It has always been the dream to reliably control one's smartphone from a computer — through syncing notifications, texting from the PC, and screen mirroring. Several apps have targetted different aspects of this — Microsoft's Your Phone being one of the more high-profile ones. With the recent v.3.8.4 update, the Your Phone app now supports MMS and using mobile data to sync notifications, photos, and messages. Microsoft Product Manager Roberto Bojorquez brought the update to light, calling mobile data sync the app's most-requested feature. Not having to connect to Wi-Fi to use Your Phone can be handy for travelers, who often encounter hotspots with a limited number of sign-ins. The screen mirroring feature won't work over mobile data though, as it relies on Wi-Fi direct. Along with mobile data sync, Windows Insiders can now use the SMS feature to send and receive GIFs and images — though you'll need to be on at least build 18362.113(19H1) or 18885 (20H1). The pursuit … [Read more...] about Microsoft Your Phone rolls out mobile data sync and MMS support
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The Verge Update, April 29, 2019 (1:23PM EST): According to XDA-Developers, Microsoft added the OnePlus 6 and 6T, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and 9, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 series to the list of phones that support Windows 10’s screen-sharing feature. Note that Microsoft added support for the aforementioned phones in Windows 10’s Insider Preview build for Fast Ring testers. As such, some known issues include no support for touch input, always-on display and blue light filters not working, audio playing on the phone instead of the PC, limited mouse control support, and more. Also, the screen-sharing feature isn’t yet available in stable versions of Windows 10. Original article, March 12, 2019 (11:16AM EST): Microsoft previously revealed that users will eventually have access to full Windows 10 Android smartphone mirroring via its Your Phone app. Over the past few months, it’s slowly doled out features to the app, but now it looks like the promised … [Read more...] about Windows 10’s screen-sharing features now works on more OnePlus and Samsung phones (Update)
Feb 23, 2:17 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/23/19 AT 2:13 AM Microsoft has yet to announce any updates about their surface phone and their Andromeda project. However, a known leaker noted that the next Microsoft device release may not use the Andromeda project after all. Here’s what we know about this.According to Steve Troughton-Smith’s Twitter, the Andromeda project is not even in Microsoft’s plan for their upcoming new releases anymore. Troughton-Smith noted that the Andromeda project is made from the Windows Phone system. However, Microsoft has already asked Windows Phone users to transfer to Android and iOS as they’re about to stop supporting the platform by the end of 2019.The Andromeda project is speculated to be the least of Microsoft priorities as of the moment. Moreover, WindowsCentral’s Zac Bowden also noted that Microsoft is … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Phone: Is There Hope For Andromeda Device?
If you're a Samsung phones user, you may have a hard time deleting the Facebook app.Samsung phone owners have experienced troubled uninstalling the social media giant's app, according to user comments on forums, such as the Android Central. Many users reported they were given an option to "disable," but not uninstall, the app when they tried to remove it from their devices.Some users speculated they might not be able to remove the app because some Samsung phones come with Facebook pre-installed. Samsung has released several apps over the years that link its devices to Facebook. One app, Samsung Mobile, required permission to access to 36 pieces information about you and your friends on Facebook, which ranged from your timeline posts to your friends' photos, religious affiliation and political views. Another app, the Galaxy S4 app, required less information about your friends, but did want their birthdays, status updates, events, photos and videos. Neither … [Read more...] about Samsung phone users report having difficulty deleting Facebook
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Though sales of its devices have been slow, the search giant unveiled the Pixel 3, a smart speaker with a built-in screen and a tablet that doubles as a PC. ByBrian X. Chen and Daisuke Wakabayashi Oct. 9, 2018 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — For much of the last decade, Apple and Samsung have dominated sales of smartphones. So why would anyone bother trying to sell a new phone? That hasn’t dissuaded Google. The company on Tuesday unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, which is a high-end challenger to Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy phones. It also introduced a smart speaker with a built-in display and a laptop that doubles as a tablet, in response to products from Amazon and Microsoft. The gadgets are Google’s third wave since it started making … [Read more...] about New Pixel Phones and Other Gadgets Keep Google in the Hardware Hunt