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How to use an iPhone with your Chromebook: Tips and Tricks

Using an iPhone with a Chromebook certainly seems a bit out of place. Obviously, Android makes a bit more sense given the intimate connection they both have with the Google ecosystem. However, many loyal iPhone users turn to the simplicity and affordability of a Chromebook for work or school tasks. It takes some effort, but...

Best Surface Pro 8 accessories: Tesha, Microsoft, and more

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is an impressive tablet and PC all in one sleek package. With a new design that resembles the Surface Pro X, the Surface Pro 8 is a device that looks as good as it performs. If you recently purchased a new Surface Pro 8, you're going to need a...

It’s official – the Google Pixel 6 series will launch on October 19

It's official -- the Google Pixel 6 series will launch on October 19th at 10 am PT. After months of leaks and rumors, along with teasing from Google itself, the biggest single upgrade to the Pixel series of smartphones has a confirmed launch date. #Pixel6, the new Google Phone. Tune in October 19th at 10 am PT:...

These are the Best iPad Mini 6 Keyboards and Keyboard Cases: Apple, Logitech, and more!

Apple unveiled the iPad Mini 6 back in mid-September, during its California Streaming event. This latest compact powerhouse was announced along with an affordable iPad 9th Gen and the iPhone 13 lineup. The new iPad Mini comes in refreshed vibrant colors and is already on sale if you haven't bought one yet. Apple advertises iPads as PC...

YouTube Music rolls out a Material You home screen widget on Android 12

Google revealed its updated design language earlier this year, called Material You, with a greater emphasis on color than the current iteration of Material Design. It also focuses on customizable color palettes, allowing you to change the look and feel of compatible apps. Google has been slowly updating each of its apps to use Material...

Qualcomm & Windows 11 have the perfect recipe to improve Wi-Fi gaming performance

In addition to the long list of exciting features added to Windows 11, Microsoft has announced that it's bringing native support for Wi-Fi Dual Station to the Windows 11 ecosystem. And hot on the heels of this announcement, Qualcomm is now highlighting how the Wi-Fi Dual Station coupled with its Qualcomm FastConnect 4-stream Dual Band...

Razer fully embraces Windows 11 with new laptops and compatibility for its laptop product lines

Windows 11 is officially here. And with that, we now expect laptop OEMs to launch new machines running the latest OS out of the box. Following Acer's announcements, Razer is now ready to fully embrace Windows 11 with the new Razer Book and the Blade 15 Advanced models. Additionally, the company says it's extending compatibility...

YouTube Music finally gains free background playback, starting in Canada

If you've ever used YouTube Music without a Premium subscription, you might have been disappointed. Despite being a music app, the only way you could listen to music in the background was with a subscription. There was no advertisement-subsidised streaming that competitors like Spotify have -- instead, you just had to leave your phone unlocked,...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 vs Pixel Slate: Which should you buy?

Lenovo recently unveiled the Chromebook Duet 5 at Lenovo Tech World 2021. The Chromebook Duet 5 is one of the many new Chrome OS tablets we've been tracking lately. It looks like a compelling product, but it's always a good idea to consider all available options. Even though it had a short-lived product cycle, Google's Pixel...

These are the Best Keyboards and Keyboard Cases for the new iPad 9th Gen: Apple, Logitech, and more!

Apple announced the affordable iPad 9th Gen during its California Streaming event, back in mid-September. It's available in the same colors as those of the previous-generation iPad. Protecting your iPad is one of the responsible things to do after buying it. While there are plenty of great cases available out there to choose from, some...

Android Development Basics: How to replace AsyncTask with Kotlin’s Coroutines

For a very long time in Android, if you needed to do anything asynchronously when making an app, you'd probably be using AsyncTask. AsyncTask is an API in Android's framework that makes it easy(ish) to run operations in the background and return values when finished. And that makes sense. Unlike Kotlin's Coroutines, AsyncTask has been...

Pixel’s Now Playing feature could get its first big revamp since launch

The Now Playing feature on Google Pixel devices might receive a much-needed revamp soon. Google is reportedly working on giving it a design overhaul and a couple of new features. For the unaware, Google introduced the Now Playing feature with the Pixel 2 series back in 2017. Since its launch, it hasn't changed all that much....