Video : Partial Screenshot on Android 7.1

Screenshots on Android have been around ever since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and  even before on Android 2.3 Gingerbread if you had a Samsung phone like me. With time though, Samsung, and other OEMs have evolved their screenshots with much needed features like scrolling screenshots while the native Android screenshot feature has remained right where it was 5+ years ago.

That might change very soon though with Partial Screenshots, a hidden feature in Android 7.1, much like Multi-window was hidden in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Continue reading “Video : Partial Screenshot on Android 7.1”

Microsoft bringing Night Mode and ‘People Bar’ to Windows 10 Redstone 2

It’s been known that Microsoft was already actively developing the next big update to Windows 10 right after it released the Anniversary update. This new update is codenamed as Redstone 2. The Insider previews have been out for weeks and the insiders have been testing them, so far nothing new in terms of features as most of the updates are under the hood.

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Android 7.0 has a hidden feature – A highly customizable navbar in Android Nougat

Android and iOS have been in a user-interface war for years. Who is winning really depends on who you ask, but a secret feature buried in the code for Android 8.0 Nougat shows a feature that would give Android the upper hand.

Google may ratchet up the customization capability of Android to a whole other level.

The navigation bar, which houses the predictable home, back, and recents (multitasking) buttons, may be the newest piece of Android you’ll be able to reshape as you see fit.

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9 Android nougat features to be excited about

Following on from Marshmallow, Nougat – we still would have called it Nutella – brings a whole load of new tweaks to the Android ecosystem. LG V20 is supposedly going o be the first smartphone this year to ship with Android Nougat instead of the Nexus.

So what kind of sweet treats does Google have in mind for its new mobile OS? Allow us to chew it over.

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5 things you can do on the Galaxy Note 7 that you can’t on many other smartphones

 Samsung unveiled the large-screen Galaxy Note 7 “phablet” with a stylus pen on Tuesday, in an attempt to capture the premium end of a slowing smartphone market, boost profits and poach customers from rival Apple.

For years Samsung has differentiated the power-user focused Note line from its more mainstream handsets by juicing up the specs inside of it. This year’s approach is a little different, however: inside, the Note 7 is virtually indistinguishable from the S7 or S7 Edge.  But there are still a few things that make the note 7 stand out from the competition. The Galaxy Note 7 features incredibly impressive hardware and software, much of it unmatched in the space, but we wanted to highlight some of the main features you should know about.

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Windows 10 is why PCs won’t be dead

Microsoft released Windows 10 in the summer of 2015, but unlike previous versions of the operating system, it was meant to be the “final” version of Windows, updated into perpetuity. Now, the company is preparing its first major update available to everyone on August 2.

We spent a few days messing around with all the new stuff in the final update, officially dubbed Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. Although it’s not a wholesale overhaul, it definitely brings along a few new tricks you’re going to want. Here are five of the best new features.

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