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SwiftKey lets you sync your Android clipboard with a Windows PC

The latest beta version of SwiftKey for Android adds one major new feature to this keyboard app: the ability to sync clipboard data between an Android phone and a Windows PC. When enabled, this will let you copy text on your Android phone and then paste it on your Windows computer with a Windows+V keyboard […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lilbits 369: Windows 10 gets cozier with Android phones

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 keeps getting new features. At launch, it was basically a tool for sharing photos and websites between a smartphone and a PC. This year it gained support for mirroring an Android phone screen on your PC and then for displaying smartphone notifications on your computer. Now Microsoft has […]

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Update: Chrome 69 does not automatically sync your data without permission

Over the weekend a recent change in Google Chrome’s behavior got a lot of attention: when you login to a Google service like Gmail or Google Drive on the web, the browser will show that you’re also logged into Chrome. But that caused a bit of concern among folks who lamented that it meant Google […]

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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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KDE Connect brings together your Android phone, Linux desktop

Say you’ve got an Android phone in your pocket and a Linux computer on your desk. Ever wonder why you have to pick up your phone to see notifications, or use your PC keyboard to control media playback on your computer? KDE Connect is a utility that brings your Android phone’s notifications to your Linux […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]