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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...

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...

Walmart’s new super-cheap Gateway laptops have 11th-gen Intel CPUs

Gateway was one of the most recognizable computer manufacturers in the 1990s, best known for affordable PCs and the cow pattern boxes that its computers were shipped in. Walmart recently revived the brand with a new line of budget laptops, and now they are being updated with new Intel processors. There's also a new horrifying...

These are the best Android Apps and Games for Kids: Educational apps, Entertainment apps, and Games!

Are you looking for some great Android apps and games to keep your kids occupied? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve selected some of the best Android apps that will help your kids learn new things while also having fun. There are also some cool games that will keep your kids entertained...

Google commits to delivering 5 years of updates to Nest products

Google has committed to delivering 5 years of software security updates to Nest products. This finally gives us a sense of how long Nest products will be supported for, as previously, Google never confirmed how long they'd support new products after launch. For example, the Google Home Hub (renamed to the Nest Hub after launch)...

Users get Windows 11 running on a Lumia 950 XL and Raspberry Pi 4

Earlier this week, Microsoft released the first Windows 11 preview build to Insiders. For most people, you'll need to download the latest build through Windows Update using a Windows 10 PC. But a few creative users have gotten the new build running on more unconventional devices. The Raspberry Pi 4 and the Lumia 950 XL...

Dell’s fancy new webcam records in 4K and supports Windows Hello

There has been almost no competition in the PC webcam space for years, with Logitech being the only company releasing new models, and even Logitech was mostly just adding minor changes to its existing products. The uptick in working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic finally convinced technology companies that many people are interested in...