Tag Archive: Sharing


Google tests tab group sharing on Chrome for Android

It’s already available on Chrome Canary builds.

What you need to know Chrome first introduced tab grouping on mobile devices last year. It’s now testing a feature that would let users share all the tabs in a group. The change is already live in Chrome Canary and does not require enabling any flags.

Back in September, Google made a bunch of improvements to its browser, including the addition of customized themes for the desktop version. On the  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 457: Apple vs. Google vs. encryption; Sonos; Nearby Sharing

It’s a precarious balance between security, privacy, and convenience. A report from Reuters that Apple dropped plans for end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups after the FBI complained helps frame a conversation between Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader about the differences in approach between iOS and Android backup strategies. High value hacking targets such as Jeff Bezos also highlight security vulnerabilities.

The crew also discuss backlash against Sonos regarding use of legacy products along side newer devices.  [Read More…]

Android AirDrop competitor Nearby Sharing gets shown off in hands-on video

Formerly known as Fast Share.

What you need to know Google’s AirDrop competitor Nearby Sharing gets shown off in new hands-on video. Developers over at XDA were able to get it enabled and running on multiple devices, including Pixel and OnePlus phones. Nearby Sharing is now one of three different AirDrop clones that are being worked on for Android devices.

AirDrop competitors on Android are all the rage recently. So far, we have Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi  [Read More…]

Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi unite to bring AirDrop-like sharing to Android

Good news, AirDrop for Android exists. Bad News, it’s not for everyone.

What you need to know Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have teamed up to create the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” With this alliance, the three have built an AirDrop for Android that works for users of their phones. It will roll out starting in February.

AirDrop for Android is here, kinda, sorta. Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have announced their own peer-to-peer sharing feature for Android with the  [Read More…]

The Navy is sharing its radio spectrum with wireless carriers

More spectrum, but the Navy might step on your signal

What you need to know The FCC has been allowing wireless carriers to use Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum for service. The Navy has priority over these bands, but authorized carriers can use them for free. Next summer, the FCC will sell priority access licenses for this signal range.

The CitIzen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) channels are used primarily by the U.S. Navy for communication, but  [Read More…]

Microsoft Teams gains new file and sharing experiences

It’s now easier to share and organize your files in Microsoft Teams.

What you need to know Microsoft 365 has several new sharing features. There’s also a new file experience within Microsoft Teams. Outlook also has a new file and sharing experiences on the web and on mobile devices.

Microsoft 365 has several new experiences, including improvements to how files and sharing are handled across services. Microsoft Teams and Outlook (web and mobile) have new file experiences  [Read More…]

Instagram improves controls for sharing data with third-party apps

Take control of your privacy.

What you need to know Instagram plans to update its app to give users more control over third-party data sharing Users will have the option to remove third-party services they don’t want connected to their account. Will also update the authorization screen shown when an app requests data.

Instagram has announced plans to update its app to give users more control over data that they share with third-party apps. In a recent  [Read More…]

Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Skype gains screen sharing on iOS and Android phones

What you need to know Skype now supports Screen Sharing on iOS and Android. Mobile versions of Skype can easily hide controls for Screen Sharing and more. Screen Sharing requires iOS 12 and up and the latest version of Skype on iOS or Android.

Users can now share their phone screens with anyone through Skype on iOS and Android. The Screen Sharing feature works in a similar way to Skype’s desktop app. To share your screen, you tap  [Read More…]

Here’s how and why to use family sharing in PlayStation Plus

With the advent of PlayStation Plus, it has become a bit harder to use all of the PlayStation 4’s online features, though it does come with a number of benefits, and those benefits can be shared between more than one user. Setting up family sharing for PS+ on your PS4? Easy peasy. Let’s get into it.

How to set up family sharing on PlayStation 4

Setting up family sharing on PlayStation 4 couldn’t be made any easier. It  [Read More…]