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Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google to charge manufacturers for services in EU
Google has decided that it is necessary to start charging Android manufacturers for using Google Play services, and its apps, in Europe. ...... 23 Oct 2018
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's Android app updated to v1.60
AfterDawn's official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.60, is mostly a bug fix release to address the known issues with the app. ...... 19 Oct 2018
OnePlus delays its Android Pie update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models
OnePlus delays its Android Pie update for OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T models
OnePlus has confirmed previously that its upcoming OnePlus 6T model will ship with the latest Android Pie operating system. But company also ...... 17 Oct 2018
Google's Family Link lets parents control their teens' phones
Google's Family Link lets parents control their teens' phones
Google released last year a family-oriented app, called Family Link, which allows parents to control their kids' phones. Previously Family ...... 19 Sep 2018
Google admits to accidentally changing Android phone settings without users' knowledge
Google admits to accidentally changing Android phone settings without users' knowledge
Google has officially apologized for an error that changed Android users setting without their approval. Users have noticed that their phone ...... 18 Sep 2018
Guide: How to take a screenshot with OnePlus 6
Guide: How to take a screenshot with OnePlus 6
Taking a screenshot is a good way to share stuff you encounter when browsing the net or social media. But every phone tends have different method ...... 06 Sep 2018
OnePlus 6T arrives in October - First model to get U.S. carrier partner
OnePlus 6T arrives in October - First model to get U.S. carrier partner
OnePlus has been one of the most rapidly growing Android manufacturers in the World. OnePlus has followed its own, pretty unique path and has ...... 18 Aug 2018
Google raises its age limit to 16 - includes YouTube, Android, Gmail, ..
Google raises its age limit to 16 - includes YouTube, Android, Gmail, ..
In several European countries, Google has recently raised its minimum age limit to 16 years. This means that minors under 16 cannot create new ...... 25 Jul 2018
Serious WhatsApp bug found - allows blocked contacts to send messages
Serious WhatsApp bug found - allows blocked contacts to send messages
Serious and potentially very annoying bug has been found in latest WhatsApp version. The bug allows previously blocked contacts to send messages ...... 24 May 2018 - 1 comment
Google reveals what a smarter Android P brings along
Google reveals what a smarter Android P brings along
Google's annual I/O conference is at hand, and Sundar Pichai et al are talking in front of a crowd to reveal what new their upcoming Android ...... 08 May 2018
Some of the Android P secrets revealed: Bye-bye third button, welcome new battery saver options, ..
Some of the Android P secrets revealed: Bye-bye third button, welcome new battery saver options, ..
Google's annual developer conference Google I/O is about to start soon. Google usually reveals most of the new features coming to its next Android ...... 08 May 2018
AfterDawn's own Android app updated: Night mode added, bugs fixed
AfterDawn's own Android app updated: Night mode added, bugs fixed
AfterDawn's official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.50, now has the most-requested new feature: night mode (aka dark theme) ...... 08 May 2018
Google ready to give up and copy iMessage
Google ready to give up and copy iMessage
Google's mobile operating system is the most popular around the world, but it is not without faults, far from it. Many of you are familiar with ...... 21 Apr 2018
Samsung introduces smart phone without Internet connectivity
Samsung introduces smart phone without Internet connectivity
Samsung has released a weird, weird little phone. Company's latest smartphone doesn't have any form of Internet connectivity at all. The ...... 18 Apr 2018 - 1 comment
AfterDawn's official Android app updated
AfterDawn's official Android app updated
AfterDawn's own official Android app has been updated. The new version, v1.10, is now available. After the initial launch of our own app, ...... 11 Apr 2018
Guide: Force apps to landscape mode in Android
Guide: Force apps to landscape mode in Android
With most Android phones, user has two options for screen rotation: "lock the rotation", forcing the screen to remain in portrait mode and "automatic ...... 28 Mar 2018 - 3 comments
Android P revealed - This is what it looks like
Android P revealed - This is what it looks like
Google has released the first glimpse of its upcoming Android P operating system. New version of Android is about to launch sometime in Fall ...... 08 Mar 2018 - 2 comments
VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking
VLC v3.0.1 released: Improves Chromecast support, faster MKV seeking
Popular open-source video player, VLC, has been updated to v3.0.1 version. The new version is mostly a bug fix release after the player's ...... 28 Feb 2018 - 5 comments
AfterDawn's own Android app released
AfterDawn's own Android app released
While many people prefer to read the news via browser, some prefer apps instead. Thus, we've finally released our own AfterDawn news app for Android. ...... 20 Feb 2018 - 3 comments
Google is developing its own gaming console and game streaming service
Google is developing its own gaming console and game streaming service
According to reports, Google is developing its own game streaming service that would allow users to pay a monthly fee and play all the games ...... 08 Feb 2018
Android storage full? Google's free Files Go saves the day
Android storage full? Google's free Files Go saves the day
Google just updated its free (and ad-free) file manager for Android devices, Files Go. Files Go is Google's solution to Android's ever-present ...... 27 Jan 2018 - 3 comments
Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google bringing HDR-videos to Android Chrome
Google's Chrome browser is by far the most popular mobile browser on the planet, thanks to world dominated by Android phones. The mobile platform's ...... 04 Dec 2017
Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android and iOS
Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android and iOS
After years and years of development as a part of the Windows 10 ecosystem, Windows 10 Mobile never managed to grow into a proper business. ...... 02 Dec 2017 - 2 comments
Android fragmentation problems hit a new high, billion devices two years outdated
Android fragmentation problems hit a new high, billion devices two years outdated
For its entire history Android has had one massive problem: software fragmentation. That means that people are getting a different experience ...... 15 Nov 2017 - 14 comments
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google has released a new blog post which celebrates the success in adoption of secure web connections. A year ago the search giant announced ...... 21 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Google makes 'try without downloading' Instant Apps public
Google makes 'try without downloading' Instant Apps public
There aren't many more important upgrades coming to Google's app store than what the company calls Android Instant Apps. Unveiled first time ...... 19 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
AfterDawn's own news aggregator app, HIGH.FI for Android, updated to new version
Ever wanted to see all the tech news in one widget? Wanted to follow not tens, but thousands of news sites with one app? Our own app, HIGH.FI ...... 17 Oct 2017
A new nerd phone promises true, open Linux and security
A new nerd phone promises true, open Linux and security
A group of open source advocates started a few years back a company called Purism. The idea behind the company was to attain crowdsourcing for ...... 11 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Android manufacturers to abandon new technology to copy Apple's?
Android manufacturers to abandon new technology to copy Apple's?
If you spent the first half of this year watching closely at smartphone rumors and leaks, you would have thought that an in-screen fingerprint ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 4 comments
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it does not intend to release any new smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile or provide software updates for ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 6 comments
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp rips off iPhone emojis to create their own set
WhatsApp has released a new beta version of their world-leading messaging app. You might not immediately notice anything new after downloading ...... 03 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
This is what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look like
This is what the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL look like
Now that Apple has unveiled their new, albeit mostly leaked, smartphones it is perhaps time to move on to other major players in the field. ...... 20 Sep 2017
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
Last week it was revealed that Netflix had released an update bringing HDR video to Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Expanding the HDR support to new ...... 11 Sep 2017
How to change Android default keyboard app
How to change Android default keyboard app
Very often the new Android phone you purchased ships with a rather bad keyboard app. However, with Android, changing the default keyboard app ...... 07 Sep 2017
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
4 Best Android keyboard apps (free ones)
Your phone usually ships with some sub-par keyboard app that makes you wonder how such good phone is equipped with such bad keyboard. No worries ...... 07 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
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