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Microsoft Announces Windows Bug Bounty Program and Extension of Hyper-V Bounty Program

The Microsoft Security Response Center Team (MSRC) announced today that they will be launching a new targeted Windows Bug Bounty program (aptly named the "Windows Bounty Program"), in the hopes of catching vulnerabilities before they can reach the black market. The addition of a Windows Bug Bounty program comes as part of a comprehensive effort by...

VCF Manager is a Simple Windows App for Managing Your Contacts

Over the years, Google has gotten better and better at organizing all of your contact information. You can easily add new contact info, update existing entries, and seamlessly sync your data between multiple devices. This is all fine and dandy if you want to rely on the cloud, but if you're looking for a quick and simple...

How to get Google Assistant on your Windows, Mac, or Linux Machine

Google Assistant is Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa smart home assistant. Initially only available with limited functionality in the Google Allo application, Google Assistant later rolled out with the Google Home and Pixel smartphones to bring the full power of Google's assistant to consumers. After a few months of waiting, smartphones running Android 6.0+ also received Google...

Zive Introduces its Desktop G Suite Client called “Kiwi for Gmail 2.0” for Windows

If you've been using Android devices as long as I have, then Google services have likely become a large part of your life - for better or worse. I use Gmail for all of my e-mail purposes, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides for document creation, Google Photos for my saving all of my best memories, and Google Drive...

Microsoft Expands Cortana Functionality to Android Lockscreens

The war of Virtual Assistants is about to get really hot, once Samsung announces the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with the new Bixby virtual assistant. Considering the popularity of Samsung's flagships and its entire lineup, the inclusion of a hardware button for activation and the system-level integration on these devices, Bixby could just manage...

How to Control your PC from your Android Device with Tasker [Part 1 – Setup & Power Control]

Most of the users who come to our forums are on an Android device (though we do host a few forums dedicated to Windows 10 Mobile). However, the desktop operating system of choice among our users is split between Microsoft's Windows, Apple's macOS, and various Linux/GNU based distributions. The available tools to integrate your phone with...

Microsoft Announces the Project Rome SDK for Android which Allows for the Control of Nearby Windows Devices

Though Android is by far the most popular handheld operating system, Microsoft's Windows is still the king of the desktop (sorry Linux/GNU friends, your year still hasn't come unfortunately). This means that for most of us, we're lugging around an Android device to handle fairly basic activities while we power through our work on a...

Next Generation Snapdragon Processors will Officially Support Windows 10 in 2017

At the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event earlier this week, it was announced that Microsoft and Qualcomm have been working together on a new project. The goal of this partnership is to get Windows 10 running on "premium-tier" Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm. Microsoft's Terry Myerson (EVP, Windows and Devices Group) even pulled out a thin,...

Jide Launch Remix OS Player — Light Weight Android Emulator For Windows

“Remix OS Player” is currently only available for Windows PCs however, Mac support is coming in the future. Installation comes in the form of an .EXE and can be run as simply as any other program. Remix OS Player is based on Google’s own Android Studio. But what makes it stand out from the crowd in...

Microsoft’s Debug Mode Flaw and “Golden Key” Leak Allows Disabling of Secure Boot

Windows-based OSs are no longer the default and top choice in the mobile scene. The Open Source nature of Android has found many fans in OEMs, and as a result, less and less phones use Windows these days. But if you are among those who still continue to use a Windows device in your daily life, there's...

Tasker Pro: Unlock your Windows PC with your Fingerprint!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

XDA TV: Can a Hybrid Tablet Replace Your Laptop + Giveaway!

Chuwi's Hybrid tablet, the HiBook comes with the option to boot into both Windows 10 and Android 5.1, that being said could it replace both your tablet and laptop? TK is here to find out and giveaway two of these awesome devices, check out the video and then be sure to enter the competition below. If...
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