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How to Remap the Buttons on Your Android Device to Do Nearly Anything You Want

Like a well-chosen keyboard shortcut, a button combination can save you some serious time on your phone—whether you want to snap a photo, launch a digital assistant, or take a screenshot. What you might not know is that you can change these button combinations to suit your own needs.Read more...
Tags: Button Remapping, Smartphones, Mobile, Android

A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting to build the Amazon of Bangladesh. Deligram, Rahim’s vision of what e-commerce looks like in Bangladesh, a country of nearly 180 million, is making progress, having taken inspiration from a range of established tech giants worldwide, including Amazon, Alibaba and Go-Jek in Indon...
Tags: Asia, eCommerce, Startups, TC, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Amazon, Ant Financial, Bangladesh, California, Carsharing, China, Deligram, Dhaka, Driver, E-commerce

Honor 20: Huawei Android phone launch defies Donald Trump

Huawei announces cut-price premium phones with quad cameras and top-end chipsHuawei’s Honor is trying to dominate the increasingly crowded cut-price premium phone market with the launch of two new top-spec phones, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, flying in the face of the US blockade.With Apple, Samsung and now Huawei ceding the space of the sub-£600 top-end phone as starting prices have risen beyond £900, Honor’s latest offering continues the winning trend of flagship hardware at more reasonable ...
Tags: Android, Technology, US, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Donald Trump, Huawei, Apple Samsung, Huawei Android

Adobe brings its Premiere Rush video editing app to Android

Adobe launched Premiere Rush, its newest all-in-one video editing tool that is essentially a pared-down version of its flagship Premiere Pro and Audition tools for professional video editors, in late 2018. At the time, it was only available on iOS, macOS and Windows. Now, however, it is also finally bringing it to Android. There is a caveat here, though: it’ll only run on relatively new phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10 series, Google’s Pixel 2 and 3 phones and the OnePlus 6T. ...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Adobe, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Oneplus, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Adobe Creative Cloud, Samsung Galaxy S9

Trump’s Huawei ban also causing tech shocks in Europe

The escalating US-China trade war that’s seen Chinese tech giant Huawei slapped on a US trade blacklist is causing ripples of shock across Europe too, as restrictions imposed on US companies hit regional suppliers concerned they could face US restrictions if they don’t ditch Huawei. Reuters reports shares fell sharply today in three European chipmakers, Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics, after reports suggested some already had, or were about to, halt shipments to Huawei followin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Europe, Government, China, Nokia, Smartphone, Smartphones, United States, European Commission, Finland, Search Engine, Play Store

Smart TVs add fuel to Xiaomi’s Q1 earnings

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi just released its first quarterly results since announcing its $1.48 billion pledge to focus on smartphones and ‘AIoT’, an acronym for Internet of Things powered by artificial intelligence. Xiaomi’s adjusted net profit for the first quarter increased 22.4 percent year-over-year to 2.1 billion yuan ($300 million), while total revenue climbed 27.2 percent to 43.8 billion yuan ($6.33 billion). Sales in India, where Xiaomi handsets , as well as other countries ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, China, India, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Earnings, Huawei, Operating System, Tcl, MIUI, Meitu

Huawei blockade: do I need to stop using my Android phone?

Google has cut off Huawei from its Android services because of Trump’s blacklist, but what does that mean for your phone? Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei in the escalating trade war between the US and China is now starting to cause significant issues for the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer.Alongside US chip manufacturers, Google has been forced to comply with the US government’s ban on the supply of technologies to Huawei. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, China, US, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Huawei Continue

Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts

Exclusive: plans to put network transmitters on tall structures has caused dozens of disputesThe rollout of the 5G telecommunications network is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling about the control of millions of lampposts, the Guardian can reveal.Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are clamouring for access t...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, 5g

Pixel 3a XL review: the cheaper Google phone to buy

Great camera, top software, OK battery and performance, in a plastic body that’s a bit too wideWith a price-tag of £469, the Pixel 3a XL tries to offer the best of Google, but costing £400 less than its top-end siblingThe bigger brother of Google’s other lower-cost phone, the Pixel 3a, the new Pixel 3a XL offers the same winning combination of great camera and software. It offers practically everything that makes Google’s top £869 Pixel 3 XL good, shrunk in both cost and weight. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet, Pixel

The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price

Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is suddenly a lot more interest in mid-range, sub-$500 phones again. In the U.S., Google’s new Pixel 3a, with its superb camera, is bringing a lot of credibility to this segment. Outside the U.S., though, you can often get a flagship phone for less than $500 that makes none o...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, United States, Sony, Qualcomm, Meizu, Snapdragon 855, Meizu Xiaomi Huawei

Do You Really Believe That Samsung 'Fixed' All Its Galaxy Fold Issues in Just Three Weeks?

