Category: How-To

How-To: Watch Today’s Google I/O 2018 Keynote

Google is holding its keynote for the 2018 I/O developers conference today at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The company is expected to talk more about the next version of Android (currently known as […]

How-To: Install the Android P Pixel Launcher on Android 8.0+ Devices

Google released the first developer preview of Android P today, and obviously, people are starting to tear the update to shreds to figure out all its secrets and port features to other versions of Android […]

How-To: Watch Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Event Online [Update: Watch Now]

Mobile World Congress 2018 is about to kick off this weekend, and Samsung will be lighting the torch, if you will. This Sunday, the company will be holding an event where they’re expected to unveil […]

This Google Camera APK Brings the Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode to Android Nougat Devices

Google’s Portrait Mode on the Pixel 2 has received high praise, and for good reason. It’s pretty much the best Portrait Mode implementation we’ve seen so far. So it’s no surprise developers got a hold […]

How-To: Get the Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode on Any Android Device

Google’s new Pixel 2 and 2 XL have many exclusive features you won’t find on other Android devices. A big area that represents this case is the camera which packs its own collection of tools […]

How-To: Remap the Google Pixel 2’s Squeezable Active Edge

Google’s Pixel 2 is now available for purchase and many folks are getting their hands on it. Obviously, some of these folks are developers who like to hack things. Over at XDA, one specific developer […]

How-To: Get the Full Pixel 2 Launcher Experience on Any Android Without Root

Google’s new Pixel Launcher for the Pixel 2 recently became an APK that users with Android 5.0 Lollipop and above could install. This is great and all, but unless you install the app on a […]

How-To: Get the Google Pixel 2’s Motion Photos and Face Retouching on Your Pixel

There’s APKs flying all over the place this morning as many have been able to extract them from Google’s latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And of course, the folks over at […]

How-To: Tweet 280 Characters on Twitter Right Now

Yesterday, Twitter announced a global test to allow users to send up to 280 characters in a single tweet, two times more than what was previously offered. While the update isn’t rolling out to all […]

How-To: Customize Control Center in iOS 11

Apple’s iOS 11 is rolling out to everyone starting today, and one of the biggest visual changes in the OS update is the Control Center. Rather having multiple pages to manage like in iOS 10, […]

How-To: Get the Google Pixel Camera’s HDR+ on Your Android Device

A Ukrainian developer over at 4PDA has ported one of the Google Pixel’s most raved about features to more devices. By modifying the Google Camera app that comes pre-installed on Pixel and Nexus devices, he was […]

How-To: Get the Google Feed on Action Launcher with No Root

We recently reported that Nova Launcher was adding the ability to swipe right to view the Google Feed by using a special sideloaded app with the latest version of the launcher installed on your phone […]

How-To: Follow Matridox on Social Media

We just refreshed our entire brand, from our name to our new website which looks really newsy. That means our social media channels have also adopted a suite of changes, including new icons and headers. […]

How-To: Get the Google Now Pane on Nova Launcher Without Root

We may have just written about how to get the Google Now pane on the Pixel Launcher without root, but looks like Nova wants a piece of the action. If you aren’t already aware, Nova […]

How-To: Get the Google Now Pane on the Pixel Launcher Without Rooting

We’ve written plenty about the Pixel Launcher before, but this new piece regarding the home screen featured on the Google Pixel happens to be pretty big for anyone who digs the stock Android interface. It’s […]

YouTube Has a Secret Dark Mode – Here’s How to Activate It

Users of Google’s multiple platforms are naturally fans of dark themes. Whether it’s Android or other services, a dark mode is always welcome. So a dark mode for the company’s biggest media streaming platform is […]

How-To: Remap the Galaxy S8’s Bixby Button to the Google Assistant

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 features a dedicated button to activate the company’s AI-driven assistant Bixby. By using different press commands (e.g. short press, long press), you can bring up various aspects of the bot and use […]

How-To: Get the Pixel Launcher on Your Android Tablet

Google today began rolling out Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta 2 to all eligible testers, including Pixel C users. If you recall, they received a major update today which indicates Google’s beginning to treat the tablet […]

How-To: Add LG G6-Style Curved Corners to Your Android Device’s Screen

Back at MWC 2017, LG finally announced the G6 with a Snapdragon 821 chip, 4GB of RAM, and a big, beautiful 18:9 Quad HD+ HDR-enabled 5.7-inch display on a body that has a footprint smaller […]

6 Useful Keypad Codes to Use on Android

Everybody loves secret codes. Finding a little bit of extra functionality in our devices makes us feel like insiders on a secret world. Though many people don’t know them, smartphones carry several codes that let […]