Microsoft announces Windows 11, generally available by the holidays

After weeks of leaks and hype, Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11, the next version of its desktop operating system. While the company may have once said that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows, forgoing major point launches for a regular cadence of bi-annual upgrades, but it clearly believes that the changes — and especially the redesigned user interface — in this update warrant a new version number.
Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 to the general public by the holidays, so we can probably expect it sometime around late November. Before that, we’ll likely see a slew of public betas, starting next week.

If you followed along with the development and eventual demise of Windows 10X, Microsoft’s operating system with a simplified user interface for dual- and (eventually) single-screen laptops, a lot of what you’re seeing here will feel familiar, down to the redesigned Start menu. Indeed, if somebody


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How to Install the Android 12 Beta 1 Today

It’s time for the Android 12 Beta 1—your first chance to try out all the fun new changes to Google’s operating system while facing less of a risk of encountering a nasty bug, taking a performance hit, or running into other beta-bred problems on your primary carry device. Certainly I’d be much more willing to check out…Read more…


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Give yourself an Android productivity upgrade

Hey — you. Yes, you. The gorgeous hominid there with an Android phone in your britches. What if I were to tell you that that phone, the very same one you tote around and cradle like a baby all day, had a secondary home screen that you could access from anywhere, no matter what you were doing on the device? That with a single swipe, you could pull up supercharged shortcuts for everything from your favorite apps to time-saving tools and even one-tap access to advanced system functions?Now what if I were to tell you that this power-filled personal productivity panel is actually your Android phone’s Quick Settings section — that same set of ho-hum buttons you see and probably look past every time you peek at your notifications? And that all you had to do was take 10 minutes to transform it and unleash its inner beast?To read this


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Android 11 has arrived

Google today announced the launch of Android 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system. After a slightly longer public preview, users who own a select number of Pixel devices (starting with the Pixel 2), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO or realme phones will now see the update roll out to their phones in the coming days, with others launching their updates over the next few months.
Android 11 isn’t a radical departure from what you’ve come to expect in recent years, but there are a number of interesting new user-facing updates here that mostly center around messaging, privacy and giving you better control over all of your smart devices.
At the core of the improved messaging and communication features are improved notifications for conversations from your messaging apps. These now live in a dedicated space at the top of the notification shade and feature a more “people-forward design,” as the company describes


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Android 10 and the end of whimsy

When I first heard about Google’s plan to ditch the Android dessert naming system, my reaction was pretty minimal.After all, the name of an Android version doesn’t really mean that much. It’s what’s inside the Pie, the Oreo, the Ice Cream Sandwich that counts. So Android Q won’t be Quindim, Quince, or Queen of Puddings (sigh — if only). It’ll simply be “Android 10” instead. So what?To read this article in full, please click here


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Facebook is the new crapware

Welcome to 2019 where we learn Facebook is the new crapware.
Sorry #DeleteFacebook, you never stood a chance.
Yesterday Bloomberg reported that the scandal-beset social media behemoth has inked an unknown number of agreements with Android smartphone makers, mobile carriers and OSes around the world to not only pre-load Facebook’s eponymous app on hardware but render the software undeleteable; a permanent feature of your device, whether you like how the company’s app can track your every move and digital action or not.
Bloomberg spoke to a U.S. owner of a Samsung Galaxy S8 who, after reading forum discussions about Samsung devices, found his own pre-loaded Facebook app could not be removed. It could only be “disabled”, with no explanation available to him as to what exactly that meant.
The Galaxy S8 retailed for $725+ when it went on sale in the U.S. two years ago.
A Facebook spokesperson told Bloomberg that a disabled permanent app doesn’t continue


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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

I don’t know if you heard, but that solar eclipse wasn’t the only significant event of the day. Today also marked the official unveiling of Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo release — the software previously known only as “Android O” (oh, yes).While Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices are almost always first in line for a fresh Android rollout, this year’s dessert-themed delight isn’t actually quite ready to be served to everyone just yet. Google says it’s in the midst of “carrier testing” with the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Oreo builds and expects to start sending updates out to those devices soon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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