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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...

Chuwi Launch Dual Booting Hybrid Tablet for $179.99

Chuwi is not the first brand we think of when someone says "hybrid tablet" but they have recently launched a new device that appears to be an excellent contender for the budget market. Starting with a promotional price of $179.99 for the next 2 days and then rising to $224.99 after that although the keyboard...

Baidu Browser found to be Leaking Personal User Data – What it means for you

You've probably heard of Baidu before. Known somewhat as China's Google (though that may change if Google finally decides to re-enter the market this year), the mammoth search engine giant/advertising platform/online encyclopedia has dabbled in developing numerous applications designed around its service ecosystem for both Android and Windows (much like Google). These apps have millions of users, most of whom...

XDA/Android Podcast Episode 10: “Mobile Computers, Pocket Realities”

The XDA/Android podcast will bring you the best news each week from the perspective of the XDA team, r/android mods, admins and users. Each week you can find our latest episode here, on Youtube, Pocketcasts and on your favorite podcast app through the RSS feed: http://www.buzzsprout.com/49234.rss In this episode, the team discusses the Pixel C at...

YotaPhone 2 Source Released & Win 7 on Zenfone! – XDA TV

The YotaPhone 2 has released its kernel source. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a 50% rebate on Android Nanodegrees and be sure to check out the article talking about Windows 7 booting...
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