Microsoft is giving you another reason to use its Edge web browser on both Windows and Android by making it easier to send browser tabs from one to the other (something Chrome and other browsers have had for a while). Asus is launching a new Android tablet in China (there’s no word on if or when it’ll be available in other regions). Several of Kobo’s eReaders are on sale ahead of Mother’s Day. And it just got a little easier to run desktop applications on Linux smartphones without plugging in a mouse, keyboard, or external display.

Asus Adolpad 10 Pro

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8 replies on “Lilbits: Using desktop apps on Linux phones, a new Asus Android tablet, and Microsoft Edge cross-platform tools”

  1. Just when you think there couldn’t be worse name for a tablet than iPad, Asus comes up with Adolpad.

    1. The Adol is going to be a Hit in Germany!

      Just like the knockoff “oppo” I saw in China, had the same logo just rearranged to “poop”.

  2. I could see sending tabs as a hacking method. Either by sending a ton of tabs and overwhelming CPU or by sending malicious tabs. On my slow computer, open too many tabs is sure way to freeze the OS. Furthermore, the mitigations would naturally differ depending on multitude of browsers…especially for android, complicating the situation.

    1. This is just for Edge to Edge within the same account. If MS is hacked, you are stuffed anyway.

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    blockquote>Virtual mouse app for Linux phones makes desktop apps easier to use



    Personally, I hope Pine64 adds a built-in mouse to their PinePhone keyboard accessory.

    1. They didn’t. I think it is an error, but it’s done.

      I would like a trackpoint on that keyboard, but it isn’t.

    2. Yeah, too bad Pine64 didn’t think a mouse pointer would be worth adding to the keyboard case. Too late now. Hopefully, they add it if they make a version 2 in the future.

      For me, I’d use the keyboard case only for desktop applications which also requires a mouse (ie. a keyboard case without a mouse is a pass for me). For mobile applications, I’d rather use a software keyboard where I’m just typing out basic things.

      If anything, I’d find a mouse pointer only case (either optical or physical nub) to be more useful than a keyboard only case.

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