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Phosh v0.13.1 released (and you can finally dismiss all notifications at once)

Phosh is an open source user, mobile-friendly user interface originally created by Purism for the Librem 5 smartphone It’s designed from the ground up to work with small, touchscreen devices. It’s now available for a wide range of mobile Linux distributions. But some features that have been available for other mobile operating systems for years are […]

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Linux smartphone news roundup: Waydroid, postmarketOS, Phosh, and MauKit updates

A better method for running Android apps on Linux phones is now working on the PinePhone. More independent reviews of the JingPad A1 Linux tablet are coming in. A new service pack brings improvements to the latest stable build of the postmarketOS Linux distribution. And in this latest Linux smartphone news roundup, there are a […]

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Google makes some Android 11 features optional (not every phone will have them)

Android 11 is coming later this year, and it brings a bunch of new features for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. But it looks like there’s a good chance that not every device running Android 11 will have all of those new features. The folks at xda-developers report that a couple of big features are […]

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Firefox and Chrome are making website notifications less annoying

The web is littered with sites that show pop-up notifications asking if you’d like to sign up for alerts — and Mozilla says according to its research, 99-percent of them are either ignored or actively denied by Firefox users. So Mozilla has announced that the latest version of Firefox will make these pop-ups less annoying. […]

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Google Play Store bug caused app notification updates to back up (until today)

This morning my Android smartphone told me that 84 apps had been updated overnight. While it’s not unusual for me to wake up to an alert letting me know a handful of apps had been updated, I was caught off guard by this notification indicating that more than half of the apps installed on my […]

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Firefox to hide notification permission pop-ups

Hey, did you know that you can subscribe to websites in your web browser to receive notifications when new content is available? You probably did… because over the last few years millions of websites have added annoying pop-ups that prompt you to sign up for notifications. And unsurprisingly, the vast majority of people either ignore those […]

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Windows 10 gains initial support for Android phone notifications

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 allows you to link an Android phone to a Windows PC so that you can see pictures from your phone on your computer, drag and drop files between devices, send and receive text messages, or mirror your phone’s display on your PC using the “Phone Screen” feature that […]

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Google will use Android notifications to let you know when a new device is connected to your account

Sign into Android on a new device for the first time and Google will send you an email to verify that it’s really you. If you didn’t sign in on a new device, it could mean somebody else is accessing your account. But there’s one little problem: Google finds that people don’t always pay much attention […]

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Samsung Smart Glow is like a next-gen notification LED (leaks)

The notification light on your smartphone can probably flash to let you know when you’ve received a message. But Samsung seems to be working on a new notification light that takes things to another level. It’s called Smart Glow, and it’s ring that circles the rear camera that can glow in different colors for different […]

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Cortana can now sync Android notifications with Windows 10 PCs

As promised, Microsoft has released a new version of its Cortana app for Android that allows you to sync notifications between a smartphone and Windows 10 PC. In other words, you can view alerts about missed calls, incoming messages, or other information on your computer without unlocking your phone. You can also dismiss notifications from […]

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Windows 10 will be able to display Android notifications from your phone

Microsoft is rolling out an “anniversary update” for Windows 10 this summer, and among other things, it’ll include an updated Action Center for notifications and settings. One of the coolest new features? You’ll be able to view and respond to notifications from your phone from Windows… and that’s true whether you’re using a Windows Phone […]

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Pushbullet Pro offers more ways to connect your smartphone and desktop (for a fee)

Pushbullet is a service that lets you share content between your computers and mobile devices. Want to see your smartphone notifications on your desktop? Pushbullet can do that. Want to copy a link or a line of text on your PC and paste it on your phone? Pushbullet can do that too. It’s been about […]