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Android's Redesigned Emojis: Yay or nay?

Android's Redesigned Emojis: Yay or nay?

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From the days of using “emoticons” to the more detailed emojis we have today, there has never been a better time to express yourself through text. As emojis continue to evolve to include as many expressions, skin colors, cultures, places, animals and things as possible, there’s another aspect that’s constantly being improved upon as well: their design.

Android O Could Be Getting Support For Custom Themes

Android O Could Be Getting Support For Custom Themes

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If custom themes are something you want on Android, there are apps out there that can theme your phone for you, although more extensive themes with system tweaks might require a rooted device. However it seems that Google is finally about to introduce custom themes to Android, making it easier for users to switch around.

Netflix latest app may not be available to download on your rooted Android phone

Netflix latest app may not be available to download on your rooted Android phone

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A recent update to Netflix on Android rendered the app incompatible with rooted phones. Now, it seems the methods Netflix employed are, in fact, available to all developers, which doesn't bode well for the rooting community.

HTC U11 Confirmed To Receive At Least Two Major Android Updates

HTC U11 Confirmed To Receive At Least Two Major Android Updates

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The problem with Android phones is that because sometimes OEMs aren’t clear with their update schedules that it can feel like older devices are being ignored. However if you’re thinking of a new phone and you’re thinking about the future, the HTC U11 could be worth your consideration.

Ford Brings Android Auto And Apple CarPlay To All 2016 Vehicles Via DIY Update

Ford Brings Android Auto And Apple CarPlay To All 2016 Vehicles Via DIY Update

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If you own a 2016 Ford car or truck, some new smartphone/infotainment goodness is now coming your way. The American auto giant today announced its SYNC 3 version 2.2 software, which enables both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for all 2016 model year vehicles. So, if you own a lowly Fiesta subcompact or a highfalutin F-150 King Ranch pavement

Android Developers Can Block Apps On Devices That Don’t Pass SafetyNet

Android Developers Can Block Apps On Devices That Don’t Pass SafetyNet

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While rooting a device typically allows users to do more things on Android that what is normally allowed, there are some safety/security concerns with it which is why it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that Netflix has recently started to block its app from being installed on rooted Android devices.

Android O: 6 changes coming to the next version

Android O: 6 changes coming to the next version

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Longer battery life and more secure: What we know about `Android O'

Ford's Will Add Android Auto And Apple CarPlay With An Update If You Have SYNC 3

Ford's Will Add Android Auto And Apple CarPlay With An Update If You Have SYNC 3

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Back in December, Ford announced that all 2017 models will include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity through its SYNC 3 infotainment system. Now, Ford has some decent news for 2016 model year owners: CarPlay and Android Auto is now available by way of a free update via Wi-Fi, a USB drive, or by visiting…

How To Disable A Stock App On Android [No Root]

How To Disable A Stock App On Android [No Root]

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Stock apps, if useful, well built, and properly designed can be awesome. Unfortunately, stock apps today have become synonymous with bloatware. These apps don’t just include the default apps that the OS comes with but also additional apps installed by the device manufacturer. This has become the norm on Android phones and PCs because Google

Android Go is the smartest thing Google can do to win the next billion smartphone users

Android Go is the smartest thing Google can do to win the next billion smartphone users

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Android Go isn't a big deal, and that makes it an incredibly powerful and meaningful change for Android users everywhere.

Google Assistant voice apps arrive on Android and iPhone — here’s what they can do

Google Assistant voice apps arrive on Android and iPhone — here’s what they can do

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Google released its standalone Google Assistant iPhone app on Wednesday and made it possible for both Android and iOS smartphone users to access voice apps made by third-party developers. These changes were two of about a dozen major Google Assistant announcements made this week at I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. Since the launch of the Actions on Google platform

Smart Android 8GB 4K UHD TV Box for $37 + $3 s&h

Smart Android 8GB 4K UHD TV Box for $37 + $3 s&h

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TomTop offers this Smart Android 8GB 4K UHD TV Box for $36.99 plus $2.65 for shipping. That's $7 under the best we could find for a similar one sold elsewhere. Features include an Amlogic S905X 2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 8GB flash storage, 4K support, WiFi, remote control, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB ports, and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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