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Cyanogen changes lanes from Android OS development to self-driving tech

Cyanogen changes lanes from Android OS development to self-driving tech

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Exactly a year ago, Cyngn (formerly Cyanogen) announced that it will discontinue its own flavor of Android, which powered phones from numerous international brands, and focus on a Modular OS that’s easier for manufacturers to integrate. As it turns out, the company has now shifted gears and moved in a completely different direction: autonomous vehicle technology

Cool App: Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android

Cool App: Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android

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Cool App: Unsplash Wallpapers for Mac and Android

DJI Android app update adds new features to the Mavic and Spark

DJI Android app update adds new features to the Mavic and Spark

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DJI released an update to their Android app yesterday that adds a couple of features to the two newest drones in the DJI Family, the Spark, and the Mavic. With the new software, both devices now have Dynamic Home Point updating. The feature, when enabled, "allows the aircraft to continuously update the home point according to its current position while tracking a person in ActiveTrack mode."

Starting today, a few handsets will be able to send a Duo video chat from a trio of Android apps

Starting today, a few handsets will be able to send a Duo video chat from a trio of Android apps

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Google's video chat app Duo offers iOS and Android users a smooth and simple way to make video calls. Starting today, on certain Android handsets, a trio of apps will allow users to make video calls using Duo. Calls can be made to contacts through your Android Phone, Contacts and Android Messages app. Each one of those three options have a different way to initiate a call

Google adds video calling through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps

Google adds video calling through your Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps

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The feature is rolling out to Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices, with support for more devices sometime in the near future.

Play Protect is no magic wand against Android viruses

Play Protect is no magic wand against Android viruses

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Google launched Play Protect this summer to protect Android devices from malicious viruses. But users should not depend solely on Play Protect to defend their devices against harmful apps.

Nokia 9 Android Flagship Renders Highlight Key Design Points

Nokia 9 Android Flagship Renders Highlight Key Design Points

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In spite of already having released a number of smartphones in 2017, Nokia looks set to release a new one soon, the Nokia 9. This is a device that has already been speculated on with images also having shown up. However, now a number of new renders, as well as a new 3D render video,

Google starts integrating Duo and ViLTE video calling into Android devices

Google starts integrating Duo and ViLTE video calling into Android devices

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Google today announced that it is integrating video calling into Android via Google Duo. The functionality lets you start a video call directly from three core apps: Android Messages, Contacts, and Phone. There are a few catches though. You and the recipient need to have Duo installed on one of the supported phones (Pixel, Android One,

Android RPG Lionheart: Dark Moon Hits The Google Play Store

Android RPG Lionheart: Dark Moon Hits The Google Play Store

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Android users looking for a new RPG to play now have a new option in the Google Play Store from developer Emerald City Games called Lionheart: Dark Moon. The pick-up-and-play title will have players building an army of over 100 heroes to battle through hordes of enemies and bosses in order to save the realm

Windows Phone Is Dead, Here's How To Make Android The Next Best Thing

Windows Phone Is Dead, Here's How To Make Android The Next Best Thing

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Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft isn't getting out of mobile -- in fact it's redoubling its efforts. With plenty of apps for iOS and Android out now and improving fast, you can recreate much of the feel of a Windows Phone on your existing handset, as long as you can live without those rotating tiles. Here's how to go all-in with Microsoft on mobile.

Is the Chromebook the New Android Tablet?

Is the Chromebook the New Android Tablet?

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An anonymous reader shares a report from Computerworld, where JR Raphael makes the case for why it's time to call the Chromebook the new Android tablet: What does a traditional Android tablet do that a convertible Chromebook doesn't? No matter how long you mull, it's tough to come up with much. Nowadays, a Chromebook runs the same apps from the same Google Play Store

YouTube Testing Video Preview Feature In Android App

YouTube Testing Video Preview Feature In Android App

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Google appears to be experimenting with a new feature in the YouTube app that automatically plays videos by default on the app’s home page. The experimental feature seems to be live for a small number of users at the moment, though it remains unclear how many YouTuber users are seeing autoplay videos on the home

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