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Several months ago, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Those who run Windows 11 can already download and use apps from the Amazon App Store, but Google Play isn’t officially supported. However, the Android-maker announced in December it would bring Google Play Games to PC. Now, it’s launched a... Read more...
It’s bizarre, but it looks like Apple wants Android users to switch to iPhone less than it used to. Overnight, the top amount of money the Cupertino-based smartphone maker will give for Android devices dropped like a rock. Chip prices are skyrocketing, so you might think that older Samsung Galaxy devices would be... Read more...
Some people may find this hard to believe, but the built-in antivirus protection in Windows is pretty good these days, and has been for quite some time. Defender routine passes musters by independent AV testing agencies. Unlike other AV solutions, though, it is exclusive to the Windows platform for consumers. Perhaps... Read more...
It's no secret that Google wants its own messaging standard to become just that across all mobile operating systems. The maker of the Android operating system has been trying to get Apple to buy into its Rich Communications System (RCS) for years. Now it’s accusing Apple of using peer pressure and bullying tactics to... Read more...
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has given us an official sneak peek at its newest flagship handset. Rumors and leaks about the OnePlus 10 Pro have surfaced recently, but the company has kept quiet officially until now. With CES 2022 just around the corner, the excitement is building. As it did with the OnePlus 9... Read more...
Knowing and understanding your heart and respiratory rates can be important data to track your health and wellness. As such, Google added a way to check your vitals using the cameras on Android devices earlier this year. Now, this feature has seemingly made its way over to iOS devices, and you can test it out now... Read more...
A new year approaches, which means a new version of Android is on the horizon. We expect to see a developer preview Android 13 “Tiramisu” sometime in 2022. In the meantime, the first major leak surrounding the upcoming Android version show what’s in store. A source with “access to a very early Android 13 build”... Read more...
One app on the Google Play store has sent users’ contacts to a Russian server on the sly. Then, it signed them up for expensive subscriptions. That one app has already been downloaded half a million times. If you’re among those 500,000 users who downloaded the app, you’d best delete it now. The app is called Color... Read more...
Google has addressed concerns over possible stalking using Apple's AirTag with a new detection app. The Tracker Detect app looks for item trackers that are compatible with Apple's Find My network and that are potentially abusing the device to stalk someone. AirTags recently made the news as car thieves in Canada... Read more...
Did you watch The Game Awards last night? If you did, then you probably already know this, but if not, here's the deal: Google is bringing its Play Games app to Windows PCs next year. That essentially means you'll have one more PC gaming store to look at, on top of Steam, GOG, Origin, UPlay, Bethesda, Rockstar... Read more...
Do you have Microsoft's Teams installed on your Android 10+ phone? If so, make sure you are signed in—and if you can't or don't want to sign in, uninstall it immediately. Google and Microsoft have identified an issue in the Teams app that can break parts of recent versions of Android, including and most critically the... Read more...
Qualcomm recently announced a new flagship mobile chipset for next-gen Android devices, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which also kicks off a rebrand of the Snapdragon platform. Going forward, Qualcomm will no longer use three-digit model number designations as it has done with past chipsets like the Snapdragon 888+ 5G. In... Read more...
An Android malware analyst at Kaspersky continues to expose apps in Google play that may appear legitimate at first glance, but actually have a sinister underside. Each of the nearly two dozen apps (so far) identified since late July contain a Joker trojan, which itself features a bag of devious tricks to swindle... Read more...
Fans of the popular mobile game Garena Free Fire have some codes available today for free in-game loot. But you may want to hurry because once they are gone, they are gone. Garena Free Fire is a popular action-adventure Battle Royale game on both Android and iOS devices. This Battle Royale game introduces 50... Read more...
When you open an app or website, location or GPS permissions are one of those things people tend not to allow. However, what if the app or site was able to extrapolate where you are without even needing new permissions? This is potentially happening on your Android device as security researchers have shown that motion... Read more...
Most of us have been the victim of a random butt dial at some point in our lives. Some may have even received a text from dear ol' mom in response, asking if they we were OK, because our butt called her and all she could hear was muffled noises and faint voices. Now it seems owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can... Read more...
Even though they are fundamentally similar devices, we use smartphones and PCs in completely different ways. It's not uncommon to have dozens or even hundreds of processes running in the background on a PC, and that's fine, because you are probably doing things in a bunch of applications concurrently. On a phone... Read more...
Netflix officially announced its intentions to enter the extremely lucrative gaming industry this past July. Following up on that, Netflix yesterday tooks it is first step into the already very competitive mobile platform that will include five mobile games at the outset. Netflix will begin its mobile gaming... Read more...
The Android version of Genshin Impact running on Windows via side-load The Windows Subsystem for Android required for installing Android apps from Amazon's App Store has arrived for everyone running the Release Preview or Beta channels of Windows 11. There's already been a hack released to get the Google Play Store running on Windows 11, Read more...
One of the main reasons that the malware epidemic in the Windows XP days was so severe was because almost all those machines were configured with only a single user account that had administrative privileges by default. That meant that any malware running as that user would have free rein to do whatever it wanted on... Read more...
Privacy and data security are always major areas of concern for everyone these days. Google Fi users are about to be given another tool for when they are talking on their Android phones. Google has been one of the leaders in providing tools to its users for online safety and security (including its Pixel phones)... Read more...
As many await the arrival of their new Pixel 6 phone, they need to be aware of one big thing. That being a day one software update from Google for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices. While your new phone will ship with Android 12, Google announced that those who pre-ordered a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro may need to do a day one... Read more...
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