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Amazon wants to put Alexa into everything: Cars, Clocks, Microwaves, Subwoofers, Plugs, and more

The Amazon Echo ecosystem is rapidly expanding. At a surprise event in Seattle today, Amazon is announcing a bunch of new products with Amazon Alexa integration. The Echo line is always featured front and center in Amazon’s army of devices. They have announced a redesigned Echo Dot, a subwoofer called Echo Sub, a Chromecast Audio competitor called Echo Input, a pair of Echo stereo amplifiers, and some other interesting stuff. Amazon Echo Dot & Echo Plus ...

How to Locally Capture a System Trace on Android Pie

Tracing is an invaluable tool that enables developers to understand the impact that various changes have on a system and can provide clues to identify the root cause of problems. systrace is one such powerful tracing tool that collects timing information from processes running on an Android device. systrace was used extensively by the Android performance team at Google to optimize performance on the Google Pixel phones. I have used systrace to inspect the impact ...

Samsung Good Lock update adds a new Multi Window module

Many people call the features that Samsung adds into Samsung Experience (previously called TouchWiz) “bloatware” because they may end up using 5% of what is available. Naturally, what is and what is not bloatware is subjective because we all use our smartphones differently, but Samsung has recently begun experimenting with new features via modules in an application called Good Lock. This month the South Korean conglomerate pushed out an update to the application and along ...

BlueStacks emulates Android ‘6x faster’ than leading smartphone

Popular emulator BlueStacks claims to provide six times faster performance when running Android software on a PC than a leading benchmarked smartphone. BlueStacks was created back in 2009 by Jay Vaishnav, Suman Saraf, and Rosen Sharma. No other emulator has achieved quite the same level of success – even receiving investment from the likes of Samsung, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, and more. The emulator’s latest update, 4.0, looks set to add even more fans. According to ...

Download: Huawei Mate 20 Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers, and Themes

The Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be officially announced on October 16th, as Huawei confirmed during their HiSilicon Kirin 980 announcement last month. Back in July, we received our first firmware dump of both devices which revealed some basic specifications. We were then provided a first look at the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 which we used to create the first renders of the device. This week, we received an updated EMUI 9 ...

Early Android Pie beta now available for the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9

Yesterday, we published the first hands-on of Samsung Experience 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S9+. After publishing details on how to install the early Android Pie beta on the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9+, we now have this same build but for the smaller Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9. If you’re interested in seeing what’s new in the update, check out our previous article. If you want to install the early Android Pie beta on your Samsung Galaxy S9 ...

Enable EIS on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 without root

Electronic Image Stabilization has been a topic of interest ever since Google announced Pixel devices with its support. The feature got many people talking, and manufacturers started adopting the technology instead of Optical Image Stabilization. As it turns out, one of the most popular phones in the Indian market, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 supports it, too. It just needs a little bit of tinkering to activate it. XDA Junior Member ronello created a thread ...

How to Take a Screenshot for Your Blog Posts (Beginner’s Guide)

Do you want to add a screenshot to your blog post, but not sure of the best way to do it? Screenshots allow you to share an image snapshot of your desktop or mobile screen in your blog posts. In this article, we will show you how to take a screenshot for your WordPress blog posts. Taking a Screenshot for Your Blog Posts Since there are so many different ways to take a screenshot, we ...

Google One cloud subscription service is coming to India

There are a lot of different cloud storage options to choose from out there. The market got big around 2008 with the launch of Dropbox, but even Amazon, Carbonite, and Mozy beat them a couple of years earlier. Google Drive was launched in 2012 and it was used s a central storage place for a number of their services including Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and others. As Google likes to do, the company decided ...
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