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ASUS is making a Chromebook tablet with a stowable stylus pen

At CES 2021 last month, ASUS showcased a slew of Chrome OS-powered hardware, including two new Chromebooks in the form of the CX9 and Flip CX5 and the Fanless Chromebox desktop PC. But it looks like that was certainly not enough for the Taiwanese PC maker as it’s gearing up to launch one more Chrome...

iCloud Passwords by Apple is a Chrome extension that lets you use passwords from your iCloud Keychain

Apple is making it easy for users to access their iCloud Keychain passwords on non-Apple devices with a new Chrome extension. The extension, called iCloud Passwords, is now available on the Chrome Web Store, and it will let you easily access all your saved passwords on Windows devices. The iCloud Passwords extension lets you use the...

Google Maps makes it easier to navigate with a split screen Street View UI

Google Maps for Android is one of the most actively developed Google apps, with new features and improvements routinely being added to the navigation app. In the last two months alone, the app has gained quite a few functionalities, including a new community feed, a Go tab for accessing frequently visited places, messaging for verified...

LineageOS 17.1 now supports the Nextbit Robin, Moto G5, and Moto E5 Plus, drops the Galaxy S9/Note 9, Redmi Note 7, and OPPO Find 7

After giving the OnePlus 5/5T and Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e LTE a taste of LineageOS 17.1, the team at LineageOS is now adding four new smartphones to the official LineageOS 17.1 roaster: the Nextbit Robin (ether), Moto G5 (cedric), Moto G5S (montana), and Moto E5 Plus (hannah). If you own any of the above-mentioned devices and...

POCO X3 Pro passes through certification websites

Early last month, POCO shared a short video on Twitter recapping its progress in 2020 and teasing what's to come in 2021. In the video, the text "The F2" popped up briefly, which led many to believe that the company was planning on launching the POCO F2 this year. While the company is yet to release any...

Motorola rolls out Android 11 to the Moto G Pro and Android 10 to the Motorola One Macro

Last month Motorola revealed a list of Moto phones that were scheduled to receive the Android 11 update. Although the company didn't reveal an exact timeline for each smartphone, it appears the stable Android 11 update has started seeding to the Moto G Pro, aka Moto G Stylus (2020). Several Moto G Pro owners in the...

Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 Early Access announced for Realme 6, X3, X2, C12, and C15

Shortly after Google rolled out the first stable build of Android 11 for its Pixel lineup, Realme showcased Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. The latest software release from the Chinese brand packed several new features from OPPO's ColorOS 11, including new customization options, performance improvements, privacy features, and more. A few days after...

Some Galaxy S21 users in Europe report issues with Samsung Pay and software updates

Early Galaxy S21 series buyers in the U.S. and Europe started receiving their devices last week, and some users in the U.K. and Italy are facing issues with Samsung Pay and software updates on their new phones. According to reports, some users are not able to use Samsung Pay on their devices, and they haven't...

The OnePlus 7 and 7T are getting their final Android 10-based OxygenOS update

Last month, OnePlus finally released the first Open Beta of Android 11 based on OxygenOS 11 for the OnePlus 7 and 7T series, allowing early adopters to test drive the latest software ahead of the public release. As OnePlus works on readying the Android 11 for prime time, the company is rolling out a new...

Telegram and Signal are the two viable alternatives to WhatsApp

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging app for a big chunk of the world. And that is with good reason: it's a (sort of) lightweight app that works amazingly well with all Android smartphones, old and new. Plus, you really have no way to go: with over 5 billion installs on Google Play, and a...