Category Archives: Android

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Trump Extends Lifeline to Sanctioned Tech Company ZTE — Trump wants to tear down a wall. Wait. What? Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble — they screwed the pooch back in the 1970s with loud ads and too may ads. … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Stop Waiting For A New ZTE Axon Phone

ZTE Seeks Fix With U.S. Ban Threatening Access to Android ZTE Corp. executives are evaluating software options for the company’s smartphones after a U.S. technology ban threatened to cut off the operating system at the heart of its devices, a … Continue reading

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ChromeOS iPad Clone From Acer

The first Chrome OS tablet is here Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is very much meant to rival the iPad, and that’s particularly notable since it’s being announced just one day before Apple is supposed to announce a new low-cost model. … Continue reading

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SmartQ PDF Reader For Android Is Dead

It has disappeared from the Google Play Store. I don’t know when this happened. I do know the app was waaaaaay overdue for an update. I guess the Chinese developers went out of business. It’s too damned bad another PDF … Continue reading

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Archos Creates Its Own Android-Powered Electric Scooter

Is this the first original thing from Archos in quite a few years? Archos debuts the first Android-powered scooter

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Axon 7 Successor Finally Admitted: Axon 9

ZTE confirms Axon 9 will be the Axon 7’s successor The Axon 7 was the first affordable Google Daydream VR phone. But it came with two nasty surprises: The Android update for Daydream took way too long to appear. Second, … Continue reading

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Huawei Honor 7X: Possible Gyroscope For VR Use?

Owners in India are reporting an EMUI update that activated a latent gyroscope. This would be exciting except we don’t yet know if the variant sold in the U.S. — starting tomorrow, January 25th — will also include a gyroscope. … Continue reading

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Google’s New Android App Restrictions Will Have Nasty Revenge Effects

Play Store to require new and updated apps to target recent API levels and distribute native apps with 64-bit support Starting in late-2018, all new and updated apps will be required to target an SDK that is no more than … Continue reading

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The iPhone X & PDF Tests

I don’t know how Apple does it.

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Is There An Android App Like iOS-Only Vidometer?

I’m being a bit lazy here. But I expect researching this would take a hell of a lot more time than just asking here. Vidometer is an iOS-only app I’ve seen used in many ride videos. It places a speedometer, … Continue reading

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