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Google releases one-tap Actions Blocks that add Assistant shortcuts to Android homescreens

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Google is marking the occasion with several mobile features. One-tap Assistant Action Blocks are launching today on Android, along with new features for Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. Teased last year, Action Blocks are designed for those that have a hard time learning or remembering how to navigate their phone. Given that even common tasks…
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The OnePlus 8 Pro can see-through certain plastics thanks to its Color Filter camera

If you were unaware, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a neat hidden trick up its sleeve that can mimic a basic X-ray thanks to the Color Filter camera. The option was first spotted by fans over on Reddit, and has since spread on social media. This nifty hidden trick works because the Color Filter camera found on the OnePlus 8 Pro is capable of processing infrared light to add in-camera effects. Because…
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Samsung and Xiaomi’s midrange phones dominate Android bestsellers list in Q1 2020

People are increasingly buying midrange Android devices over their more premium alternatives, data from research firms suggests. Strategy Analytics reports that Samsung’s midrange Galaxy A51 was the bestselling Android phone in the first three months of the year, followed by Xiaomi’s Redmi 8. The Galaxy S20 Plus was the only flagship phone in the firm’s top-six ranking, where it came in…
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Slack’s redesigned Android and iOS apps are live now

Slack is making its big mobile redesign official today by pushing the changes live on the public versions of both its Android  and iOS apps. The redesign’s standout feature is a new navigation bar at the bottom that lets you more easily get to critical parts of the app, such as your direct messages and your mentions, without having to use swipes or tapping through tiny, hard-to-see menus. The…
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