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Firefox desktop extension support coming to Android browser

Mozilla has announced that a major change is coming to the Firefox Android app. Desktop browser extensions will finally be fully supported by the end of this year. An exact date hasn’t been set yet, but Mozilla plans to announce one in September. Firefox users have been able to install extensions that were part of […]

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Google’s Nearby Share for Windows lets you quickly share files with Android devices

Google’s Nearby Share feature debuted on Android phones and tablets as a way to quickly send files and apps from one Android device to another. Eventually Google brought Nearby Share to Chromebooks as well. And now the company has launched Nearby Share for Windows. Available for Windows 10 or later, the app makes it easy […]

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Lilbits: AYA Neo 2S with Ryzen 7 7840U on the way, Yubico to go public, Ryzen Embedded 5000 series launched

The upcoming Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC is expected to have a “custom” AMD processor that’s closely related to the as-yet-unannounced Ryzen 7 7840U. GPD has a few models in the works that will have the non-custom version of that same processor. And now it looks like rival AYA could be planning to launch […]

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Scrcpy 2.0 adds audio support to the Android screen mirroring utility for PCs

Scrcpy is a free and open source tool that lets you mirror your Android device to a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. This lets you view your mobile apps on a PC, remote control them, or make screen recordings. Now the developer has released scrcpy 2.0, which brings support for new video codecs and support […]

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Lilbits: LumaFusion video editor comes to Android and iOS, Nokia’s latest budget phone has a card reader, headphone jack and removable battery

LumaFusion is a video editor that offers advanced features including color correction tools, green screen and chroma key effects, as well as all the basic features you’d expect including transitions, titles, and the ability to export files in a range of formats, qualities, and frame rates. What makes it unusual is that it’s not just […]

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Amazon blocks older versions of its Kindle for PC app from downloading newly published Kindle eBooks

When you buy a Kindle eBook from Amazon you can read it on a Kindle device or Amazon Fire tablet. But Amazon also offers iOS, Android, PC, and Mac apps that let you download books to read on a phone, tablet, or computer. Earlier this month some users discovered that Amazon had made a significant […]

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Kodi 20 “Nexus” media center adds support for AV1, multiple instances of add-ons, and more

The Kodi team has released the biggest update of their popular free and open source cross-platform media player in nearly two years. Among other things, Kodi 20.0 “Nexus” brings support for the AV1 video codec, support for HDR visuals on Windows PCs, and a bunch of other improvements. There’s also now support for running multiple instances […]

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Sunbird promises to bring iMessage to Android without Apple’s help (but it sounds wonky so far)

Apple has repeatedly indicated that it has no plans to bring its iMessage app to Android. But a handful of third-party companies have been trying to ease the communications between Android and iOS users over the years with third-party software like Beeper, BlueBubbles, and AirMessage, which kinda, sorta gets you part way there with convoluted […]

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DuckDuckGo’s Android app can now block other apps from tracking you

DuckDuckGo’s Android app has been able to block websites you visit from using third-party trackers to monitor your behavior since 2018. Now the browser can also block trackers in all the other Android apps on your phone or tablet. The company has rolled out a public beta of an App Tracking Protection feature that’s designed to […]

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Microsoft PC Manager is a system cleaner and optimization tool for Windows (beta)

Microsoft has launched a public beta of a Windows utility called PC Manager that helps you free up storage space, choose which apps run when you first boot your computer, and offers some basic security features including virus scanning. It also has a “performance booster” that basically frees up RAM… something that Windows does automatically […]

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Microsoft Store backtracks on policy that prohibited sales of some open source apps

Last month the Microsoft Store issued policy updates meant to crack down on developers charging unreasonable prices for apps… and on copycats who use the store to sell clones of open source software that’s normally available for free, a problem that’s been plaguing the Microsoft Store for years. But the language Microsoft used suggested that […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck Dock updated ahead of launch, Google kills call recording on Android (again), and more

Valve’s Steam Deck is a gaming PC designed to be held in your hands. But if you want to use it for desktop-style gaming, you can always connect an external display, keyboard, mouse, or other hardware. And the company plans to begin selling an official Steam Deck Dock later this spring that will make it […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy A13 and A23 launched, try the Steam Deck UI on any PC, run GrapheneOS’ secure apps on any Android phone

Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones grab most of the headlines since they’re the company’s flagship-class phone that typically feature the best hardware Samsung can put in your pocket (even if that hardware sometimes doesn’t run as fast as it could). But the company’s best-selling phones are actually in the wallet-friendly Galaxy A series. And now […]

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BlackBerry’s Android apps will reach end of life this summer

BlackBerry recently announced it was shutting down the legacy services that allowed phones running BlackBerry OS to make calls, send and receive text messages, and more. But that shutdown would only affect older phones running BlackBerry’s operating systems and not newer BlackBerry-branded phones running Android. But the company has been slowly pulling the plug on […]