Posts From Joe Fedewa

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

Hands-on with the ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook – Two High-End Laptops with Chrome OS

While smartphones tend to get a lot of attention at CES, the show typically has many, many more laptops. This year, we saw a couple of high-end Chrome OS laptops from ASUS and Samsung at the show. These two manufacturers have built some of the best Chromebooks over the last few years. The ASUS Chromebook...

Microsoft Launcher 6.0 previews a brand new UI, prepares for Surface Duo

Surprisingly, Microsoft has slowly developed one of the best Android launchers. The popular launcher was called "Arrow" until it was rebranded to "Microsoft Launcher" back in 2017. Since then, it has seen several major revisions. The latest update brings more big changes in key areas and readies the launcher for the dual-screen Surface Duo. Surface Duo...

Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite Hands-on: Samsung’s Answer to OnePlus and Xiaomi

Samsung kicked off the month by officially announcing the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Despite what you may think by the names, these two phones are actually very similar. Samsung is aiming to take on the OnePlus 7 and Xiaomi Mi 9s of the world with these more affordable, yet still respectable,...

Google Play Store tests showing a new section with all your app reviews

Reviews are a critical part of app stores as they make it easy for people to gauge the quality of an app before installing. It's important to help the community and leave reviews as much as possible. Google is testing a new section in the Play Store to encourage you to review other apps and...

PUBG Mobile 0.16.5 includes Royale Pass Season 11, new Arena map, and Domination Mode

A new month means it's time for new Android security patches and a new PUBG Mobile update. Version 0.16.5 brings several noteworthy features, including Royale Pass Season 11, a new Arena map, a new Domination Mode, a new vehicle, and more. Let's dive in. Royale Pass Season 11 starts January 10th and it brings new missions...

Uber adds 3 new safety features for riders in India

Uber and its fleet of drivers are roaming the streets in many parts of the world. Every region has its own unique situations and Uber has to make sure to take these things into account. In India, driver-related incidents have been on the rise, so the company is taking action. Uber is introducing three new safety...

[Update 2: Enabled in Chrome 80] Google Chrome’s annoying notification prompts will be less intrusive soon

Browsing the web in 2019 isn't always a pleasant experience. Websites are constantly asking you to accept cookies, get your location, and, maybe most annoyingly, send notifications. Google is working on making those prompts less annoying in Chrome. A lot of people may not know that you can disable all notification prompts in Chrome (Site Settings),...

[Update: Official] Skagen’s Falster 3 smartwatch leaks on Amazon with Wear OS and late January release

Wear OS may not be a super popular smartwatch platform, but it does have some big names behind it. One of the brands that is most responsible for pumping out solid Wear OS smartwatches is Fossil. Skagen is a subsidiary of Fossil, and the Skagen brand has also been behind some very nice looking smartwatches....

Sonos is suing Google for allegedly stealing patented speaker technology

The smart speaker space is one of the hottest battlegrounds in the tech world right now. These devices have slowly made their way into millions of homes across the globe, giving the companies behind them ecosystem lock-in power and access to tons of information. Google has become a major player in this market, but Sonos...

Mobvoi announces the TicPods 2 and 2 Pro wireless earbuds with voice/gesture controls and noise cancellation

Ever since smartphones started ditching the headphone jack, competition in the wireless earbuds space has picked up. Apple's AirPods have become incredibly popular, which has led many companies to offer similar products. Mobvoi, the makers of the TicWatch Pro, released their own version, the TicPods, back in 2018. Today, the company is announcing the TicPods...

Diesel’s new Fadelite smartwatch runs Wear OS and has a translucent band

Fossil's sub-brands have been busy working on new Wear OS watches. Last week, we saw Skagen's new Falster 3, and now today at CES 2020, Diesel announced the Fadelite. These watches feature stylish bands and vivid color options along with some respectable specifications for Wear OS. The Fadelite (pronounced fade-lite) comes in one size meant for...

Some Pixel 3/3 XL owners will get a cumulative January and December security update

Google has had a rocky few months in terms of updating its Pixel devices. Rollouts of the monthly security updates have felt slower than usual, and the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL had to wait an extra two weeks to get the December security patch. Those weren't the only devices that had to wait,...