Remember when Samsung rushed out a replacement Note 7 that also blew up?Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Folding Phones, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold

If You Own a Pixel, You Could Get up to $500 From Google

Google has agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a class-action lawsuit levied against the company by Pixel smartphone owners. The lawsuit alleges that Google knowingly sold Pixel phones with faulty solder connections that caused widespread microphone malfunctions. Google has settled the case, and the company might…Read more...
Tags: Google, Smartphones, Lifehacks, Pixel, Class Action

India to allow import of second-hand electronics at last; windfall for refurbished phones market?

Phone companies – Apple especially – could soon be posed to take a bigger bite out of India’s growing refurbished phones market, with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) allowing – via a notification on May 7 – the import of refurbished electronic goods, reports... ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, News, India, Smartphones, Policy, Phones, Bis, Import, Pre-owned, Refurbished, Second-hand, DGFT

Huawei launches AI-backed database to target enterprise customers

China’s Huawei is making a serious foray into the enterprise business market after it unveiled a new database management product on Wednesday, putting it in direct competition with entrenched vendors like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. The Shenzhen-based company, best known for making smartphones and telecom equipment, claims its newly minted database uses artificial intelligence capabilities to improve tuning performance, a process that traditionally involves human administrators, by over 60 percen...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Microsoft, China, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Ibm, Huawei, Oracle, Data Warehouse, Shenzhen, Oracle Corporation, Gauss

OnePlus redefines premium with the 7 Pro

OnePlus has never been particularly beholden to industry trends. Nowhere is that better demonstrated than with the 7 Pro. In the face of a stagnated smartphone market, Apple, Samsung and Google all went budget, releasing lower-tier takes on their pricey flagships to appeal to consumers looking for something akin to a premium experience without having to shell out four figures. The 7 Pro, on the other hand, is OnePlus’ most premium device to date. But while the shift marks a break from much of...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Oneplus, Vivo, Apple Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S10e, TechCrunch OnePlus

OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Stunning All-Screen Design That's Worth Every Penny

For years, OnePlus has been nipping at the heels of smartphone giants like Samsung and Huawei with stripped down phones boasting big specs, solid designs, and not much else. And for a lot of people that was totally fine, as it allowed OnePlus to offer up top-notch performance for hundreds less than its competition.Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Huawei, Consumer Tech, Worth Every Penny, OnePlus 7 Pro, Oneplus 7 Pro Review

OnePlus 7 Pro phone launch: massive screen and pop-up camera

New model joins cheaper OnePlus 7 as Chinese firm goes after Samsung and Huawei Having made a name for itself for cut-price top-spec phones, OnePlus now has its sights set on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Huawei P30 Pro with its new OnePlus 7 Pro.Costing from £649 the new premium OnePlus still undercuts the competition by about £250, but isn’t quite as value-oriented as previous offerings. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei Having

These Are the Only Push Notifications You Should Allow on Your Phone

Our smartphone apps are constantly clamoring for our attention—whether it’s a high score that needs beating or a group chat that needs responding to, there’s often a constant stream of pings and buzzes to distract us. Take a closer look and so many of these alerts are low priority or completely unnecessary. You can…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Science, Smartphones, Push Notifications

WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do?

Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows deviceUsers are being urged to update their WhatsApp smartphone apps immediately because of a security bug that allows hackers to take over your phone by simply calling it, whether or not you answer. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, Social Networking, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Software, Windows Phone, Mobile Phones, Chat and messaging apps

Pixel 3a review: the people’s Google phone?

Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery Google’s latest phone, the Pixel 3a, offers the firm’s fantastic camera and software for less than £400, cutting a few corners on the way.The pitch for the Pixel 3a is simple: everything that made the £739 top-end Pixel 3 good, but at a lower price. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet

Report: Apple's A13 Chips for Next Generation of iPhones Are Now in Production

Gather round, consumers, for yet another Apple rumor.
Tags: Iphone, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Cameras, Rumors, Apple rumors, A13, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co

Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update

New Android version out in public beta with smarter AI, more privacy and dark mode Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances.Android Q doesn’t yet have a full name, but it marks a shift-change in Google’s attitudes to how things should work on a smartphone. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, California, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones, Computing, Alphabet

The Best New Features in Android Q

Google’s next version of its mobile operating system, Android Q, isn’t quite ready for prime time just yet. For the brave few who don’t mind encountering a bug or two, you can download the third beta of Android Q and try it out on your Android phone before it’s available to everyone else.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Smartphones, Lifehacks, 5g, Beta, Android Q

What's the best compact camera for travelling?

Dave wants a point-and-shoot camera, but should he just buy a top-end smartphone instead? I’m looking for a compact travel camera. I presently have a Canon S100 and realise it is old and out of date. In its price range to maybe double its value ($1,000 Canadian or £570), what would you recommend for a simple but good point-and-shoot that also takes top-quality video?On the other hand, a US camera reviewer suggests buying the best quality smartphone possible, not a camera … Dave in CanadaThe Cano...
Tags: Photography, Technology, US, Smartphones, Dave, Sony, Panasonic, Jack, Canon, CanadaThe Canon

What Pixel 3a tells us about the state of the smartphone — and Google

Announced yesterday at Google’s opening I/O keynote, the Pixel 3a arrives at a tenuous time for the smartphone industry. Sales figures have stagnated for most of the major players in the industry — a phenomenon from which Google certainly isn’t immune. CEO Sundar Pichai discussed exactly that on the company’s Q1 earnings call last week. “While the first quarter results reflect pressure in the premium smartphone industry,” he explained, “we are pleased with the ongoing momentum of Assistant-en...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Htc, States, Taipei, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Home Hub, Pixel, Pichai, Devin

Sidestepping Apple: the third-party tinkerers fighting for your right to repair

Online repair communities are spreading repair knowledge online to place power back in the hands of consumersWhen Jessa Jones’s twin daughters flushed her iPhone 4S down the toilet, she decided that she was going to fix it herself. She took the toilet apart in her backyard, retrieved the device, and then searched online for how to make it turn on again. On DIY fix-it forums, she was informed that the first step was to replace the battery. She did this with relative ease, but the phone wouldn’t c...
Tags: Iphone, Technology, Youtube, Smartphones, Jones, Jessa Jones

Android Q devices will get over-the-air security updates — but there’s a catch

Devices shipping with Android Q will receive over-the-air security patches without having to go through device manufacturers. A lack of steady security updates has been a major pain point for Android users over the years. Google finally has a fix for the problem. At its annual developer conference Tuesday, the tech giant said it’ll bypass mobile makers and push security updates directly to devices. The benefit is that users won’t have to wait lengthy periods for device manufacturers to tes...
Tags: Google, Android, Security, Tech, Smartphones, Computing, Operating System, Operating Systems, Motorola Droid, Android Google, Google I/O 2019, Still Google

The $400 Google Pixel 3a Completely Redefines Great Bang for Your Buck

Last year, the Pixel 3 proved that it’s possible to use software to create a thoughtful phone that’s just as powerful, and sometimes easier to use than competitors crammed full of the latest high-end components. But for a phone that started at $800, it would have been nice to get a few extra bonus features like…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Google Pixel, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a Xl, Pixel 3a Review

Google launches cheaper Pixel 3a smartphones

Model has top-spec camera and software but costs more than £300 less than flagship Pixel 3Google is looking to buck the £1,000-plus smartphone trend by launching a cheaper Pixel 3a smartphone that still offers its top-spec camera and software.Announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in California on Tuesday, the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL Android phones are aimed at the increasingly important mid-range market. Starting at £399, they seek to offer most of what made Google’s £739-plus flagship p...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, California, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet

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