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Reviews, updates, new releases and just any interesting Android application that I have been able to find and think are worthy of looking into.

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How to Install the Google Recorder on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2, and Pixel 1?

Earlier this year Google launched a number of hardware devices alongside new apps and additional features to existing applications. One new app is called the Google Recorder but it is only available on the Pixel 4 right now. Thankfully though, we can manually install this on any Android 9.0+ smartphone out there (including older Pixel devices as well). …

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Best Gesture Navigation Apps

The 5 Best Gesture Navigation Apps

Google says they worked on integrating Android’s gesture navigation bar for over a year when they introduced Android Pie. Some feel it is poorly designed while others believe Google slowly introducing gestures to the Android community. Gesture navigation isn’t new and I would like to show you some of the best applications in the Play Store. Like myself, …

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YouTube Pinch to Zoom

Pinch to Zoom YouTube Videos for a Full Immersive Experience

For ages, the standard aspect ratio of a smartphone was 16:9. This has recently changed as devices are now shipping with an aspect ratio of 18:9, 18.5:9, and other sizes. This adds black bars to the sides of YouTube videos in full screen landscape mode. However, you can use the pinch to zoom gesture to bring this immersion …

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What is the Codename

What is the Codename of My Android Smartphone?

When you start getting into installing community developer work including custom ROMs, custom kernels, and custom recoveries then you begin to see Android smartphones and tablets referred to as their codename. So with this quick tutorial, I wanted to show you how to figure out what the codename of your smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch is. You would think …

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