Google Tasks integration coming to Google Calendar for Android (probably)

I’ve been using Google Calendar on the web to confirm appointments, manage my to-do list, share my schedule with family, and generally keep organized for years. The Google Calendar Android app, on the other hand, has left a lot to be desired. So I’ve been a third-party app that syncs with Google Calendar, but offers […]

Linux phones running postmarketOS can now run (some) Android apps thanks to Anbox

PostmarketOS is a free and open source, Linux-based operating system designed for smartphones. Originally developed as a project to extend the lifespan of old phones by letting you replace Android with Linux, the operating system also runs on new phones designed for Linux including the PinePhone and Librem 5. But while there are plenty of desktop […]

Gnirehtet reverse tethering app lets your Android phone use your PC’s internet connection

Most recent Android smartphones have a built-in tethering feature that allows you to share your phone’s internet connection with a laptop, tablet, or other devices (although not all wireless carriers let you use this feature, and many charge extra for it). But what if you want to share your PC’s internet connection with your phone? That’s where reverse […]

Some apps may stop working on rooted Android phones due to SafetyNet update

Google’s SafetyNet services and APIs allow Android app makers to ensure that they’re running on phones that haven’t been tampered with… at least in theory. In practice that would prevent you from running some Android apps on phones that have been rooted. But Magisk, the most popular tool for rooting smartphones also includes a “hide” […]

Firefox 74 for desktop released (and Firefox Preview v4.0 for Android too)

Mozilla has released new versions of its Firefox web browser for desktop and Android users. Firefox 74 for desktop includes improvements to the password and add-ons managers and a feature that helps keep Facebook from tracking you as you browse the web. And Firefox 68.6.0 for Android packs some stability and security fixes. But there’s also […]

Google-free Android fork /e/ to get easy installer… and a new name

The /e/ Foundation has been on a mission for the last few years to deliver an open source, Android-based operating system that’s free of any proprietary Google software and services. But up until recently there have only been two ways to run /e/ on your smartphone — jump through a bunch of hoops that might […]

Google’s new “firm press” for Pixel phones is like Apple’s 3D touch… but with software rather than hardware

Google has a habit of using software to do things competitors do with hardware. Apple added support for bokeh-style portraits by introducing a second camera to its phones. Google let blur the background of photos using just a single camera thanks to software algorithms. The latest iteration? Google has basically cloned Apple’s 3D Touch feature. […]