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This app just changed the way I use Android: Notifix

This app just changed the way I use Android: Notifix

Notifix is an app for Android devices that basically says to Google: "I'm gonna do your job for you." Where some developers say, "oh I'll just do all my customization of Android in this launcher app here," developer balamu96m said, "nay!" This is an app for everybody, and it's almost completely plug-and-play.

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How Galaxy S3 and Note 2 just rose from the dead

How Galaxy S3 and Note 2 just rose from the dead

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 sitting in a drawer somewhere in your home, heed this. You're in luck if you're all about running new software on an old device. Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or S III, if you prefer,) and the Note 2 (or Note II,) are amongst the current most mod-friendly phones in the 3rd-party developer underground. Let's dive in.

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It’s now Treble time for your smartphone

It’s now Treble time for your smartphone

Project Treble is a feature that's suddenly proven invaluable to the most Android-addicted phone users worldwide. This invaluable state isn't necessarily in play because of the feature's original intent. Instead, Android users found a way to make any Android Oreo device with Project Treble made active can boot two of the most awesome ROMs in the world, with minimal hassle.

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Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download

Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download

This week the folks at Magic Leap announced their first Technical Preview of their Creative Portal and SDK for their burgeoning spacial computing platform. These tools were announced to be joined by Technical Preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity tools for developers to connect with the Magic Leap platform. "These tools and resources will be the first opportunity for creators to dive into the world of spatial computing and explore the building blocks of this next generation of human-computer interaction on Magic Leap," said a Magic Leap spokesperson.

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Apple WWDC 2018 dates confirmed: iOS 12 and more

Apple WWDC 2018 dates confirmed: iOS 12 and more

Apple has announced the WWDC 2018 dates, its annual Worldwide Developer Conference at which we're expecting to see the next versions of iOS and macOS. The yearly event has become one of the most important in the calendar, and not only for people creating apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Android P preview download: Wild new features incoming

Android P preview download: Wild new features incoming

Today Google released the first Android P developer preview, and with it a whole new collection of next-gen features. In this preview for the next major operating system from Google, Android prepared itself for the next generation in mobile hardware. As such, it includes oddities like support for two OR MORE physical cameras, HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and display cutout support - that's support for a notch, a split, or even a set of extra-curved corners (like in Pixel 2.)

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10+ ways Jurassic World Alive copied Pokemon GO

10+ ways Jurassic World Alive copied Pokemon GO

There's a new game out in the streets called Jurassic World Alive - and it's very, very, very similar to Pokemon GO. The folks who made Pokemon GO, Niantic, do not appear to be associated with this new game. Niantic will very likely be interested to find out where the developers of Jurassic World Alive got all their good ideas from - not least of all because they're using several major game mechanics that look like they've been lifted directly from Pokemon GO.

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Google IO 2018 events schedule released: Device Future Teasing

Google IO 2018 events schedule released: Device Future Teasing

This morning Google posted their event schedule for Google I/O 2018, showing the many ways in which they'll invigorate their developer masses. The schedule is set for Monday the 7th of May until the 10th of May, 2018. The first day - the 7th - will be exclusively all about pickup of badges. There won't be any keynotes about how to pick up one's badge, as developers are expected to know how to pick up their badge as a basic everyday user skill - it's easy.

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Google Assistant gets Android app deep-links for slicker AI

Google Assistant gets Android app deep-links for slicker AI

Google already revealed it has big plans for the Google Assistant, and now we're seeing how the AI will make Android apps and services even more streamlined - even if you don't want to talk to it. The search giant announced last week that it was pushing the Assistant's global availability, with the goal of more than 30 languages being supported by the end of the year. However, it also promised a more integrated experience thanks to deals with device-makers and carriers.

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Apple’s WWDC 2018 expected to fall on June 4-8

Apple’s WWDC 2018 expected to fall on June 4-8

2018 is now in full-swing, and for those who follow Apple it means it's time to start looking forward to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. It's a huge event for Apple, where it introduces some of the big new upcoming features coming to its numerous platforms, not only for the company's customers but for developers in the Apple-ecosystem as well. WWDC has been held in June for some time now, and now we can narrow down the likely dates.

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Microsoft Build 2018 returns to Seattle in May: registration opens soon

Microsoft Build 2018 returns to Seattle in May: registration opens soon

Microsoft has announced that its Build 2018 developers conference will be held in Seattle this year. The company will be opening registration on February 15, with the conference itself being scheduled for May 7 to May 9. Though Microsoft was fond of holding Build in San Francisco for years, it switched back to Seattle last year.

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iBoot source download: Apple hits biggest leak ever with DCMA

iBoot source download: Apple hits biggest leak ever with DCMA

This week the bootloader source code for iOS seems to have leaked in its entirety. Apple would appear to have sent a DCMA takedown notice to Github, where the code was leaked, this indicating the code posted was of some large consequence. This is a big deal because it will likely lead to custom software for the latest iPhone devices. This is also a big deal because it could potentially lead to some nefarious parties finding their way in to Apple devices with a bit of reverse engineering - but don't worry. Apple's aware of what's up.

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