1. Jamie McKane

    Google turns Android smartphones into account security keys

    Google turns Android smartphones into account security keys Google has expanded its two-factor authentication offering for Android smartphones, making it even easier to authenticate your account logins. The company announced in a blog post that you Android smartphone can now be used as 2FA key...
  2. xrapidx

    Android 9.0+ and AOAv2 usb audio streaming

    Google have deprecated and removed AOAv2 usb audio streaming from Android 9.0 going forward - has anyone spotted a work around or way to get it back in a custom ROM? Real pain in the arse because I've been forced back to 8.1
  3. LazyLion

    OUYA Game Console and two controllers

    OUYA Game Console and two controllers. Controllers do not appear to be working (probably battery leak damaged). Alternate controllers may be used with the console (including those from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii) but only for compatible games. But the console is in perfect condition...
  4. Jamie McKane

    DStv self-service app launched for South Africa

    DStv self-service app launched for South Africa MultiChoice has launched a DStv self-service app for Android and iOS. The app lets South African DStv subscribers manage their accounts from their smartphone.
  5. FluxX17

    Samsung Galaxy S10+ Mini Review

    Received the phone Monday 4/3/19 after pre-ordering. I ordered the 128gb Prism Black S10+ through Telkom Mobile. Model SM-G975F/DS Its the dual sim variant. The packaging was good the box contained: -1 x USB type-c cable -1 x standard Samsung Charger as with the previous phones -1 x micro USB...
  6. Jamie McKane

    The adoption of Android 9 is absolutely shameful

    The adoption of Android 9 is absolutely shameful iPhone and Android users are constantly at war over which operating system is superior, but despite the various advantages offered by Android its proponents can't deny that its update rollout is dismal. This is especially true in comparison to...
  7. C

    FNB App: Constantly accessing GPS

    As per the title , the FNB app constantly accesses my location and GPS more worryingly. I can't delete the app because I use it occassionally, especially in urgent situations it is useful and the app doesn't work if I block it from accessing location. If anyone knows where would be the best...
  8. GeorgeAF

    Samsung Galaxy M20

    Samsung Galaxy M20 is a beautifully crafted phone. First Samsung smartphone with a notch dubed the Infinity V display standing at 6'4 inch. Dual camera setup at the back. A big fingerprint sensor too. The phone is running Android 8.0 (Obviously Pie is reserved for the flagships phone but it is...
  9. T

    Has Anyone Withdrew From Their Google Merchant Account To Local Bank Account

    Have you made enough money to rech your threshold from your Google Developer account to withdraw into your South African local bank account, if so was it to a credit card, cheque, savings or to paypal?
  10. O

    SSD and Xiaomi phone

    Hi, Does anyone have an SSD hard drive lying around and wouldn't mind selling it for below market value? I have been monitoring 120GB on takealot and it never stops to R400. I need 2 or 1, preferably 2 as I need to fit them to 2 laptops. R400 is my budget excluding courier. Preferebly...
  11. M

    Vobi calls interrupted by normal calls

    Hi Everyone So I recently moved over to a fibre package with Vox that includes unlimited calling with the Vobi app. I am finding the call quality to be excellent and the app in general is really well made. There is however, one really big issue that I can't get my head around. If I am in the...
  12. A

    Huawei WiFi consumption

    Good evening i recently downloaded my data manager to keep track of how much data my devices use. I'm in the IT industry yet i have no idea how the operating system itself could use up so much data in an hour. What do you think could be causing this? Using a Huawei P9 lite with Android...
  13. Xplod

    Google Pixel

    Why isn't the Pixel not getting shipped in South Africa though? What are the exact reasons? Must have missed the post but it's really frustrating!
  14. J

    Xiaomi Battery

    Hi guys, Where can I buy a Xiaomi battery for my phone.:unsure: i know that alot of people have this brand:p, so where do they get a new battery when the old one is needing replacing? Do I have to order one from overseas,:X3: and if so, from which online site.:barefoot::barefoot: thank you...
  15. Jamie McKane

    All the major Android smartphones that have copied the iPhone X "notch"

    All the major Android smartphones that have copied the iPhone X "notch" When Apple launched the iPhone X in September 2017, people spoke about two things: Face ID and the "notch" display design. The Face ID system was mocked by some, particularly because the device did not have a fingerprint...
  16. PhireSide

    Tablet needed for relative - advice required!

    G'day all I have recently been tasked with finding a tablet for an older relative that will be used for basic stuff like Facebook, WhatsApp and maybe the odd picture or two. Requirements: -Must be able to accept a SIM card -Must have 'phone' capabilities so that WhatsApp is able to work...
  17. awvince


    Hi Guys/Gals, How many of you are using ShowBox? What VPN are you using? What media/android/box are using? Does yours cutout after every hour or so? Thanks
  18. Z

    MXQ Pro with working DSTV now

    Item name (be very descriptive): MXQ Pro (1GB Ram & 8GB onboard) Age and condition: Under a month old (second hand) Do you include packaging: No. Comes with TV box, charger and remote. Warranty: No Reason for selling: Friend wanted DSTV now installed on it but ended up replacing it with a unit...
  19. B

    WhatsApp using camera and microphone in background

    Android alerted me to WhatsApp using my phone's camera and microphone in the background (see attached image). This concerns me, has anyone else experienced this behaviour? does anyone know why WhatsApp is doing here? EDIT: here is how to get to the screen: Settings > Lock screen and security...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google is working on a successor to Android

    Google is working on a successor to Android For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace Android, the world’s dominant mobile operating system. As the team grows, it will have to overcome...