Windows 10 ‘your Phone' App Can Mirror Notifications From Android Devices

Windows 10 ‘Your Phone' App Can Mirror Notifications From Android Devices


Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app for Windows 10 allows for greater connectivity between your PC and smartphone. The idea is to enable users to interact with content on their smartphone without requiring them to use the device as long as it’s connected to their Windows 10 PC wirelessly. Checking notifications is why most of us pick up our phones so many times every day and that’s just going to get a bit easier with the latest update to the app.

The latest update for Your Phone now brings the ability to mirror notifications from an Android smartphone to a Windows 10 PC. This functionality has been in testing for a couple of months now and it’s finally being made available to all users starting today.

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On Ios And Android Devices Next Month

Dr. Mario World Will Launch On iOS And Android Devices Next Month

If you enjoy games like Bejeweled where you match gems of similar colors to “clear” a space, then you might have played games like Dr. Mario in the past. If you enjoyed the game, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has since announced a new Dr. Mario game that will be coming onto iOS and Android devices next month.

Dubbed Dr. Mario World, this is a game that seems to be pretty similar in concept to the original. According to Nintendo’s description of the game, “Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Take your time, because each puzzling stage’s configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules.”

Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Won't Work On Older Android Devices

Microsoft Office Mobile Apps Won't Work On Older Android Devices


Microsoft’s Android port of its Office productivity apps is quite solid. You can get some serious work done on Android devices using these apps. However, if you’re using a fairly old device, you may want to take note, as Microsoft is discontinuing support for Office mobile apps on older Android devices.

Microsoft has updated the system requirements for the Office mobile apps without much fanfare. It’s not surprising to see that this has happened as the move is meant to ensure that users get the best possible experience with the apps. That can often no longer be possible on devices that become outdated.

There Are Over 2.5 Billion Active Android Devices

There Are Over 2.5 Billion Active Android Devices


Android is the most widely used operating system in the world and it continues to cross new milestones. Google confirmed during its I/O 2019 developers conference today that there are now more than 2.5 billion active Android devices being used across the globe. The figure was revealed by Stephanie Cuthbertson, an Android director at Google.

The company pointed out that these 2.5 billion active devices were manufactured by 180 different hardware companies. They’re obviously not all smartphones as you’ll even find seatback entertainment screens in airplanes running on Android.

Apple Music Has Been Installed On 40 Million Android Devices

Apple Music Has Been Installed On 40 Million Android Devices

We know that some of you might have cringed a little when Apple announced that they would be launching Apple Music on Android. This is because of the divide between iOS and Android users, where it is very rare to see Apple bring its services to competing platforms. However, it’s not surprising as we imagine that Apple will probably want to attract as many customers as possible.

In fact, it seems that Apple’s decision to launch Apple Music on Android is paying off. According to the latest figures from Sensor Tower, it seems that Apple Music has been installed on 40 million Android devices to date. It also seems to be on a rise because about 2 years ago, Apple Music on Android was on the decline but for whatever reason, it has picked up again in popularity, but we can’t be sure why.

Xperia 10 Home Launcher Ported For Non-root Devices

Xperia 10 home launcher ported for non-root devices

So, you fancy trying out the latest Xperia 10 and 10 Plus home launcher? Well, xda-developer Sahaab has done the hard work for us, by porting the launcher to existing Xperia devices running Android Pie. The great thing is no root is required to get this port working, all you need is the latest Android Pie firmware, and you should be able to install the APK (linked to below) to get it working. You can even get the latest ‘pill' gesture supported through simple adb commands. All of the links and instructions are in the source link below. Let us know how you get on.

Ps4 Remote Play Finally Arrives On Ios Devices

PS4 Remote Play Finally Arrives On iOS Devices

If you’re an iOS user who also owns a Sony PS4, you might be interested to learn that in a recent update to Sony’s PS4 console, the company has finally introduced support for the PS4 Remote Play feature for iOS devices. This is something that many gamers have been asking for over the years, and now it has finally happened.

All users need to do is ensure that they have the latest firmware to their consoles and the app downloaded on their phone, which can be found in the iOS App Store, and then ensure that their PS4 and mobile devices are synced up and they should be good to go. For those who are unfamiliar with Remote Play, this is basically where players can stream games from their PS4 console onto other devices.

Gmail's Smart Compose Now Available On All Android Devices

Gmail's Smart Compose Now Available On All Android Devices

For the longest time ever, Smart Compose is a feature that can be found on Gmail on the desktop. For those unfamiliar, basically Smart Compose will help users complete sentences that they type in their email where Google will be able to make suggestions on how your sentence should be completed.

It later eventually found its way onto mobile where for a while, it was exclusive to Google’s Pixel smartphones. The good news is that if you’re not a Pixel owner, it seems that Smart Compose is now making its way onto non-Pixel handsets. This is according to a report from Android Police who discovered that the feature (previously exclusive to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL) is now available on other devices like the Pixel 2 XL and the OnePlus 6T.

Latest Lineageos Release Will Bring Android 9.0 To Older Devices

Latest LineageOS Release Will Bring Android 9.0 To Older Devices

As much as many of us would like to have the latest and greatest smartphone technology, the increasing cost of smartphones these days means that even upgrading every other year is still a bit too pricey to do so. This means that there are many out there who are probably holding onto much older devices.

The good news is that if you own an older Android device and your manufacturer has pretty much thrown in the towel on providing updates, you’ll be pleased to learn that LineageOS could help fill that gap. This is because the team behind LineageOS has recently released the latest version of their ROM where it will now pretty much bring Android 9.0 Pie to older devices dating as far back to 2014.

Android Pie Rolls To Xperia Xa2 Family In Russia, But Is Bricking Devices [50.2.a.0.342]

Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]

Sony Mobile quietly started to roll out Android Pie to the Xperia XA2 range of devices recently – all of the family were updated, including the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus – moving the build number from 50.1.A.13.123 to 50.2.A.0.342. However, strangely the update only went live in one region (Russia), which is unusual as Sony normally updates a number of key regions at the beginning, before widening the release.

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-cost Soc For Android Go Devices

Qualcomm Reportedly Developing Low-Cost SoC For Android Go Devices

One of the ways that Android Go devices have managed to keep its costs down is by using lower-end hardware which is generally cheaper compared to more powerful hardware. It seems that Qualcomm could be trying to capitalize on that particular market because according to a report from WinFuture, the company might be testing out low-cost SoCs designed specifically for android Go devices.

This will reportedly come in the form of the QM215 chipset which is said to be a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz, and will feature a 650MHz graphics unit. It is also expected to fall somewhere between the Snapdragon 410 and the 425, and will support up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Govt. To Access Home Devices In Security Survey

Govt. to access home devices in security survey

Japan will attempt to access Internet-connected devices in homes and offices to find their vulnerabilities. The first-of-its-kind survey is aimed at beefing up cyber-security.

The government approved the survey on Friday. It will be carried out by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

Google's Digital Wellbeing Now Available On Pixel & Android One Devices

For companies such as Google and Facebook, the more we use their products, the better it is for them as it means more time spent on their platform, which means more exposure to ads. However spending too much time with our devices can be bad for our health, which is also why companies such as Google and Facebook have introduced digital wellbeing initiatives.

Google’s digital wellbeing initiative was initially announced at I/O earlier this year, and was available as a beta back in August. The good news is that if such management features are of interest to you, then you might be pleased to learn that the app is now out of beta and is available to users of Pixel and Android One devices that are running on Android 9.0 Pie.