Category: Android/Apps

Researcher hacks ATMs using his phone’s NFC and an Android app

TL;DR A security researcher was able to hack ATMs and point-of-sale systems by simply waving his phone. He used a collection of bugs to manipulate...

Report: The US is getting more into complex mobile games with no signs of slowing down

When most people in the U.S. think about mobile games, they likely picture casual games like Candy Crush Saga or Homescapes. They’re easy to play,...

Google turned a man into a serial killer

TL;DR Google wrongly labeled a man as a serial killer. The search result of his name displayed his picture alongside a Wikipedia article about a...

How to turn off tab groups and grid view on Chrome for Android

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central Google rolled out a new update to Chrome for Android that introduces a new interface for tab management. Instead...

Windows 11 will run the Android apps you want (from the app store you don’t)

Microsoft is announcing the next generation of Windows today, complete with an all-new look and feel to its interface. There are a ton of changes...

How to restore your apps and settings to a new Android phone

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda/Android Central Whether you’re upgrading to a new device or are resetting your phone, it’s incredibly easy to restore your apps and settings....

Ultimate cosmic power, itty bitty software support

Qualcomm has been the chip maker of choice for most mobile gamers with its flagship Snapdragon chipsets. However, MediaTek isn’t standing on the sidelines this...

Android Apps on Windows 11 Could Put Apple’s Seamlessness on PC

Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore.Image: Microsoft Windows is my desktop operating system. It’s what I’ve been using all...

Unionizing Amazon workers a ‘top priority’ for leading union organization

Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the largest labor unions in the United States, has voted to move...

Chromebook deal too good to be true? Check this first before pulling the trigger

We all probably found that one killer Chromebook deal on Amazon or Walmart that (on paper) appears to be an incredible value for the money....

Alcatel bolsters budget smartphone, Movetime smartwatch series at MWC

TL;DR TCL-owned Alcatel has announced several new products at MWC 2021. Leading the offerings are two budget smartphones and a smartwatch for kids. The products...

The best alternative to cloud storage puts privacy in your hands

The era of unlimited cloud storage for major providers has recently ended, or will be ending soon. Cloud storage has its benefits, such as files...

Google Fi’s data-saving VPN is now expanding to iPhones

This story was originally published 2021/02/09 10:58am PSTon Feb 9, 2021 and last updated 2021/06/24 1:45pm PDTon Jun 24, 2021.  Lots of Google products begin...

Microsoft officially announces Windows 11

TL;DR Today, Microsoft formally announced Windows 11, the first major Windows upgrade since 2015. Along with a new aesthetic look, the new Windows brings a...

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids vs. Fire 7 Kids tablet: Which is better for your kid?

Quality improvements Fire HD 8 Kids Just getting started Fire 7 Kids Amazon updated its Fire HD 8 line-up, and when it did, the Kids...

Apple starts cracking down on accurate Apple leaks

Robert Triggs / Android Authority TL;DR A Weibo user known for incredibly accurate Apple leaks has just announced they have been targeted by Apple’s lawyers....

Jio Announces Ultra-Affordable Jio Phone Next With 4G for India

Image: Jio/Google While carriers in the U.S. are racing to add 5G coverage to their networks, today India’s largest wireless provider announced a new device...

How to enable Google Assistant Drive Mode in Google Maps

Driving Mode is similar to Android Auto, but it lives entirely on your phone, and oddly enough, only in portrait orientation. If you often use...

Why YouTube wants some age verification from you all of the sudden

If you recently came across YouTube asking you to verify your age or risk account deletion, you’re not alone. Google has become much more aggressive...

Disappointing budget phone with skin-deep appeal

There used to be a time where you could buy a premium flagship device for under $600, and while TCL isn’t particularly known for its...

Garmin Forerunner 945 vs. Apple Watch Series 6: Which should you buy?

Premium running watch Garmin Forerunner 945 Casual lifestyle watch Apple Watch Series 6 If you consider yourself a serious runner, then you’ll probably need much...

You aren’t happy about OnePlus and Oppo getting closer

Ryan-Thomas Shaw / Android Authority Oppo and OnePlus‘ closer relationship is a story that likely won’t go away anytime soon. The recently announced closer integration...

Synology’s huge DSM 7.0 update is now live — here’s how to download on your NAS!

Source: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central Synology is rolling out the next big update to its operating system, DiskStation Manager 7.0. Synology makes the best...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 hit FCC, reveal loads of details

Eric Zeman / Android Authority TL;DR Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 have moved through the FCC. Both listings hint at...

Over 50 temporarily free and on-sale Android apps and games you can grab today

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. It’s the middle of the week, and surprisingly we have some killer sales to get us over the hump. The first...