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6 Apps to control your Windows 10 PC from Android

Whether it be a PC or laptop running Windows 10, it’s sometimes not always practical to carry it around with you. Something you do tend to have to hand almost constantly is your Android smartphone. Microsoft offers the ability to remotely control your Windows PC and here are the ways in which you can do […]

From the Editor’s Desk: Why do we want ‘foldable’ phones like the Galaxy X?

So … foldable phones, huh?

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ haven’t even been announced yet, and we know so much about them. So that means it’s time to start looking at the next thing, right? If that’s your thought process, you’ve no doubt been keeping up with the Galaxy X rumors — the “foldable” phone supposedly coming from Samsung this year. Samsung isn’t the only company working on this sort of thing, but if any company is  [Read More…]

Will the OnePlus credit card fraud affect your decision to buy from them?

Our forum users share their thoughts about certain OnePlus customers experiencing credit card fraud after buying something from OnePlus’s site.

Update, January 19: Today, OnePlus confirmed that its credit card systems were breached between November 2017 and January 2018 and up to 40,000 users had their credit card information compromised.

At the beginning of this week, OnePlus officially announced that certain customers that had purchased items from its website had been experiencing fraudulent activity on their credit cards.  [Read More…]

How to browse and add Alexa skills from any computer

How can I control Alexa from the web?

While the Alexa app on phones and tablets is the default for setting up and managing an Amazon Echo, you can do quite a bit with Amazon’s website if you prefer. Just like shopping for anything else on Amazon, you can search for Skills to add to your personal Alexa and take advantage of the larger screen in the process. All you really need is the ability to log  [Read More…]

Microsoft made Android Windows-friendly — but the work is far from done

I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s services and support on Android, but there are still too many Microsoft ecosystem apps and services that are either half-baked or simply not available. Here’s what I’d like to see Redmond do next.

For Windows 10 Mobile users, it has been a painful couple of years. After months of virtual silence, Microsoft unceremoniously announced it was leaving its phone users high and dry, as Windows 10 Mobile entered maintenance mode. No  [Read More…]

LG is reportedly ditching the G7 and starting over from scratch

LG’s CEO issued the order right after CES.

The year of 2018 has been an odd one so far for LG. A report came out on January 3 that the G6’s successor wouldn’t be called the G7 and instead replaced with all-new branding, and this was followed up on January 11 during CES 2018 where LG’s Vice Chairman confirmed that the company was moving away from yearly flagship smartphone releases.

Now on January 15, a report from  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Post-CES hot-takes

So long, CES 2018. You were kinda weird.

As we come crashing out of CES week and into 2018 proper, it’s time to reflect on a big (and slightly weird) week in tech.

It’s a working weekend, so I’ll just touch on a few of the show’s major highlights for Android and Google followers. I could go way longer on a lot of these, so consider this assembly of CES hot-takes to be my initial, largely unfiltered  [Read More…]

These are the Android Central team’s favorite things from CES 2018!

With so much to see, it’s easy to find something to love at CES 2018.

CES 2018 has come to a close, and Android Central as a whole handed out Best of CES Awards to some fantastic products.

But the AC team is large and diverse, as is CES itself, so we wanted to round up the one favorite announcement from each of us here at AC to tell you how we all saw the show personally.  [Read More…]

New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being  [Read More…]

Your next OnePlus phone might come from a carrier

After months of being rumored, Huawei hot deal with US carriers, Verizon and AT&T eventually fell through. One of the world’s biggest smartphone makers, Huawei had hoped to finally crack the US market with the launch of the new Mate 10 Pro. Now it looks the firm will be launching the phone without a carrier […]