Posts From Joe Fedewa

Joe Fedewa
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Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

Google Calendar finally lets you move events across calendars

If you're a frequent user of Google Calendar you've probably noticed that the Android app has far fewer features than the desktop version. The desktop is typically viewed as the more "productive" platform, but tons of people rely on their phones for productivity as well. Google is now bringing a long-time desktop-only Calendar feature to...

Google Fi brings Wi-Fi calling to more phones, adds spam call warnings

One of Google Fi's big focuses over the last year has been bringing more devices into the fold. This time last year, Google Fi rebranded and expanded to support phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and more. Devices that aren't "Designed for Fi" miss out on some features, such as network switching, but now Google is bringing...

Google’s first “Pixel feature drop” includes post-snap Portrait Mode, auto Call Screen, and more

Earlier this month, Google rolled out the December Android security patches. The company made some changes to the format they have traditionally used for these monthly releases. Instead of listing "functional patches" on the Pixel Bulletin, Google moved them to the Pixel Community Forum. Today, the company announced another change to how Pixel devices will...

Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Zoom Video are coming to Windows 10 on ARM

Windows 10 on ARM has been a pretty exciting project to follow, but it does come with some drawbacks. One of the biggest issues right now is gaming. Many Windows games haven't been compiled for ARM, not to mention Windows on ARM devices probably lack the horsepower to play intensive games anyway. Microsoft's Project xCloud...

Google Assistant support for 3rd-party Notes and Lists apps is finally rolling out

Way back at Google I/O 2018, the company talked about adding 3rd-party app support for lists and notes in Google Assistant. People were very excited about this as Assistant's built-in lists and notes features are pretty limited, not to mention people already have established favorite apps. A little over a year ago, it appeared the...

Vivaldi Browser’s second Android beta brings swipe to close tabs, better start page customization, and more

The Vivaldi browser launched on Android back in September with features such as built-in notes, sync, a simplified read view, and much more. It's perhaps not as well-known as Chrome or Firefox, but it packs a ton of handy features. The second beta release of the Android app brings even more features, including swipe to...

The FCC is calling out T-Mobile and Verizon for bad coverage maps

If you've ever thought about switching carriers, you've likely spent some time looking at coverage maps. These maps are extremely important tools for consumers, but they are controlled by the carriers. They are required to keep these maps accurate and the FCC recently discovered some of the carriers are lying. Wow. The FCC tested Verizon, T-Mobile and...

Galaxy Buds+ could be Samsung’s new wireless earbuds with noise cancellation

The Samsung Galaxy Buds have been a sneaky good option in the truly wireless earbuds space. Announced alongside the Galaxy S10, Samsung has pushed the Buds hard and people seem to like them a lot. Samsung got into the wireless earbuds game early, but they aren't slowing down. We're starting to hear rumblings about the...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite/Galaxy A81 renders show familiar camera design and S Pen

With the Galaxy S11 series on the horizon, there are a couple of other interesting Samsung devices showing up. We recently got our first look a the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy A91) after it was confirmed by an FCC listing. There was also a rumor about a Galaxy Note 10 Lite back in...

Xiaomi Redmi K30 and OPPO Reno 3 Pro will have the 5G Snapdragon 765G

Qualcomm is busy teasing the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 today at the Snapdragon Tech Summit. While the company hasn't disclosed many details of these chips yet, we're already hearing about the devices that will run them. The Xiaomi Mi 10 has been confirmed to feature the Snapdragon 865, and now we know the Redmi...

Xiaomi confirms the Mi 10 will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Today is the first day of Qualcomm's big Snapdragon Tech Summit and the news is already rolling in. The company already teased the Snapdragon 865 and 765 along with a new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor. But what devices will feature the latest and greatest Snapdragon chip? Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi 10 will be...

Google says 80% of all Android apps encrypt network traffic by default

Security is a big concern on mobile devices and Google is committed to keeping Android users safe. One of the methods Google uses to keep data safe is protecting network traffic that enters or leaves an Android device with something called "Transport Layer Security" (TLS). Android 10 added support for TLS 1.3 and Google is...