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Chrome Remote Desktop update adds notch support in Android Pie and resize-to-fit

While Android smartphones and tablets have replaced desktop and laptop PCs for many functions, there are still many areas where it's preferable to use a PC with a desktop OS. If you're outside with only your smartphone or tablet and you need to urgently access your PC, you can use a remote desktop solution like...

EMUI 9 beta based on Android Pie is here for the Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P20, Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Honor Play

At IFA, Huawei unveiled EMUI 9 based on Android 9 Pie and announced that the beta program would go live today. EMUI 9 beta is available for the Huawei Mate 10/Pro, Huawei P20/Pro, Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Honor Play. The beta program opened up for limited numbers of users per country. Here's what...

Magisk v17.1 released with better Android Pie and A/B device support

When it comes to rooting your Android smartphone, everybody points to Magisk by XDA Recognised Developer/Recognised Contributor topjohnwu as the best place to get started. It's one of the easiest ways to root your Android smartphone, and it has full support for Magisk Modules too. These modules allow you to systemless-ly replace files on your device's...

[Update: Hands-on] The ZTE Axon 9 Pro is the successor to the ZTE Axon 7

After a brief stint with a foldable smartphone last year in the Axon M, ZTE is back with the proper successor to the ZTE Axon 7. At IFA, the company unveiled the ZTE Axon 9 Pro. It's the latest flagship smartphone from ZTE and it has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip to match.We've heard...

Who said IFA 2018 isn’t about phones? | #PNWeekly 320

It’s currywurst time! Well, for everyone that’s in Berlin. Here in North America, we’re left to be content discussing the nine, count’em, NINE phones that launched at IFA! And most of them came out before IFA officially began!Does BlackBerry hold an icon that everyone wants? Is Honor playing in the big leagues now? Is HTC shrinking away...

Some users facing 2 month wait times before they can unlock the bootloader on their Xiaomi device

While unlocking the bootloader of a Xiaomi phone running MIUI is possible, it's not as easy as it is on phones like the Google Pixel 2 or OnePlus 6. Excluding the Android One smartphones (Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite, Mi A1), you can't unlock the bootloader of Xiaomi devices with the standard fastboot commands out of...

Huawei must pay $10.5 million for allegedly violating 4G LTE patents

Huawei's expansion into the United States was almost a certainty until AT&T suddenly pulled out of the deal. Citing "political pressure," AT&T called off the deal to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and since then, Huawei has had little to no presence in the country. Still, that hasn't stopped a Texas jury from finding...