When Google launches Chrome 90 later this year, the browser will feature an optional new overlay that will provide developers with vital stats for how a website is performing. Chrome’s new Performance Heads-Up Display (HUD) was detailed by Google Engineering Manager Addy Osmani. The new overlay, which will become part of the Chrome DevTools, will The post Google Chrome is adding a performance overlay to help web devs build faster websites appeared first on xda-developers.
Signal enjoyed an unexpected uptick in users following WhatsApp’s recent privacy blunder. In an effort to capitalize on its rising popularity, Signal has started testing features that make the messaging platform feel a little friendlier. Earlier this month, Signal announced a handful of new features that would be coming to the platform, including chat wallpapers The post Signal adds custom wallpapers and animated stickers to catch up to WhatsApp appeared first on xda-developers.
Google on Friday introduced what it’s calling a “major visual redesign” of the mobile Google Search experience, which the search giant said will be available in the coming days. The theme of this update? Simplicity. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster The post Google Search gets a big redesign on mobile that focuses on simplicity appeared first on xda-developers.
Microsoft is raising the prices of the Xbox Live Gold service, so stock up on months now! You can also convert Xbox Live Gold to Game Pass Ultimate. The post Xbox Live Gold memberships are increasing in price, so stock up before then! appeared first on xda-developers.
After rolling out stable Samsung Internet 13.0 earlier this month, Samsung is now back again with a fresh beta of its popular browser, just in time for the holiday season. The new Samsung Internet 13.2 Beta debuts several nifty features to further improve the overall browsing experience, including the added protection against redirects, OS Settings The post Samsung Internet 13.2 adds redirect protection, URL quick access, and better dark mode appeared first on xda-developers.
Some owners of the ASUS ROG Phone 3 and ZenFone 7/7 Pro have discovered that their devices have lost Widevine L1 status. As a result, they’re unable to play Netflix content in HD. Users have taken to ASUS’ forums to voice their complaints. Seems the issue has persisted over several weeks now with no signs The post [Update: ZenFone 7 Fix Rolling Out] Some ROG Phone 3 and ZenFone 7 owners are having issues with HD playback in Netflix appeared first on xda-developers.
Topjohnwu, the developer of Magisk, announced a major change today to the popular open-source rooting tool. The biggest change is that the binaries and scripts required to root your phone are now contained within the Manager app rather than being downloaded over the Internet. As a result, you’ll only need to download one file — The post The Magisk Manager APK can now be flashed from within TWRP appeared first on xda-developers.
The custom ROM development scene is in full swing over on the XDA forums. Ever since Google published the Android 11 source code, aftermarket developers have been relentlessly working toward making the latest flavor of Android accessible to more and more devices. The Redmi K20 Pro/Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro was the first phone to receive The post Sony Xperia 5 II, Xperia XZ1 series and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 receive Android 11 custom ROMs appeared first on xda-developers.
Looking back at 2020, there was one bright spark: watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. This historical drama kept millions gripped by games of chess. If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Beth Harmon, here are four great courses for learning to play. How to Play Chess for Beginners Course Bundle With The post Inspired by The Queen’s Gambit? Learn to play chess with up to 92% off these courses appeared first on xda-developers.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series just launched recently and if you’ve pre-ordered one of the new devices, you’re going to probably want to protect your purchase. If the protection of your smartphone is paramount, then we’ve picked out some of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus rugged cases that you can get already. Rugged cases The post These rugged cases for the Galaxy S21 Plus will ensure you don’t crack your new phone appeared first on xda-developers.