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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review: The best hardware in a Xiaomi phone yet

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is Xiaomi's answer to every "Ultra" phone released in the past year. A culmination of the best hardware that Xiaomi can muster into a smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a premium device aimed at taking the flagship Android throne. Xiaomi has pulled off an impressive feat but it's...

XDA Basics: How to Set up Face Unlock or Face ID on your iPhone and iPad

Back in 2013, when Apple announced the iPhone 5S, one of the major highlights of the device was a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button. Apple referred to this as Touch ID. In 2017, when Apple took the bezel-less route with the iPhone X, there was no home button to integrate Touch ID and...

Zoom’s new web app for Chromebooks lands on the Play Store

Popular video conferencing platform Zoom has started rolling out a Progressive Web App (PWA) for Chrome OS. It is essentially a web-based app that delivers a native desktop experience. Users can download the new Zoom app on their Chromebooks from the Google Play Store. According to Zoom's announcement post, updates to the web client will be...

Google Messages now lets you star messages so you can find important texts

In an APK teardown of the Google Messages app last month, we learned that Google was working on adding a new feature that would allow users to star specific messages in chats. Google formally announced this feature this month. And now it’s finally rolling out to users on the latest open beta version. WhatsApp and Telegram...

Google Chrome is testing a new “Shortcuts” widget on Android

Google Chrome for Android is testing a new widget in the latest Canary release that lets you add Chrome shortcuts to your home screen. The new widget is available in Chrome Canary v93.0.4555.0, but you'll need to enable an experimental flag to access it. According to Chrome Story, you can try the new widget by heading over...

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 may be offered in a “Classic” model

Samsung will launch a new Galaxy smartwatch later this year. Over the last few weeks, we've seen quite a few leaked renders and promotional images of the upcoming smartwatch. And Samsung recently confirmed that it would run One UI Watch -- a new interface based on the new platform developed in partnership with Google. While...

Carrier suspected of injecting ads into two-factor SMS messages

An unidentified carrier in Australia is suspected of injecting advertisements into two-factor SMS messages, according to Chris Lacy, the developer of Action Launcher. The text shows a Google sign-in verification code in the Google Messages app, which funnily enough, even flagged the text as spam. I just received a two factor authentication SMS from Google that...

These are the best portable monitors for Mac: Lenovo, HP, ViewSonic and more

Having a dual monitor setup is super convenient as it helps boost your productivity, especially if you have to deal with multiple apps. Today you're no longer limited to large clunky monitors planted on your desk as there are quite a few portable options that can be carried around for an on-the-go dual monitor setup. Today...

Here are July’s free games on Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft's game consoles have an optional subscription, Xbox Live Gold, which are required for playing most games online. No one likes paying extra for basic functionality, so Microsoft also sweetens the deal with a new selection of "free" games each month, which can be claimed by Xbox Live Gold subscribers and kept forever (even if...

Does Skype work on a Chromebook?

Skype is one of the most popular video conferencing apps in the world. If you use one of the best Chromebooks as your daily device for work or school, you'll probably want to run Skype. In addition to calls for business, you can also use Skype as a messenger service to keep in touch with family...

Google is clamping down on the Chrome Web Store’s spam and security issues

Google has had almost as many problems with the Chrome Web Store as with the Play Store. The store, which hosts both extensions for the Chrome web browser and legacy Chrome 'apps' (some of which are little more than bookmarks), has had many issues over the years with malware and untrustworthy developers. Google is now...

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series now has a release window

Square Enix may have just leaked the initial release date for the first title in the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series. Supposedly, this six-game remaster series will be released one game at a time, and the first Final Fantasy game will be released sometime in July. The announcement video, where all these details and screenshots of...