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Muzei gets its first real update in over a year, brings full photo folder selection, a history of past artwork, and other additions

Muzei gets its first real update in over a year, brings full photo folder selection, a history of past artwork, and other additions

After over a year, Muzei is getting an official update. With Ian Lake taking over the reins, v2.3 brings a host of new features that Muzei users have been wanting for a long time. I don't want to
The Android Things Developer Preview 2 is out, adds support for Intel's Joule, brings TensorFlow for machine learning on IoT platforms, and more

The Android Things Developer Preview 2 is out, adds support for Intel's Joule, brings TensorFlow for machine learning on IoT platforms, and more

It's been a big day from the mystical Google land. In addition to all of the Wear stuff, the team behind Android Things has released the second Developer Preview for supported Internet-of-Things
The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship

The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship

Update 1: 2017/02/09 10:02pm PST It has been brought to my attention that OONI has a pretty obvious warning for running ooniprobe. If you live in a country where the activities conducted in this
Cortana learns how to keep you on track, even if you forget to ask

Cortana learns how to keep you on track, even if you forget to ask

We've all forgotten to do things that we promised to do. Luckily, we have this fancy personal assistants to help stay on course. Cortana, Microsoft's offering (and whose name is way cooler than the
Wells Fargo and CITI cards currently not supported with Android Pay on Wear

Wells Fargo and CITI cards currently not supported with Android Pay on Wear

Android Pay is perhaps the most exciting aspect of Android Wear 2.0, but it has some caveats. It won't work if your phone has an unlocked bootloader, much to the disappointment of custom ROM and root
Amazon Tap firmware update enables Echo-style hands free voice commands

Amazon Tap firmware update enables Echo-style hands free voice commands

Here's an interesting example of a product getting better with age. The Amazon Tap speaker was introduced as a mobile, battery-powered alternative to the Echo, with access to the same Alexa voice
Two major vulnerabilities found in OnePlus 3 bootloader - OP has patched one, working on the other

Two major vulnerabilities found in OnePlus 3 bootloader - OP has patched one, working on the other

OnePlus is something of a darling among Android power users, shipping phones that can be bootloader unlocked without any special permissions or codes. But security researcher Roee Hay found that the
Verizon's new equipment protection plan includes same-day screen repairs, but only for some Samsung and Motorola phones

Verizon's new equipment protection plan includes same-day screen repairs, but only for some Samsung and Motorola phones

Cracking the screen glass is the easiest way to damage a modern smartphone, if only because there's just so much of it. Verizon isn't the only company making offers for a protection plan, giving
The Google I/O 2017 ticket application period begins on February 22nd

The Google I/O 2017 ticket application period begins on February 22nd

Google I/O is but months away, so it's right about time to start organizing the trip. There's one problem: tickets. As with previous years, getting tickets is a random affair, with Google making no
Twitch launches new Communities feature in beta, making it easier to find streams you love

Twitch launches new Communities feature in beta, making it easier to find streams you love

Twitch has proven to be a pretty popular platform among gamers for streaming live footage and gameplay. However, something often berated about is the lack of a way to find great streams. Today the
Motorola announces the "Transform the Smartphone Challenge" finalists, now up on Indiegogo to get funded

Motorola announces the "Transform the Smartphone Challenge" finalists, now up on Indiegogo to get funded

Motorola has wrapped up its "Transform the Smartphone Challenge" and has announced that most of the finalists' ideas are available on Indiegogo for funding. Over 700 submissions went in from 55
Android Wear app updated for final AW 2.0 release [APK Download]

Android Wear app updated for final AW 2.0 release [APK Download]

Android Wear 2.0 is finally here... sorta. The LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the first devices to ship with the update, aren't on sale yet. And while many wearables are slated to get AW 2.0, it
Wikipedia 2.5 gets a proper beta program, two-factor authentication coming soon

Wikipedia 2.5 gets a proper beta program, two-factor authentication coming soon

Today brings a new step for Wikipedia. Its Android app is finally getting a proper beta program after years of juggling dual apps, which is fantastic. Even better, two-factor authentication for our
The final version of the Android Wear 2.0 SDK is out

The final version of the Android Wear 2.0 SDK is out

This should come as no surprise to anyone, but Google has released the final version of the Android Wear 2.0 SDK. It adds support for everything announced with the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport
New Waze update gets Google Smart Lock for a smoother, faster login process

New Waze update gets Google Smart Lock for a smoother, faster login process

Before I got this job, I was a flashaholic. Every week I was trying at least one new ROM, which meant signing back into all of my apps for each new installation. For you Waze users, you have one less
Until we have an Apple Watch of our own, no one is going to take Android Wear seriously (opinion)

Until we have an Apple Watch of our own, no one is going to take Android Wear seriously (opinion)

Yesterday, Google announced what many hoped would be the first "proper" Android Wear smartwatches - designed from the ground up to provide the best Wear experience possible by the very team behind
Titanium Backup tweet confirms Adoptable Storage is coming to the powerful app

Titanium Backup tweet confirms Adoptable Storage is coming to the powerful app

Titanium Backup is one of the most popular apps for backing up important data or files, so it's great to see official confirmation from the developers that the app will soon support Android's
Latest revision to the official Android emulator increases performance dramatically

Latest revision to the official Android emulator increases performance dramatically

The Android SDK isn't something that normal users see all that often (except perhaps when they're unlocking the bootloader on a new phone), but developers still rely on it heavily. One of the
Google Maps v9.46 beta adds review sharing, tweaks notifications, and markers for on-site parking [APK Download + Teardown]

Google Maps v9.46 beta adds review sharing, tweaks notifications, and markers for on-site parking [APK Download + Teardown]

A new beta update of Google Maps began rolling out late Tuesday night. The changes aren't particularly major, but they might tie up a few loose ends. If you're a Local Guide with a few points to your
Polar M600 smartwatch to get Android Wear 2.0, new swimming metrics, and battery improvements this spring

Polar M600 smartwatch to get Android Wear 2.0, new swimming metrics, and battery improvements this spring

The Polar M600, which was announced in August of 2016, is on the list of smartwatches slated to get the Android Wear 2.0 update. But there's more to look forward to when the update rolls if you own