This is our first look at Android 12’s wallpaper-based theming system

Before the release of Android 12 Developer Preview 1 earlier this week, we learned that Google is working on a new theming system that can recolor supported third-party applications. This enhanced theming system takes the foundations of the RRO and OMS APIs introduced in previous versions of Android and combines them with Android’s Palette and … Read more


Windows 10 Quick Tip: Emptying Recycle Bin in Command-Line

We all know the easy way to empty the garbage out of the recycle bin on Windows. Right-click on the Recycle Bin on the desktop and simply choose Empty. Can it be done through a command-line so it can be part of something like a scheduled job or login script? Sure thing apparently. Run the … Read more


Android 12 “Snow Cone”: Everything we know so far about Google’s next big update, with Developer Preview 1 changes!

Android is the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, running on billions of smartphones around the world. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way that Android updates are delivered, it’s debatable whether these changes actually make a difference. … Read more


Get HEVC (H.265) Video Extensions codec for Free Windows 10

HEVC or H.265 video are the new video codec that promises a smaller footprint while delivering in a high-resolution video (ie. 4K footage aren’t 4 times than 1080p videos). In order to play this type of video, you need a new codec that does NOT come out of the box with Windows 10. Video codecs … Read more


Windows 10 Quick Tip: How To Change the Default Search Engine on Edge’s New Tab Page

Microsoft’s new Edge browser has quickly won me over ever since it’s switched to Chromium codebase. The default new tab page is astonishingly pleasant to see every time I hit that little plus button to open it. It’s well structured with weather info, a search box, pinned sites along with most frequently used sites, and … Read more