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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
After ages of rumours about Google offering traditional TV networks, it is finally officially happening and it is called YouTube TV. It is exactly as it sounds, TV on YouTube. You’ve already seen a lot of News Networks and other TV shows with official YouTube channels where they post short clips of the show. It was obvious there was a potential market for TV on YouTube. Continue reading “YouTube TV is here and it looks pretty nice”
LG announced the LG G6 earlier at the MWC event in Barcelona. The device features a metal and glass design bringing back the old LG Optimus G days, and an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio. But there is one thing that shall always remain usual for Android devices and that is customization. We love to customize, even if it is just changing wallpapers and Android lets us. Continue reading “[Download] LG G6 Stock Wallpapers”
Google Assistant is coming to your Android device soon. Yes, no root, no Gapps. That is if you have a device that runs on Android 6.0 and above. The rollout to Android devices running Marshmallow and above will open up the Google Assistant to about 30 percent of Android users.
Continue reading “Google Assistant coming to all Android 6.0+ devices”
After weeks of leaks from both unverified sources and LG themselves the LG G6 was finally officially announced on stage at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. The highlight of the device is its tall 5.7 inch QuadHD+ display with a new 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is small for a device with that big a display thanks to the minimum bezels and the company claims that the LG G6 only has a footprint of a 5.2 inch device. The new LG G6 display also supports two wider color standards: Dolby Vision and HDR 10. Continue reading “LG G6 is official now”