Windows Software

Nintendo Switch gets a YouTube app to beef up its video streaming options

Since the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 at $300, it's been a blockbuster seller for the company, racking up close to 23 million customers, who've bought well over 100 million games. But despite its stellar results, there have been some complaints about the streaming services available on the device. Or rather, the dearth of them.

So far, Hulu has been the only streaming service available in North America on the Switch, leaving Netflix, Amazon, and others out in the... Read More »

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Google Chrome browser will start blocking mobile billing malware scams

While Android security is generally much tighter than it is on Windows, despite both platforms being quite prevalent, that doesn't stop sketchy mobile developers from trying new and interesting ways to fraudulently separate you from your hard-earned money.

In late June, we reported on a particularly nasty piece of Android malware called Sonvpay. Apps containing programming code produce a fake system warning that sends you to a website where you are tricked into signing up for a subscription service that... Read More »

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Twitter for Windows 10 gets DM and profile updates

In the latest Windows 10 update, Twitter has made a bunch of changes to the look of its app to made it easier for you to see who your person is following. You can see who else that person follows and other accounts that follow it back.

The update also made a few changes to the direct messaging feature, known colloquially as DMs, allowing you finally to drag and drop photos or videos directly into a text box without... Read More »

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Google's Android security report says its Play Store is safe -- but what about China?

If you read a lot of mobile news, you probably don't go a single week without seeing a major story about an Android or iOS app trying to rip people off, steal their private data, or impersonate a legitimate product. But while these stories are usually accurate, they might not be as common as you've been led to believe.

According to Google's new quarterly Android Ecosystem Security Transparency Report, less than 1 percent of Android devices using the Google Play... Read More »

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Xbox One console's YouTube app gets refreshed with new video controls

If you haven't used a game console in the last few years, you might not be aware of all the things they're capable of beyond the core gaming experience. In addition to that, most of them can now act as entertainment devices. You can stream Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify; play 4K Blu-rays with Dolby Vision HDR; rent flicks from Vudu, Sony, Microsoft, Google, and others; and cast media from your phone to your TV.

Today, ONMSFT reports that the YouTube... Read More »

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'Android Slices' begins using Google Search app to show relevant abilities of installed apps

Since the explosion of apps for Android and iOS began about a decade ago, both platforms have experienced growing pains, particularly when attempting to show users a diverse selection of text messengers, browsers, video services, games, and other things to download and check out. And once an app is installed on your device, it can get lost in the shuffle before its capabilities are fully explored.

This spring, Google announced a possible solution to the second problem with a system called... Read More »

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Amazon Alexa virtual assistant app joins Cortana on Windows 10

On Android and iPhones, the Google Assistant and Siri dominate their respective playing fields. These virtual assistants can set timers and alarms, open apps, search the web, deliver news and traffic alerts, act as your personal DJ, cast media from your phone to other devices, and more. Because they're so capable, it's difficult for a third party to break in. But on Windows 10, things have evolved a bit differently.

Windows 10 has the Cortana assistant, named after a character from... Read More »

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Microsoft Launcher for Android now syncs with your Windows 10 Timeline

The Windows 10 Timeline is a handy and helpful feature as it allows you to view and return to web pages, images, Office documents, and other files that you've recently accessed. Now, that same bit of time travel is available on your Android device, courtesy of the latest version of the Microsoft Launcher.

SEE: 7 Android launchers to refresh your home screen

Designed to help you customize your Android device, Microsoft Launcher 5.0 now syncs with your Windows 10 timeline. Web... Read More »

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Spotify Connect for Wi-Fi speakers to be available for non-subscribers

Spotify boasts about 83 million paying subscribers these days, making it the No. 1 music streaming service in the world. But like its competition, Spotify has both a paid version and a free one.

This summer, Spotify opened up the free version by adding a set of playlists whose songs you could play in any order, instead of having to listen in sequence, though it's still supported by ad breaks every few songs. And it turns out that the company isn't... Read More »

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Apple Watch Series 4 Infograph face reveals seven new app shortcuts

While smart watches have struggled for wide adoption on the Android side, the Apple Watch has been a hot accessory for iPhone users since its introduction in 2015. With one of these on your wrist, you can track exercise, order food, and pay wirelessly at a cash register, among other things.

SEE: How to download your private account data from Apple

One of the other nice things about the Apple Watch are what the company likes to call "complications." Customarily,... Read More »

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