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Google Play Store improvements are on the way for tablets, Chromebooks, and foldables

If you have a Chromebook or Android tablet, it can be tricky to find applications that actually work well on large screens. Many apps and games, including some from Google itself, are primarily designed for phones and don't scale well to large displays. Google announced a renewed focus on Android apps for large screens today,...

GitHub announces web command palette, revamped Issues, and much more

GitHub is one of the largest code repositories in the world, hosting source files and management tools for hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of software projects across the world. It's one of the best services for maintaining open-source software, with powerful issue management, continuous integration support, and much more. Today is the start of...

Razer Kiyo Pro webcam now on sale for $130, its lowest price yet ($70 off)

Webcams have surged in popularity over the past year and a half (yes, it has been that long), leading to high prices and low stock everywhere. Thankfully, webcam availability has stabilized over the past few months, even if we're not quite back to pre-pandemic prices. Razer released a high-end webcam earlier this year, the Kiyo...

Windows 11 build 22489 comes with a new Microsoft account Settings page

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22489 to the Dev channel. As usual, there's not a whole lot that's new. Indeed, while the Beta channel is now able to test Android app support, the Dev channel doesn't even have that yet, despite its designation as the channel that gets new features first. The...

Today only: Get the OnePlus Buds Pro for $120 ($30 off)

OnePlus has sold more than a few earbuds over the past few years, but the company didn't have wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) until earlier this year. The OnePlus Buds Pro is a pair of true wireless earbuds packed with features, with a typical price of $149.99. OnePlus has discounted them to $119.99...

Google aims to make app development easier for large-screen devices

It's a well-known fact that the Android experience on large-screen devices is far from perfect. Those who have used an Android tablet in the last few years would agree that Android doesn't scale well on large displays. UI elements make poor use of all the extra screen real estate, and most apps are not optimized...

Jetpack Compose gets Material You and Wear OS support

Jetpack Compose is a declarative UI engine written in Kotlin that aims to replace or be a viable alternative for classic imperative UI engines, like Android’s XML layouts. In essence, Jetpack Compose is a powerful code-only layout engine that can make UI implementation a lot easier. It was first released in alpha in August last...

Android 12L is Google’s latest attempt to optimize Android for tablets, foldables, and Chrome OS devices

A month before Google officially announced Android 12, we spotted some evidence within the AOSP Gerrit suggesting that Google would release an incremental update after Android 12. Soon after that, we got our first look at this interim update and learned that it would pack a couple of new features optimized for foldable devices. Previously, we...

Windows 10 now auto-installs the Windows 11 PC Health Check app

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it also introduced a new tool called PC Health Check. The idea is to let you know if your PC is eligible to be upgraded to the new OS. It checks various requirements like CPU, memory, TPM, and so on. While the Redmond firm has said that it will never force...

Windows 11 Microsoft Store is now available for Windows 10 Insiders

Windows 11 launched a few weeks ago, and one of the many new things it introduced was a revamped Microsoft Store. However, the new Microsoft Store was never meant to be Windows 11 exclusive, and now, it's finally coming to Windows 10. The news was shared by Rudy Huyn, principal architect for the new Microsoft...

Intel announces 12th-gen desktop processors with hybrid architecture

Today, Intel is announcing its first 12th-gen Core processors, and there's a lot to unpack here. They're built on the Intel 7 node, which was previously called Enhanced SuperFin. But the most notable change is that they use Intel's hybrid technology, offering both big and little cores. The idea of having powerful cores and efficient cores...

New Dell XPS Desktop & Alienware Aurora gaming PCs have Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors

Intel's new 12th Gen Alder Lake processors are finally here. They're based on the new Intel 7 technology node and have the latest hybrid architecture to offer a mix of both performance and efficiency x86 cores. These new processors will power the next generation of Intel builds, and a lot of announcements are on their...