Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

Android Auto 4.7 adds media notifications toggle and prepares for launcher customization and media resuming

Android Auto has improved leaps and bounds over the last couple of years, adding a ton of useful new features for commuters globally. The app introduced support for wireless connections with Pixel and Nexus devices back at CES last year, including a few Samsung Galaxy flagships to the lineup just last week. Now, with the...

Sony Xperia 8 with 21:9 display and Snapdragon 630 launched in Japan

With the launch of the Xperia 5 early last month, Sony shifted focus to compact smartphones once again. While the Xperia 5 is just a smaller version of its flagship Xperia 1, the all-new Sony Xperia 8 targets a completely different price bracket. The device, which was recently unveiled in Japan, is one of the...

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can now be bootloader unlocked

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the most popular streaming dongles from Amazon. It not only unlocks 4K video capabilities for connected devices but also brings support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Earlier this year, the device even received support for Miracast screen mirroring via an update and now, developers...

Microsoft rolls out a new Windows 10 Insider Build with Link to Windows support for the Galaxy S10 and Fold

Microsoft's "Your Phone" app has been around for a while now and over time it has picked up a couple of useful features. The app allows you to seamlessly connect your smartphone to your Windows 10 PC and sync notifications, read and reply to SMS, or view photos from your phone right on your PC....

Xiaomi Redmi 2, Moto G 2015, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, HTC 10, and HTC One M8 receive Android 10 custom ROMs

Ever since it first started rolling out on September 3, Android 10 has made its way to a number of devices. Phones from the Pixel series, the Essential Phone PH-1, the Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have already received their official updates. And thanks to the active Android development...

Duet turns your Android device or Chromebook into an extra display for your Windows or Mac PC

If you've ever used a dual-monitor setup before, you'd probably agree that having a second screen greatly improves productivity. But while multiple monitors are ideal for work, lugging a monitor around wherever you go isn't really feasible. You could choose to invest in a portable monitor or you can simply download the Duet Display app. Duet...

Google Chrome will block insecure content loading on HTTPS pages

In a bid to secure users, Google started labeling HTTP websites as "Not Secure" with Chrome 68 earlier this year. Thanks to this change, it became easier for users to spot when they were browsing a potentially unsafe website. Moreover, it also prompted developers to update their websites with SSL certificates. Now, in a bid...

Brave Browser adds a dark theme in version 1.4.0

When it comes to web browsers, Android offers users a variety of different options. You obviously have Chrome, but you also get access to amazing third-party browsers like Kiwi, Vivaldi, and Brave. These browsers include a couple of really cool features like native ad-blocking, Chrome extension support, cryptojacking protection, and more. But what makes Brave...

Google could let you restore your Chromebook using your Android phone

One of the best things about using a Chromebook is that a vast majority of your files are backed up online. This means that in case of a hardware failure, you can rest assured that all your files can easily be downloaded again. However, if Chrome OS stops working for some reason, then you've got...

New privacy features are coming to Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Chrome

Earlier this year at Google I/O 2019, the company showcased a number of additional privacy and security tools to help users better understand and manage their data. Google introduced features like one-tap access to the Google Account from all major products, the ability to auto-delete web and app activity, and promised to bring incognito mode...

Google Pixel 4 camera samples show off Astrophotography and Dual Exposure sliders

Ever since its launch, the Google Pixel 3 series has been known for having the best cameras in any smartphone. However, following the recent launch of the iPhone 11 Pro, the scales seem to have tipped ever-so-slightly in Apple's favor. Now, less than two weeks away from the 10/15 Made by Google Event, leaked promotional...

[Update: New Purple Render] Motorola One Macro leaks on a Saudi retailer, revealing design and macro camera

Motorola is on a roll this year with its new One series of affordable devices. Following the recent launch of the Motorola One Action, which featured a GoPro-esque action cam, the company is reportedly gearing up for the next smartphone in the series. The upcoming device, called the Motorola One Macro, was recently been spotted...