RAW Smartphone Photography: A Look at The Difference RAW Editing Makes (Ft. OnePlus 3T)

Oddly enough, my first transformative experiences with photography initially transpired through the lens of an HTC Incredible 2, sometime around late 2011. As a nascent technology addict and with the...

Use Tasker to Notify when your Tethered Devices lose Internet Access

From the last article, you know that I spend quite a bit of my time on a train. It’s an excellent time to write an article or two, provided I...

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Google Introduces Image and Bandwidth Optimizations to its AMP Service

Over the course of 2016, followers of the mobile web space no doubt have noticed that Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project consistently grew and matured. With sites like The Verge,...
January 16, 2017 7:30 PM

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Upgraded to Android Nougat as New SHIELD TV (2017) Releases

NVIDIA has jumped ahead and updated their SHIELD TV from 3.3 to 5.0, running Android 7.0 Nougat. This upgrade brings with it several useful improvements, with the central changes coming...
January 16, 2017 3:36 PM

LG Promises LG G6 Battery is Safe from Overheating

Consumer safety is a serious issue – and for very good reason. We lug around a mixture of chemical elements in our pockets everyday without a second thought to its...
January 16, 2017 3:23 PM

PSA: Double Tap to Fast-Forward Rolling Out to YouTube App on Android

Some of my biggest personal pet peeves with the official YouTube app is the inability to set the video playback speed (to plow through slowew instructional videos) and the inability...
January 16, 2017 1:34 PM

Google App Prepares to add Support for making Payments through Google Assistant

Google Assistant is proving to be rather useful with its robust Google services integration. Plus, with the expanding availability of third-party APIs, the platform is shaping up to make for...
January 16, 2017 12:48 PM

Google Play Revenue Grew 82% in Q4 2016 YoY; Line and Tinder Dominate Revenue Charts

Apps on our smartphones are essential ingredients of what makes our phones smart in the first place.  Apps and App Stores are big money too. The sheer popularity and usage...
January 16, 2017 10:31 AM

Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple,...
January 15, 2017 3:00 PM

XDA-Developers Urges OnePlus to Comply with GPLv2 and Release Kernel Sources

While XDA-Developers, and a large sector of its user base, have been routinely impressed by OnePlus’ commitment to supporting the developer community, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of kernel...
January 15, 2017 2:24 PM

XDA Spotlight: Abusive Gym Reminder, an Open-Source App that Yells at you if you don’t Workout

Do you like being yelled at? Are army training boot camps your idea of a good time? Does being screamed at make you more motivated? Then we have have just...
January 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Which Rumored Device Do You Plan to Upgrade to This Year?

We’re entering full swing into the season of new smartphone as Mobile World Congress 2017 approaches. This means we get more leaks, more rumors, and thus more smartphones. Knowing how the...
January 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Using Google Maps in a Third World Country

Nothing is more annoying than when Google Maps gives you the wrong directions, lists incorrect business hours, or doesn’t have updated street view photos. Of course, these are just everyday problems...
January 14, 2017 4:55 PM

Renders of Samsung Galaxy S8 with Headphone Jack and Stereo Speakers Leaked

There’s a lot riding on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Not only does it have to become the next successful flagship from Samsung after the Note 7 debacle, it also has...
January 14, 2017 3:08 PM