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Google Android

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
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Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

Google’s streaming stick is a great travelling companion, but how can you use Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
5 Apr 2022
Astro Slide 5G review: Yin and yang
A photograph of the Astro Slide 5G
Mobile Phones

Astro Slide 5G review: Yin and yang

The most convincing modern twist on the Psion Series 5, even if its thickness means it will never break out of a niche
25 Mar 2022
OnePlus 10 Pro hands-on review: A solo Pro with little sparkle
A photograph of the OnePlus 10 Pro
Google Android

OnePlus 10 Pro hands-on review: A solo Pro with little sparkle

A minor upgrade with no exact release date in the UK makes for a poor first impression of the 10 Pro
2 Mar 2022
100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone in Phantom Silver at the Samsung Unpacked product launch event
encryption

100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack

Widespread flaws in hardware-backed key management could enable hackers to bypass FIDO2 authentication
23 Feb 2022
Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android
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Google Android

Google brings Privacy Sandbox initiative to Android

Multi-year effort likely to bring new Topics API to mobile OS
17 Feb 2022
Developer preview offers first look at Android 13
Screenshots showing the latest version of the Android 13 user interface based on a developer preview
Google Android

Developer preview offers first look at Android 13

Changes include new privacy features, coding tools, and more options for creating bespoke settings at the app level
11 Feb 2022
Google patches critical Android 12 security flaws
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Google Android

Google patches critical Android 12 security flaws

The vulnerability could allow hackers to escalate privileges remotely without user intervention
10 Feb 2022
Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones
A photograph of the Google Pixel 6 face-down on a table
Google Android

Google Pixel 6 review: The Clark Kent of smartphones

This phone doesn’t stand out from the pack – and that’s a good thing
3 Feb 2022
Google Pixel 6 Pro review: A picture-perfect Pixel
A photograph of the Google Pixel 6 Pro on a table
Google Android

Google Pixel 6 Pro review: A picture-perfect Pixel

The 6 Pro is a Tensor-powered wonder with a strange design and ‘magic’ camera software
1 Feb 2022
Microsoft to roll out Windows 11 improvements next month
Microsoft's new Windows 11 OS on a tablet
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft to roll out Windows 11 improvements next month

Android on Windows public preview and task bar enhancements predate major release later in year
27 Jan 2022
Google banned from importing patent-infringing tech following Sonos IP victory
A black Sonos speaker sat on a kitchen table
Policy & legislation

Google banned from importing patent-infringing tech following Sonos IP victory

However, it appears Google has been working on product redesigns to circumvent the patents
7 Jan 2022
Google is working with leading PC manufacturers to improve Android on Windows
A 'Hey Google' logo outside a building at CES 2022
Google Android

Google is working with leading PC manufacturers to improve Android on Windows

Acer, HP, and Intel are all working with Google to bring a more seamless experience to Android users on Windows, as the company announces a raft of ne…
6 Jan 2022
Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services
A hand holding a Google Pixel 3 aloft with the home screen showing
Google Android

Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services

Google has confirmed that the glitch is affecting devices that have Microsoft Teams installed
9 Dec 2021
Nokia T20 review: A simple, sturdy Android tablet at an SMB-friendly price
A photograph of the Nokia T20 standing up on a table
tablets

Nokia T20 review: A simple, sturdy Android tablet at an SMB-friendly price

It’s not as luxurious as an iPad, but the T20 makes a fine, functional tablet for business
6 Dec 2021
Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls
A red Android mascot
Google Android

Flaw in Android phones could let attackers eavesdrop on calls

The vulnerable chips are thought to be present in 37% of all smartphones worldwide
26 Nov 2021
Oppo Find X3 Lite review: Solid as a rock
The Oppo Find X3 Lite display
Mobile Phones

Oppo Find X3 Lite review: Solid as a rock

This well-designed and sophisticated mid-budget contender offers plenty for its price
17 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
Software

The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software

Why do we find it so hard to let go of our favourite applications?
5 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Software

Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
5 Nov 2021
Australian competition regulator seeks to undermine Google Search monopoly
Google search displayed on a tablet
Google Android

Australian competition regulator seeks to undermine Google Search monopoly

A new report from the watchdog calls on Google to implement a search engine 'choice screen'
28 Oct 2021
Esper and Lenovo simplify enterprise Android device deployment
Lenovo tablet
tablets

Esper and Lenovo simplify enterprise Android device deployment

Esper’s DevOps infrastructure complements Lenovo’s enterprise-grade smart devices
22 Oct 2021
You can now test Android apps on Windows 11
A screengrab of the new Appstore on Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

You can now test Android apps on Windows 11

The feature allows users to install apps directly from the Amazon Appstore
21 Oct 2021
Microsoft shares more details about Android apps in Windows 11
Windows 11 splash screen
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft shares more details about Android apps in Windows 11

Developers shouldn't expect saved state to be secure
20 Oct 2021
Iranian hacking group continues to target US citizens
The Google Play Store application as shown on a smartphone display
hacking

Iranian hacking group continues to target US citizens

APT35 used phishing attacks and uploaded spyware onto Google Play Store
18 Oct 2021
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: Unfolding the future
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3, unfolded
Google Android

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: Unfolding the future

An average camera array aside, this is a smoother, tougher and more likable Fold
18 Oct 2021