How to turn on Dark theme on Android 10

Learn how to activate Darkish theme on Android 10

Dark theme is here, at long last! The Android Developer team has spent almost five years teasing us with dark themes in the Developer Previews only to yank it away when fall rolled around, but with Android 10, Dark theme is officially here to stay, and turning it on and off is an absolute breeze.…
How to use Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode on Android 10

Easy methods to use Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode on Android 10

Digital Wellbeing offers a great set of tools to curb phone addiction, and Google is rolling out a new feature in Android 10 called Focus mode. You'll be able to select the apps that usually cause a distraction, and enabling Focus mode effectively pauses them for the entire duration the mode is active. That means…
Google teases Play Pass is ‘coming soon’

Google teases Play Move is 'coming quickly'

Google Play Store may soon be getting a subscription service. Xiomara Blanco/CNET Google is getting ready to throw the doors open on Play Pass, a mysterious offering that could be subscription service for Android apps and games found in its Play Store. The first hints about the service surfaced last year, but things seem to…
The Fairphone 3 packs in features while keeping its green credentials

The Fairphone Three packs in options whereas holding its inexperienced credentials

The phone runs Android 9, and comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 632 chip, which has helped make solid dual cameras a reality on mid-tier devices. It also runs the same camera system as the Pixel 3a XL, boasts 64GB internal storage (expandable with a microSD card), a fingerprint scanner, quick charge support and NFC, plus it…
Daily Crunch: Facebook might remove Like counts

Every day Crunch: Fb would possibly take away Like counts

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Now Facebook says it may remove Like counts Instagram is already testing something similar in seven countries, including Canada and Brazil.…
September’s Mate 30 launch could be a major test for Huawei

September’s Mate 30 launch might be a serious take a look at for Huawei

Apple isn’t the only smartphone manufacturer planning a big September launch. Huawei’s got a big event on the books as well, set for September 18 in Munich, just over a week after the new iPhones are unveiled. For Huawei, however, the Mate 30 announcement is about more than just smartphones. The event is effectively the…
Daily Crunch: Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab

Each day Crunch: Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting Joi Ito and the MIT Media Lab…
Nokia Put a Huge 48MP Camera on Its Newest Midrange Phone

Nokia Put a Big 48MP Digicam on Its Latest Midrange Telephone

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo)Nokia announced two new mid-range smartphones today, the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2, and it’s a departure from last year’s welcomed solo outing. 2018’s Nokia 7.1 was very nearly an ideal mid-range smartphone. It had a slick, yet understated design, ran a clean version of Android, and featured better cameras than you’d…
Gen Z Is Already Afraid Automation Will Eat Their Jobs

Gen Z Is Already Afraid Automation Will Eat Their Jobs

Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty)A middle-aged man, holding a tool from the machine shop, looking forlorn and wistful. That’s what we might call the stock image of automation fears. It’s the picture that graces the news story about grim job-loss forecasts or think pieces about whether the robots are ‘coming for our jobs.’ (It’s either that…
The Huawei Mate 30 might not run Android

The Huawei Mate 30 may not run Android

What you need to knowA new report indicates that the Huawei Mate 30 will ship without Android. New Huawei phones cannot use a licensed version of Android. Instead, the Mate 30 will likely run Huawei's own HarmonyOS. Huawei's next flagship series, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, are expected to be announced on September…