KDE Connect now supports Windows as well as Linux and macOS (link your phone to your PC)

KDE Connect is a free tool that lets you pair a smartphone with a PC to do things like share links and files between devices, view phone notifications on your PC, use your phone as a remote control for presentations or to control media playback on your computer (or use your PC to control media […]

Microsoft is adding Pinterest to Edge, whether you want it or not (but at least you can sync extensions now)

During this week’s MS Build developer conference, Microsoft described a bunch of new features coming to its Edge web browser. Among other things, that means new tools for developers, improved support for Progressive Web Apps, and new data synchronization and customization options for IT professionals. The company is also adding built-in Pinterest integration to the […]

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 […]

Ubuntu One ups free cloud storage to 5GB, hits 1 million users

Ubuntu One provides cloud storage and synchronization to users and is tightly integrated with the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. It allows users to store profile information and files online, and access them across different computers, operating systems, and mobile devices.  Though it’s still fairly nascent, the service has enjoyed a good deal of success […]

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac to add PlayBook tablet support… this summer

If you run the BlackBerry Desktop Manager app on a Windows computer and plug in a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, you can use the software to sync your music, pictures, videos automatically. If you run the Mac version of the software… nothing happens when you plug in a PlayBook. That’s because Mac support won’t be available […]

Dell Stage software to let you sync data across Dell tablets, phones, PCs

Most major PC and phone makers that offer Android devices have come up with a suite of custom widgets, program launchers, and other utilities to give the operating system a custom feel. Dell’s no stranger to the custom UI space, offering what it calls its Stage UI on Android tablets such as the Dell Streak […]

BlackBerry PlayBook to launch without native messaging apps

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry platform is probably best known for the way it handles email and messaging. But at launch, the BlackBerry PlayBook 7 inch tablet won’t have a native email, BlackBerry Messenger, or Calendar app. Instead, it will rely on something called BlackBerry Bridge which synchronizes data for those apps with a BlackBerry phone […]