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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

OnePlus made a cross-platform clipboard sync tool you can try right now

OnePlus has announced a brand new app for Android called Clipt that makes it easy to send text, photos, and files between devices. The app also supports a clipboard feature so you can copy something on one device and past it on another. Clipt was developed by OnePlus’ new OneLab team, which was created in an...

You may soon be able to officially install Android apps on the Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 has access to a wide variety of apps and games that are available through a specially curated store, and the number of apps you can download might get a lot larger. That’s because new evidence suggests Quest 2 owners may soon be able to officially install Android apps on the VR...

Google pushes back against Roku and puts YouTube TV in the YouTube app

At the end of April, Roku removed the YouTube TV app from its channel store, escalating what has become a very public spat between Roku and Google. In response, the search giant has come up with a workaround by making Youtube TV accessible from within the YouTube app. Google published a blog post on Friday saying...

Samsung’s Quick Share app for Windows lets you transfer files between your Galaxy phone and Galaxy Book

A few months ago, it was reported Samsung was developing a Quick Share app for Windows 10, which would make it easy to share photos, videos, and documents from Galaxy devices to your computer. That app is now live in the Microsoft Store. Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter was among the first to spot the app, which...

Google is shutting down the mobile app for Google Shopping

Google is infamous for killing off apps and services, and it seems the search giant may have found its next victim. According to evidence found in the latest version of the Google Shopping app, Google may be preparing to sunset the mobile app. We've discovered strings and code in version 59 of the Shopping app that...

ASUS ZenFone 8 specs leak ahead of next week’s launch

While we wait for ASUS to hold its May 12 event, the internet has been busy spoiling the fun. The company already teased the event would see the unveil of the ZenFone 8, and thanks to a new leak, we have the phone’s specs before the official announcement. Tipster Mukul Sharma shared what he claims are...

Google Photos is getting UI changes following user feedback

Google has announced it’s rolling out UI changes to Google Photos following user feedback. The search giant said the changes, which are available on Android beginning today, will make it easier to find your shared memories and the print store. “We are always looking for ways to improve the Google Photos experience by listening to user...

YouTube begins testing “listening controls” UI for music in main app

Google appears to be testing new “listening controls” in the main YouTube app. A new report has images of the new experience, saying the controls are available when playing a music video. According to 9to5Google, the YouTube app will show a small button that says “Show listening controls” when playing a music video. If pressed, a...

Google Assistant Broadcasts now ping your family members’ phones

Google has announced a handful of new family-friendly features coming to Google Assistant — just in time for Mother’s Day. The new features are arriving now and include improved broadcasts, new family bells, and new stories for kids. One of the more interesting new features expands on Google Assistant's Broadcasts, and now lets users ping family...

Google to automatically enable two-factor authentication on certain accounts

Google has announced that it will soon enable two-factor authentication by default on select user accounts. The company said the change is meant to protect users from online security threats, even if those users have a password that’s considered secure. "Soon we’ll start automatically enrolling users in 2SV if their accounts are appropriately configured,” said Mark...

OnePlus phones will get a theme store with the Android 12 update

When OnePlus releases Android 12, the company will add a feature it said is “highly requested:” a theme store. By including a Theme Store in OxygenOS, OnePlus owners will have the opportunity to easily customize the look and feel of their device. OnePlus announced the news in a forum post on Thursday, saying it plans to...

Samsung’s next tablet is apparently the Galaxy Tab S7 “Plus Lite”

We thought we’d see the rumored Galaxy Tab S7 Lite at Samsung’s recent Unpacked event, but instead we got a lineup of new Galaxy Book devices. While the company’s tablet has yet to be announced, freshly leaked renders suggest it’s only a matter of time before it’s announced. An older image shared by Evan Blass gave...