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Microsoft Edge on Android gets Adblock Plus integration and intelligent visual search

Microsoft Edge’s first beta version was made available back in October of 2017. Users had to sign up for a beta to be able to download the app. It was eventually made public just a month later. Since then, it has continued to get updates and new features. Today, Microsoft Edge has received four new features. One of them is probably one of the most requested features of all time: Adblock Plus integration, a.k.a. ad-blocking. You ...

Budget Nokia 2 gets an Android 8.1 Oreo beta

HMD Global unleashed a storm of new smartphones last year. This year, they continue releasing new phones for different price categories. Just last week, the Nokia 5.1 Plus got leaked. They’re popular on the market because they’re available everywhere at any price category and they get a lot of updates. Nokia even has a beta program for these devices dubbed “Beta Labs.” Just now, the Nokia 2 got added to the program. The device has received its ...

Android-x86 based on Android 8.1 Oreo now available for your PC

Android x86 is an unofficial attempt at porting Google’s Android OS from Smartphones over to the Personal Computer. Although there are numerous ways to have the Android experience through notebooks and PCs, Android-x86 is free of any form of emulator-spam and/or advertisements creeping into the native experience. The project is completely open-source and has been designed to run on computers with the “x86” architecture, which is basically devices with Intel chips. Android-x86 has now received ...

Apple's Quick Look Is a Privacy Fail for Encrypted Files

Even if you encrypt a hard drive connected to your Mac, Apple is (possibly unintentionally) undermining your efforts. This happens as a newly publicized, but long implemented, system feature is quietl...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/TzJjdapmMn8/apple-exposes-encrypted-files to see original story and photos ...

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A popular Android emulator has been caught installing a cryptojacker

Less than a week after Apple banned cryptocurrency mining apps from its App Store, a popular PC Android emulator has been caught installing a cryptojacker. The difference between cryptocurrency mining software and a cryptojacker is the latter uses your device’s resources without your permission. A perceptive Reddit user noticed Andy Android Emulator installed a cryptojacker alongside its popular app. Post-installation, a process covertly labelled “Updater.exe” begins mining for cryptocurrency. The user had prior experience with ...

[Update: Official] Android Messages for desktop browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and more is going live

Back in February, we reported that Google’s default text messaging/RCS client for Android, Android Messages, would be accessible over desktop web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and more. Then in April, we reported that work on the Android app was complete as the setup process for the desktop integration was accessible. Finally a week later, Google officially confirmed that Android Messages would be available on the web in the ...

Here’s how to try out Android Messages for web right now [Root]

The long-awaited Android Messages for web client has started to roll out today. It lets you send text messages from your PC via a web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It’s totally free to use and supports emojis, sending images, syncing messages, and notifying you of new messages. The web client has a beautiful Google Material Design theme and even a dark theme. We’ve posted a tutorial on how ...

Popular Xposed Module ‘MinMinGuard’ receives its first update in two years

There are many ad-blocking apps and Xposed Modules for Android devices. Some of them block ads by running a VPN service, others via host files. MinMinGuard is one of the most popular ones. It removes ads by blocking certain APIs, names, and URLs of ad providers. The most popular feature of an app is that it also removes blank space left by those removed ads. None of the other ad-blocking apps can do that. You ...
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