degree view of Samsung’s next. There’s not a lot that is unknown about the Galaxy S8, not even its looks. However the video below shows the device in black, and it looks absolutely as stunning as the Galaxy Note 7 did.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in a new video”

Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device

One of the major disadvantages with hardware keys is they can be damaged. And we’ve all been there, a broken power button, stuck volume buttons. Such things can happen to even the most well made devices at times. Or may be your device has rather rigid buttons and it feels troublesome having to press them. I’ve personally faced that and the perfect solution to such a problem would be touch based controls. Thanks to a developer called clownFace, there is such an option for volume controls. Continue reading “Control volume by swiping from the edge of screen on an Android device”

What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App

So Google knows a big deal about everyone and everyone kind of knows it. Some people are really big on privacy issues and are a bit hesitant to let Google collect data from them, at least as long as they are aware about it. Google’s history with user privacy is well-known. The company has faced various lawsuits in the past. Mountain View knew early on that people will have trust issues and hence the company unofficially adopted the motto, “Don’t be evil” Continue reading “What does Google know about you? Everything from your favorite music to favorite App”

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