How to scan QR codes and regular barcodes using just your camera app and Now on Tap (Android)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want to scan a QR code using your smartphonephone, only to realize that you don’t have one of the myriad of dedicated scanning apps available installed on your device? Downloading a relatively small app on the spot is not that big of a hassle, but do you really need yet another app on your phone just for scanning a certain type of barcode that’s not all that popular in outside of Asia anyway? The answer is “no, you don’t”.

In fact, on Android, you can simply use your default camera app, or a substitute of …]]>

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Samsung’s Secure Folder is now available for Galaxy S7/S7 edge

Samsung’s Secure Folder is an excellent tool for creating a private and secure space to store files that you don’t want accessible from anywhere else on your device. All data that you move to Secure Folder, including photos, text documents, apps, messages, and everything else, is sandboxed separately from the other data on your device and safely backed up only for you to access. Apart from the hardened layer of protection, Secure Folder also allows you to use separate accounts for apps that otherwise associate only one account per device, such as WhatsApp. In short, it’s …]]>

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10 beautiful custom Android home screen layouts #5

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest post in our special series for custom Android home screens, made by some of our most inventive users!

The results from last week are in, and we’re happy to announce that Dzojezakon grabbed first place with 203 votes for his artsy and simplistic design. With that, we’re moving on to this week’s candidates – we’ve selected some very stylish low-key layouts that will surely impress! 
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Possible alarm clock integration coming to Google Play Music in future update

The latest update for Google Play Music brings a handful of new things to the table, including a “Recents” tab in the app’s menu, an animated visualizer while playing songs, and slims down the overall size of the music storefront to around 18 MB. That’s all sure to please users of Google’s on-demand music streaming service, but we are more interested in a feature that has not yet been implemented into the app.

A recent app teardown by Android Police revealed that Google may be slating Play Music for some sort of alarm clock integration in the near future. Evidence …]]>

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Google acknowledges Pixel Bluetooth bug, fix is coming soon

Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been complaining of sudden drops in Bluetooth connectivity due to the feature being disabled seemingly at random. The security update patched another annoying issue that plagued the Pixel phones for some time, but it seems like it’s caused a bug of its own.
According to numerous user reports submitted to Google’s Pixel User Community, Bluetooth connectivity switches off at random after the update, resulting in a grayed out icon in the notification shade. …]]>

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Best new Android and iPhone games (February 16th – February 24th)

Every week, we go through the new and notable games for iPhone, iPad and Android devices like the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and we pick the best new releases that are worth a special place in your collection.

Hidden Folks is a game that we absolutely loveThe new Android and iPhone games that we pick have to be fun, well-ported to mobile, and not overwhelmed by in-app ads. Put simply, they need to be high quality games, but we don’t discriminate by genre: you will find everything here, from shooters, RPGs, platformers, racing games, to strategy and more.

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Here is what features the new Nokia 3310 (2017 edition) will have

The legend, the indestructible, the one and only Nokia 3310 will be most certainly be resurrected in just a matter of days. The new Nokia – a brand owned by company HMD Global that has some top Nokia executives at the helm, but production in China – is expected to unveil a new edition of probably the most iconic feature phone of all times.
A glorified feature phone, running on the Series 30 UIAnd if you hoped that the new Nokia 3310 will be a smartphone with a fancy camera and features… well, forget about it. New information about the 2017 return of the …]]>

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