Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps

Mobile gaming is a big thing and as such, it’s not surprising that more content creators could be focused on creating videos dedicated to mobile games. However, there is the question of how does one successfully capture audio from your mobile game? There are screen recording apps out there, but for the most part, they can’t capture audio.

Instead, users will need to use some kind of external recording device which makes the entire process a bit more complicated than it has to. However, the good news is that according to a report from XDA Developers, they have discovered that in Android Q, it will come with APIs that will let third-party apps record audio from other apps.

Sony Didn't Let Bungie Enable Destiny 2 Cross-platform Character Transfer

Sony Didn't Let Bungie Enable Destiny 2 Cross-Platform Character Transfer

Bungie may have wanted to enable cross-platform transfer of Destiny characters in Destiny 2 but it was reportedly stopped by Sony from offering this functionality. This according to a new report which claims that Bungie really wanted to make this happen for players but the exclusivity partnership with Sony didn’t allow it to move forward with the plan.

Cross-progression and cross-play are increasingly becoming the norm in the gaming industry but it’s not possible to transfer characters in many games. Bungie reportedly wanted to make that happen for Destiny 2 but Sony wasn’t having any of it.

Whatsapp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

WhatsApp For Android Will Soon Let You Search For Stickers

The other day WhatsApp finally rolled out the ability for users to include the use of stickers in their messages.  Now according to a report from WABetaInfo, it looks like a new sticker feature could be coming to Android, and that comes in the form of the ability to search for stickers based on keywords.

Right now the sticker feature on WhatsApp is pretty basic. Users are given a bunch of sticker packs, and within each pack there are a variety of stickers to choose from. However with the ability to search, we imagine that users will be able to search for specific sticker types, such as ones for laughing, ones that show angry expressions, hungry expressions, love, and so on.

Android Q 'multi-resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-screen

Android Q ‘Multi-Resume' Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen

Google officially brought multi-window functionality to Android with Nougat. It was the first uniform implementation of this feature that had existed on Android in different forms and manifestations prior to Nougat. There is one major limitation, though. Apps can be opened in split-screen but Android doesn’t run the two apps simultaneously. This will change with a new feature called “Multi-Resume” which will come with Android Q.

As smartphone displays have become larger, they’re more than capable of allowing users to have two apps open at once. Android lets them do this but even though it allows for two apps to be on the screen at the same time, it actually retains one as active and pauses the other one.

Perfume Set Out On A Journey In Pv For 'let Me Know'

Perfume set out on a journey in PV for 'Let Me Know'

Perfume have uploaded the short PV for their song "Let Me Know" onto YouTube. 

You can find "Let Me Know" in the group's upcoming album "Future Pop" out on August 15. Directed by Seki Kazuaki, the PV compares the three members' activities to a journey. The full version will be included in the album's Blu-ray or DVD.

Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep

Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep

If you tend to read a lot of ebooks or long-form articles on your smartphone then you might be aware of that slight moment of panic that you have when the handset’s screen dims as a sign that the phone will put itself to sleep in 30 seconds or a minute maximum as the display times out due to inactivity. You can keep it from sleeping by tapping on the display but Android P will bring an easier way to ensuring that the device doesn’t put itself to sleep. It will use the fingerprint sensor which is increasingly being relocated to the back of smartphones by OEMs.

As more and more manufacturers opt for tall, bezel-less displays, the obvious concession they have to make is to relocate the fingerprint sensor to the back. This puts the sensor in a position that’s easily reachable when you’re holding the device as you normally would for this Android P improvement to make sense.

Chrome Os Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former’s influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS and it even supports the entire Google Play Store now. Google has also started testing Android P on Chrome OS even though it didn’t release Android Oreo for Chromebooks. Some new code has now been discovered which suggests that the Chrome OS launcher may allow users to search for Android app shortcuts.

A recent commit on the Chromium Gerrit reveals that the Chrome OS launcher will be able to search for app shortcuts within the launcher. Google introduced app shortcuts for Android with Android 7.1 Google.

Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone's Camera

Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone’s Camera

The next major Android platform update is currently referred to as “Android P” since the dessert name hasn’t been revealed as yet, Google hasn’t even detailed Android P officially but that could happen in the not too distant future. However, given the open source nature of Android, some hints about the features this version of Android will offer have surfaced. The latest suggests that Android P will improve security by not allowing idle apps to access your device’s camera.

An Android Open Source Project commit has been spotted with the new rule-sets in Android P preventing apps idling in the background from accessing the camera. This will prevent malicious apps running in the background from making use of the camera to capture victims in a compromising position by accessing the camera without their knowledge.

Nintendo Creators Program Won't Let Youtubers Live Stream

Nintendo Creators Program Won't Let YouTubers Live Stream

One of the trends in recent years that has led to the rise in platforms like Twitch and YouTube Gaming is watching gamers stream their games live. This is great when a new game has been launched and people are curious as to whether or not it might be worth their money, and in addition to reviews and gameplay videos, watching someone play through a game live is another way of determining whether it could be worth your time and money.

Unfortunately it seems that gamers shouldn't expect that for Nintendo games because in an update to the Nintendo Creators Program, YouTubers will no longer be allowed to live stream their games. For those unfamiliar, the Nintendo Creators Program is where Nintendo will allow YouTubers who post videos about their games to earn a portion of ad revenue, whereas prior to that all of the ad revenue for these videos would go straight to Nintendo.

2018 Honda Accord Vs 2018 Toyota Camry: Let The Battle Begin

2018 Honda Accord Vs 2018 Toyota Camry: Let The Battle Begin

When it comes to mid-size sedans, two names are normally at the top of everyone's list: Camry and Accord.

These two models dominate the segment as Toyota sold 388,616 Camry's in the United States last year, while Honda moved 345,225 Accords. As Honda pointed out in its press briefing in New Hampshire, the Accord alone outsells 30 different brands such as Mazda, MINI, and Fiat.