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Google rolls out Android app streaming to Chromebooks following beta

You no longer need to try a beta to stream Android apps on your Chromebook. Google has released a Chrome OS M115 update that makes Android app streaming available to many more people. If you have Phone Hub enabled, you can run an Android app directly from your mobile device rather than installing it on […]

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Appeals court rejects the FTC’s last-ditch attempt to stop Microsoft from buying Activision

The Federal Trade Commission has been unsuccessful in its last-ditch effort to pump the brakes on Microsoft’s $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant the agency an emergency stay of a ruling that allows the deal to proceed in the US, leaving a UK regulator as the

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FTC appeals ruling that would have let Microsoft’s Activision takeover move forward

The Federal Trade Commission isn’t giving up on its attempt to halt Microsoft’s pending $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The agency said in a filing it’s appealing Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley’s denial of its request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop the deal from going through. The FTC has sued to prevent the

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macOS Sonoma preview: For the widget wonks

It’s easy to look at every new macOS release and wonder where the upgrades actually are. Unlike iOS and iPadOS, Apple doesn’t often push for bold and visible changes on the desktop (last year’s Stage Manager was a surprising addition, but even that was brought over from iPadOS). Instead, most of the enhancements to the

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Fossil finally gets Google Assistant on its Wear OS 3 smartwatches

Google Assistant vanished on many smartwatches when the Wear OS 3 update arrived, leaving just the Pixel Watch and Samsung’s newer Galaxy Watches supporting the feature. Thankfully, you no longer have to switch brands just to talk to Google on your wrist. Fossil is rolling out an update this month that adds Assistant to Gen

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The best webcams for 2023

That tiny webcam on your laptop has probably gotten more use in the last few years than it ever has before. Even if you’re going back into the office for meetings on occasion, chances are frequent video calls are a permanent part of your professional life. Once an afterthought, your computer’s webcam has become one

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Apple Watch Series 8 is back on sale for $329

This is a good moment to get an Apple smartwatch if you’re more concerned about price than anything else. Amazon is once more selling the Apple Watch Series 8 with a 41mm case and GPS for $329, or a steep $70 discount that’s very nearly a record low. This applies to all but the Product

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The best Chromebooks you can buy in 2023

Choosing the best Chromebook, given your needs and your budget, can be hard to do given the plethora of models on the market today. The combination of years worth of software updates and laptop manufacturers making more powerful and better-built laptops means there are a ton of good Chrome OS machines that work well as

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Apple’s developer betas are now free to download and install

Those with free Apple developer accounts will finally be able to access developer betas for the company’s latest software at the same time as those who pay. Pointed out by user iSoftware Updates on Twitter and confirmed by Apple’s developer program comparison page, OS beta releases can now be installed without needing to pay the

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WWDC 2023: Vision Pro, iOS 17 and everything else Apple announced today

To say that Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote was packed would be an understatement. The company introduced the Vision Pro, its first foray into mixed reality headsets, as well as a 15-inch MacBook Air. There was also an updated Mac Studio and Mac Pro, both of which use the equally new M2 Ultra chip. As you’d

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