Tag Archives: Android

Windows 10 now supports wireless file transfers to and from Samsung phones

by Steve Dent, Engadget

File sizes are limited 512MB, however.

Getting photos or files from your computer to your phone can turn into a USB cable and email dance, but Microsoft and Samsung now have a better way. The latest Windows 10 Insider build allows you to simply drag and drop files over WiFi to and from any supported Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S10 or S20, as spotted by SamMobile.

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5 useful Google Maps tricks you didn’t know until today

by Katie Conner, c|net

From ordering food to using a new Google Maps language tool, you’ll use these tips daily.

You use Google Maps on your Android or iPhone ($699 at Apple) to check commute times on your way to work and find new restaurants to try out on the weekends — but if you’re only using the Maps app for the basics, you’re missing out. Google Maps has several overlooked features that you may not know about.

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These Android apps got caught engaging in a sketchy practice that could drain your wallet

by Andy Meek, BGR

Well, it seems we’re starting 2020 off with a string of sketchy Android app news, with a new report identifying a set of so-called “fleeceware” apps to steer clear of. And this report follows the group of apps we told you about only a day ago which bombard users with ads, drain their phone’s battery, and more.

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From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

by Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple’s App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

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Google’s RCS texting is like iMessage for all Android phones. Learn to use it

by Jason Cipriani, c|net

Google Chat has now rolled out to all Android phones. Here’s how to take your text-message game to the next level.

Android phones have had a texting problem. Their old SMS features couldn’t compare to Apple’s modern iPhone text message app, iMessage. But now, phones that run Google’s mobile software stand a chance. RCS Messaging, a new text-messaging protocol, is now available on all Android phones in the US, tweeted Sanaz Ahari Lemelson, a Google senior director of product management.

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