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Windows 11 Android Apps

Google is making it easier to play Android games on Windows 11

December 12th, 2021

One of the best Windows 11 features is that it will support Android apps. But it doesn’t yet. Microsoft hasn’t inked a deal with Google to bring Google Play to Windows. As a result, you can’t install Google Play on Windows 11 officially. You have to go with Amazon and get the retailer’s Appstore to …

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

Google Photos rolls out Locked Folder feature to more Android phones

December 3rd, 2021

One of the standout features of the Android 12 experience is a new security and privacy feature that Google added to Google Photos. It’s a feature many iPhone and iPad users have wanted for years, but Apple has yet to introduce. We’re talking about Google Photos’ Locked Folder functionality that the Search giant introduced earlier …

Google Pixel 6 Pro front facing with screen powered on

DuckDuckGo’s new tool brings anti-tracking features to Android

November 22nd, 2021

Apple’s two new iPhone and iPad privacy protections caused quite an uproar earlier this year. Facebook contested them fiercely, starting a massive ad campaign against Apple. The two privacy features are the app privacy labels and the App Tracking Transparency (ATT). The former informs users on the kind of data apps collect. ATT, meanwhile, forces …

Samsung Galaxy S21 On Table

This new Android chip might power upcoming iPhone 13 rivals

November 19th, 2021

MediaTek is a well-known chip maker that developed various System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for Android devices in recent years. But the brand usually catered to the mid-range segment of the market. MediaTek processors were never go-to choices for flagship Android devices that would compete against the latest iPhone. But this might change this year with the …

WhatsApp support

WhatsApp won’t support any of these phones after November 1st, 2021

November 3rd, 2021

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world. But even with its wide reach, the app can’t support all our devices forever. The company regularly updates its help center to let users know which devices it still supports. The WhatsApp update 2021 list of supported devices is going to dwindle once again on …

Windows 11 Google Play

How to install Android apps from Google Play on Windows 11

October 28th, 2021

Microsoft’s Windows 11 is now out, which means you can install it on compatible devices as well as PCs that don’t pass the hardware check. You can also take advantage of the best Windows 11 features, like running the same Android apps that you use on your phone. And it looks like you can install …

iPhone and Android connected with a USB cable displaying WhatsApp app on the screen

Big WhatsApp update makes it easy to switch from iPhone to Android

October 27th, 2021

Facebook fixed one of the worst things about the WhatsApp app a couple of months ago when it announced that it’ll finally support chat history transfer from iPhone to Android. But the announcement came with a few obvious drawbacks. The chat transfers were not bidirectional, and that’s not something that surprised many people. If anything, …

Windows 11 Android

Windows 11 finally runs Android apps, but there are limits

October 21st, 2021

One of the most surprising Windows 11 features is its support for Android. But when you realize that Microsoft makes its own Android phone and that Windows 10 already established a link between the PC and your phone, it all makes sense. Why shouldn’t you be able to run the Android apps you love on …

Android 12 release

Android 12 has been released, but will it come to your phone?

October 21st, 2021

Android 12’s release is officially here. While it’s been available on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), it’s finally making an official debut on smartphones with the Pixel lineup. The new operating system is a huge upgrade from Android 11, including new customization and privacy options. As exciting as its release may be, Android 12 …