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Chrome OS 67 brings ADB support, Touchable Material Design refresh for tablets, and more

Google has tried so many times to make Android a friendly experience for tablets. The company started to shift away from Android tablets and focus more on Chrome OS. On bigger displays, Chrome OS is a better experience than Android, but it still lacked some basic things that were already available on a mobile platform....

Control your Android Smartphone from your PC for free with scrcpy

Smartphones are an essential part of modern life. To some people, the phone is even more important than a standard computer. A lot of people sit at computers all day, but they still have to check their phone for certain things. A new tool called "scrcpy" allows you to display your phone screen on your...

Chrome OS will finally support ADB access for Android in Developer Mode

Chrome OS first gained support for Android apps almost two years ago. Last year, Play Store support was enabled for most Chromebooks. Since then, we have seen many improvements to the user experience of Android apps in Chrome OS. Features such as a floating keyboard, split screen, lock screen notifications, and more are being added...

CoolADB is an ADB Client for C# .net projects

Usually it is much easier to implement features into programs with a GUI instead of a standard shell with a menu. This is where CoolADB comes into play as it is made for the C# programming language. This project from XDA Ricky Divjakovski, Inactive Recognized Developer and Recognized Contributor, has resulted in an ADB client for C# .net projects...

Android Oreo Adds Developer Commands for Testing Virtual Reality Apps

ADB has lots of different commands that help Android developers, and users alike, do all kinds of things on their devices. Google has been pushing forward with Virtual Reality technology ever since they introduced Google Cardboard and later Google Daydream. However, the biggest thing holding these platforms back is a lack of VR application support....

How to Use ADB or Fastboot From Any Directory on your Windows/Linux PC

If you've followed our tutorial on how to setup the adb and fastboot platform tools on your computer, it might be annoying to have to navigate to the folder every time, especially if you use either tool quite frequently. Having to copy files to the platform tools folder is also annoying whenever you want to...

Android Oreo Receives Noticeable ADB Backup Enhancements

Depending on who you ask, you might hear that the Android Debug Bridge's Backup feature is a godsend. This feature, introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich, allows you to do a full backup of your device without using root or other applications, simply by using adb. However, this tool did have some limitations, which gave the...

How to Pair Android Wear Watches to New Phones without Factory Resetting

Android Wear as a smartwatch operating system is not without its faults, but sadly while the more tech enthusiastic are likely to use it, the same people are also likely to install custom ROMs on their phones. This in most cases means having to wipe your smartwatch every time you switch to another flavor of...

How to Stop Apps from Reading the Android Clipboard to Protect your Privacy

Rather than typing or swiping on your keyboard, sometimes it is easier to just cut, copy, and paste some text. If you want to enter some long pieces of text such as an address, password, or website link, using Android's copy and paste feature certainly beats having to precisely type each character out. But Android's...

How to Stop Pokemon Go (or other apps) From Stealing Audio Focus

Despite dwindling in popularity, Pokemon Go still has a ton of fans playing the game every day. Although most of the game's issues have been related to cheating, there are other, more minor ones that annoy existing users. One such issue is related to audio focus in Android. Users who like to listen to music or...

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...